Nothing quite beats a killer tribute act, and nowadays, they seem to be springing up left, right and centre!
From the likes of Queen to Oasis, tribute bands are now bigger than ever before. And with the soaring prices of tickets for the real deal, it’s no surprise that music lovers are turning to tribute festivals as an affordable alternative.
Here at NetVoucherCodes, we’ve been crunching the numbers and have found that you can save a pretty penny by attending tribute festivals instead of shelling out for big-name concerts.
After scouring the UK tribute festival scene, we’ve narrowed it down to three of the most popular events: Rockstock in Stockport, Big Fake Festival in Nottinghamshire, and Festwitch in Prestwich.
Not only have we got the inside scoop on the top tribute bands taking to the stage, but we’ve also done the maths to work out how much you could save by ditching the real deal and opting for these epic tribute acts instead.
So, if you’re a fan of live music and want to get the most bang for your buck, read on as we take a closer look at the UK’s tribute festival scene – and we’ve got some serious savings to shout about!
This May, fans will be rocking out to their favourite tunes without breaking the bank at the iconic Rockstock Festival up North in Stockport. And if you’re a rock music devotee, Rockstock festival is where it’s at!
Music lovers can look to pocket a massive £2,567.27 in savings when choosing Rockstock over big-name concerts. With tribute bands like AC/DC Experience, Not Radiohead and Queenesque among the many acts taking to the stage, this epic 2-day event could leave you quids in.
Let’s be real, seeing the real AC/DC, Radiohead and Queen could set you back almost £500 – yikes! Instead, snag a ticket to the two-day event at Rockstock for just £10 per day and soak up the talent from some incredible tribute acts.
Just 30 minutes down the road in Prestwitch, the Festwitch Festival will be rocking out for its 12th year running this summer. And with no expenses spared, these guys will be putting on another hell of a show over 2-days in July.
And the good news is, the savings are even bigger here, with a whopping £2,318.28 up for grabs by opting for tribute acts instead of the genuine artist.
Just a few of the names taking to the stage over the weekend include Fleetwood Bach, Guns Or Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers UK, and Smiths UTD – all of whom you can see live for a fraction of the cost of the real versions!
Big Fake Festival
From your classic indie-rock favourites to the straight-up rock ‘n’ rollers – for fans in the Midlands, savings of £2,203.04 can be made by enjoying the Big Fake Festival taking place this May in Nottingham.
Acts including The Rolling Stones tribute, The Stones, Ultimate Green Day and Guns2Roses will all be hitting the high notes.
To see the real deal live on stage, you could be set back around £478, making this three-day event a real bargain.
To give us a little insight into the tribute act scene, our good friend Chris Tominey and lead singer of successful tribute act, Iffy Clyro says:
Interest in tribute acts has noticeably grown over recent years. Each year the crowds get bigger and opportunities to play better.
I think some people are generally sceptical about tribute bands. I was never keen on the idea myself but when you go to a show, you realise quite quickly that the vibe is amazing. The standard of bands is incredibly high. Almost all of the musicians we talk to are truly humble too. They’re just fans of the band they play in and it comes across in the performance. I think people recognise that and respond to it.
The fact we’re a fraction of the cost of seeing the real thing is an added bonus for music fans and for venues who have a steady stream of quality tribute acts to fill gaps and keep things ticking over.
Iffy Clyro have another busy summer lined up this year so make sure you check them out on Facebook to book your tickets!
So if you’re thinking of visiting a UK festival or concert this year, why not consider a tribute festival to get more bang for your buck?
Either way, rock on folks🤘
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