Tribute concert for Viola Beach set to take place

The concert will feature bands the four piece have previously played with


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A tribute concert is set to take place in memory of Warrington band Viola Beach and their manager. The four piece consisting of Kris Leonard, River Reeves, and Jack Dakin - all aged 20 - Tomas Lowe, 27 died in a car crash outside of Sweden on February 13th along with their manager Craig Tarry, 33.

The concert will take place in their Warrington hometown at Parr Hall, hosted by BBC Radio 1 DJ Phil Taggart on April 2nd. The band were set to play a homecoming show on that particular date.

An official line-up is yet to be released but the night is set to feature friends and bands they’ve played with as well as influencers and peers from across the country.


Chris Persoglio, venue and events manager told the BBC: "Having worked with Craig for many years and with the lads from the band on the Warrington Festival, we've been keen to hold a fitting tribute."

400 tickets have gone on sale, with all proceeds going towards the families of the band members and their manager.

Viola Beach released their debut single 'Swings & Waterslides' in 2015 and were set to support Blossoms on their February and March UK and Ireland tour. They were due to fly out to Texas next month with an appearance at SXSW confirmed.

Other festivals they were due to appear at through 2016 include The Great Escape, Liverpool Sound City, Bushstock, Latitude, The Secret Garden Party, Liverpool International Music Festival and T In The Park.

Buy tickets for Viola Beach: A Celebration here.

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