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THE BIG FAKE FESTIVAL 2019

“The Big One” - our massive end-of-season finale is back for a 6th year! Now hugely anticipated, it's become traditional for us to all come together and end our UK Tour with this special 3-day event. Staff, crew, bands and yourselves — like a giant family — relaxing, rocking and partying. Trust us, we really do go out with a bang.

Set in the beautiful woodlands of Thoresby Park (Nottinghamshire), the festival is on a much larger scale than the UK tour dates and includes FREE campsite and secure parking for all. Join us, you'd love it.

Tickets

Adult 18+ yrs Young* 10‑17yrs
FRI / SAT / SUN (3 day) £75.00 £55.00
FRI / SAT (2 day) £65.00 £50.00
SAT / SUN (2 day) £65.00 £50.00
FRIDAY (1 day) £55.00 £45.00
SATURDAY (1 day) £55.00 £45.00
SUNDAY (1 day) £55.00 £45.00
Camping FREE
Car parking FREE

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Children* (0-9yrs) enter for FREE (no ticket needed) when accompanied by a ticket holding adult.
Disabled tickets include FREE PA (Carer).

Please see the help page for further info.

*Under 16 year-olds must be accompanied by a paid adult to enter the festival.

Terms & Conditions apply.

Line-up

Just wait until you see how our Fake Bands look, sound and move. These guys are almost the real deal and they really know how to play a large festival crowd!

Each of our finest Fake Bands, as featured on the 2019 UK tour, will get their turn to deliver you a mind-blowing performance of classic anthems. That's EIGHT bands a day, THREE days of live music, rocking from 12:00 NOON until 12:00 MIDNIGHT. Plus, top-level sound and lighting inside our giant big-top marquee ensures you an unbeatable festival experience, whatever the weather tries!

Day 1 - Fri 30 Aug

10.45 PM

Vicky Jackson is Pink

9.00 PM

Fu Fighters

7.30 PM

Jilted Generation

6.00 PM

Kazabian

4.30 PM

Musest

3.00 PM

The Stones

1.30 PM

Duran

12.00 PM

NEW2

Day 2 - Sat 31 Aug

10.45 PM

Coldplace

9.00 PM

Oasish

7.30 PM

Antarctic Monkeys

6.00 PM

Bon Jovi Experience

4.30 PM

Stereotonics

3.00 PM

The Jam'd

1.30 PM

Green Date

12.00 PM

Kings Of Lyon

Day 3 - Sun 01 Sept

10.45 PM

Flash

9.00 PM

The Fillers

7.30 PM

Guns 2 Roses

6.00 PM

Really Hot Chili Peppers

4.30 PM

The Police Force

3.00 PM

Total Stone Roses

1.30 PM

Blondied

12.00 PM

Aladdinsane

Festival times

Campsite (motorhomes, campers, caravans or tents) and secure parking for up to 4 nights - included for FREE!

Set in the beautiful woodlands of Thoresby Park, Nottinghamshire, with camping facilities within the grounds, the festival is easy reached because of its UK midlands location. Set your sat-navs for Market Field, Netherfield Lane, Thoresby Park, Notts NG22 9EW and you'll be delivered right to the gates!

When you first check into the festival we’ll provide an access wristband so that you can visit daily or come and go when you like, within reason.

Pre-fest - Thu 29 Aug

12:00 Car Park and Camping gates open
17:00 Festival marquee doors open for wristband allocation only - beat the queues, have your ticket scanned in and wristband issued early so that you can simply walk-through when the main event days start
18:30 Festival marquee doors close
21:30 Car Park and Camping gates close for newcomers

Day 1 - Fri 30 Aug

08:00 Breakfast food traders open
09:00 Car Park and Camping gates open for newcomers
10:30 Camping area breakfast food traders close
11:00 Festival marquee doors open, bar & food traders open
21:30 Car Park and Camping gates close for newcomers
23:45 Festival marquee bar closes
Midnight Festival marquee doors close, bar & food traders close

Day 2 - Sat 31 Aug

08:00 Breakfast food traders open
09:00 Car Park and Camping gates open for newcomers
10:30 Camping area breakfast food traders close
11:00 Festival marquee doors open, bar & food traders open
21:30 Car Park and Camping areas close for newcomers
23:45 Festival marquee bar closes
Midnight Festival marquee doors close and food traders close

Day 3 - Sun 01 Sept

08:00 Breakfast food traders open
09:00 Car Park and Camping areas open for newcomers
10:30 Camping area breakfast food traders close
11:00 Festival marquee doors open, bar & food traders open
23:45 Festival marquee bar closes
Midnight Festival marquee doors close and food traders close

Post-fest - Mon 02 Sept

12:00 Car Park and Camping areas close

Site facilities

Food & Drink

Food & drink you bring to the festival must only be consumed in the campsite. Do not bring it into the festival marquee area, bags will be checked when you enter.

‘The Big Fake Festival’ operates the same as the tour dates, except on a larger scale. There will be quality food traders located inside the secured fenced area offering you delicious types of food to keep you going all day and throughout the night. The licensed bar inside the marquee will serve the usual Fake Festivals range of chilled bar and soft drinks. The bar will be open daily from when the festival marquee doors open at 11:00 until 23:45 that evening. The food traders within the festival marquee area will also be available from when the festival doors open until the festival closes daily at 12:00 MIDNIGHT.

At Fake Festivals the bar is operated on a drink token system, a single drink token can be exchanged for a bar drink or two soft drinks. Drink tokens can be purchased inside 'The Big Fake Festival' marquee at the token desk and will be priced at £3.50 each. Both cash and card are accepted at the token desk and 'cash-back' will be available.

You are welcome to bring your own food with you but it must only be consumed within the campsite area.

As for alcohol, we simply ask you to consume only our drinks when ‘inside’ the festival marquee area. You are welcome to bring your own supply for your campsite. We ask you NOT to bring any hard liquor or spirits with you and please remember that no glass is permitted on the site at any time. Your personal alcohol supply can only be consumed in the campsite, you will not be allowed to take it into the festival marquee area.

Campsite

For insurance reasons, NO GLASS is allowed anywhere on the site.

Camping at 'The Big Fake Festival' is free for all ticket holders, without booking, but the best pitches are taken first so arrive as early as you can. Showers (warm water, individual cubicles) and toilet facilities are available to all campers and areas will be sectioned into Caravans, Motorhomes/Campervans and Campers (tents). Standing water is available but electrical hook-ups are not.

You will NOT be able to park your cars next to your tents, but the car park is adjacent to the camping area and we do allow the drop-off of gear before you park. You are able to retrieve items from your car at any point.

Breakfast food traders will be open from 08:00-10:30 around the camping area ready to cook up a full breakfast and fresh coffee for all the Fake Festival campers.

If you are camping or caravanning you are welcome into the camping area from 12:00 on Thu 29 Aug to get set up. The camping/caravanning area will open daily at 09:00 from Fri 30 Aug - Sun 01 Sept. You must vacate the grounds by 12:00 NOON on Mon 02 Sept. There are no reservations and pitches are provided on a first-come-first-served basis.

From 17:00 on Thu 29 Aug you will be able to get your ticket scanned and your wristband issued to ensure no queuing on Friday to get into the festival marquee area.

We do not allow camp fires or disposable BBQ's that sit at ground level. We do allow BBQ's and stoves that are raised off the ground to about 0.5m-1m on legs or by such other means and must be fully extinguished after use, with all waste/ashes removed from site in the appropriate manner.

Dogs or any other pets are not permitted on the Thoresby Park grounds at any time.

Diesel generators are ok as long as they are quiet. No petrol generators please, the site owner does not permit flammable fuels.

An on-site general store will be on hand, where you can buy basic necessities and supplies. Facilities for phone charging and air-bed inflating will also be available.

Parking

There will be adequate FREE parking for both those who are camping and for anyone attending for the day. The daily car park will be open from 09:00 on 30 Aug, 31 Aug and 01 Sept.

The camping and parking areas will have 24 hour patrolling security to ensure everyone can relax and have a great weekend and by all means leave your vehicle at the festival overnight if you need to. If you do leave your car overnight on the last festival day then please ensure you collect your vehicle by 12:00 NOON on Mon 02 Sept.