VIDEO: No false starts as crowds rock to counterfeit hits

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Music lovers were certainly not faking their enthusiasm as a trio of tribute bands rocked a Sheffield park.

More than 1,000 people headed to Hillsborough Park for the Sheffield Fake Festival, as local bands took to the stage before the tribute acts paying homage to some of the biggest bands around.

Sheffield Fake Festival, Hillsborough Park, 22/6/12''Crowds at Sheffield Fake Festival

Sheffield Fake Festival, Hillsborough Park, 22/6/12''Crowds at Sheffield Fake Festival

Kings of Leon tribute act Kings of Lyon, The Total Stone Roses and Coldplay tribute band Coldplace all played for more than an hour.

Cherie Biggin, from Hillsborough, celebrated her hen party at the festival, ahead of her August wedding to Andrew Smithson.

The 27-year-old property officer, from Oakland Road, Hillsborough, said: “I loved it. It was brilliant. There were some really good local bands.

“You didn’t feel like you were in Hillsbough, it felt like a festival. The music was really good quality.”

Sheffield Fake Festival, Hillsborough Park, 22/6/12'Coldplace - Shane Crofts, aka Chris Martin

Sheffield Fake Festival, Hillsborough Park, 22/6/12'Coldplace - Shane Crofts, aka Chris Martin

Local bands performing in the afternoon included The Ratells, Laughing Gravy and Hail to the Eskimo, before Kings of Lyon took to the stage with a set which included songs such as Molly’s Chambers and Sex On Fire,

Christian Dawson, who performs the role of Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill, said: “It was good, we really enjoyed it. With fake festivals, you never know where you are going to end up, but Jez Lee, the organiser, always picks really good locations. And the people who come all like the music.”

They were followed by The Total Stone Roses, whose set included Ten Storey Love Song and I Am The Resurrection, followed by Coldplace with a set including Fix You and the number-one hit Paradise.

Other attractions included an entertainment zone, with coconut shy and bungee run.

Chris Webster, organiser of the event, said: “After seven years of Fake Festivals, we eventually hit Sheffield, and we hit it hard. We will be back next year and hopefully the festival will be even bigger.”

* Catch Coldplace performing at Doncaster Racecourse on Saturday, October 26. For details, see Doncaster Racecourse

* See tributes to Oasis, Blondie and Kasabian, when Oasish, Blondied and Kazabian perform at the Barnsley Fake Festival at Locke Park, Barnsley, on Saturday, July 13. For details, see Fake Festivals