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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.

100 DAYS UNTIL THE FESTIVAL!

Positivus Express tickets and Baltic Taxi coupons are now on sale!
 
With only 100 days left until Positivus Festival, it’s high time to start planning your music-filled summer event! And nothing sets the mood quite like an exciting trip to the festival and a comfortable place to rest. Hence the festival website https://www.positivusfestival.com/en/store/eticket/ is now offering tickets for the Positivus Express shuttle bus, coupons for the special “Baltic Taxi” festival offer, as well as camping site passes and camper parking spaces. 
 
With Positivus Express shuttle and “Baltic Taxi” services becoming increasingly  more popular, the festival organisers want to make sure that every visitor can plan their trip in advance. For a speedy and comfortable trip from Riga to Salacgrīva and back, definitely pick the Positivus Express, which will deliver passengers from the “Olimpia” shopping mall (located at Āzenes str. 5) straight to the festival entrance. The Express fare currently costs EUR 6.50 one way. We advise you to get your tickets now, due to the limited number of seats available.
 
“BalticTaxi” will also transport Positivus Festival guests from any location in Riga directly to the festival. One travel voucher costs EUR 76, one way. One cab can fit up to four people for the price of one voucher. During the festival “BalticTaxi” cabs will be permanently stationed in an easily accessible and visible spot at the second festival entrance. Find out more information about the “Baltic Taxi” coupons and the Positivus Express shuttle ticket rules and tickets here. 
 
Camper parking spaces, located in a special area within the camping site will also be available this year. A camper parking space without an electricity connection costs EUR 50, while a camper parking space with electricity costs EUR 80. The price includes four camping site entry wristbands. Camper parking spaces are limited. 
 
Continuing the fruitful four-year partnership, Positivus Festival and “Gandrs” - the active tourism and leisure equipment store are encouraging visitors to travel lighter by offering a chance to camp out in one their two or four person pre-ordered tents at the heart of the camping site in the “Gandrs village”. Along with rentable tents, the store also offers special deals for tent-related equipment for a more comfortable camping   experience. A more detailed offer and price description is available here. 
 
Festival tickets are available in all Biļešu Serviss box offices and Nordea ATM’s (in Latvia only). A Positivus Festival 3 day ticket without camping costs EUR 65,00 and a 3 day ticket with camping - EUR 71,00. A separate camping site ticket costs EUR 8. 
 
Positivus Festival 2015 will be taking place in Latvia, Salacgrīva, for the ninth consecutive year. The festival’s main partner is Lattelecom, with support from Nordea and Tuborg. All the Festival news can be heard on radio SWH - the official Positivus Festival radio.
 
The 2015 Positivus Festival will host:
PLACEBO
ROBERT PLANT And The Sensational Space Shifters
KASABIAN
BASEMENT JAXX
ST. VINCENT
EVERYTHING EVERYTHING
TOM ODELL
JUNGLE
CHARLI XCX
LAMB
JACK GARRATT
EWERT AND THE TWO DRAGONS
THE SOUND POETS
FENECH-SOLER
KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD
TRIANA PARK
KATE BOY
MAX JURY
SOAK
 
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Festival inspiration:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rC97bMoGDLQ