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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.

JUNIP, TEMPLES, YOU ME AT SIX and others joined POSITIVUS festival

Junip, Temples, You Me at Six, MØ, FM Belfast and Pompeya are added to Positivus Festival line-up, with King Charles and And So I Watch You from Afar returning to the festival stages. Positivus Festival will take place on July 18, 19 and 20 in Salacgrīva.

The melodic folk rock band of José González Junip will engulf the festival guests in the ultimate idyllic summer ambience. Although initially created only as a hobby band by González and two of his childhood friends in the early 90’s, in 2000 Junip re-emerged as a refined, ethereally psychedelic folk rock band. Their highly anticipated and light-heartedly dynamic debut record Fields (2010) became a steadfast music critic and connoisseur favourite. Some of their latest work is featured on “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” movie soundtrack.


Sixties glam rock with a dash of eastern psychedelia is what Temples are all about. The band caused a serious music scene commotion even before the release of their critically acclaimed debut album Sun Structures in 2014. With Noel Gallagher naming them ‘the best new band in Britain’, Temples have already performed at all the biggest music festivals and played together with The Rolling Stones at London’s Hyde Park.

You Me at Six (YMAS) is currently one of the best British pop rock export bands, with wickedly punkish guitar riffs and excitingly catchy pop choruses. YMAS have conquered the British charts, sold out the Wembley arena and made a gradual transition from hazy pop punk to a more melodic and contemporary rock sound, all while galvanizing audiences at concerts and festivals alike.

One of the hottest emerging Danish indie stars (Karen Marie Ørsted) is often compared to the likes of Grimes, Twin Shadow and Santigold. The hype surrounding the release of her first two tracks led to a record deal with one of the biggest global record labels Sony, who are behind the release of her debut album No Mythologies to Follow (2014).

 
The playfully mischievous Icelandic synth pop bands FM Belfast are true festival performers, creating uninhibited music for themselves and their audiences. With band members ranging from 3 to 45, depending on whoever is available, FM Belfast are positively unpredictable artists, with a wide arsenal of musical instruments, which sometimes even include a cow bell.
 
 
Always an anticipated Positivus Festival guest, King Charles is undoubtedly a beloved artist in Latvia; his heartfelt performances are guaranteed to thrill and inspire his audiences. This summer King Charles will treat the festival guests with new songs from his upcoming album. The singer-songwriter has toured with Laura Marling, last year’s festival headliners Noah and the Whale, as well as Mumford and Sons, with whom he recorded the lyrical ballad The Brightest Lights.

 
Drawing inspiration from disco, new wave and indie rock, Moscow’s ambitious quartet Pompeya create refined and unabashed pop tracks in English. The band’s music is an organic combination of vibrant harmonies, melodic synth lines and punchy guitar riffs. Having just embarked on their first US tour, Pompeya also impressed audiences at one of the biggest music industry events of the year - SXSW.

 
The Northern Irish instrumental post rock and math rock band And So I Watch You From Afar (ASIWYFA) will also be returning to this year’s Positivus Festival, having first performed back in 2010. Not ones for making lazy and placid background music, ASIWYFA create an accelerated, dynamic and explosive instrumental mix of tunes that will become part of the perfect festival soundtrack.

 
The festival 3 day ticket without camping currently costs EUR 57 and a 3 day ticket with camping costs EUR 63. Ticket prices are set to increase.

This year’s Positivus Festival will host:
Kraftwerk
Ellie Goulding
The Kooks
Bastille
Junip
Temples
Laura Mvula
of Montreal
The 1975
King Charles
Daughter

FM Belfast
You Me at Six
Kid Karate
And So I Watch You From Afar
Birth Of Joy
Pompeya
u.c.