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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.

DARING ELLIPHANT, HITS OF PER, MISTERY OF BOKKA AND OTHER UNIQUE MUSICIANS JOIN POSITIVUS LINEUP

Unconventional Swedish pop-stars Elliphant, mysterious Bokka from Poland, beatbox favourites from Latvia PeR, blues legend Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges and many more artists join Positivus festival lineup to create even more vivid offer for lovers of various genres of music. 
 
On Friday the first artists to perform on the main stage will be blues legend from New Orleans Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges; together with the Latvian blues band Coolmans Report he will present true guitar riffs, enthusiastic vocals and blues that will grab your heart.  
 
Today several bright artist names are added to Nordea Stage lineup. Elliphant music comes from the depths of Swedish subculture; not without a reason the band has been called the most unconventional pop-stars of Sweden. Elliphant freely floats between different genres of music - energetic pop-rap blends with synth-pop and Jamaican rhythms are joined by vibes of dub step and punk rock while all is held together by band’s incredible vitality. The musical union Bokka is one the most mystical phenomenon of Polish Indie scene - nobody has any idea about the true identities of the musicians, during shows their faces are covered in mirror masks and apart of music with features of synth-pop, dream-pop, shoegaze and electronic they don't say a word. The princess of Polish pop-music Iza has attracted attention of the big music industry players around the world with her sound experiments and mixes of hip hop rhythms and airy melodies; she has even written music and made a movie together with Snoop Dogg. Meanwhile the band PeR successfully blends beat box with elements of swing and jazz and creates inspiring rhythms and fresh sound. 
 
The artists of Palladium stage will be joined by Neon Saturdays who are inspired by indie/ alternative rock and electronic music and play around with rough rhythms of guitar and active rhythm sections creating a powerful musical performance that is acclaimed both in Latvia and UK. 
 
On the I Love You stage a special vibe will be created by Finish dream-pop union NEØV, who twines together ever-changing melodies with dreamy pop-music. Meanwhile, the night parties on Friday and Saturday will be hosted by DJ Pēteris Bajārs and DJ Klāvs Lauls.
 
The ninth edition of Positivus festival will take place in Salacgrīva on July 17-19 and as usual it is going to be an important event for those who appreciate high quality music and crazy parties. 
The confirmed artists of the festival so far 
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.
 
Nordea Stage: Jack Garratt, Charlie XCX, Lamb, Rival Sons, Kate Boy, Peace, Indiana, Public Access T.V., East India Youth, The Sound Poets, Max Jury, Ghostpoet.
 
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. 
 
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. 
 
Red Bull Music Academy Stage: Araabmuzik, 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.
 
Before the festival there will be more artists announced to perform on the six stages of the festival as well as the program of Ādažu čipsu Cinema Tent. 
 
The main partner of the festival is Lattelecom, supporters are Nordea and Tuborg. The latest festival news can be heard on radio SWH – the official Positivus Festival radio. The taste of the cinema tent is added by Ādažu čipsi.
 
Three-day ticket pass without camping place costs EUR 65,00; three-day ticket pass with camping place costs EUR 71,00. Tickets for one days are available for EUR 35,00.