#tbt Viola Beach remembered at Reading + Leeds Festival

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

Find out what’s in Warrington Guardian’s RivFest Weekend pullout

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

RivFest Tickets now available for 2nd September Festival

 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

Slydigs: Music Festival appearance dedicated to 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

12-page legacy edition in tribute to Viola Beach out today.

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.

Guardian to remember Viola Beach a year on with 12 page tribute edition

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