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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.

EROTS 2017 tickets already on sale!

Tickets to the International Erotica Festival Erots 2017, the hottest event of the year, that will take place from 17–18 February at Kipsala Hall, are on sale as of 1 November. Under 18s not admitted! Enticing male and female strip shows will heat up the audience; foreign adult industry stars will skilfully use the art of seduction to ignite most intimate fantasies of spectators. Which stars? Erots will introduce the festival stars one by one to keep you intrigued. However, we can tell you for now, that the festival will offer an exciting and naughty burlesque show.

In February rising British stars Blossoms will perform in Riga

On 22nd of February the British rising stars "Blossoms will perform at Palladium concert hall. Band from Manchester have won 4th place of the vicinity prospective talent top “BBC Music Sound of 2016” and their self-titled debut album topped British Album chart for two weeks. First results clearly demonstrates that music industry professionals are not mistaken in their forecasts, and continuing to work as diligently as before the band can expect very bright future.

SCOTT BRADLEE’S POSTMODERN JUKEBOX RETURNS TO RIGA IN MARCH 2017 BRINGING THEIR VINTAGE TWIST TO MODERN POP SONGS

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox has announced a 2017 European tour set to kick off end of February in UK. Performance of SCOTT BRADLEE’S POSTMODERN JUKEBOX in Riga will take place at Palladium concert hall on March 4, 2017.

POSITIVUS KIDS ISLAND ANNOUNCES THE PROGRAMME OF ACTIVITIES

Already for the fifth consecutive year, the Kids Island will be created in the Positivus Festival; and for the first time it is done in cooperation with the children-friendly brand Apovit SmartKidz. The youngest Festival’s visitors will have the possibility to play and meet other children and to take part in various activities. The time spent on the Island will be made more exciting also by the Children Art Studio Azote, the Children Science Centre Z(in)oo, the Latvian Nature Museum, the Nature Conversation Agency, Varis Toys, pasakas.net, Aivars Daņiļevičs’ Dance School Dzirnas and others. The children will be in safe hands all the time with the fabulous nurses from the kindergarten Laumiņu rezidence.

 “We are really glad to cooperate with Positivus this year and to create together the Apovit SmartKidz Kids Island, which helps parents with small children enjoy the festival to the full. Gripping activities, brain games, art workshops, obstacle racing and colourful recreation corners will be waiting for the agile, dexterous, smart and adventure-eager Festival’s visitors of the young age. Moreover, Apovit SmartKidz will meet every child and see off with a small gift,” said the Apovit SmartKidz Brand Manager Zane Blankenfelde.

The creative scientific workshops with the Children Science Centre Z(in)oo will offer interactive exhibitions and activities that enable the children to test and try various technologies and laws of nature and will unleash their interest in looking for answers, understanding them and enjoying exploring. The children will have the possibility to explore the nature together with the Latvian Nature Museum: the Museum’s employees who work in the creative workshops will invite the children to look in the versatility of the nature and to explore the flora and fauna. In the activity “In Nature with Understanding” with the Nature Conservation Agency, the children will learn to feel, explore and understand the world of forests, seaside, meadows and water, to see and understand these values and the regularities that reign in the versatile world of nature.

Andris Daņiļēvičs’ Dance School Dzirnas will offer attractive and joyful morning exercises with rhythm, sound and coordination exercises for a cheery morning, but in the evening discotheque Rock'N’Rullē the children will be offered an insight in all the dance genres: hip hop, break dance, acrobatics, improvisation, jazz, modern dances, rock’n’roll, contact improvisation etc. The plein air painting workshop for small artists with the Children Art Studio Azote will help the children to go on a flight of imagination and fantasies and to show their ideal world using drawings, paintings, compositions, modelling and other techniques.

In addition, there will be offered sports games, large-scale table games, various creative workshops – origami, painting, drawing, tasks, ornaments workshop, collages etc., the children will be offered to invent and solve riddles together with Pasakas.net, watch Latvian cartoons, listen to fairytales and play with the educational, ecological and high-quality wooden toys from Varis Toys.

On Friday, July 18, the Kids Island will be open from 12:00, but on Saturday, July 19, and on Sunday, July 20, it will be open already from 10:00. The activities will be closed every evening on 22:00 with the Sleep Films.

The entry ticket to the Kids Island this year will cost EUR 4 per day and EUR 10 for all three days. The tickets can be bought in advance here.

The Festival’s three-day ticket without a tent place costs EUR 57 and EUR 63 with a tent place. As the Festival comes nearer, the ticket price will increase.

As already 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.

The Nordea Stage will feature 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.