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THE BIG FAKE FESTIVAL 2021

  • FRI 03 – SUN 05 SEPT
  • WALESBY FOREST
    Walesby Forest, Nottinghamshire NG22 9NG
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  • LIVE MUSIC 3 days, 24 Fake Bands

    Day 1 - Fri 04 Sept

    22:45

    Coldplace

    21:00

    The Fillers

    19:30

    Antarctic Monkeys

    18:00

    Fu Fighters

    16.30

    Green Date

    15:00

    Bon Jovi Experience

    13.30

    Total Stone Roses

    12:00

    Space Cowboy

    Day 2 - Sat 05 Sept

    22:45

    Oasish

    21:00

    Kazabian

    19:30

    Guns 2 Roses

    18:00

    NEW2

    16:30

    Really Hot Chili Peppers

    15:00

    Kings Of Lyon

    13:30

    The Jam'd

    12:00

    Stereotonics

    Day 3 - Sun 06 Sept

    22:45

    Flash

    21:00

    Vicky Jackson is Pink

    19:30

    The Stones

    18:00

    The Police Force

    16:30

    Blondied

    15:00

    Aladdinsane

    13:30

    Laid

    12:00

    Duran

  • HUGE CAMPSITE Beautiful new site
    FREE camping for tents
    Family/Quiet zones
    Early camping available

The most anticipated “Big Fake Fest” yet! 😎

After skipping a year, our move down the road to Walesby Forest in 2021 feels just perfect 👌 This end-of-season finale has grown hugely popular – you’ll love the extra space and better camping, keeping you fresh and ready to rock an unbeatable 3 day line-up of ‘Fake Bands’.

You finally got your way 😆 – our new home allows an option for early campsite access! You wanted more special Fest-Fest campsite buzz, but an earlier days camping also helps beat the queues and set-up relaxed and ready to chill.

We’ve really missed our fake-fest family and that awesome “Big Fake Fest” vibe. 😍 Come join us and book the early camping – we’re in the mood for ONE BIG PARTY!

Every year, since 2014, we’ve marked the end of our UK Tour with these 3 special days of relaxing, rocking and partying. We’re like a giant family – staff, crew, bands and yourselves – coming together to enjoy superb music and the best atmosphere you’ll feel anywhere. We’re so proud of its festival vibe and crowd of regulars that support the event every year. Join us, let’s end the summer with a bang!

Tickets

After a few years of early sell-out, our move to Walesby Forest should mean more ticket availability – but don’t risk it, buy your tickets early.

Tickets are available from this website only. Door/gate tickets will not be available. All tickets include campsite access and all 3 days of live music inside the giant big-top. Camping in tents is FREE, but camping vehicles (vehicles used for sleeping) require their own ticket. Single day event tickets are not available this year.

PERSONAL TICKETS All persons aged 10yrs and over require a ticket to access the site Adult 18+ yrs Young* 10‑17yrs

FRI/SAT/SUN INCLUDING EARLY WED SITE ACCESS

Full event access with early site entry (10:00 WED 01 Sept – 12:00 NOON MON 06 Sept)

Limited ticket allocation
£95.00 £75.00

FRI/SAT/SUN INCLUDING STANDARD THU SITE ACCESS

Full event access with standard site entry (10:00 THU 02 Sept – 12:00 NOON MON 06 Sept)

£85.00 £65.00
CAMPING VEHICLE TICKETS Vehicles used for sleeping require a ticket to access the camping areas Vehicle (each)

Vehicle Campsite Access

Each vehicle used for sleeping (Motorhome, Campervan, Caravan or Trailer Tent etc) requires this ticket - Failure to produce ticket upon entry will mean no access

£15.00

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Children (0-9yrs) enter for FREE (no ticket needed) when accompanied by a paid adult. Maximum of two children per adult.

*Under 16 year-olds must be accompanied by a paid adult to enter the festival. 16-17 year-olds must show proof of age if entering the festival alone, or otherwise must enter with a paid adult.

Please see the help page for further info.

Terms & Conditions apply.

Band Line-up

Wait 'til you see how our Fake Bands look, sound and move. Almost the real deal, these guys really know how to play a huge festival crowd!

Our finest Fake Bands, as featured on the UK tour, will take turns to deliver you their mind-blowing performances and classic anthems. How about 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 03 Sept

22:45

Coldplace

21:00

The Fillers

19:30

Antarctic Monkeys

18:00

Fu Fighters

16.30

Green Date

15:00

Bon Jovi Experience

13.30

Total Stone Roses

12:00

Space Cowboy

Day 2 - Sat 04 Sept

22:45

Oasish

21:00

Kazabian

19:30

Guns 2 Roses

18:00

NEW2

16:30

Really Hot Chili Peppers

15:00

Kings Of Lyon

13:30

The Jam'd

12:00

Stereotonics

Day 3 - Sun 05 Sept

22:45

Flash

21:00

Vicky Jackson is Pink

19:30

The Stones

18:00

The Police Force

16:30

Blondied

15:00

Aladdinsane

13:30

Laid

12:00

Duran

Site details

We're so excited to experience our new site home in the stunning grounds of Walesby Forest. No squeezing this year, a bigger event area and a perfect camping pitch for everyone.

The site is easy reached because of its UK midlands location and access near the A1. Set your sat-navs for Walesby Forest, Nottinghamshire NG22 9NG and you'll be delivered right to the gates!

Site access

HAVE TICKETS READY for immediate check-in at the site gates. No valid ticket, no site access.

New arrivals

Site gates will open for newcomers (require ticket check-in) between 10:00 and 22:00 daily. Both PERSONAL and VEHICLE tickets will be scanned and checked in and site access wristbands provided.

Once you are settled, walk to the 'Site Base' marquee to receive your age/alcohol wristbands (you may be asked to show ID to prove your age). You can also buy your event drink tokens to beat the queues at the events 'Big-top' token desk.

Day visitors

If you are not camping, your access wristbands allow you to enter daily. A secure day carpark will be provided and access is daily from 10:00.

Camping

For tents, look for the drop-off areas to offload your equipment. Parking is not permitted with tents.

For camping vehicles, display the vehicle permit you are given and follow the signs.

Leaving & re-entering

Your access wristbands allow you to leave and enter the as you wish, within reason.

Site times

EARLY WED SITE ACCESS - Wed 02 Sept

Access only for those with an 'EARLY WED SITE ACCESS' ticket.
10:00 Site opens
22:00 Site closes for new arrivals

STANDARD THU SITE ACCESS - Thu 03 Sept

10:00 Site opens for new arrivals
22:00 Site closes for new arrivals

Event day 1 - Fri 04 Sept

08:00 Breakfast food traders open
10:00 Site opens for new arrivals
10:30 Breakfast food traders close
11:00 Event 'Big-top' doors open, event bar and day food traders open
22:00 Site closes for new arrivals
23:45 Event 'Big-top' bar closes
Midnight Event 'Big-top' doors close, food traders close

Event day 2 - Sat 05 Sept

08:00 Breakfast food traders open
10:00 Site opens for new arrivals
10:30 Breakfast food traders close
11:00 Event 'Big-top' doors open, event bar and day food traders open
22:00 Site closes for new arrivals
23:45 Event 'Big-top' bar closes
Midnight Event 'Big-top' doors close, food traders close

Event day 3 - Sun 06 Sept

08:00 Breakfast food traders open
10:00 Site opens for new arrivals
10:30 Breakfast food traders close
11:00 Event 'Big-top' doors open, event bar and day food traders open
22:00 Site closes for new arrivals
23:45 Event 'Big-top' bar closes
Midnight Event 'Big-top' doors close, food traders close

Post event - Mon 07 Sept

12:00 Site closes, everyone must be vacated

Event area

This years event area includes a larger 'Big-top' and garden area, perfect for an unforgettable show of live performances. Doors open at 11:00, close 12:00 MIDNIGHT. Use your access wristband to come and go as you like.

Food & Drink

Food & drink you bring must only be consumed in the campsite. Do not bring it to the event area 'Big-top', bags will be checked when you enter.

Quality food traders will be located inside the event garden area, offering delicious types of food to keep you going all day and throughout the night. The licensed bar inside the event 'Big-top' will serve the usual Fake Festivals range of chilled bar and soft drinks. The bar and food traders are open from when the event 'Big-top' doors open at 11:00. The bar closes at 11:45 and the food trading finishes 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 at token desks inside the event 'Big-top' and also at the 'Site Base' marquee. Both cash and card are accepted at the token desks and 'cash-back' will be available.

Camping

Camping in tents is FREE for all ticket holders and no tent permits or additional tickets are required. Camping Vehicles (Caravans, Motorhomes, Campervans and Pods etc) require their own ticket which once checked in will be replaced by a permit that must be shown on the vehicle at all times. There are no reservations and pitches are provided on a first-come-first-served basis.

Site access for new arrivals is from 10:00 - 22:00 daily. You must vacate the grounds by 12:00 NOON on Mon 07 Sept.

Camping areas

This year, we're taking advantage of the luscious space and greenery at Walesby with dedicated camping zones:

  • QUIET AREA - this area is tucked out the way, for families or anyone wanting to enjoy a relaxed and quiet campsite. No shouting or loud music permitted. No cars. Security will patrol and move anyone not adhering to the area rules.
  • CAMPING VEHICLES - for motorhomes, campervans and caravans only. Cars can park with caravans.
  • GENERAL - for tents only. Cars must be parked in the car park, not with the tents.
  • MIXED - for motorhomes, campervans and caravans (with cars) and tents (cars not permitted) and for those wishing to camp in groups. No group pitch reservations and caution when moving vehicles around tents must be shown.
  • DISABLED - situated in a convenient place near facilities. To use this area somebody in your group must have a disabled ticket and have shown proof of disability. Blue badge cars may park in this area.

Food & drink

You are welcome to bring your own food and drink with you, but it must only be consumed within the campsite area. Please remember that no glass is permitted on the site at any time.

Breakfast food traders will be open from 08:00 to 10:30 in the garden area ready to cook up a full breakfast and fresh coffee for all the Fake Festival campers. Once the event area opens at 11:00 the food traders will be available inside the garden area until close at midnight.

The site store will also sell basic food items.

Rules & facilities

NO GLASS is allowed anywhere on the site.
NO PETS of any type allowed on the site.
NO GENERATORS of any type allowed on the site.

Parking cars next to tents is not permitted, but we do allow the drop-off of gear before you park. You are able to retrieve items from your car at any point.

FIRES & BBQ'S - that are sat at ground level are not permitted, for fire risk reasons. 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.

SHOWERS - the site will have two types of warm water showers with individual cubicles. Walesby's permanent showers will run 24hrs daily and the temporary shower placements will run between 07:00 and 14:00 daily.

ELECTRICAL HOOK-UPS - will not provided.

STANDING WATER - will be provided around the camping areas.

TOILETS - will be provided all around the camping areas.

DISABLED FACILITIES - disabled toilet and shower facilities can be accessed with a radar key.

An on-site general store will be on hand, where you can buy basic necessities and supplies.

Parking

There will be adequate FREE parking for both those who are camping and for anyone staying outside the site and visiting daily.

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 on site overnight if you need to. If you do leave your car overnight on the last day then please ensure you collect your vehicle by 12:00 NOON on Mon 07 Sept.