Now in its 11th year, Tribfest is quickly becoming one of the most popular music festivals in the country. The world’s largest tribute band festival is back once again, coming to Sledmere House, near Driffield in East Yorkshire from August 17th to 20th. Last year saw 56 top tribute bands creating the ultimate fantasy festival line-up, and this year is looking just as promising.
With acts taking visitors back to the Golden Age of Rock and Roll or bringing the fresh sounds of the industry’s current superstars, Tribfest truly offers something for everyone. Headlining acts include Kazabian, AC DC UK, JD King’s Elvis, and Totally Tina Turner, with further tributes covering everyone from David Bowie to Paramore and Elton John to Guns and Roses.
And Tribfest isn’t all about tribute bands. If you’d like to hear some of the music industry’s latest up and comers, head to The Unsigned Marquee. You can even find under 20’s acoustic talent at the Freedom Road tent. If you’d prefer to take a break from the music, try the Laughing Bull Comedy Marquee
There’s also plenty for the kids. Tribfest prides itself on creating a family-friendly atmosphere, and that’s evident from the moment you walk into the Kid’s Tent. There will be arts and crafts, prize giveaways, gameshows, talent shows, music, and even stilt walkers and fire breathers.
Better yet, the maximum capacity of 5,000 creates a more relaxing atmosphere than you’d expect from most music festivals, and you’ll find plenty of regularly cleaned toilets, hot showers, and electrical hook-ups to ensure that you won’t have to rough it. There are even glamping accommodation options to suit visitors who want to camp out in style.
With all this in mind, it should come as no surprise to learn that Tribfest has been nominated in the UK Festival Awards for the past 8 years in the categories of Best Small Festival, Best Family Festival, and Best Toilets. The Sun, Esquire, and NME have all visited the festival and written glowing reviews in response to the great time their critics had at Tribfest, and more and more music-lovers seem to be catching on to the weird and wonderful world of tribute bands.
If you fancy seeing Elvis Presley, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, and Tom Jones all play the same concert, make sure you pick up a few tickets to this year’s Tribfest.