Tribute bands ‘will bring in £1m boost’

A MUSIC festival of tribute bands will generate £1m for the East Riding’s economy, its organisers claim.

Tribfest, which is now in its fifth year, is expected to attract 5,000 people to the Beverley area and organisers estimate that each will spend about £200 on ticket sales, fuel, food and refreshments and other goods.

They also say that 80 per cent of the audience comes from within a 20-mile radius of Beverley, and 10 per cent from 40 miles away.

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Paul Roggeman, conference and events manager at East Yorkshire Events, said: “East Yorkshire Events are extremely pleased to have supported Tribfest from the very beginning and witnessed it develop into one of the stand out events of the year.

“The growth of this unique music festival now generates upwards of £1m and has been a massive boost for the East Riding economy. It also really showcases to thousands of visitors every year what the area has to offer.”

This year’s event, at Beverley Polo Club in Tickton from August 19 to 21, will feature 20 tribute acts based on acts such as Take That, Elton John, Kings of Leon, Abba, Lady Ga Ga and Bon Jovi.