British band Viola Beach meets tragic death in canal crash in Sweden

Four members of British rock band Viola Beach and their manager have been killed after their car plunged more than 80ft from a bridge into a canal in Sweden.

The Warrington-based band had travelled to Sweden to perform at Where’s the Music? festival in Norrköping.

Viola Beach played at Reading and Leeds Festival last year and have been championed by BBC Introducing.

The band were due to play a gig in Guildford in Surrey this Saturday.

Tributes to the band members, Kris Leonard, River Reeves, Tomas Lowe and Jack Dakin, and their manager have poured in on social media.

-More at Independent

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