Saturday 27th MAY 2017 Wannasee Bishop Auckland


Queen II captivate the magic of Queen like no other, with breathtaking accuracy and driving rock guitar so reminiscent of the real thing. Queen II have been providing a stunning show and captivating audiences across the UK and Europe for years. Millions of fans across the world still mourn the loss of Freddie Mercury and this authentic four piece line up faithfully recreates the energy, excitement and emotion of a classic Queen concert, in staggering detail. Performing all the hits of Queen’s musical legacy, Queen II are Wannasee fans' favourites and will perform all the greats from, Bohemian Rhapsody  to I Want to Break Free, We Are The Champions to Radio Gaga and  many, many, more. 'Freddie' and the band are back!   

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Formed by Coldplay fans, for Coldplay fans, Coldplace are a tribute band whose quality and experience on the tribute scene are second to none. In 12 years the band have over 600 gigs under their belts across the length and breadth of the UK and abroad in numerous countries.

The band regularly tour abroad and have played in nearly 20 different countries. Their adventures have lead them to appear on Sky News, BBC Radio One and Two and The Gadget Show, and to have played at festivals along with Bob Geldof, KT Tunstall, Ringo Starr and Roxette to name but a few.

Coldplace’s accuracy, musicianship, dedication and passion for Coldplay's music is without compare. These guys are real Coldplay aficionados and their aim, as a tribute to one of the world's biggest bands, is to capture the feeling of a live Coldplay performance - the music, the visuals, the energy and the atmosphere – and they don’t disappoint!


Raise Your Glass with ‘Almost P!nk’, an authentic recreation of the one of the best female performers in the World today. Kyla's ‘Almost Pink’ captures the powerful vocal technique and mannerisms that will leave you thinking you're listening and watching the real deal.

A fun, sexy, cool, no nonsense attitude - that is 'P!nk'. Performing a catalogue of hits, second to none, join us at Wannasee Bishop and Let's Get This Party Started!  


The Kommitments undoubtedly continue where the film left off, bringing soul music back to the massess. Their live show really does have All the Heart...All the Soul...All the Music...and more

Fuelled by raw talent and driven by dreams of glory, the ten members share a passion for soul music, performing classic soul hit masterpieces such as Mustang Sally, Chain of Fools, Midnight Hour, songs that are immortalised in all our hearts.

As in the film, the band come from all walks of life, dedicated to becoming "The Hardest Working Band", and it's that dedication and passion for soul music that captures the audience from the moment the band explode onto the stage.

They are the UK's premier tribute to The Commitments, the classic feel good film of the nineties. Ladies And Gentlemen, Yes Yes...The Kommitments.


After nearly 40 years at the top of their game and over 100 million records sold, Duran Duran, one of the founders of the New Romantic early 80s movement, are rightly hailed as music legends. We are very excited to welcome Duran Duranies to Wannasee, who will be flying in from Italy for their first UK performance, and we can guarantee you will not be disappointed.

With stunning attention to detail, through the use of authentic samplers, synthesizers, electronic percussion and effects used by the "real" Duran Duran, this tribute to Simon Le Bon and co. really stand out from the rest, faithfully recreating the sound with as much accuracy as possible.

Delivering all the greatest hits as well as fan favourites, from 1981 through to the last album, Paper Gods, Duran Duranies will deliver a stunning show and remind us all of a time when Duran Duran were the biggest band on Planet Earth. This will be no Ordinary World as the Wild Boys play all the classics, from Rio to View to a Kill and many, many more.

The Wonderers tribute to the 50s

Born out of a mutual love for the fifties era, Joe Jive and The Wonderers are one of the finest 50's and 60's Show Bands around, bringing the look, feel and sound to the Wannasee stage.

Made up of professional musicians who have performed all over the world to audiences of over 50,000 people, this stylish band are fronted by "Joe Jive", not only a superb guitarist and pianist, but die-hard Elvis Presley fan, and dead ringer for the King of Rock N Roll himself. Joe is supported by "Little Rudy" on bass and backing vocals, "Shakey Jake” on second guitar, and heartbeat of the band, drummer, "The Big Hopper".

Expect a catalogue of hits from all the legends of 50's and 60's, including Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Eddie Cochran, Ritchie Valens, Connie Francis, Bill Haley, The Big Bopper, and many more, so bring along your dancing feet!


If you were around at the start of the 1980s you couldn't have missed the musical icon that was Adam Ant. It seems an age ago that hits like Ant Music, Prince Charming and Stand and Deliver ruled the radio airwaves and ANTMUSIC are coming to Wannasee to help us all relive those fantastic songs.

Formed in 2014, ANTMUSIC  have been taking the gig scene by storm recently and have made a name for themselves as the leading tribute to Adam Ant / Adam & The Ants. Combining Lee's authentic vocals with the dazzling lead guitars of Craig and Mark, pounding bass from Duncan and the powerhouse tribal drumming of Graeme and Ian, ANTMUSIC re-create the essence of classic Adam & The Ants with accuracy and dedication, making every show a performance to remember, delivering songs that defined the sound of the 1980s with passion, enthusiasm and the unmistakable Ants sound.

This will be a fantastic way to open up Saturday's music extravaganza.
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Sunday 28TH MAY 2017 Wannasee Bishop Auckland


Limehouse Lizzy are probably the hardest working tribute band in the World, clocking up hundreds of gigs a year, and are without doubt the premier Thin Lizzy tribute, voted "Live Band of the Year" by Guitarist Magazine in 2001.

After a performance at Wannasee Bishop two years ago, rated by our fans as one of the best ever, we had to invite them back to headline Sunday night. You will know these Boys are Back in Town as they thrash out all the anthems, including Whiskey in the Jar, Jailbreak and Don’t Believe a Word.

Relive the memory of the legendary Phil Lynott and co. with a truly spectacular rock show from a World-class tribute band. What better way to finish the weekend's music marathon. Welcome back....


Kazabian are the official and number one tribute act to the mighty Kasabian, endorsed by the real thing and touring extensively around Britain and Europe.

Bearing an uncanny resemblance, they bring pounding beats and huge guitar-driven choruses to recreate Kasabian's explosive stage show with unerring accuracy, delivering hits from across all 5 albums.

Since the tribute formed in 2009 they have risen alongside Kasabian, performed over 300 shows and gained the full respect of Kasabian's loyal fanbase and even added to it! 

These guys really are on fire when they perform and we’re overjoyed to welcome them back to the Bishop Wannasee festival.


Recreating the unique and original sound of R.E.M. is no mean feat, but R.E.M. tribute, Stipe, really do bring you the look and sound of Georgia’s finest musical export. Around since 1996, in various guises, and formed by Richard Southern, the band have played for many years throughout the U.K and Europe, honing and perfecting Michael Stipe's very individual stage persona.

In 2014 the lineup was refreshed bringing back some of the original members, along with new talent, to produce the strongest and most authentic sounding R.E.M Tribute there is.

With a huge selection of songs, that helped define a generation, including Losing my ReligionEverybody Hurts, Man on the Moon, It’s the end of the World…., Stand and The one I love this will be a Sunday afternoon treat that will leave behind a lot of Shiny Happy People at the festival!


Currently these guys are the only tribute band in the world covering the Welsh icons that are The Manic Street Preachers, known to their hordes of fans as the Manics. Around before the Britpop era exploded, the Manics  were a complete change to the grunge era at the start of the 90’s.

Having won several Brit and NME awards, and been at the forefront of the music scene for more than two decades, the Manics have cemented themselves as one of the premier rock bands in the UK today, and these guys are fanatics about them, covering every musical and visual aspect of the real thing, with incredible detail.

You'll be amazed at how many classic anthems the band have had and these guys will remind you how they are heard best - played with live, passion-filled enthusiasm. This is a rare chance to have a little manic indulgence.  


Tyneside-based Who tribute band The Whodlums have been performing the music of one of the world's greatest bands for almost a decade, playing to packed houses and festival crowds across the UK.

The Whodlums formed in 2006 with the aim of recreating the authenticity and sound of The Who live, and the current line-up has been together since 2008. They play a fantastic  range of Who songs, from early singles such as Substitute and My Generation, through to later hits such as Who Are You and You Better You Bet.

In between there are selections from classic albums such as Tommy, Who’s Next, Live At Leeds and Quadrophenia, giving you, the audience – whether a die-hard Who fan or casual listener – a performance to remember.  


Straightshooter are the premier tribute to the music of Free and Bad Company. They deliver a set of songs that totally respects the character of the original material from both these legendary rock bands. Based in Central Scotland and containing a group of experienced musicians who are well respected in the Scottish rock music scene, they have delighted crowds across the country.

Having been special guests of a number of world renowned musicians , such as , Micky Moody (Whitesnake, Snakecharmer) Bernie Marsden (Whitesnake, Alaska), Jim Kirkpatrick (FM) and Dan Reed, they have also shared bills with the best tributes on the circuit. On stage they will not disappoint with superb vocals and musicianship. We Can't Get Enough of them and neither will you!
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The UK's number one tribute to Motorhead and the late, great Lemmy Kilmister and his band; Motorheadache, is a completely authentic three piece tribute to Lemmy's musical career with Motorhead from 1975 to 2015. Also featuring some of his solo projects with the likes of Foo Fighters and Slash, Motorheadache was set up by lifelong Motorhead fan Rob Campbell on Rickenbacker and vocal and features Neil Archer on guitars and Nic Rudd on drums.

Relive all the iconic Motorhead songs including Ace of SpadesOverkill and Bomber, in the way they were meant to be heard, live n loud! This is THE way to open up Sunday's music marathon.
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Friday 26TH MAY 2017 Wannasee Bishop Auckland



This will be no Boulevard of Broken Dreams, as Green Date rock the Wannasee Bishop stage, for the first time in 3 years, as Friday night headliners, with a passion and creative edge that comes across in their live shows, deriving from their collective love of the band they so closely emulate, Green Day.

These guys put on a great, high tempo show, performing songs from an extensive back catalogue, such as American Idiot, Basket Case and Good Riddance. These punksters will appeal equally to the older punk and rock fans, and younger rock and indie fans, alike.

We're delighted to have the guys back to open up the weekend in real style.  


The Kill perform the ultimate stadium-style rock show, fully loaded with pyrotechnics, stage effects and 100% live. This 5 piece band reproduce huge radio hits from the World's most popular rock acts including Van Halen, Bon Jovi, Guns n Roses, Whitesnake, Journey, Def Leppard, Alice cooper and many many more.

This is the perfect way to get you in the mood for a full Bank Holiday weekend of awesome live music. The Kill... Do you wanna get rocked?!


The Moondogs are a young, vibrant, 3 piece band, recreating the sights, sounds and raw energy that defined the 50s and 60s.

Having played the famous Cavern themselves, The Moondogs pay homage to many legends that appeared there, such as The Beatles, Lulu, The Hollies, Kinks and many, many more… let’s take a trip back to a great time in music history and start the Wannasee weekend in real style.