Viola Beach Tribute Night Set For Warrington's Parr Hall

2 March 2016, 11:27 | Updated: 2 March 2016, 15:45

Viola Beach 2015

The band will be honoured with a night of celebration at their hometown's concert venue.

Viola Beach are set to be honoured with a tribute night at Parr Hall, the Warrington Guardian reports.

The band - made up of Kris Leonard, Jack Dakin, Tom Lowe and River Reeves - who tragically lost their lives along with manager Craig Tarry in a car accident in Sweden last month, will be celebrated in their hometown of Warrington.

The event - which is due to take place on Saturday 2 April 2016, is yet to confirm its line-up, but is said to feature a line-up of "friends, bands they’ve played with, influences and peers from across the country".

This month would have seen the band play their homecoming at the venue, before heading to Texas for South By South West.

All proceeds from the event will go to the band's family. 

Following their tragic passing, the bands friends and family launched a campaign to send their Swings & Waterslides single to No.1, with the likes of Liam Gallagher, Kasabian and Tim Burgess lending their support.

The song momentarily hit the top spot on the UK iTunes chart on Thursday 18 February, before being replaced by Lukas Graham's 7 Years.