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Merzbow & Balázs Pándi to play at Skaņu Mežs 2017

In 2017, Skaņu Mežs will celebrate its 15th anniversary. The festival will take place at the music house “Daile” on October 13th and 14th with an opening event on October 6 at the art museum Riga Bourse. The first announced act of this festival edition is the duo of Merzbow, the Japanese noise musician, held as one of the most important artists in the field, and Balázs Pándi, a drummer active in experimental metal, noise and free jazz. They will play on October 14.

Depeche Mode To Bring Their Global Spirit Tour To Latvia In February 2018

Following succesful European and North American Tour, Depeche Mode is going to play Arena Riga in Latvia. Depeche Mode will visit Riga for the first time in four years, bringing their stunning live show to fans who have not seen the band since 2014’s World Tour of Delta Machine.

Cirque du Soleil Is Coming Back to Riga with Varekai!

For the first time in four years, Cirque du Soleil is coming back to Riga with Varekai this fall. The performances will take place from September 20th till 24th, 2017, at Arena Riga.

Sunset Festival program is enriched by Jessie Ware and The Naked and Famous

Sunset Festival, which takes place in the picturesque Sigulda castle ruins, completes this summer’s program with two additional concert days: on July 31st, it will be headlined by elegantly sensual Jessie Ware, while on August 9th indie-pop and electro-rock band The Naked and Famous have been confirmed to perform. As it was announced already earlier, on August 15th the festival will be headlined by British electronic indie-rock sensation, The xx.

Folk singer Stu Larsen will perform in Riga coming fall

On September 28th an Australian singer, songwriter and folk musician Stu Larsen will perform at Latvian 1st Rock Cafe (Riga, Marstalu 2/4). It will be his first time in Latvia and this concert is to support his brand new album Resolute (to be released on July 21st). The previous, his debut album, is called Vagabond and was released in 2014. A relevant role in its making, record and producing took his friend, a romantic British singer songwriter Passenger, also known as Michael Rosenberg. It’s worth mentioning that Passenger show in Riga last fall was completely sold out.

Sarah Brightman returns in Riga with Royal Christmas Gala

As part of the Royal Christmas Gala, international recording artist and the most successful soprano of all time, Sarah Brightman returns in Riga on 1st of December this year, together with Gregorian and other special guests, she will perform in Arena Riga.

DAVID GARRETT for the first time on tour in Latvia!

Fresh on the heels of the striking success of the first leg of his “EXPLOSIVE – LIVE” tour DAVID GARRETT announces his first ever date for his spectacular crossover program in Latvia for December 2017. This is the first time for David performing in the Baltics!

The xx – first anounced artists of Sunset Festival 2017

With The xx – one of the world’s most recognised British bands, highly regarded by music critics – Sunset Festival starts announcing the program of coming Summer. This Summer in Sigulda Castle at least 4 worldwide artist shows are being planned, in each will perform local and foreign new artists as well. The next big names will be announced on Friday, March 3rd.

Fink will perform in Latvia for the first time

British Folk-Rock, Blues and Indie band “Fink” will perform in Riga on Friday, 29th of September in concert hall Palladium. The trio will visit Latvia during a support tour of their upcoming brand new album to be rolling out in spring. “Fink” has released 7 albums until now, of which commercially most succesfull have been “Perfect Darkness” (2011) and “Hard Believer” (2014). The best known hits are Looking Too Closely, This Is The Thing, Perfect Darkness, Sort Of Revolution, Yesterday Was Hard On All Of Us.

International music festival LABA DABA/GOOD NATURE

International music festival Laba Daba will take a place from August 4th to August 6th, 2017 in the Ligatne Parish, University of Latvia conference and recreation centre ’’Ratnieki’’. Reggae, ethno-folk, rock, electro, and other world music will be played – the kind of music that brightens up the world and cheers up people!

Neste World RX of Latvia. Tickets already on sale!

Neste World RX of Latvia is a world-class motorsport event taking place in Latvia, which puts the world’s best drivers – Petter Solberg, Sébastien Loeb, Mattias Ekström, as well as local stars Reinis Nitišs and Jānis Baumanis – in six hundred horsepower cars and lets them battle it out on the legendary Biķernieki track.


Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced they will come to Latvia and play the impressive outdoor concert in Lucavsala, Riga on the bank of Daugava river on Thursday, 27 July 2017.


At a press conference in London today, Robbie Williams announced his highly anticipated 2017 European stadium tour. Twenty-nine shows in eighteen countries are announced, opening with a date at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium on June 2nd 2017. Erasure will be joining Robbie Williams on the tour as special guests. Tickets go on sale this Friday, November 11. Robbie will perform a special one-off show at The Troxy in London this evening to celebrate receiving the prestigious BRITs Icon Award. The award is the highest accolade given by the BRIT Awards and has previously only been given to Elton John and David Bowie. It is only presented to artists whose writing, recording and performances have set them apart as having made a lasting impact on British culture, recognising the very highest level of achievement in music.

For the first time in Baltics – Jurmala Masters will gather the best players

Date: 20 - 24 May
Place: Jurmala, “Baltic Beach Hotel & SPA” stadium
Contestants: European Strongest male duets

2015 CEV Beach Volleyball European Chamipnship – Jurmala masters at the end of May will bring us 75 best European beach volleyball players from 25 countries. It is the biggest beach volleyball event in five year time in Baltics.

Championship, which is going to take place on May 20-24 at the Baltic Beach Hotel & SPA beach stadium in Jurmala, has been included in the 2015 official beach volleyball calendar of the International Federation of Volleyball (FIVB) and in the international championship system. The leading beach volleyball team from Latvia Aleksandrs Samoilovs and Janis Smedins will also contest for the 25 000 EUR price pool and rating points.

Beach volleyball player Aleksandr Somoilov: ”After the Satellite tournament last year many athletes from other countries admitted that they were positively surprised by the large amount of fans, because some of the Grand Slam championships do not have so many fans as they were in Jurmala last year. The energy and support from our fans was very important when we played in our home country. Therefor I invite everyone to the Jurmala Masters championship, where you can spend splendid time with you family by the sea, while enjoying the athletic show!”

This year organizers paid particular attention to the sport and the promotion of the tournament, for the children and young people in various Latvian regions. For this purpose a student competition has been organized “Come along with your class to the European Championship!" the grand prize for winning this competition is free tickets to the finals of the “2015 CEV Beach Volleyball European Championship – Jurmala masters”, second and third place will get tickets to the Main Draw.

Till quarterfinals of the championship, which will take place on Saturday, games will be held on two beach volleyball courts: central court and an additional court. Quarterfinals and finals will be held only on the main court. The main court will be equipped with 2330 spectator seats.

Championship program:

13:00 At the championship stadium - mass training together with Latvian leading beach volleyball players in Jurmala

13:00 Country quota tournament. Teams will fight for a chance to participate in the qualification round. (Free entry)
17:00 At the Baltic Beach Hotel & SPA stadium mass beach volleyball training led by professional coaches and our best players. A separate training will be provided for children 7 years old and older as well as grownups.

09:00-19:00 Qualification games (free entry)

9:00 – 19:00 Main Draw group games (free entry)

23.05.2015. Ticket price 10.00 EUR
10:00 - 14:00 Main Draw (Play Off) 1/8 final
15:00 - 19:00 Main Draw (Play Off) 1/4 final
19:00 - 23:00 Players party (next to Baltic Beach Hotel & SPA. The opportunity for everyone to meet Europe's best beach volleyball players.

24.05.2015. Ticket price 15.00 EUR
12:00-14:00 semi-finals
15:00 Game for 3rd place
16:00 The final

Ticket price for two days 20.00 EUR. Buying a ticket spectators have a guaranteed entrance in rostrum all day long. Tickets will be available in advance
Children younger than 6 years entrance for free.
Handicapped in a wheelchair plus companion need only one ticket.
Children ages 7 – 12 have 50% discount.
Stadium capacity - 2330 seats

All interested parties are given the opportunity to watch the championships on mobile phones, TV and the Internet.
Championship quarterfinal, semifinal and the final games everyone from Latvia will be able to watch live on channel TV6 and on the internet TV Play. Everyone around the world will be able to watch the live stream on “”. All the other games, starting on Friday, LMT network will have an exclusive live stream that is going to be available on mobile phones and on the internet –,,

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