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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.

NEW NAMES ADDED TO POSITIVUS PROGRAMME

New additions to the Positivus festival programme feature one of the most notable alternative British hip-hop artists Tricky, the legendary saxophone player Pharaoh Sanders and band, as well as the prominent Latvian Blues Band with special guest, the rising Nigerian soul star Justina Lee Brown. Baltic’s biggest pop music festival will take place from July 18-20 in Salacgrīva, Latvia.
 
The British alternative hip-hop artist Tricky, known for his half-rapped, half-sung asthmatic whispering lyrical style, has been one of the most innovative genre performers since the mid-90’s, as well as a Mercury Award nominee. He has remixed artists as diverse as Elvis Costello, Garbage, Yoko Ono and Bush, and was a member of Massive Attack. Having become a real legend during the span of his career, Tricky blurs the normal definitions of hip-hop by blending elements of varying types of music. This Positivus appearance is highly anticipated by those who appreciate the music of Massive Attack and Portishead. 
 
Pharoah Sanders is "probably the best tenor player in the world" according to living saxophone legend Ornette Coleman. Emerging from John Coltrane's mid-1960s groups, Sanders embarked on a solo career in the 70s and has remained one of the most important figures in the development of free jazz since.
 
This year Positivus festival will welcome its first African performer - one of the most promising new jazz and r’n’b talents, the Nigerian singer Justina Lee Brown who will perform with one of the most globally renowned Latvian bands - Latvian Blues Band. Justina is famous for her powerful and wide-ranging vocals, which are best witnessed during a live performance, where the singer skilfully mixes up soul, jazz and r’n’b. During the span of their career, Latvian Blues Band have performed alongside the world’s biggest blues acts, embarked on countless global tours and have been generally making world-class music since 1997.
 
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
BASTILLE
ELLIE GOULDING
ELBOW
THE KOOKS
THE 1975
DAUGHTER
CHET FAKER
LAURA MVULA
JUNIP
TEMPLES
ANNA CALVI
OF MONTREAL
THE HORRORS
YOU ME AT SIX
FUTURE ISLANDS
ALUNAGEORGE
NONONO
A TRAK
KING CHARLES
KID KARATE
CHERUB
BIRTH OF JOY
JUST BLAZE
POMPEYA
FM BELFAST
AND SO I WATCH YOU FROM AFAR