* Dec 1st, all public indoor events for 100+ people in Sweden, will demand a certified covid vaccination pass. Please bring your digital or physical pass with you when entering the venues with a 100+ capacity; Musikens Hus, Oceanen, Pustervik. PCR-tests wil not be accepted.
VIVA SOUNDS is a club festival in Gothenburg happening for the fourth time 3rd-4th of December 2021. Our live program consists of 30+ shows with bands/artists from all over happening in 8 venues within walking distance from each other. Everybody, anybody interested in music is welcome to be part of it. And oh, we're also inviting folks working the international indie circuit for an intimate music conference with amazing networking opportunities.
The event is produced by Westside Music Sweden, a small company shouting about the (indie) music community, the businesses and the artists, from Gothenburg and the region of Västra Götaland. Formed as a platform, we're built on 45 partners all active in the world of indie. We work hard to facilitate relevant live opportunities, produce media and push releases to up the traction and the number of international establishments and networks from our own music scene.
Nice words about Viva Sounds 2019:
"Another stellar effort from Viva Sounds, a festival that continues to punch well above its weight."
Mystic Sons, UK
"It's rare to experience so many smiles in Gothenburg at the same time and a better rating is difficult to get."
"Viva Sounds got the potential to grow even bigger next year, already looking forward to its 2020 edition."
Under The Radar, US
"Viva Sounds and its organizers Westside Music Sweden really succeeded with their concept and to contextualize a club festival for the public."
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.
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.
Below Musikens Hus, Café Hängmattan is a well-visited space most days and nights. During shows the area is transformed into an intimate gig room, where drinks are served along with simple pub food to the sounds of anything from pop to punk.
Fyrens Ölkafé is a popular café and small venue where you enjoy music and the surroundings of the lively neighborhood of Majorna. In the next room you'll find Bengans, the dome of vinyl and CD's in Northern Europe. A place to meet your friends.
The Mexican restaurant and bar Holy Moly is located on Andra Långgatan. The small stage is frequently used for all types of music and a great place to pop into and come back to, as there are gigs offered several times a week.
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.