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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.

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