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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.

Sunset Festival program is enriched by Jessie Ware and The Naked and Famous

Sunset Festival, which takes place in the picturesque Sigulda castle ruins, completes this summer’s program with two additional concert days: on July 31st, it will be headlined by elegantly sensual Jessie Ware, while on August 9th indie-pop and electro-rock band The Naked and Famous have been confirmed to perform. As it was announced already earlier, on August 15th the festival will be headlined by British electronic indie-rock sensation, The xx.

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!

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.

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.

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.

POSITIVUS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 10TH ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL DATES

Next year’s 10th annual Positivus Festival will be taking place on the 15th, 16th and 17th of July in Salacgriva, Latvia. Globally renowned artists and tens of thousands of visitors from across the globe will be brought together for a massive celebration. And in honour of the anniversary, Positivus Festival tickets will be available for a special price for 10 days only - starting from September 21st.


In its first decade, Positivus Festival has become the biggest open-air pop-music and art festival in the Baltic. With a visitor range of 30000 people annually, almost a third of its visitors arrive from abroad - Estonia, Lithuania, United Kingdom, Germany, Finland, The Netherlands and other countries.

Over the years, the festival has hosted a multitude of brilliant acts, such as Robert Plant, Muse, Kraftwerk, Sigur Rós, Ellie Goulding, Manic Street Preachers, James, Moby, Sinéad O’Connor, Prāta Vētra and many other formidable global and local acts.

Positivus Festival's excellent programme and welcoming atmosphere have generated increasing international acclaim, including regular spots in various notable festival ranking features, as well as mentions in a wide range of publications, including National Geographic, The Guardian, NME, Gaffa, Clash, and Faze Mag. The Wall Street Journal has included Positivus Festival amongst this years Top 10 Best Small Music Festivals in Europe, noting that “Hammocks strung between fairy-lit trees, lanterns illuminating vast stretches of dune, summer meadows and cooling woodland to wander in, the Baltic sea just a step away. This idyllic festival in Salacgriva on the Latvian coast is widely regarded as one of Europe’s best, with a chilled-out vibe and a lineup perfectly in tune with the let-your-hair-down atmosphere.”

Positivus Festival organiser Ģirts Majors: “A 10 year anniversary has arrived sooner than we could have imagined - we would like to organise this festival as a spectacular musical celebration for the festival’s most loyal visitors. We have plenty of ideas in mind and hopefully we can realize them all.”

„During these ten years the Positivus festival has set the quality high for festival culture in Latvia, and is among the most important events on the music stage in the Baltic States. Lattelecom is the main partner of Positivus already for three years, and with the means of technologies make the festival vibes last longer. On the anniversary year we shall take care that until the very festival day the channel 360TV would look back at the 10 years’ experience of Positivus, along with the search for new talents to get on the Positivus stage in Salacgrīva”, Juris Gulbis, chairman of the board at Lattelecom, revealing the upcoming ideas.

Tickets are available from Monday, September 21.
For only 10 days until September 30, a three-day ticket costs EUR 55,00, and a three-day camping site ticket costs EUR 63,00.
From October 1, a three-day ticket costs EUR 65,00, a three-day camping site ticket costs EUR 73,00.