A SOLD-OUT Sherdley Park was rocking as thousands turned up for Clone Fest on Saturday.

The event celebrated the 20th anniversary of renowned Stone Roses tribute act The Clone Roses.

The St Helens group includes frontman Gav Scott, brother Tony Scott, Mike Bagshaw and Phil Bennett.

The band has enjoyed success touring across the country over the years - but the group have always kept their links with their hometown, having been a regular fixture at the Citadel.

The day also saw the audience enjoy a host a number of other tribute bands of groups the Manchester scene.

These included: Oasish; The Smiths Ltd; Happy Mondaze; True Order; The Courtbetweeners and The Verve Experience.

Manchester DJ Clint Boon was also spinning the decks along with the Clones’ long-time friend, the DJ and host, Dave Sweetmore.

Clones frontman Gav Scott admitted that the group had been “blown away” by the response which Clone Fest had received since tickets went on sale and hailed the event a massive success.

After more than 3,000 had been sold initially, extra tickets were then made available, with 4,000 turning up to revel in the fun at Sherdley Park.

The festival marks two decades since the group began its journey with an inaugural gig at The Phoenix back in 1998.

The band has gone on to play more than 600 shows, most noticeably headlining venues such as Manchester Academy 1, Belfast Ulster Hall and Warrington Parr Hall.

Bernard Platt captured the event in this picture gallery.