MANILA, Philippines – For the first time ever, Viva’s biggest talents – both artists and singers – will all be present in one star-studded entertainment convention: Vivacon 2019.
Viva celebrates its 38th year by treating fans to a 2-day event of stage performances, talks, workshops, fan meets, and even open auditions, featuring top celebs like Sarah Geronimo, Anne Curtis-Smith, Nadine Lustre, Matteo Guidicelli, Donna Bartolome, Alex Gonzaga, Arjo Atayde, Bela Padilla, and more.
The first Vivacon 2019 is happening on Saturday, August 3 to Sunday, August 4 at the World Trade Center in Paranaque City. The event will be from 10 am to 10 pm, with performances consecutively running the whole day.
Tickets are at P550 per person and provides an all-access pass to the day’s simultaneous activities. Tickets can be purchased through SM Tickets.
Each day’s activities are as follows:
- Musical performances. Viva artists will be gracing the stage from 10 am to 10pm, such as Yassi Pressman, Unique, Callaily, Kean Cipriano, Mark Bautista, Viva Hot Babes, The Juans, Because, The Ppop Girls, SexbombNewGen, and more.
- Exhibitors. Aside from books, food, and drinks, pre-loved items of stars such as Anne Curtis-Smith and Xian Lim will be on sale for the public to buy.
- Social media seminars. At the second floor of the World Trade Center, separate rooms will be holding content creation seminars by social media influencers Janine Tenoso, Ella Cruz, Daryll Yap, Meunnie Culantes on Saturday and Donnalyn Bartolome, Marcelo Santos III, and John Roa on Sunday, August 4.
- Filmmaking workshops. Other rooms will hold acclaimed directors Treb Monteras (Respeto) Sigrid Bernardo (Kita-Kita), Paul Basinillo (Indak) on Saturday, and Jason Paul Laxamana (100 Tula Kay Stella), Irene Villamor (Ulan), Nuel Naval (This Time) on Sunday, August 4.
- Promo visits. The stars of dance movie Indak, including Nadine Lustre and Sam Concepcion, will be present, as well as Sang-gano, Sang-guwapo, Sang-gago stars Andrew E, Dennis Padilla, and Janno Gibbs, and Unforgettable’s Sarah G. Not Just A Stranger’s Anne Curtis and Marco Gumabao will also be there.
- Fan meets. Fans can line up at the second floor to get the chance to meet their idols at certain time slots for possible photo ops and book signings.
- Open auditions. People of all ages, including children, are open to attend acting or singing auditions during the event. Applicants can reserve slots ahead of time on Viva’s website.