To mark five years since the release of Viola Beach’s self-titled debut album, and its subsequent ascent to the top of the UK Album Charts, it was yesterday announced that a vinyl edition of the album is to be released on September 10th, 2021. Pre order now for £19.99. Given the creative and emotional impact… Read More Vinyl edition of Viola Beach’s self-titled album to be released for the first time
The shock may have worn off but the sadness very much endures and it has become a moment in Warrington’s collective recent history which has become etched in our memories… Can you believe it has been five years since we lost Viola Beach? Many people in the town may not have heard the band’s self-released… Read More Viola Beach, 5 years on
Rivfest 2018 has got even better! We’re really pleased to announce that the Headliner for the Viola Beach Stage at Friars court is Joe Hill. The video shows Joe Performing on the Viola Beach stage at RivFest 2017 with special guest Jodie Wadsworth on Piano and Sax. Joe also appeared on the main stage as… Read More Joe Hill to headline Viola Beach Stage at RivFest
Has it really been two years? The time remains vivid in my mind, and in the mind of many. Friends, family were lost and times looked dark. Out of such sorrow came so much light. Friends reunited, passions reignited, the town stood together. A band from Warrington got a number 1 album! Today we celebrate… Read More Viola Beach: Has it really been two years?
As the bank Holiday weekend approaches, Reading and Leeds Festival as well as Creamfields open their gates to thousands of music fans, and it was one year ago that a glowing tribute was paid to Warrington band Viola Beach and their manager Craig Tarry, who we sadly lost earlier in the year at both sites. For it… Read More #tbt Viola Beach remembered at Reading + Leeds Festival
Headlining RivFest 2017 on Saturday 2nd September over at Priestley College are Alternative Pop veterans Maxïmo Park. They will top a day full of sensational bands, tasty street food, craft stalls in a safe family friendly environment. We were keen to find out what makes the band tick 17 years after they were formed and WArringtonMusic.co.uk managed… Read More Interview: Maxïmo Park front-man talks Brexit, Inspiration and Viola Beach
Speaking to the Warrington Guardian, Dean Fairhurst, frontman of Warrington Music Festival headliners, Slydigs has said their set will be dedicated to “Viola Beach and for every aspiring artist in the area that will hopefully one day headline it themselves”. Dean Fairhurst, Slydigs’ frontman, described the headline gig as a ‘true honour’ and said their set… Read More Slydigs: Music Festival appearance dedicated to Viola Beach
Today sees Warrington Guardian mark the 1 year anniversary of the deaths of Viola Beach, and their manager, Craig Tarry. Coverage includes a 12 page pull out with content including interviews with the five families, Dave Monks (BBC Introducing), Hidden Charms and Georgia Parks (the photographer behind many of the iconic images of the band). There… Read More 12-page legacy edition in tribute to Viola Beach out today.
It only seems like yesterday I was emailing Weekend Editor and purveyor of entertainment at Warrington Guardian, David Morgan, about our excitement at seeing a homegrown band taking on the world and ready to break into the mainstream. They were going to put Warrington on the map, sell out shows and rise up all the… Read More Guardian to remember Viola Beach a year on with 12 page tribute edition
Viola Beach: a BBC Introducing tribute Marking one year since the tragic accident in Sweden, watch a special tribute released by the BBC paying tribute to Viola Beach and Craig Tarry one year on from the five friends’ tragic deaths. The montage of clips documents the band’s journey including their BBC Introducing set at Reading… Read More Viola Beach: a BBC Introducing tribute