Today Friars Live announce the first details of an all-day event, to raise money for the River Reeves Foundation, taking place at Friars Court on Saturday 22nd July.
The event sees organisers go full circle, following on from a string of successful showcase nights at Friars Live, all of which started with a Viola Beach fundraiser back in September 2016.
Sophie Cade, one of promoters behind the Friars Live revival says: “We had it in mind to do an all day event for some time and couldn’t think of a better excuse to raise funds for the River Reeves Foundation!
The longer lineup has allowed for us to put on a really diverse set of bands.
Playing on the night Manchester’s Reggae-Rock infused Jeramiah Ferrari. Foot-stompin’ Rhythm & Blues can be expected from Carl North & The Lonely Hearts where you can later catch another sound frontman and his band; Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles. The incredible vocals of Warrington musician Rob Scotney gives the day a cool, acoustic-rock vibe. We’ve then thrown in The Luka State and Weekend Wars, both of which have played a Friars Live set previously and equally left us knowing full well they had to be a part of our fundraiser line up!
The River Reeves Foundation is something all involved are incredibly proud to be working alongside. As promoters and musicians, the ability to raise funds to give young, creative people a chance at their art is something we should all be shouting about.
It’s likely we will run a bit of a competition to get another local band involved in the line-up – perhaps a poll or fan-voted type opportunity. With the launch of Warrington’s culture bid for 2021, it is vital that young, local creatives are provided with a platform.”
More acts to be announced, add yourself to the Facebook Event page to be the first to find out more information. Doors Open 3pm. 18+.