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The xx – first anounced artists of Sunset Festival 2017

With The xx – one of the world’s most recognised British bands, highly regarded by music critics – Sunset Festival starts announcing the program of coming Summer. This Summer in Sigulda Castle at least 4 worldwide artist shows are being planned, in each will perform local and foreign new artists as well. The next big names will be announced on Friday, March 3rd.

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.

Weekend Festival Baltic has announced first artists from the festival line-up, featuring Armin van Buuren, Alesso, Kungs and Alan Walker

Taking place for the third time from August 3 - 5 at Pärnu, the biggest festival in the Baltics, Weekend Festival Baltic, has announced first artist in the line-up. One of the best known DJ-s and dance music superstars, named as a best in the world by DJ Magazine five times, Armin van Buuren, swedish decent Alesso, who has taken over all mainstream radios with the song “Heroes”, and who Madonna named as “the next big star in dance music” and Alan Walker who is after a Brit Award with his hit song “Faded”.

Phantogram will perform in Riga in April

In 6st of April, with the only show in Baltics, American electronic rock and triphop duet Phantogram will perform in Riga. The show will take place in concert hall “Palladium” for their latest album “Three” support.

Evanescence – for the first time in Baltics

Sunset Festival, which started with great success and responsiveness in Sigulda will now expand to include Lithuania next summer. Festival concept remains the same - one-day performances from well-known artists of different genres. Separate concerts will be happening in different dates and venues. The key is a unique architectural place with an extraordinary feel to it.

FOO FIGHTERS TO PERFORM IN LATVIA THIS SUMMER FIRST EVER APPEARANCE IN THE BALTICS

The last great American arena/stadium rock band will visit Latvia for the first time in its 21-year career: Foo Fighters have confirmed that they will headline Lucavsala Island in Riga at the bank of Daugava River on the 21th of June. Special guests on this historic day will be Scottish trio Biffy Clyro, British-American The Kills and Elephants From Neptune. Marking the bands first appearance in Baltics many visitors from neighboring Estonia and Lithuania are expected. The event's ticket sales start on Thursday 15 December at www.bilesuserviss.lv.

International music festival LABA DABA/GOOD NATURE

International music festival Laba Daba will take a place from August 4th to August 6th, 2017 in the Ligatne Parish, University of Latvia conference and recreation centre ’’Ratnieki’’. Reggae, ethno-folk, rock, electro, and other world music will be played – the kind of music that brightens up the world and cheers up people!

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.

First time in Riga – soul music diva Imany

Author of phenomenally successful hits “Don’t Be So Shy” (Nr.1 in 11 European countries!) and “You Will Never Know”, French soul music diva Imany on 29th of April will perform for the first time in Latvia. The talented artist with suede voice will visit Riga concert hall “Palladium” during promotional tour of her newest album “The Wrong Kind Of War”.

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS WILL PERFORM IN LATVIA FOR THE FIRST TIME!

Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced they will come to Latvia and play the impressive outdoor concert in Lucavsala, Riga on the bank of Daugava river on Thursday, 27 July 2017.

ROBBIE WILLIAMS THE HEAVY ENTERTAINMENT SHOW TOUR 2017.

At a press conference in London today, Robbie Williams announced his highly anticipated 2017 European stadium tour. Twenty-nine shows in eighteen countries are announced, opening with a date at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium on June 2nd 2017. Erasure will be joining Robbie Williams on the tour as special guests. Tickets go on sale this Friday, November 11. Robbie will perform a special one-off show at The Troxy in London this evening to celebrate receiving the prestigious BRITs Icon Award. The award is the highest accolade given by the BRIT Awards and has previously only been given to Elton John and David Bowie. It is only presented to artists whose writing, recording and performances have set them apart as having made a lasting impact on British culture, recognising the very highest level of achievement in music.

SCOTT BRADLEE’S POSTMODERN JUKEBOX RETURNS TO RIGA IN MARCH 2017 BRINGING THEIR VINTAGE TWIST TO MODERN POP SONGS

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox has announced a 2017 European tour set to kick off end of February in UK. Performance of SCOTT BRADLEE’S POSTMODERN JUKEBOX in Riga will take place at Palladium concert hall on March 4, 2017.

For the first time in Baltics – Jurmala Masters will gather the best players

Date: 20 - 24 May
Place: Jurmala, “Baltic Beach Hotel & SPA” stadium
Contestants: European Strongest male duets

2015 CEV Beach Volleyball European Chamipnship – Jurmala masters at the end of May will bring us 75 best European beach volleyball players from 25 countries. It is the biggest beach volleyball event in five year time in Baltics.

Championship, which is going to take place on May 20-24 at the Baltic Beach Hotel & SPA beach stadium in Jurmala, has been included in the 2015 official beach volleyball calendar of the International Federation of Volleyball (FIVB) and in the international championship system. The leading beach volleyball team from Latvia Aleksandrs Samoilovs and Janis Smedins will also contest for the 25 000 EUR price pool and rating points.

Beach volleyball player Aleksandr Somoilov: ”After the Satellite tournament last year many athletes from other countries admitted that they were positively surprised by the large amount of fans, because some of the Grand Slam championships do not have so many fans as they were in Jurmala last year. The energy and support from our fans was very important when we played in our home country. Therefor I invite everyone to the Jurmala Masters championship, where you can spend splendid time with you family by the sea, while enjoying the athletic show!”

This year organizers paid particular attention to the sport and the promotion of the tournament, for the children and young people in various Latvian regions. For this purpose a student competition has been organized “Come along with your class to the European Championship!" the grand prize for winning this competition is free tickets to the finals of the “2015 CEV Beach Volleyball European Championship – Jurmala masters”, second and third place will get tickets to the Main Draw.

Till quarterfinals of the championship, which will take place on Saturday, games will be held on two beach volleyball courts: central court and an additional court. Quarterfinals and finals will be held only on the main court. The main court will be equipped with 2330 spectator seats.

Championship program:

19.05.2015.
13:00 At the championship stadium - mass training together with Latvian leading beach volleyball players in Jurmala

20.05.2015.
13:00 Country quota tournament. Teams will fight for a chance to participate in the qualification round. (Free entry)
17:00 At the Baltic Beach Hotel & SPA stadium mass beach volleyball training led by professional coaches and our best players. A separate training will be provided for children 7 years old and older as well as grownups.

21.05.2015.
09:00-19:00 Qualification games (free entry)

22.05.2015.
9:00 – 19:00 Main Draw group games (free entry)

23.05.2015. Ticket price 10.00 EUR
10:00 - 14:00 Main Draw (Play Off) 1/8 final
15:00 - 19:00 Main Draw (Play Off) 1/4 final
19:00 - 23:00 Players party (next to Baltic Beach Hotel & SPA. The opportunity for everyone to meet Europe's best beach volleyball players.

24.05.2015. Ticket price 15.00 EUR
12:00-14:00 semi-finals
15:00 Game for 3rd place
16:00 The final

Ticket price for two days 20.00 EUR. Buying a ticket spectators have a guaranteed entrance in rostrum all day long. Tickets will be available in advance www.bilesuserviss.lv.
Children younger than 6 years entrance for free.
Handicapped in a wheelchair plus companion need only one ticket.
Children ages 7 – 12 have 50% discount.
Stadium capacity - 2330 seats

All interested parties are given the opportunity to watch the championships on mobile phones, TV and the Internet.
Championship quarterfinal, semifinal and the final games everyone from Latvia will be able to watch live on channel TV6 and on the internet TV Play. Everyone around the world will be able to watch the live stream on “laola1.tv”. All the other games, starting on Friday, LMT network will have an exclusive live stream that is going to be available on mobile phones and on the internet – m.lmt.lv, delfi.lv, sportacentrs.com.

More information about the championship:     
jurmala.beachvolley.lv
www.facebook.com/Jurmala.Beachvolley
www.twitter.com/JurmalaVolley