The best fictional pop acts

James Oliver

The best of fictional music characters, rank them as you go!

It's high summer, and we're slap-bang in the middle of the music festival season, that glorious time of the year when music lovers brave sun-stroke to stand three-quarters of a mile away from a stage watching acts they've never heard of play songs they don't know while surrounded by people who really could do with a bath. Good times!

Those more partial to their creature comforts might prefer something more salubrious, and perhaps we can help you here. For there have been ample depictions of “pop” performers in movies over the years, and it’s easy enough to curate our very own festival of the most notable. All of these artistes are strictly fictional and probably better for it: at least these guys are guaranteed to play the hits.