Rivfest 2016 Planned In Warrington For Viola Beach & River Reeves Foundation

19 July 2016, 15:12 | Updated: 19 July 2016, 15:34

Viola Beach 2015

Proceeds from the music festival will go towards the River Reeves Foundation and the Viola Beach & Craig Tarry Memorial Fund.

A festival is being held in Warrington this Saturday (23 July) to honour the lives of Viola Beach and their manager Craig Tarry, who tragically lost their lives this year.

Rivfest 2016 - which is named after the band's guitarist River Reeves, will take place at Priestly college where he spent two of his "happiest years".

The likes of The Reveurs, Tom Low and The RPMs are set to play the tribute festival, which will also celebrate Viola Beach's upcoming posthumous album. 

The festival has been created in close collaboration with Priestley College, Bridgewater High School and The River Reeves foundation, which aims to provide bursaries and grants for young, disadvantaged people across Warrington in order to help them build a future within the arts.

Tickets for the local event can be purchased from local Warrington music store, Dawsons, or bought online at riverreevesfoundation.launchrock.com or the Rivfest 2016's Eventbrite page. 

Proceeds will go to The River Reeves Foundation and The Viola Beach and Craig Tarry Memorial Fund.

Listen to Viola Beach's current single, Boys That Sing, below: