On Saturday 23rd July 2016, nearly 500 people gathered onthe fields of Priestley College to celebrate River’s life. We had some excellent bands playing on the day and video messages of support from Chris Martin, Billy Bragg and The Vaccines. This inaugural RivFest was planned in two weeks and would not have happened without the tremendous support of friends, family and the bands that gave up their time to play.

Blacka Acoustics set up the most amazing stage (for which we have to say thank you), and the following bands and performers entertained us on it, many of whom we look forward to seeing again at RivFest17:

  • DJ Dave Sweetmore
  • Velocity Dance Troop
  • Fusion & Company Boom
  • Faith
  • Pink Lady
  • Ollie Hughes and Quinlan Dunne
  • Chloe Bibby
  • Drummer Toby Prest
  • The Look Outs
  • Davos
  • The Tapestry
  • The Reveurs
  • The RPMs
  • The Bogtrotters

RivFest16 Gallery

Photos courtesy of Charlotte Sankey.