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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.

Cirque du Soleil Is Coming Back to Riga with Varekai!

For the first time in four years, Cirque du Soleil is coming back to Riga with Varekai this fall. The performances will take place from September 20th till 24th, 2017, at Arena Riga.

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.

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.

Information for Neste World RX of Latvia spectators

Event organizers suggest using public transportation to get to the track, and, for guests who come from further away, it is recommended to consider buying a car park ticket, so that an inconvenience is not caused for local inhabitants by placing spectator cars by their homes.
Spectators who arrive to the venue on a bicycle will be able to leave it in a special stand next to the entrance of the track.
In addition to that, organizers suggest looking at the track access scheme, which has been published on, as there is a separate entrance for each spectator sector so that the traffic moves along at a quicker pace.
Considering the unpredictable October weather in Latvia, it is suggested for spectators to bring warm and comfortable clothing, and to dress according to the weather of each day. It will be allowed to enter the track with umbrellas, but, in case of rain, organizers would suggest using raincoats, so that the view of the track for other spectators is not limited by the umbrellas.
It is forbidden to bring sharp, dangerous or oversize objects, food, drinks or pets inside the venue. With public safety being an important aspect, spectators can be searched by the security personnel at the entrance of the venue.
Considering that this is one of the largest events taking place in CSDD Biķernieki track, which will be attended by people of various nationalities and age groups, the organizers would ask everyone to be tolerant, kind and helpful towards each other and the personnel at the venue.
In CSDD Biķernieki territory, especially in the paddock, the spectators, sports cars and personnel team cars will be moving around, so the organizers would ask everyone to be aware of their surroundings, look after their children and always listen to the event personnel. It is important to note that racing cars can be very loud, so noise-cancelling headphones would be suggested for the youngest spectators.