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POSITIVUS FESTIVAL 2018 EARLY BIRD TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE THIS WEEK

In the summer of 2018 Positivus Festival will return for the 12th time on 20, 21, and 22 July, filling the beautiful coastal venue in Salacgriva with more dazzling live shows from well-known and established stars, cutting edge emerging artists, a large number of Baltic acts and other surprises that are not to be missed. The Early Bird tickets will go on sale this Wednesday, October 18, and for a limited three days time will be available for the lowest price.

The Swingles will perform at Riga A Cappella Festival Opening concert on October 20

For more than half a century, The Swingles have pushed the boundaries of vocal music. The seven young singers that make up today’s London-based group are driven by the same innovative spirit that has defined the five-time Grammy® winners since they first made waves in the 1960s. At a time when a cappella music is more popular than ever, The Swingles are recognised as masters of their craft.

British musician Ghostpoet will perform at 'Music House Daile' on February 16

Expressive minimalism, electronic sophistication and songs with a light touch of melancholy - British musician Ghostpoet, or Obaro Ejimive in his real name, in his fourth album Dark Days & Canapes has stayed loyal to the Bristol sound of nineties, and music gurmans will have a chance to enjoy it in a particularly intimate concert at “Music House Daile” on February 16. This will be Ghostpoet's return to Latvia – back in 2015 his performance at the Positivus Festival for many music critics was one of the biggest and most exciting festival surprises.

Luis Fonsi with the Love + Dance program

On November 22 at 19:00, Luis Fonsi with the Love + Dance program will conduct a grand and amazing show with the participation of the author and songwriter "Despasito". Starting from October 5, tickets are available in all offices of "Biļešu servisa" and only from 5 to 8 October tickets will be available with a 15% discount!

'Kraftwerk' will perform in Riga with maginificent 3D show

On 18th of February electronic music pioneers “Kraftwerk”will perform with amazing 3D show in Arena Riga. During two hour performance all band’s most known hits will be played: The Man-Machine, Spacelab, The Model, The Robots, Autobahn, Computer Love, Tour de France, Radioactivity, Aero Dynamik, Boing Boom Tschack etc. Important part of the show is high quality 3D projectors which are providing particularly realistic visual addition.

RAG’N’BONE MAN TO PERFORM AT PALLADIUM RIGA ON APRIL 27TH

With heart-tugging bluesy vocals and compositions blending blues, rap and elements of gospel, British musician Rory Graham, known for his stage moniker Rag’n’Bone Man has been slowly winning the admiration of millions worldwide. His hit-single Human has gone platinum in eight countries, reaching double platinum status in Australia, Belgium, Switzerland and the UK, as well as being iTunes number-one most played song in 46 countries. Apart from landing on the Nb.1 spot of the UK Album chart and scoring the fastest-selling male debut album of the decade, Rag’n’Bone Man has also received the prestigious Britt and Echo Awards. Rag’n’Bone Man will be visiting Riga on April 27th as part of his groundbreaking Grande Reserve Tour, performing at the Palladium concert hall

PINK FLOYD VISIONARY ROGER WATERS TO BRING HIS GROUNDBREAKING NEW SHOW TO RIGA NEXT YEAR

Pink Floyd founding member, visionary and creative genius Roger Waters will bring his pioneering new US + THEM show to Riga in the summer of 2018. Having gathered hundreds of thousands of euphoric fans and ecstatic music critics across the biggest cities in the United States since the beginning of summer, Roger Waters will deliver one of the most spectacular shows Arēna Rīga has ever hosted on August 24 of next year.

Bryan Adams returns to Riga with brand new songs

Multi-platinum selling Canadian artist Bryan Adams returns to Riga with his typically energetic performance at Arena Riga on May 3rd. Adams and his band are visiting Riga to support his latest album “Get Up”, but as usually his set-list consist of great mixture of the brand new pieces and well-known hits.

The Michael Jackson Tribute Live Show ''Remember the Time''

Michael Jackson's Best Show in Riga! On November 11th, the Palladium Concert Hall will host a remarkable Michael Jackson Tribute Live Show presented by celebrated Sasha Pazzder, a singer, dancer, artist, choreographer and a friend of the King of Pop Michael Jackson! For the first time, our viewer will be able to hear the hits of the legendary singer in the "live" performance, accompanied by a fiery group of musicians.

For the very first time LP will perform in Latvia this December

On December 7th one of the most extraordinary contemporary indie and pop-rock artists Laura Pergolizzi, better known as LP, will perform in Arena Riga. Her self-made superhit Lost On You, which has almost 150 million views on YouTube, brought the singer a worldwide fame, but she has a number of other wonderful pieces, which can be taken from 4 full-length albums. Just to name few ones, like Tokyo Sunrise, Into The Wild, Tightrope, Muddy Waters, Someday, Other People, Strange, Don’t Let Me Down, Night Like This and many more. This is the very first time when this talented singer will perform in Latvia.

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.

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!

Band of cellists 2CELLOS from Croatia will perform in Arena Riga

On December 4, 2014, the duo of young cellists from Croatia Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, known as 2CELLOS, will perform in Arena Riga. Duo has performed in Latvia in 2011 when they were “warming up” the audience before the concert of Elton John in Riga. Young musicians have already gained recognition all around the world by combining different genres of music in their play and offering wide choice of music to their audience starting from Vivaldi up to AC/DC.

Band 2CELLOS very rapidly started to gain recognition in 2011 when they inserted their record in the website Youtube.com giving their cover version of the Michael Jackson song Smooth Criminal. This record helped the band to sign an agreement with Sony Masterworks and go on a world tour together with Sir Elton John also with the chance to visit Latvia.
Tickets are available in all box-offices of Biļešu serviss and website www.bilesuserviss.lv. Tickets cost starting from 25 EUR.

2CELLOS is the first instrumental ensemble who performed in the TV series Glee – they filmed in the episode devoted to Michael Jackson and performed the already mentioned composition Smooth Criminal.

Within the frameworks of their tour young musicians have already visited USA, Japan and several other European countries, as well as participated in TV shows, for example, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Lopez Tonight etc.

Setting of Naya Rivera of the 2CELLOS composition has reached the Top 10 of the Billboard HOT 100.
In January, 2013, 2CELLOS released their second album In2ition produced by the legendary Bob Yerzinin who has also  worked with several other world class stars like Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, Kiss, Deep Purple.  Also Elton John, Steve Vai, Lang Lang, Naya Rivera and Dzukkero took part in the 2 CELLOS new album record.

About participants of 2CELLOS:
Members of the Duo Sulic and Hauser began playing cello already during childhood. Sulic graduated from the famous Royal Music Academy in London but Hauser Royal Northern Music College in Manchester.
 
Sulic has won several prestigious awards: first and special award in the seventh Music Contest of Lutoslawski, has won the international cello play contest in Warsaw (2009), as well as has gained the first place in the contest organised by the European Broadcasting Union “Young Talent” and won the Pastron award in Wigmore Hall in 2011. 
 
Hauser has worked with many renowned representatives of the classical music field like Mstislav Rostropovich, Bernard Greenhouse, Menahem Pressler and Ivry Gitlis. Stjepan is also the winner of more than twenty national and international music contests. He has twice performed for the Prince Charles in the Beckingham and Saint James palace. 
 
Both musicians has played in the main classical music concert halls like Vigmor Hall, Albert Hall, Saufbenk Centre, Konsertgebay in Amsterdam, Musikverein in Vienna and in the Dramatic Theatre in Berlin.
 
2CELLOS has also performed together with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Queens of the Stone Age and Georges Michael. They have collaborated with famous producers T-Bone Burnett and Humberto Gatica, as well as legendary composer James Newton Howard.
 
More information:
http://www.2cellos.com/us/home