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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!

POSITIVUS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FIRST HEADLINERS - PIXIES, ELLIE GOULDING AND ALT-J

Pixies, Ellie Goulding and Alt-J are among the first announced acts set to perform at the 2017 Positivus Festival, which will be taking place at the beloved Fisherman’s park of Salacgrīva for the 11th time this year - from July 14 - 16.

The xx – first anounced artists of Sunset Festival 2017

With The xx – one of the world’s most recognised British bands, highly regarded by music critics – Sunset Festival starts announcing the program of coming Summer. This Summer in Sigulda Castle at least 4 worldwide artist shows are being planned, in each will perform local and foreign new artists as well. The next big names will be announced on Friday, March 3rd.

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.

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.

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.

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