One of the UK’s best music magazines is breaking new ground tonight by hosting its own free online music festival.

With the live music industry in tatters due to the coronavirus lockdown, Vive Le Rock has organised Vive Le Rockdown, featuring 32 acts from around the world, from 7pm (UK time) tonight.

Acts include Ruts DC, the Cockney Rejects, Michael Monroe from Hanoi Rocks, The Picturebooks, Kirk Brandon (Spear Of Destiny/Theatre Of Hate), Derek Forbes of Simple Minds, and Sex Pistols legend Glen Matlock.

Lots of newer acts will also be on the bill, including Toyko Taboo, Riskee and The Ridicule, Mille Manders and The Shutup, and The Bar Stool Preachers.

Those who tune in will be able to make donations via PayPal to, with all proceeds go to the Music Venue Trust to help keep our music venues alive!

To enjoy Vive Le Rockdown from the comfort of your own home follow the link from 7pm UK time.

Gary Welford owner