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Rivfest – offering “alternate futures” for young musicians


THE festival set up in memory of Viola Beach guitarist River Reeves is returning for a fourth year.
Rivfest is working in partnership with arts charity Culture Warrington to provide a platform for up and coming bands and solo artists from across the North West.
The one-day festival, on Saturday September 28, will be spread across three stages at Warrington’s Pyramid Arts Centre, showcasing more than 30 emerging indie and electronic artists for an incredible day of live music.
Each year the River Reeves Charitable foundation awards scholarships and bursaries to enable struggling or disadvantaged young artists to “create alternate futures”, a phrase coined by Coldplay’s Chris Martin during their 2016 Glastonbury headline set which paid tribute to Viola Beach.
Many artists who have performed at Rivfest in previous years have gone on to sell out their own shows and tours, and support the UK’s best known artists.
Tickets are on sale now; visit pyramid.culturewarrington.org or call Box Office on 01925 442345.


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