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The last chance to enjoy Udo Dirkschneider performing ACCEPT tunes

On November 8, in Palladium concert hall will be a unique opportunity to hear all the best “Accept” hits performed by band’s legendary vocal Udo Dirkschneider. With the band “Dirkschneider” Udo will perform Metal Heart, Princess Of The Dawn and of course Balls To The Wall for the last time. A tour is named “Back To The Roots Part II”, and in its two hour-long program is selected all the best hits from 10 albums which Udo have made with Accept.

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.

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 ANNOUNCES RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY STAGE ARTISTS

This summer Positivus festival will be hosting its sixth annual Red Bull Music Academy stage with an exciting electronic music programme. Alongside previously announced artists A-Trak and Just Blaze, the programme will feature the best of Baltic and global acts, such as NYC’S Nick Hook, Full Crate & Mar from The Netherlands, Rebeka from Poland, Lithuania’s Napo and many more. All artist sets will be recorded and made available on the Red Bull Music Academy Radio www.rbmaradio.com.

The newest U.S. electronica trends will be displayed by the NYC’s eccentric musician Nick Hook, who began  turning  tables,  starting  bands  and collecting  synthesizers  at  a  young  age. His  universal brand  of  dirty,  analogue  dance  music  has  travelled around  the  world  from  New  York  to  Tokyo  for  more than 10 years. With multiple releases under his belt as founding  member  of  Cubic  Zirconia,  Hook’s  eccentric roster  of  collaborative  productions  with  the  likes of EL-P,  L-Vis  and  Azealia  Banks  reflects  an  undying affinity for all types of electronic music.

Rebeka is an unusual duo - a crazy and unpredictable warrior, whose strong energy reaches a climax at concerts. Their debut album, Hellada (2013) is as complete and elaborate as it is full of beauty, dirt and emotions; the cold synths and pulsing bass transform the listener as they are sucked into emotional, engaging stories. Hellada was named last year’s Polish Album of the Year.

European avant-garde electronica achievements will be represented by the Dutch duo Full Crate & Mar. Producer Full Crate and singer Mar are two young musicians from Amsterdam. They fuse soul music and hip-hop with a sound design that - excuse the cliché - is best described as futuristic. Today they are both part of the Amsterdam hip-hop / beatmaker scene. They have collaborated with artists like FS Green, Versis, Sir OJ, Hayzee, Suff Daddy and many others.

Crafting sounds that induce a deeper mental state, Napo fuses hip-hop with soul and R&B enriching it with his unique approach to vocals. The music is vivid and visual, deep and sentimental, melodic and inspiring. Napo has the perception of a film director, tailoring the sounds like a masterpiece. 2014 marks a new stage for the young artist with big releases and exciting visuals.

Red Bull Music Academy stage will also host Temper Temple, Leslie da Bass, Avoid Dave, Quest&Paul Oja, Margaret, Sander Molder, Mr Nestor, Dave Storm, Mhkl & K-Sein, Vaiper Despotin, Niklavz, Oropl, DFRNT and DJ All-Viss.

As previously announced, the Lattelecom stage will feature Kraftwerk, Bastille, Ellie Goulding, Elbow, The Kooks, The 1975, Daughter, Anna Calvi, The Horrors, You Me At Six, AlunaGeorge, NONONO, FM Belfast, And So I Watch You From Afar.

Nordea stage will host Tricky, Chet Faker, Pharoah Sanders Quartet, Laura Mvula, Junip, Temples, Of Montreal, MØ, Future Islands, King Charles, Kid Karate, Justina Lee Brown&Latvian Blues Band, Birth Of Joy and Dzelzs Vilka Jauno Jāņu Orķestris.

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.