FAKE It On The Green 2018 will be even bigger than last year's free tribute band festival on Elvington Village Green.

The September 22 event is organised by Keep Elvington Fun, a not-for-profit group of villagers, who set up the festival in 2017 to help small groups and charities within the North Yorkshire village.

"Since forming last year, we've held quite a few events, which include our now well-established monthly Sunday Farmers Market, a Christmas market and of course our major event of the year, our music festival on the Green," says Keep Elvington Fun chairman Andrew Henstock.

The 11am to 7pm festival will be preceded by a pre-festival party on September 21 at the Grey Horse in Elvington with two musicians, Micky Two Tone and Keiren La Fox.

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2004, from Bridlington

"This party is both for raising some early funds for local charities and groups and to get everyone in the spirit for the main festival," says Andrew. "We believe that our event is the only free festival in North Yorkshire that's paid for by local firms and events we put on during the year."

"Fake It On The Green is not only a music festival but it’s a coming together of both local people and music lovers from afar. With craft stalls, mini fun fair and street food, this festival gives a feeling of friendliness and fun throughout the day. This one-day festival is planning to be one of the best days out around the edge of York and will grow year on year."

Taking part will be headliners The Beautiful Couch, along with U2+1, UB40 covers act Homegrown, The Total Stone Roses, Oasis Maybe, Wakefield's Little Britain and Bridlington's festival openers 2004.

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Total Stone Roses

The Beautiful Couch's Ed Faulkner, Jan Brumby, Johnny Kramer, Adam Parrish, Antoine Robinson, and Pete Bartley cherry pick from the songbooks of The Housemartins, The Beautiful South and Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott's duo albums.

"We always look to help and promote new talent and this year is no different," says Andrew. "2004 are probably the hottest young new act on the Yorkshire coast. Not many bands write their own material in the seaside town, let alone musicians of their age, but, all born in 2004, their maturity outshines their ages."

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U2 + 1 + Elvington 

"Last year's Festival on the Green was a massive event with earth-shattering rock acts making Elvington’s first ever festival a massive success and 2018 will be no different, with something in the line-up for every type of music fan," says Andrew. "The best in British rock will of course be represented by all these great tribute bands.

"This is a free festival, but donations can be made through our website at festivalonthegreen.webeden.co.uk."