The gig is part of a series of events to celebrate sport, culture and entertainment across Warrington.
It will be the band’s first outdoor headline event in Warrington and their first appearance in the town since they released their greatest hits album last year.
The band was formed at Wigan and Leigh Music College by music students James Walsh (vocals/guitar), James Stelfox (bass), and Ben Byrne (drums). Later saw the arrival of keyboardist Barry Westhead, who cemented their sound.
Starsailor’s initial run of success saw both their ‘Love is Here’ debut album and the 2003 follow-up ‘Silence is Easy’ hit number two in the charts and netted them a total of three million album sales before a hiatus in 2009.
Frontman, James Walsh, said: “It’s been over 15 years since the band first formed and the songs still mean something to people. They still sing the words passionately back at us at gig and we hear stories of how songs have sound tracked key moments in their lives.”
Since their reformation, the band has played on the main stage at the Isle of Wight festival, supported Manchester indie band, James and toured North America with Embrace.
Starsailor will headline the festival following a full day of performances from local artists in tribute to Warrington’s Viola Beach and their manager, who died in a car crash earlier this year.
Be Part of An Event in Tribute to Viola Beach Headlined by Starsailor
Bands from the region can now submit to play at the event which takes place at Bank Park, Warrington on Saturday 17th September 2016
Warrington Festival is giving bands from the region a chance to play in tribute to Viola Beach and their manager. This is your chance to come together to honour the boys, and what better way than by playing at the very same festival that Viola Beach played last year.
So if you want to be part of this event, then please apply.
Please send a SoundCloud link and a brief biog to firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions are open until Monday 1st August at 9am and you will be then notified if you have been successful during the following weeks.
Visit the official Warrington Festival website for all your festival information.