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Last Updated: Friday, 22 April, 2005, 14:11 GMT 15:11 UK
Tribute bands for budget festival
Stereophonics tribute band Stereotonics will join the line-up
A cheaper alternative to Glastonbury festival is being staged, replacing original bands with tribute acts.

Glastonbudget will include performances by Coolplay, Stereotonics, AC/DO, The Jamm, T Rextasy and U2 imitators US4.

Weekend tickets to the 30 April to 1 May festival, at Turnpost Farm in Leicestershire, cost 27.50, compared to 125 for Glastonbury.

Organisers said the event was "about having a good time with quality acts and ale for a fraction of the cost".

'Many greats disbanded'

"All the acts are tributes as many of the greats are disbanded, too expensive or even no longer with us," they explained on the Glastonbudget website.

"We hope to give you the chance to see acts that you have always wished to see, but no longer have the opportunity."

Around 10,000 people are expected at the Leicestershire event, with ticket prices including a donation to charity.

All 112,000 tickets for this year's Glastonbury festival in Pilton, Somerset, were sold in less than three hours earlier this month.

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