VIVA SOUNDS is a club festival and an intimate music conference in Gothenburg, happening for the third time 4th-5th of December 2020. The conference will be inspiring and with amazing networking opportunities and the live program will blow your mind with 30 stellar shows happening at multiple venues around town.


The event is produced by Westside Music Sweden, a new company working with (indie) music businesses and artists from Gothenburg and around. WMS is independent and driven by shared ambitions and the belief that good things happens more often when working together. WMS works to be on site where it’s relevant, especially at festivals and conferences in Europe (and sometimes further away) with artists and representatives to further spread the talent that is growing at home.



Pustervik has been a part of the music and entertainment life in Gothenburg for years. Today it's the most prominent club and concert venue when it comes to booking new indie, country, rock and pop acts. A classic hang-out seven days a week.


Oceanen is an event venue, a restaurant and a stage on Stigbergstorget, Majorna. It’s home to a great music variety and might be the most important grassroot venue in the city, as well as a great place for a drink.MAP


One of the most important and oldest venues in the city, both for upcoming and well-established bands. Musikens Hus offers everything from blues nights and poetry sessions to punk festivals and rock concerts.MAP


Located on the ground floor of Musikens Hus, Café Hängmattan is a well-visited café most days and nights. During shows the area is transformed into an intimate environment, where wine and beer are served along with simple pub food to the sounds of music. You can witness anything from pop to punk.MAP


Bengans is a large and well stocked record store at Stigbergstorget, covering 700 square metres of CD’s and vinyl. Bengans Fik is its popular café and small venue where you can enjoy music and the surroundings of the lively neighbourhood of Majorna.MAP


A Mexican restaurant and bar located on Andra Långgatan. The small stage is frequently used for all types of music and a great place to come back to, as there are gigs offered several times a week.MAP


The Abyss is a music bar and restaurant specializing in heavy metal and old school hard rock. The roots are always here: DJ:s, live music, pre- & after parties around shows, release events and singing sessions.MAP