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The NIRVANA Experience and CHAD CHANNING

This year the world celebrates the 30th anniversary of the NIRVANA band! On January 1, 1989, the band "Nirvana" signed its first recording agreement  with the Seattle recording label Sub Pop Records, and shortly thereafter recorded the album "Bleach." The contract was signed for 12 months with the possibility to extend it for two more years. Kurt Cobain, Chad Channing, Krist Novoselic and Jason Everman were present while the contract was signed.

THE EXPRESSIVE GIPSY PUNK-ROCK UNION GOGOL BORDELLO RETURNS TO RIGA

Extravagant stage image, hooligans-like behaviour and music filled with energy that exceeds boundaries of genres and despises society’s norms - the American gypsy punk-rock union Gogol Bordello challenges and fires up its audience for almost twenty years already. Each year the band plays around two hundred shows and most of them are sold out, just like the previous concert in Riga. On May 20, 2018, Gogol Bordello will return to the Palladium concert hall, offering hot dances, waves of wine and a full list of songs from their newest album “Seekers and Finders”.

CHAPMIONS ARE COMING BACK!

CHAPMIONS ARE COMING BACK TO KOK'54 WORLD GP 2018 24.02.2018 - ARENA RIGA!

On June 3 Deep Purple will celebrate its 50th anniversary

On June 3 Deep Purple will celebrate its 50th anniversary at the Arena Riga with the only show in Riga. It will be a unique opportunity to see one of the most influential bands in the history of music. Deep Purple will play all their best and favorite hits, as well as new songs of their twentieth studio album "inFinite", which became the reason for this world tour.

Sunset Festival announces the first 2 events in Sigulda

Sunset Festival announces the summer season of 2018 with the release of British band "Clean Bandit" on July 5th and the ambitious Radio SWH's 25th anniversary flash-back event on July 14th. Tickets for both events will be available on the "Ticket Service" network starting Monday, December 18th. Subsequent concert days and artists will be announced gradually.

FAMOUS COMPONIST AND PIANIST LUDOVICO EINAUDI WILL PERFORM AT ARENA RIGA AMPHITHEATRE

The name of today's classical music composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi is praised worldwide - his deeply touching and emotional compositions have enriched countless cinematic masterpieces. Einaudi’s ability to fuse traditional ideas of music genres with minimalism and contemporary pop has earned him a reputation of being a trully rare talent in the world of contemporary classical music. Next year Einaudi is going on a European tour and one of the stops will be Arena Riga amphitheater, where the great musician will perform on April 9. General sale of the tickets at Biļešu Serviss will start on November 30 and the prices will be starting from 49 €.

NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS – THE FIRST HEADLINER OF POSITIVUS’18

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds have been announced as the first headliners of the Positivus Festival 2018. The legendary songwriter, author and actor will perform together with his most acclaimed musical companions on the closing festival day on Sunday, July 22. One-day and two-day tickets go on sale today.

NORWEGIAN MEGA BAND A-HA WILL PERFORM AT SIGULDA OPENAIR STAGE THIS SUMMER

Thirty-five years on the stage - the Norwegian band A-ha has achieved a lot during this time, including becoming the most exportable mega band of Norway, playing thousands of shows around the world, including Latvia, as well as saying goodbye forever to its concert guests. However, one can’t simply say "stop" to true love for music. A-ha acoustic album “Summer Solstice” recently was released as a part of MTV Unplugged series and next year the musicians will have a fresh beginning with the world tour where acoustic performances will be combined with concert series Electric Summer. The Norwegian band will perform at Sigulda Open Air Stage on July 17 and listeners will have a chance to enjoy the great hits that have lived through decades as well as brand new compositions which still carry the unique and creative A-ha signature sound.

Ticket sales for the EROTS 2018 Festival is open!

Allow passion to take precedence and fulfil your erotic fantasies at the "Erots 2018" festival! Plan your visit to the largest in the Baltics erotica festival to be held in Kipsala Hall on February 16–17, buy tickets now! No entry to persons under the age of 18!

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.

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.

'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.

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.

DALAI LAMA in RIGA ‒ Teachings on Wisdom and Compassion

His Holiness the Dalai Lama will give teachings primarily in Tibetan. The teachings will be translated into Latvian, Russian and English. The translations will be broadcast in the FM range.
 
You may use your mobile phone with built in FM radio or a portable FM radio set to listen to the translation. Please make sure your phone is fully charged, and you have enough spare batteries for your radio set. Please bring the corresponding earphones.


May 5‒6 at Kipsala International Exhibition Center

His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama will give his first ever teachings in the Baltic States on wisdom and compassion– the two main aspects of the Buddhist spiritual path.
 
«Just like a bird relying on its two wings is flying freely across an open sky, a practitioner is ascending the spiritual path relying on wisdom and compassion», ‒ often says His Holiness quoting great Buddhist thinkers of the past.
 
The spiritual leader will teach the fundamentals of Buddhist philosophy based on two classical texts – the Heart Sutra and 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas by Gyalsey Thogmey Zangpo. The teachings will be given at the numerous requests of Buddhists from the Baltic States and Russia.
 
Everyone is welcome to participate in this event with His Holiness the Dalai Lamа, both Buddhists and those who are simply interested in the Buddhist philosophy that harmoniously combines profound wisdom and limitless compassion.
 
Event links:  lv.dalailama.ru
 
Schedule
5 – 6 May 2014
 
9.30 ‒ 11.30    First Session
11.30 ‒ 13.30  Lunch Break
13.30 ‒ 15.30 Second Session
 
Attention!
Each ticket:
‒ is valid for the teachings on 5 – 6 May;
‒ includes lunch during the break between the two sessions each day.
 
Monks and nuns
The organizers offer free admission to the teachings of H.H. the Dalai Lama to monks and nuns. Please fill up the form at http://lv.dalailama.ru/. Your applications should be sent before April 15.
 
Children

The organizers kindly ask you not to bring your children under the age of six into the hall. If your children attend the sessions, you need to purchase an admission ticket for them. The children should be able to sit quietly for a two hour talk as well as show an interest in being there.
If you are planning to bring a child below 3 years old, please email the organizers: dalailama.riga@gmail.com.
 
Wheelchair users
Wheelchair users and those accompanying them, please do not book your tickets online, rather send a mail to dalailama.riga@gmail.com to receive your admission ticket and other pertinent information.

Security
To ensure a harmonious sequence of events and a safe one for all participants, please adhere to the following guidelines:
 
The teachings will begin at 9.30 am, both on May 4 and on May 5. The doors of the Kipsala International Exhibition Center will open at 7.30 am. Please consider arriving at least one hour before the event to allow you to go through the security checks before entry. Please promptly take your seat since H.H. the Dalai Lama usually starts on time and sometimes arrives well in advance.
 
For safety reasons you are requested not to carry large bags, strollers and other bulky items into the venue. Weapons, knives, tools, aerosols, paint, marking pens, flags, scissors and sharp objects are not permitted.
 
Seats are numbered and volunteers will assist you in finding them.
Please switch off your mobiles in the hall (or switch to flight mode if you use the FM radio function of your mobile for the translation).
 
Photos can only be taken from your seat; please avoid using flash and be considerate of those seated next to you by taking only a few photos.
 
Pets are not allowed except for guide dogs for the blind