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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.


LMT Summer Sound in collaboration with Red Bull will offer the visitors of the festival to feel the energy of Red Bull Thre3style DJ competition by dancing in the rhythms of 16 DJs from five countries. During the two days of the festival the ultimate dance party be hosted by the most acknowledged DJs from Latvia (AG, Ksenia Kamikaza  and the winner of Red Bull Thre3style Latvian championships DJ Monsta, among others) as well as guests from Estonia, Ukraine, Poland and Belgium. The party will be held at the Red Bull stage just a few meters from the Baltic sea with the biggest dance floor Liepāja has ever seen.

All of the DJs have taken part in Red Bull Thre3style competition either as competitors or members of jury. The competitors are judged on their ability to mix three different music styles in 15 minutes to get the dance floor moving. The World Finals of the competition will take place in Baku, Azerbaijan this year. LMT Summer Sound will offer the insight of the World Championships with spin-offs by the winners of the national competitions, as well as the mixes from judges and other competitors.

At the Red Bull Thre3style showcase Latvia will be represented by DJ AG, DJ Monsta, Ksenia Kamikaza, DJ DUB:ra & DJ Rudd, DJ AI-VA & DJ Alex-O, DJ aiQ, DJ Get Dizzy un DJ PM-AM. The range and variety of DJs' styles and mixing manners are promising the most astonishing dance experience of all times for LMT Summer Sound visitors.

To make it even more stunning, the line-up of Latvian DJs are added by guests from four countries, making LMT Summer Sound the greatest pan-Baltic dance party. Red Bull stage will be visited by one of the most demanded DJs of Estonia, namely, DJ JANNO & Paul Oja. Poland will be represented by DJ Kostek, the winner of Red Bull Thre3style Poland championships 2012. He was a judge of Red Bull Thre3style Latvian championships this year as well. Another laureate will come from Belgium: DJ Madfingaz has won Belgium championship twice. Also, LMT Summer Sound will offer DJ sets from three Ukrainian DJs, namely, DJ iO, DJ Kinree un DJ JOSS.

In its fourth year, LMT Summer Sound will kick off this year on July 11th for two days on the beach and seaside park by the Baltic Sea. The announced headliners of the festival include British electric pop duo Pet Shop Boys, British producer Naughty Boy, renowned Latvian singer Dons, as well as American musician Mykki Blanco and Lithuanian project Golden Parazyth. Visitors will have the opportunity to see the comeback after two years of Latvian hip-hop artist Gacho with his amazing new show. The announced line-up also includes Latvian artists Otra puse and Jenny May.

Overall, the festival hosts dozens of singers, DJs and artists, and the line-up of the LMT Summer Sound will be updated pretty soon. The price of the tickets for the festival will increase as event date approaches, so get your tickets now at Bilešu Serviss web page ( and ticket offices. The price of two-day ticket currently is 28 euro. The entry ticket for the camping area, as well as package consisting of two-day tickets and entry ticket to the camping area are sold for 35 euros. The price of a separate camping area ticket is 7 euros. If you are looking for the best experience of the festival, consider VIP tickets which are on sale by now.

The festival is presented by Latvijas Mobilais Telefons, taste is provided by Cēsu alus, supported by