The victims were the four members of Viola Beach, a band from the northern English town of Warrington, and their manager, Craig Tarry, according to a statement released on behalf of Tarry’s family.
“The family are devastated by these events and are grieving the loss of their son and also for the other families involved in this tragic accident,” read the Tarry family statement.
The Foreign Office also released a statement on behalf of the family of the band’s guitarist, River Reeves.
The band’s Facebook page lists the other band members’ names as Kris Leonard, Tomas Lowe and Jack Dakin.
“Absolutely devastated for the loss of Viola Beach and Craig Tarry. Our thoughts are with their friends and families,” said the tweet on the band’s Twitter account.
“RIP Viola Beach and their manager. Such incredibly tragic and sad news,” tweeted British band The Enemy.
“Tragic news about Viola Beach. Young band, first tour outside the UK. My thoughts are with their families and friends,” he wrote.