Rivfest: Less than three weeks to go and everything you need to know

Festival season is coming to an end but still one huge one left in Warrington at the end of the month as Rivfest returns for another year. Here’s everything that you need to know.

When & where is it?

Pyramid Arts Centre,  Palmyra Square S, Warrington WA1 1BL (60 seconds from Parr Hall) on Saturday 28th September, doors open 1pm.

What’s the line up?

There is 30(!) bands and artists play over the three stages, with acts from across the north west and a few special guests from further afield. The line up features*:

The K’s,  Average Sex,  32tens,  Saytr Play,  Francis Lung,  Deja Vega,  Cut Glass Kings,  The A.V Club,  Ferris & Sylvester,  Marvin Powel,  Pink Shirts For Pale People,  Monks,  Dunebug,  Eyesore & The Jinx,  Argh Kid,  The ZangwillsLa Scala, Camilla Sky,  Ennio The Little Brother,  Kula Bay,  Black Doldrums,  Somewhere In Between,  Bleek Noir,  Katie Mac,  Astles,  Dakota Avenue,  Elk,  Olly Flavell,  Waywell, Kerry Sheree,  Sea Goth & Abi Kelly.

*line up subject to change. Stage times tba.

Exhibition Hall headliners The K’s need no introduction but if you missed the band playing at Neighbourhood Weekender in May or at their sold out Live bar show earlier in the month, be sure not to out again. With latest single ‘Aurora’ due out in October on Alan McGee’s record label, the Earlestown quartet are on the path to stardom. Read about them here in July’s issue of [WAM] Magazine.

Check out the amazing artwork here:

Rivfest 2019 Poster

How much and where can I get tickets?

Tickets are available now from the Pyramid Box Office, the brand new Vintage Viola store in the Golden Square or online via the Pyramid & Parr Hall website .

Tickets are priced at just £15, with small booking fee for online orders.
Rivfest is a family friendly event and all are welcome to join us.

What else is going on?

Expect a festival village of stall and more information about the work that the River Reeves Foundation & [WAM] carry out.

Indeed, keep your eyes peeled to WArringtonMusic.co.uk in the coming weeks as we bring to you lots of content featuring some of the artists playing, including interviews and acoustic sessions carried out on the day.

Why is Rivfest important?

Rivfest was founded by the father of Viola Beach guitarist River Reeves and will be the fourth music festival in son’s name in a bid to support young aspiring musicians in Warrington. Proceeds from the event will go to the River Reeves Foundation, which aims to support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds as they pursue careers in the arts with grants up to £500.

Michael Grainger, festival coordinator believes the best part about Rivfest is discovering new talent:

“It’s really exciting for me when it comes to booking bands for the event. I get to hear so many bands and artists that I wouldn’t normally come across. I want audiences at Rivfest to enjoy their favourite local artists but I want to provide the opportunity to discover a new favourite as well. Last year I was so pleased to bring The Mysterines to Friars’. They almost blew the roof off and no-one in the audience really saw it coming. For a long time they were Liverpool’s best kept secret. Since last year they’ve gone on to support Miles Kane and have become a regular feature on Steve Lamaq’s 6Music show.

Read more about why Rivfest is so important here.

Anything else you need to know, drop us a message in the comments, likewise if you’ve got your ticket already, let us know who you’re looking forward to seeing.

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