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Viva Sounds
is a club festival in Gothenburg happening on the last weekend of November. The live program 2024 will consist of 100 shows with 70 bands/artists from all over happening in 15 venues within walking distance from each other. The festival is also an intimate music conference with amazing networking opportunities, built mostly on folks working the international indie circuit. Everybody, anybody, interested in music and ruckus is welcome to be part of it.

The event is produced by Westside Music Swedena 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 Westside is built on 55 partners all active in the world of indie. We firmly believe it's better to work together to break new ground vs working alone and be miserable. Get with it. 


On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a music festival in Gothenburg City. Viva Sounds sees Gothenburg venues open their doors and showcase some of the most exciting talent the live circuit has to offer.
Dork Magazine

The festival is spread across ten venues, which are situated either side of and atop a small hill. All are connected by a tram line and none are located more than a minute or two from a station, allowing you to bounce between them with ease. Viva Sounds is a terrific and eclectic festival, set in some extraordinary venues. Just make sure to pack your thermals.
Clash Magazine

The Majorna region is thriving and thankfully doesn’t conform to the standard model of gentrification that one usually finds in hardworking cities. // The intense mosh pit puts paid to my phone screen, now severely cracked. I don’t care; the gig is amazing. There’s so much to celebrate and enjoy that it’s a damned shame it isn’t on every weekend.
Louder Than War

I laugh, and love it. The energy level is at max.
Heavy Underground

Viva Sounds has also quickly established itself not only as an international platform for acts from its host nation and beyond, the festival has also developed a community of sorts. Many attendees having returned on numerous occasions since those embryonic events at the tail end of the 2010s.
Under the Radar

However, I feel the size of the audience being more than I can handle, and after only two songs of vaguely ominous fairy-tale psych, I'm back out on the street.
Slavestate Magazine

You can walk between all the stages in less than 15 minutes, and you'll meet as many old friends as you make new ones.


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