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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.

The Swingles will perform at Riga A Cappella Festival Opening concert on October 20

For more than half a century, The Swingles have pushed the boundaries of vocal music. The seven young singers that make up today’s London-based group are driven by the same innovative spirit that has defined the five-time Grammy® winners since they first made waves in the 1960s. At a time when a cappella music is more popular than ever, The Swingles are recognised as masters of their craft.

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.

Luis Fonsi with the Love + Dance program

On November 22 at 19:00, Luis Fonsi with the Love + Dance program will conduct a grand and amazing show with the participation of the author and songwriter "Despasito". Starting from October 5, tickets are available in all offices of "Biļešu servisa" and only from 5 to 8 October tickets will be available with a 15% discount!

'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.

The Michael Jackson Tribute Live Show ''Remember the Time''

Michael Jackson's Best Show in Riga! On November 11th, the Palladium Concert Hall will host a remarkable Michael Jackson Tribute Live Show presented by celebrated Sasha Pazzder, a singer, dancer, artist, choreographer and a friend of the King of Pop Michael Jackson! For the first time, our viewer will be able to hear the hits of the legendary singer in the "live" performance, accompanied by a fiery group of musicians.

For the very first time LP will perform in Latvia this December

On December 7th one of the most extraordinary contemporary indie and pop-rock artists Laura Pergolizzi, better known as LP, will perform in Arena Riga. Her self-made superhit Lost On You, which has almost 150 million views on YouTube, brought the singer a worldwide fame, but she has a number of other wonderful pieces, which can be taken from 4 full-length albums. Just to name few ones, like Tokyo Sunrise, Into The Wild, Tightrope, Muddy Waters, Someday, Other People, Strange, Don’t Let Me Down, Night Like This and many more. This is the very first time when this talented singer will perform in Latvia.

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.

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!

Pilots, doctors and carmakers opt for smart glasses

Smart glasses instead of anaesthesia, for aircraft navigation, new car testing or secret intelligence missions – Nick Sohnemann, an innovation and technology expert, will demonstrate this technology during the RIGA COMM Conference on November 14.

Google Glass – the most desired gadget now
These smart glasses displays information in a smartphone-like hands-free format and unequivocally are one of the most desirable gadgets today, especially for business people as Google Glass makes routine business functions faster, convenient and easier. Give a voice command and glasses will easily find documents, send an e-mail, hold a virtual meeting and take a snapshot or video. With the help of Google Glass, the Copenhagen Airport, for instance, managed to reduce the amount of documents that airport managers had to carry along, as well as helped to get more involved in communication with passengers, since it is a hands-free device.

"The RIGA COMM Organisers were the ones who first brought Google Glass to Latvia. It was an important event for the Latvian IT industry and caused a great resonance in the media environment. I put them on for the first time and it was a unique experience. A year has passed and Google Glass has become one of the most desired gadgets. This year at RIGA COMM Conference I will definitely try other smart glasses, which are a rarity now, but in five years will be a commonplace gadget," a technology expert and blogger Kristaps Skutelis told.

Oculus Rift – a virtual reality journey
One of the smart accessories Nick is going to demonstrate will be Oculus Rift that caused a revolution in the field of virtual reality. It not only allows the user observe a three-dimensional image generated by a separate screen for each eye, but also fix user’s movements and change the image to create an impression that the movement takes place in virtual space. For example, the Ford manufacturer uses this technology to test the new car prototypes, while hospitals in Spain use Oculus Rift instead of anaesthesia during surgical operations to divert patient’s thoughts of pain and help them to relax.

Epson Glass – from aircraft navigation to gaming
Epson Glass developed by Epson went on sale late March this year. Unlike other smart glasses these have a separate pocket size control unit run on Android OS. Epson smart glasses can easily be worn by those who wear optical spectacles daily. Wearing Epson glass you can both navigate an airplane having a uniquely full view of airspace, as well as to watch movies or play video games.

Run your business from virtually any part of the World with Vuzix Glass!
Nick will also show Vuzix Glass that visually reminds of a smartphone hands-free system. It offers easy and fast access to company’s information even if you are on the other side of the globe and irrespectively of your field of activity. Vuzix Glass is equipped with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, compass and accelerometer, as well as ensures taking HD videos (720p).

As earlier reported, from 14–15 November, Kipsala International Exhibition Centre presents the International Innovation and Business Conference RIGA COMM 2014 that will offer information on how to smartly apply the latest technology in your business and also to try gadgets not seen in Latvia yet. The conference features a business expert and innovation guru Peter Fisk, an idea hacker Nick Sohnemann, a man-cyborg Neil Harbison and other lecturers.

More information on the conference: www.rigacomm.com/lv/inovaciju-konference