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Sunset Festival announces the first 2 events in Sigulda

Sunset Festival announces the summer season of 2018 with the release of British band "Clean Bandit" on July 5th and the ambitious Radio SWH's 25th anniversary flash-back event on July 14th. Tickets for both events will be available on the "Ticket Service" network starting Monday, December 18th. Subsequent concert days and artists will be announced gradually.

FAMOUS COMPONIST AND PIANIST LUDOVICO EINAUDI WILL PERFORM AT ARENA RIGA AMPHITHEATRE

The name of today's classical music composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi is praised worldwide - his deeply touching and emotional compositions have enriched countless cinematic masterpieces. Einaudi’s ability to fuse traditional ideas of music genres with minimalism and contemporary pop has earned him a reputation of being a trully rare talent in the world of contemporary classical music. Next year Einaudi is going on a European tour and one of the stops will be Arena Riga amphitheater, where the great musician will perform on April 9. General sale of the tickets at Biļešu Serviss will start on November 30 and the prices will be starting from 49 €.

NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS – THE FIRST HEADLINER OF POSITIVUS’18

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds have been announced as the first headliners of the Positivus Festival 2018. The legendary songwriter, author and actor will perform together with his most acclaimed musical companions on the closing festival day on Sunday, July 22. One-day and two-day tickets go on sale today.

NORWEGIAN MEGA BAND A-HA WILL PERFORM AT SIGULDA OPENAIR STAGE THIS SUMMER

Thirty-five years on the stage - the Norwegian band A-ha has achieved a lot during this time, including becoming the most exportable mega band of Norway, playing thousands of shows around the world, including Latvia, as well as saying goodbye forever to its concert guests. However, one can’t simply say "stop" to true love for music. A-ha acoustic album “Summer Solstice” recently was released as a part of MTV Unplugged series and next year the musicians will have a fresh beginning with the world tour where acoustic performances will be combined with concert series Electric Summer. The Norwegian band will perform at Sigulda Open Air Stage on July 17 and listeners will have a chance to enjoy the great hits that have lived through decades as well as brand new compositions which still carry the unique and creative A-ha signature sound.

Ticket sales for the EROTS 2018 Festival is open!

Allow passion to take precedence and fulfil your erotic fantasies at the "Erots 2018" festival! Plan your visit to the largest in the Baltics erotica festival to be held in Kipsala Hall on February 16–17, buy tickets now! No entry to persons under the age of 18!

POSITIVUS FESTIVAL 2018 EARLY BIRD TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE THIS WEEK

In the summer of 2018 Positivus Festival will return for the 12th time on 20, 21, and 22 July, filling the beautiful coastal venue in Salacgriva with more dazzling live shows from well-known and established stars, cutting edge emerging artists, a large number of Baltic acts and other surprises that are not to be missed. The Early Bird tickets will go on sale this Wednesday, October 18, and for a limited three days time will be available for the lowest price.

British musician Ghostpoet will perform at 'Music House Daile' on February 16

Expressive minimalism, electronic sophistication and songs with a light touch of melancholy - British musician Ghostpoet, or Obaro Ejimive in his real name, in his fourth album Dark Days & Canapes has stayed loyal to the Bristol sound of nineties, and music gurmans will have a chance to enjoy it in a particularly intimate concert at “Music House Daile” on February 16. This will be Ghostpoet's return to Latvia – back in 2015 his performance at the Positivus Festival for many music critics was one of the biggest and most exciting festival surprises.

'Kraftwerk' will perform in Riga with maginificent 3D show

On 18th of February electronic music pioneers “Kraftwerk”will perform with amazing 3D show in Arena Riga. During two hour performance all band’s most known hits will be played: The Man-Machine, Spacelab, The Model, The Robots, Autobahn, Computer Love, Tour de France, Radioactivity, Aero Dynamik, Boing Boom Tschack etc. Important part of the show is high quality 3D projectors which are providing particularly realistic visual addition.

RAG’N’BONE MAN TO PERFORM AT PALLADIUM RIGA ON APRIL 27TH

With heart-tugging bluesy vocals and compositions blending blues, rap and elements of gospel, British musician Rory Graham, known for his stage moniker Rag’n’Bone Man has been slowly winning the admiration of millions worldwide. His hit-single Human has gone platinum in eight countries, reaching double platinum status in Australia, Belgium, Switzerland and the UK, as well as being iTunes number-one most played song in 46 countries. Apart from landing on the Nb.1 spot of the UK Album chart and scoring the fastest-selling male debut album of the decade, Rag’n’Bone Man has also received the prestigious Britt and Echo Awards. Rag’n’Bone Man will be visiting Riga on April 27th as part of his groundbreaking Grande Reserve Tour, performing at the Palladium concert hall

PINK FLOYD VISIONARY ROGER WATERS TO BRING HIS GROUNDBREAKING NEW SHOW TO RIGA NEXT YEAR

Pink Floyd founding member, visionary and creative genius Roger Waters will bring his pioneering new US + THEM show to Riga in the summer of 2018. Having gathered hundreds of thousands of euphoric fans and ecstatic music critics across the biggest cities in the United States since the beginning of summer, Roger Waters will deliver one of the most spectacular shows Arēna Rīga has ever hosted on August 24 of next year.

Bryan Adams returns to Riga with brand new songs

Multi-platinum selling Canadian artist Bryan Adams returns to Riga with his typically energetic performance at Arena Riga on May 3rd. Adams and his band are visiting Riga to support his latest album “Get Up”, but as usually his set-list consist of great mixture of the brand new pieces and well-known hits.

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.

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