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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.

Riga International Fight Weekend CHAMPIONS’ NIGHT

On July 26 Riga will wake up as the most important boxing city in Baltic of all times.

Professional combative tournament and the show "Night of Champions in Riga" starts this warm summer evening for the first time.


The importance of tournament can't be overestimated! The most popular, eminent and best in their weight categories professional fighters will meet in fights which will be shown by one of the central channels of Russia and some other countries.

In breaks guests of tournament will be entertained by "A-Europe", Rassell & Sabine Berezina, "Invasion", Joe Lynn Turner from "Rainbow" and "Deep Purple" and other stars, who will perform on two scenes.

Guests in evening and cocktail dresses will settle down on a green field under the more than 700 sq.m roof on soft sofas of the Platinum zone and the VIP chairs of orchestra seats around the ring. Here will be the best service from popular restaurants of St. Petersburg and Riga will. Guests of tribunes will have possibility of restaurant service in special zones. The fights will be broadcast on huge screens.

The first fight will already be title and champion
Aik "Gumanoid" Shakhnazaryan from Russia (Samara) and Kaizer "Animal" Mabuza from South Africa will meet in very spectacular 12-rounds fight in lightweight for the International Champion's title according to WBO (WBO International Title).
Ike is one of the most popular boxers of modern Russia with a very spectacular, furious style, the owner of a WBO belt.

This evening you will meet the most popular and titled boxers in the world. At first  twelvefold world champion according to the IBF version in three weight categories, the best boxer of 1991 and 2003 according to the Ring magazine great James of "Light Out" of Toney will come to the ring. This fighter, whose sparing-partner for a long time was Mickey Rourke, passed all circles of "a boxing hell", he won against Holiefield, Rahman, great Joe Ruiz and Roy Jones. He is 45 years old, but he is in a fantastic physical form. His rival - double world kickboxing champion, Belarusian Evgeny Orlov will convince in it in the 10-rounds rating fight.

Then there will be an amazing fight. After the fight the most Tony’s irreconcilable and great rival will rise on the ring.  It is one of the most outstanding and popular boxers in the world - Roy of "Captain Hook" of Jones.  
Roy is the all-around champion of the world in semi-heavy weight category. The world champion in average (IBF, 1993 — 1994 version), the second average (IBF, 1994 — 1996 version), semi-heavy (the WBC, 1997, 1997 — 2002 and 2003 — 2004 version; WBA, 1998 — 2002 version; the IBF, 1999 — 2002 version), in the first heavy (the WBU version, 2013 — N of century) and heavy (WBA, 2003 version) weight categories. The American association of the journalists writing about boxing, called Jones "The boxer of decade" in the nineties. He also headed Pound for pound rating (a rating of the best boxers regardless of weight category according to the Ring magazine) in 1996, 1999 and 2003. The first boxer for all history of boxing who became the world champion on the average weight, then managed to win a title in the second average, semi-heavy and in heavy weight. Roy is James Tony's irreconcilable rival who promised not to participate in tournaments in which James fights. Organizers had to spend many efforts to resolve this task. In 10-rounds rating fight, Roy will meet the picked up rival, whose name will be determined by the results of the fights.

It really will be "Night of Champions", after all in the following 12-rounds fight for a belt of the champion of IBA will fight the favourite of Latvia, the champion of IBA Mairis Briedis. There will be a spectacular, rigid boxing! His rival will be a professional boxer Valery Brudov from Russia, who has WBC regional title and also is a winner of WBA eliminator.

The evening will come to the end with a surprising fight for a rank of the World champion according to the one of the most prestigious versions.

Event links: www.boxinriga.com