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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.

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!

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.

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.

POSITIVUS FESTIVAL announces new performances

This year’s Positivus Festival will feature performances by one of the most noteworthy contemporary bands Elbow, along with Anna Calvi, Future Islands, AlunaGeorge, Chet Faker and NONONO, all of whom will play alongside Kraftwerk, Ellie Goulding, Bastille, The Kooks and many more. Positivus Festival will take place on July 18, 19 and 20 in Salacgrīva, Latvia.

Elbow is one of those rare bands that can make grown men weep. They have truly earned their million wide audiences by extensive musical productions of the highest calibre. During the span of their career, Elbow have recorded the 2012 BBC's Olympics coverage anthem First Steps, won the coveted 2008 Mercury Prize, headlined Glastonbury and are showing no signs of slowing down. The band released their critically acclaimed sixth record The Take Off And Landing Of Everything this March.

As soon as the seemingly fragile and perpetually red lipped singer-songwriter Anna Calvi hits the stage with guitar and powerful vocals in tow, she transforms into a true femme fatale. Since first visiting Latvia in 2011, Calvi has been nominated for the Mercury and BRIT Awards, recorded a track with Noah And The Whale as well as released her critically acclaimed album One Breath, which bears true witness to her unique musical signature.

Future Islands is definitely one of this year’s most hipster-esque bands. Having formed in 2006, the band achieved widespread recognition with the release of their fourth album Singles this March. Their transition from aficionado’s playlists to bigger audiences is also partly due to the multitude of US Late Night TV appearances. The band’s signature style is undoubtedly the low, husky vocals of frontman Gerrit Welmers, which adds perfectly to their harmoniously dynamic style.

AlunaGeorge are one of the most interesting and notable acts of UK’s recent electronic scene revival. The BBC Sound of 2013 runner-ups and the 2014 BRIT Awards nominees skilfully create a mix of 90’s R&B, contemporary pop with UK’s garage and house influences, made especially distinguishable by the feminine vocals of AlunaGeorge’s Aluna Francis.

The electronica musician Chet Faker could easily be James Blake’s Australian counterpart, although he is gradually becoming a musical force in his own right. In 2012 Australian Rolling Stone selected his debut EP Thinking In Textures as their best indie record, with his track having been used in the 2013 US Super Bowl ad. This year Chet Faker is moving on to even bigger stages across Europe with his critically acclaimed debut record Built On Glass and it’s hit single Talk Is Cheap.

Although formed in 2012, he Swedish indie-pop trio NONONO have already proven themselves to be the inventors of the bubbliest and sweetest melodies of the moment. Their lively hit single Pumpin Blood will be the perfect tune to dance to at this summer’s Positivus Festival!

The festival 3 day ticket without camping currently costs EUR 57 and a 3 day ticket with camping costs EUR 63. Ticket prices are set to increase.

This year’s Positivus Festival will host:
KRAFTWERK
BASTILLE
ELLIE GOULDING
ELBOW
THE KOOKS
THE 1975
DAUGHTER
LAURA MVULA
JUNIP
TEMPLES
ANNA CALVI
OF MONTREAL

YOU ME AT SIX
FUTURE ISLANDS
ALUNAGEORGE
NONONO
CHET FAKER
KID KARATE
BIRTH OF JOY
KING CHARLES
POMPEYA
FM BELFAST
AND SO I WATCH YOU FROM AFAR