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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.

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.

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.

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.