WELCOME to our special preview coverage of RivFest.
The festival at Priestley College is in memory of Viola Beach and will raise funds for the River Reeves Foundation.
We really wanted to do this event justice because there are some amazing artists coming to the town like Maximo Park and Billy Bragg who are uniting under a common cause. Also on the bill are Warrington grassroots artists who, like Viola Beach, could go on to do great things with the right support.
That’s what the foundation is all about and it has been inspiring to work with Viola Beach guitarist River Reeves’ dad Ben Dunne to get a better insight into his vision. We urge you to support the day. It is only £20 for 12 hours of music and is thought to be the biggest festival in Warrington since V Festival in 1996. I’m sure River and Viola Beach would be proud.
Also included in the 12 page pullout is Interviews with:
Mo and Max (The Voice), Maximo Park, Billy Bragg, DJ Thomas Turgoose (This Is England), Mike Grainger (Priestley College), Man and The Echo and much much more.
Editor – Weekend section