The festival set up in memory of Viola Beach guitarist River Reeves is returning for a fourth year and we’re incredibly happy to announce this year’s RivFest which will be taking place at Pyramid & Parr Hall Saturday 28th September! The K’s , Average Sex, 32 TENS, Saytr Play & Déjà Vega will be amongst… Read More RivFest to return in 2019 – Tickets on sale now
Rivfest is back for its 3rd Year. For the first time the event will take place across 2 days in multiple venues around Warrington’s Cultural Quarter. In another first for Rivfest, a new Friday night showcase has been introduced at the Parr Hall to provide a platform for some of the Northwest’s hottest new Indie… Read More Full line up announced for two day Rivfest in July
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?
For many, including myself, college presented the opportunity to the student to discover what their passions are, and start on the road to fulfil those dreams. That’s why it is nice to see the RivFest at Priestley College again for its second year, bigger and better. For River Reeves, the Viola Beach guitarist, it was… Read More [WAM] Looks forward to RivFest’17
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
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… Read More Find out what’s in Warrington Guardian’s RivFest Weekend pullout
Following our first small festival last year everyone at The River Reeves Foundation is really excited about this year’s RivFest17. On 2 September 2017, 5000 music lovers will convene at Warrington’s Priestley College to celebrate sensational bands, enjoy tasty street food, browse some fab craft stalls in our marketplace, and enjoy a drink or two… Read More RivFest Tickets now available for 2nd September Festival
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