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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 VIP, one day, and camping tickets go on sale

The Positivus Festival VIP and one day tickets are purchasable starting today, with the Festival camping site and camper tickets also on sale.

The VIP ticket provides pass holders various additional extras during the festival, such as access to the Lattelecom stage’s elevated concert side viewing platforms, access to a separate catering area and a bar in the VIP area, VIP parking space near the festival entrance, a separate entrance into the festival and other extras. A one day ticket grants entry into the Festival on either July 18, 19 or 20th for those wishing to see a performance of a specific band. This year, the VIP ticket costs EUR 220, and a one day ticket costs EUR 35.
In order to stay at the camping site, each camping site visitor needs to acquire their own camping site ticket which costs EUR 8. The camping site will offer access to a shower for a separate fee.

The festival 3 day ticket without camping currently costs EUR 57 and a 3 day ticket with camping costs EUR 63. Tickets are available at www.bilesuserviss.lv and in all Biļešu Serviss box offices. Ticket prices are set to increase.

This year’s Positivus Festival will host Kraftwerk, The Kooks, Bastille, Laura Mvula, Daughter, of Montreal, The 1975, Birth Of Joy and Kid Karate and many more.

Positivus Festival 2014 will be taking place in Salacgrīva, Latvia for the eighth time. The festival’s main sponsor is Lattelecom and it is supported by Nordea and Tuborg. All the latest festival news can be heard on radio SWH – the official Positivus festival radio. The previous festival’s live recordings of The xx, Keane and James are already available for free on Lattelecom interactive TV and www.lattelecom.tv video rental.

More about the festival: www.positivusfestival.com