Boomtown Fair Release DSTRKT 5

THE notoriously wacky and outlandish festival, Boomtown fair, returns for its 9th year this August bank holiday with ‘Chapter 9- Behind the Mask,’ recently releasing ‘DSTRKT 5’ for this year’s event.   The festival’s unique mythos attracts 60,000 visitors a year with it’s elaborate stages and diverse selection of music. Celebrating ska, reggae, dub, swing… Continue reading Boomtown Fair Release DSTRKT 5



With thousands of festivals being announced over the summer period, it can be quite overwhelming to discover which festival is right for you to visit this year. Well look no further, as VIVA Magazine has compiled their Top 10 festival picks that will surely satisfy your festival needs! Creamfields Where: Daresbury, Cheshire When: Thursday 24th–… Continue reading FESTIVAL PICKS FOR 2017

Gig Reviews

High Tyde at the Deaf Institute- Review

Fresh off the back from supporting four-piece band, The Hunna’s, UK tour, Brighton-based four piece, High Tyde embarked upon their UK headline tour- beginning in one of Manchester’s notoriously intimate small venues, The Deaf Institute on March 13th. As teenagers began to tightly pack into the historic venue (previously an institute for the deaf), Pale… Continue reading High Tyde at the Deaf Institute- Review

Album Reviews

Tori Kelly- Unbreakable Smile- Album Review

THE album is all about being ‘true to herself,’ but It’s hard to hear Tori Kelly achieving this over the countless similarities that can be heard through her debut album, ‘Unbreakable Smile.’ Where I belong-Intro initially shows promise to the debut album. The simplistic and sweet acoustic track exposes Kelly’s dreamy vocals. She wears her heart… Continue reading Tori Kelly- Unbreakable Smile- Album Review