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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.

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!

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.

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.

POSITIVUS FESTIVAL STARTS TODAY

Your favourite day of the year has finally arrived! On July 17, Positivus Festival will open its gates to all quality music and wild party enthusiasts, so that everyone can celebrate the biggest Baltic music and arts festivity together! In its ninth year, Positivus Festival will host more than 150 performances and more than thousand artists, who will be playing on 6 stages, creating an excellent event atmosphere.
 
Experience some of this year's brightest festival stars on the Lattelecom stage - rock legend Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, cult-status musicians Placebo and Brit rock superstars Kasabian. Other artist will shine just as brightly, including fan favorite Tom Odell, skillful female rockers Warpaint, style chameleon St.Vincent, pop/punk princess Charli XCX, and many, many more. There will also be improvisation theatres and circus performers, cinema viewings and comedic stand-up - all in all - Positivus Festival will offer three day entertainment options for virtually anyone. And remember - the festival programme is easily browsable on your mobile app Positivus 15, which you can still download at Google Play Store (Android) and AppStore (iOs).
 
Find out all the newest Positivus Festival updates on our social media profiles - follow us on Twitter @positivus and be in the loop about all the exciting news and events. When tweeting, use the hashtags #positivus2015, #positivus and #360TVPositivus to get maximum exposure. And don’t forget to browse through the most colorful festival pictures at our Facebook gallery.
 
For visitor comfort, Positivus Festival has prepared an especially versatile catering selection - 30 restaurants and cafes from across the Baltic. You will also be able to enrich your wardrobe with both the official Positivus ’15 T-shirts (use the chance to print this year’s line-up on the back of your T-shirt!), as well as your favorite artist T-shirts and local designer items from the arts and crafts market. To keep the wonderful festival memories with you for long after, get your favorite artist records and the official festival posters.
 
We advise you to stock up on cash in advance, but in case that’s all spent, head over to one of the festival's Nordea ATMs. Lattelecom Wi-Fi access points will be placed around the entire festival territory. In order to ensure an uninterrupted mobile signal connectivity, all mobile operators will establish extra base stations. However, in case your phone signals do get disrupted, we advise you to agree on a meeting place with your friends in advance, so that you can always find each other.
 
And for this year’s festival to be a true success, we recommend you complete these 5 challenges:
 

  1. Experience the full set of your favorite artist;
  2. Be at the very front row at one of the concerts;
  3. Make at least one new friend;
  4. Greet the sunrise;
  5. Learn a song from A to Z and then sing it together with a beloved musician during their performance.
 
The ninth Positivus Festival will take place in Salacgrīva, Latvia from July 17th - 19th and will once again be an event of epic proportions for all quality music and wild party enthusiasts.
 
 
Festival artist line-up:
 
Lattelecom stage: Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Placebo, Kasabian, Tom Odell, Jungle, Warpaint, Ewert and the Two Dragons, St. Vincent, Basement Jaxx, Everything Everything, DaGamba + Sinfonietta Riga + Juventus, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizards, Fenech-Soler, Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges + Coolman Report.
 
Nordea stage: Jack Garratt, Charlie XCX, Lamb, Rival Sons, Elliphant, Kate Boy, Peace, Indiana, Public Access T.V., East India Youth, The Sound Poets, Max Jury, Ghostpoet, Bokka, Iza, PeR, Astro’n’out + DJ Rudd, PeR,
 
Palladium stage: Vök, Rangleklods, Soak, Jennie Abrahamson, Triana Park, Sigma, The Big Bluff, Rīgas Modes, Pienvedēja piedzīvojumi, Moontalk, Garbanotas Bosistas, Laime Pilnīga, DJ Jonathan Toubin, Badass Yuki, cirkl, Curly Strings, Gorõ Lana, Lexsoul Dancemachine, MiaMee, Tallinn Daggers, DJ Toms Grēviņš/ Oded Kafri, Neon Saturdays, Ryga, Tora
 
I Love You stage: Mona de bo, Super Besse, Inokentijs Mārpls, Momend, Laika Suns, The Bongo Club, Galvanic Elephants, Würffel, DJ Krankenwagen, Zebra Island, Parára, Future Folk Orchestra, The Werg, Sibyl Vane, The Pink Elephant, Matīss Kļaviņš, Alise Joste, NEØV, DJ Pēteris Bajārs, DJ Klāvs Lauls.
 
Red Bull Music Academy stage: Camo & Krooked, Egyptian Lover,  Dorian Concept Trio, DJ Sliink, Breach, DJ AI-VA, DJ Mr Krime, Without Letters, Dave Storm Live, Break Da Funk, Avoid Dave, Grind Live, Münpauzn, Bandmaster, Smthing Smthing, DJ Quest & Paul Oja, Mr Nestor, Niklāvz, Formacja/ Mr Krime Live Band.
 
 
The festival’s main partner - Lattelecom is creating the only festival devoted TV channel in Europe - 360TV Positivus and supporting the festival with modern technology. Supported by Nordea and Tuborg. All the festival news can be heard on radio SWH - the official Positivus Festival radio. Cinema tent flavour is added by Ādažu čipsi.
 
A Positivus Festival 3 day ticket without camping costs EUR 69,00 and a 3 day ticket with camping costs EUR 75,00. One-day tickets are now on sale for the price of EUR 35,00.