The five lucky local support artists have now been selected to perform at this year’s Grantham Fake Festival on Saturday, April 30, in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Fake Festivals.
Stolen Fridays, The Protoneers, The Vigilantes, Under The Covers and AJ & The Collective have all been hand-picked by Mark Pitfield and Alan Pitfield, licensees for Grantham Fake Festival, to perform on the main stage at this year’s event.
“It is a lengthy task selecting support bands for the festivals, and support submissions start rolling in from September 2015 onwards,” explains Mark. “We are very fortunate to receive hundreds of applications to perform on our main stage, and we do listen to each submission. There is no set criteria for choosing the artists, we just have a listen to them, check out their social media, and then decide if their sound is right for our event.”
Stolen Fridays will be warming up the stage for the main tributes, with their lively mix of songs. No strangers to the Fake Festivals stage, this high-energy covers band will be delivering their fabulous stage show, with a range of covers from Abba to The Killers.
The Protoneers from Grantham has a set list with something for everyone. Expect heavy blues driven rock, influenced by music from the past and present ranging from Eric Clapton and The Beatles to Stereophonics and Kasabian.
The Vigilantes are a three piece indie-rock band from Lincolnshire. Describing themselves as ‘something the kids want to hear’, they will be performing their own music with a few covers thrown in along the way.
Under The Covers are a two-piece band who play a mixture of rock classics and modern numbers with an added rock twist.
Grantham’s very own AJ & The Collective will be kicking off the festival with their mix of original and covers, including the spoken word and acoustic.
Tickets are already selling fast, so grab yours now at www.fakefestivals.co.uk