Check out the artists of RivFest 17

With RivFest 17 fast approaching, we look at just some of the artists playing the Festival at Priestley College on Saturday 2nd September. Tickets are on sale now.

Maximo Park – With 1,500,000 albums and six UK Top 20 albums under their belt to date, Maximo Park have once again shifted seamlessly into a higher gear after taking time away to work on solo projects. They have expertly crafted an infectious pop album for our time, confronting the crucial issues track by track, one monstrous hook at a time.

Paul Smith Maximo Park Karoke
Click on image to be taken to our interview with front man, Paul Smith as we talk Brexit, Viola Beach and much more!

Billy Bragg – An English singer-songwriter and left-wing activist. His music blends elements of folk music, punk rock and protest songs, with lyrics that mostly span political or romantic themes. His music is heavily centred on bringing about change and getting the younger generation involved in activist causes.






Mo – What can be said about The Voice 2017 winner, Mo Adeniran that hasn’t been said already. Storming through the series, bagging himself a record deal with Polydor, a winners EP ‘Globetrotter’ soon followed, with lead single ‘Unsteady’, getting the music video treatment. As a regular to Acoustic nights across the town, we look forward to Mo’s future.


Eliza and the Bear – It takes a true artist to stick to their songwriting guns and a much braver artist to  express a desire to evolve. The bravest, like Eliza and the Bear, act on that desire.

Now opting for a fresher and unashamedly pop-led sound, the band released new single Higher and announced two UK comeback shows back in June. (Metro)




Slydigs – Headliners of this years Warrington Music Festival, the four piece have honed their craft on the road across the UK, Europe and the USA! With release of their brand new EP, ‘How Animal Are You?’, expect to get your feet moving to their punchy rock & roll! Whilst on Holiday recently, frontman Dean Fairhurst was even asked to perform at the prestigious Americas Cup final in association with Louis Vuitton in Bermuda.







Man and the Echo – Fresh back from Kendal Calling this is one of the bands first ever live performances in their hometown of Warrington, and we’re really looking forward to it! The band, whose music is described as oddball pop with a touch of socialist ideals, have also had airplay on Radio X, Radio 2, Radio 4, 6 Music and Absolute Radio and released their debut album in November 2016





Tickets are on sale now for RivFest 2017, priced at only £20 via the Pyramid and Parr Hall Website, Eventbrite.

Rivfest-2017-Poster-A5_240717-1Where? Priestley College, Loushers Lane, Warrington, WA4 6RD
When? Saturday 2nd September 2017


Following the terrible events in Manchester on Monday 22nd May, we have decided that for every RivFest17 ticket sold, £1 will be donated to the We Love Manchester emergency fund set up by Manchester City Council in partnership with the British Red Cross to support those affected by the attack.

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