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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.


Once again the international festival KUBANA will be taking place in Riga, Latvia from 11 to 14 of August.

KUBANA’s history started in 2009 on the Black Sea. Exactly then the first festival happened in the south of Russia.  For several years KUBANA turned from a local act into a huge international music event that attracts thousands of guests from all over Russia, CIS and Europe.

More than 300 musicians visited KUBANA. Among them are System of a Down, The Offspring, Madness, Gogol Bordello, The Prodigy, KOЯN, Guano Apes, SUM 41, Brainstorm and others. Among Russian participants of KUBANA are Mumiy Troll, Bravo, Leningrad, Lyapis Trubetskoy, Lumen, Louna, Dolphin, Kasta, Bumbox.

KUBANA surfed the Baltic wave and gathered more than 40 bands and 15 000 fans in 2015.  KUBANA-2016 will bring a load of cool music, unforgettable adventures and a lot of smiles.

The festival will again be held on the beautiful island Lucavsala located in the center of the Latvian capital. Venue was not chosen by chance. Smart infrastructure, near the airport and amazing old Riga’s town within walking distance - all this awaits guests KUBANA.
Real legends NOFX, THE SUBWAYS и ENTER SHIKARI open KUBANA on 11th of August. Tickets for this day are 14.99€ only.
Some of the rest Kubana-2016 bands are already known.. The charismatic and daring band GARBAGE, legendary GUANO APES, detonating mexiсans MOLOTOV, MARKY RAMONE’S BLITZKRIEG with the audience the sacred heritage of great Ramones and NASHVILLE PUSSY, IAMX, THE 69 EYES, ESKIMO CALLBOY.

The night TURBO Stage will present MAXIM DJ SET (THE PRODIGY), CHASE & STATUS DJ SET & RAGE and other DJ SET!
Follow Kubana news and very soon you will figure out who else will be at the line up. This is just the beginning!
On the territory of KUBANA-2016 there are several stages, camp, food court, meet & greet zone, kid's and sports activities and the beach. You can choose most appropriate options
HOLA OPENING – 14,99 eur
Non-permanent entrance for the first opening day of the festival (from 6 pm 11 of August to 6 am the next day).
HOLA – 29,99 eur
Non-permanent entrance for any one day (except 11 of August ) of the festival (from 12 pm to 06 am the next day).
AMIGO – 59,99 eur
Includes unlimited number of entries into the territory KUBANA on all days of the festival. Valid from 11 to 14 of August.
LIBRE – 119,99 eur
VIP-zone,  special parking located next to the venue entrance, separate entrance to the venue, a restaurant with a stage view, separate  beach, access to the FAN-zone and meet&greet zone.  Valid from 11 to 14 of August. 
COMANDANTE – 549,99 eur
VIP-zone, special parking located next to the venue entrance, separate entrance to the venue, a restaurant with a stage-view, separate beach, access to the FAN-zone, meet&greet zone, the pass to the backstage (except dressing rooms), private transfer from the Riga's airport/Railway Station, 4 nights in a hotel (accommodation for 2 people in the room) within walking distance from the venue, three meals a day, concierge service. Valid from 11 to 14 of August. After buying COMANDANTE tickets please provide our support service  ( your full name and sell phone number. 
CAMP – 14,99 eur
Access to the camping (valid for 1 person only and only in the presence of any festival ticket). CAMP gives only camping spot. 
FAN-ZONE – 24,99 eur
Access to the FAN-ZONE in front of the stage and meet&greet zone. Valid only in the presence of any festival ticket.
RIGA SPECIAL - 14, 99 eur
Access to the headliner show ONLY (any one day).
Entrance to the festival is possible from 10.00 p.m. to 00.00 am
You can buy the ticket on this shows:
12 August GUANO APES 11:15 pm - 01:00 am
13 August THE 69 EYES 23:40 pm - 01:00 am
14 August GARBAGE 23:30 pm - 01:00 am
MAGIA - 18,99 euro
Upgrade to LIBRE for one day. Valid only  in the presence of any festival ticket. VIP-zone,    special parking located next to the venue entrance separate entrance to the venue, a restaurant with a stage view, separate  beach, access to the FAN-zone and meet&greet zone