ORGANISERS of Greenock’s annual Fake Festival are offering Inverclyde bands the chance to perform live at it.

This year’s event will take place on Saturday July 29 in Battery Park for the third year in a row with headliners Flash, paying homage to Queen, Kasabian tribute act Kazabian and Blondied celebrating the music of Debbie Harry and co, pictured.

More than 1,000 music fans have turned out in each of the last two years and organisers are hoping for another bumper crowd to enjoy what they have billed as their best line-up to date.

They are also offering local acts the chance to get up on stage and fill a number of support slots.

Organiser Ian Dyer, from Inverclyde Leisure, said: “The tribute bands are the strongest line-up we think we’ve had, opening with Blondie, Kasabian and then Queen closing.

“It should be a great day.

“We’re still on the lookout for local bands to fill the support slots.

“This is important for us as we’re trying to give new talent the opportunity to play in front of a good audience.

“Local bands who’ve played in the past include The Sinsheimers, Less than Sober, Harvey Bunsen and Beautiful Expectations.

“We’ve got a few bands who’ve already applied so they don’t need to re-apply, but we wouldn’t want anyone else to miss the opportunity.”

For tickets and more information about the event and to find out how to apply for one of the coveted support slots visit

Bands should submit their applications as soon as possible but by no later than March 24.