Southampton Fake Festival

Southampton's first Fake-fest, last year, was a rocking success - the riverside is a stunning place to party! Well, you asked us back, treat you to more, so we return - 12 Aug 2017 - to bring you an awesome triple line-up of fake bands for Bon Jovi, Arctic Monkeys and Blondie. This will be serious fun, book now.


Purchase your tickets using the button below and we'll email them straight to you. Alternatively, buy local from a ticket outlet listed below.

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Adult 18+ yrs Young* 10‑17yrs Family* 2+2
Early Bird offer ends 12 Jul 2017 £17.50 £10.00 £45.00
Advanced available until 11 Aug 2017 £22.50 £15.00 £58.00
On the Door during event † (if available) £27.50 £20.00 N/A

Children* (0-9yrs) enter for FREE (no ticket needed) when accompanied by a ticket holding adult.
Carers enter for FREE, when accompanying a cared-for person with ticket.

Please see the Help & Contact page for further info.

*Under 16 year-olds must be accompanied by a paid adult to enter the festival. "Family" tickets are ticket bundles containing 2 Adult (18+yrs) and 2 Young (10-17yrs) tickets (allowing entry at different times) and are only available from this website.

† Door tickets are available at the festival entrance if the event has not already sold out.

Local Ticket Outlets

Tickets also available at the following ticket outlets until 11 Aug 2017, whilst stocks last.

  • O2 Guildhall Southampton Box Office (Cash & Cards accepted)
    The Northguild
    Commercial Road
    SO14 7LP
  • Mayflower Kiosk (Cash only)
    The Kiosk
    Mayflower Park
    Town Quay
    SO15 1HJ

Terms & Conditions apply to all ticket purchases wether booked from this website or purchased from a ticket outlet.

About this event

Southampton Fake Festival is a tribute-based music event and one of our 2017 tour dates.

We're bringing 3 of our ‘fake bands’ to Southampton – professional ‘touring-grade’ tribute bands that put on a superb performance. They look, sound and move like the real rock-stars – you have to see them to believe it!

Plus, talented ‘home-grown’ bands based locally to the festival get to play support to our ‘fake bands’ during their afternoon showcase. Come and support local live music.

We work hard to ensure our festivals are safe, secure, accessible and friendly - with an environment that caters for all ages. Our giant marquee ensures a warm, lively, inside atmosphere, so you can really enjoy the music.

So round up your group or family members and make it a fun packed music day out - come and support live music and party with us late into the evening!

Further information on our About Us page and answers to many questions on the Help & Contact page.

Licensed Bar

Inside bar - we run our own licensed bar inside the marquee, well stocked with chilled lager, cider, bitter, spirits, wines and soft drinks. We really take care of your drinks as we know how important they are to the experience.

Drink tokens - buy drink tokens inside the marquee and exchange them at the bar for 1 bar drink or 2 soft drinks. At Southampton, drink tokens are £4.00/each.

HAVE A DRINK ON US - enter the festival before 2:00pm and we'll give you a FREE drink token!

Outside Area

Food Traders - independent traders provide a range of food such as pizza, burgers and jacket potatoes.

Entertainment - this event is primarily about the music but, if the weather allows it, you'll find a variety of stalls, children's rides/inflatables and face painting etc.

Guitar Rodeo Competition - who can stay on our guitar the longest? Best time wins a 3-day ticket to The Big Fake Festival. Have a ride for £1 if you enter the festival before 2:00pm.

Parking & Camping

Parking & Camping - Limited parking available. Camping not available at the festival site.

Get Involved

Join the staff team - we believe our team of staff play a big part in creating a great atmosphere and helping the festival goers get the most out of the experience.

Staff Team application submission status:
Staff Team Members  OpenApply now

Trade at the festival - we often require the help of local businesses to trade at the festival and help make the event that extra bit special.

Trader application submission status:
Face Painting, Body Art  OpenApply now
Food Vendor  OpenApply now
Promotional  Closed
Trading Stall  Closed

Let's make ‘Southampton’ massive

Use Facebook to invite your friends and family and tell everyone you're going: Southampton event page


EVENING PERFORMANCES - our top 'touring-grade' tribute bands head out the evening performances. These bands have to be seen to be believed.

9.45 PM

Bon Jovi Experience

Bon Jovi Experience
7.45 PM

Antarctic Monkeys

Antarctic Monkeys
6.00 PM



AFTERNOON SHOWCASE - talented bands that are based locally to this festival get their chance to hit our big stage and show us what they've got.

4.52 PM

The Scheme

3.54 PM

Davey Jones' Locker

3.01 PM

Our Propaganda

2.08 PM

Glass Foundations

1.15 PM

Charley Macaulay