RivFest returns from midday to midnight on Saturday 2nd September 2017 to Priestley College in Warrington. The festival was created last year in support of River Reeves, after him and his band Viola Beach sadly died in a car accident in Sweden.
Coldplay gave a tribute to Viola Beach at Glastonbury 2016, and have been advocates of the foundation and festival since. They have issued the following statement urging people to attend:
"If you live anywhere near Warrington, please buy a ticket for Rivfest17 on Saturday 2nd September. It’s a fantastic line up, a top day out and a wonderful cause - raising money to realise the dreams of upcoming local talent, all in memory of the great River Reeves."
For a complete list of announced acts please see the line-up page.
Tickets are priced at £20, £1 from each sale will go towards the "We Love Manchester" fund, in support of victims and families of recent terrorist attacks. The rest of the proceeds will go towards the River Reeves Foundation, which aims to support young people realise their dreams in the arts.
As well as the music, festival goers can expect a kids area, family fun, a creative arts village and a variety of street food and drinks.
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