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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.

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.

POSITIVUS FESTIVAL announces firts Palladium stage acts

Continuing it’s annual tradition of introducing festival goers to the freshest acts of various genres, this year's Positivus Festival's Palladium stage is set to feature a record high number of foreign acts.

Previously announced Positivus Festival artists will be joined by the hottest British electronica up-and-comers East India Youth, Iceland’s dreamy indie-electro band Vök, Britain’s new indie rock darlings Peace, American new wave revivers Public Access T.V., Sweden’s melodic songstress Jennie Abrahamson, British singer Indiana, the intimate electronica project Tropic as well as Denmark’s electro-duet Rangleklods.

The young English electronic musician William Doyle is better known for his stage name East India Youth. The release of his sophomore record Culture of Volume (2015) caused quite an uproar amongst Britain’s leading music critics; The Guardian, NME and others have rated the album on the high-end scale of the quality music spectrum, with many comparing his creative endeavours to those of Berlin-era David Bowie. Doyle skilfully fuses glistering commercial pop-worthy melodies with elements of electronic noise and techno, 80’s synth-pop and deep drone bass, creating a sensation of a mythical, distant dimension. His critically acclaimed debut album Total Strife Forever (2014) was nominated for that year's Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize Album of the Year award.

English indie-rockers Peace channel so much positivity in their music that Britain’s Independent has crowned them “Indie’s new kings show[ing] the power of positive thinking.” Peace are currently not only following in the footsteps of Brit-rock giants Blur and Oasis, but are also leading their own indie revival, with light-hearted and   seemingly effortless rhythms and cascading guitar riffs. Proving that a simple smile and genuine joy are the best mood boosters, Peace always leave their audiences energised and electrified even long after their set.

Reykjavík’s new experimental indie-electro up-and-comers Vök have become one of the hottest musical discovery both in their native Iceland as well as abroad. The trio will be a breath of fresh air for those seeking intellectual, emotionally secluded music that evokes a sense of unprecedented tranquility. The band is set to perform at some of the most vibrant European music festivals this summer, with Positivus Festival providing the perfect stage for their magical melodies.

The freshly formed American rockers Public Access T.V. are bringing back the best of American 80’s new wave - as one of the biggest New York buzz bands of 2014, the band deliver a refreshing take on the genre, wooing audiences and music industry heavyweights alike. Having newly signed to Polydor Records, Public Access T.V. are currently working on their debut album, all the while conquering the world one crazy energetic gig at a time.

With her fairy-like vocals and delicate countenance, Swedish singer Jennie Abrahamson guides her audiences through the realms of a mythical Nordic universe, with every musical note urging listeners to embark on an unexpected journey. Apart from her solo career and recent tour support for her musical idol Peter Gabriel, Abrahamson has managed to create her own distinguishable musical signature, fusing modern melodic arrangements with elements of 80’s synths. The rich musical background only accents her wide ranging powerful vocals and unforgettable timbre, with every performance an exhilarating journey through time and space.

The fiercely independent yet hauntingly feminine British singer-songwriter Indiana (aka Lauren Henson) first achieved success in 2014 with her single Solo Dancing, which reached number 14 on the UK Singles Chart, releasing her debut record No Romeo in early 2015. First discovered by Grammy-nominated composer and songwriter John Beck, Indiana has since been dubbed “one of the UK’s most hotly tipped new voices” by The Guardian. Juggling with concepts of strength and vulnerability, Indiana delivers masterfully created electro-pop soundscapes which translate into an ethereally captivating and heartfelt live performances.

The 22-year-old London native multi-instrumentalist Chris Ward is perhaps most notable as the producer, writer and performer for his band Tropics. Eloquently balancing his affinities for vintage synths, electric bass and percussions, Ward bears his soul and heart’s contents for the world to hear, matching his heartbeats to the rhythm of his music. Together with the live band, Ward’s mixture of synth-pop and lounge jazz creates a diverse and multi-layered electronica landscape filled with topics of longing, loneliness and desire.

Since the birth of Danish electro duo Rangleklod, Scandinavians can now claim to have their own 21st century Joy Division-esque band. Their electronic landscapes combine charismatic synth-pop vibes and ambient continuity with revitalising electro-pop and heart piercing vocals. Turning their performances into unique adventures, Rangleklod guide their listeners through the exciting world of countless electronic instruments, continuously adding a new dimensions to their music.

The ninth Positivus Festival will take place in Salacgrīva, Latvia from July 17th - 19th and will once again be an event of epic proportions for all quality music and wild party enthusiasts. Along with the newest line-up additions Positivus Festival will also host previously announced acts - Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Placebo, Kasabian, St.Vincent, Basement Jaxx, Tom Odell, Jungle, Charli XCX, Lamb, Everything Everything, Fenech-Soler, Jack Garratt, Ewert and the Two Dragons, The Sound Poets,  Kate Boy, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Triana Park, Max Jury and Soak. More artists to be announced.

The festival’s main partner is Lattelecom, with support from Nordea and Tuborg. All the Festival news can be heard on radio SWH - the official Positivus Festival radio.
A Positivus Festival 3 day ticket without camping costs EUR 65,00 and a 3 day ticket with camping costs EUR 71,00. One-day tickets are now on sale for the price of EUR 35,00.

Additional information:
https:/www.positivusfestival.com/lv/ and http://www.positivus.com/

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