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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.

The Swingles will perform at Riga A Cappella Festival Opening concert on October 20

For more than half a century, The Swingles have pushed the boundaries of vocal music. The seven young singers that make up today’s London-based group are driven by the same innovative spirit that has defined the five-time Grammy® winners since they first made waves in the 1960s. At a time when a cappella music is more popular than ever, The Swingles are recognised as masters of their craft.

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.

Luis Fonsi with the Love + Dance program

On November 22 at 19:00, Luis Fonsi with the Love + Dance program will conduct a grand and amazing show with the participation of the author and songwriter "Despasito". Starting from October 5, tickets are available in all offices of "Biļešu servisa" and only from 5 to 8 October tickets will be available with a 15% discount!

'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.

The Michael Jackson Tribute Live Show ''Remember the Time''

Michael Jackson's Best Show in Riga! On November 11th, the Palladium Concert Hall will host a remarkable Michael Jackson Tribute Live Show presented by celebrated Sasha Pazzder, a singer, dancer, artist, choreographer and a friend of the King of Pop Michael Jackson! For the first time, our viewer will be able to hear the hits of the legendary singer in the "live" performance, accompanied by a fiery group of musicians.

For the very first time LP will perform in Latvia this December

On December 7th one of the most extraordinary contemporary indie and pop-rock artists Laura Pergolizzi, better known as LP, will perform in Arena Riga. Her self-made superhit Lost On You, which has almost 150 million views on YouTube, brought the singer a worldwide fame, but she has a number of other wonderful pieces, which can be taken from 4 full-length albums. Just to name few ones, like Tokyo Sunrise, Into The Wild, Tightrope, Muddy Waters, Someday, Other People, Strange, Don’t Let Me Down, Night Like This and many more. This is the very first time when this talented singer will perform in Latvia.

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.

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!

ROBERT PLANT TO PERFORM AT THIS SUMMER'S POSITIVUS FESTIVAL

Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters, St. Vincent, Basement Jaxx, Tom Odell, Jungle and many others are amongst the first Positivus Festival 2015 artist names. Baltic's biggest music event will be taking place from July 17th - 19th in Salacgrīva, for the ninth consecutive year.

Never before has the first Positivus Festival artist line-up list been as elaborate as this year’s. It's safe to say that Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters will be the most legendary festival performers. One of the greatest singers in the history of rock and roll is set to perform tracks from his magnificent and critically acclaimed album recorded with The Sensational Space Shifters, as well as some timeless Led Zeppelin classics.

This year’s line-up will also feature several live-electronica bands - countless dance-floor anthem producers and two BRIT Award winners Basement Jaxx, Mercury Prize nominated modern soul debutants of 2014 Jungle, and the most ingenious contemporary alternative music diva and winner of 2015 Grammy award  St. Vincent. Tirelessly crazy parties will be thrown by the energetic indie pop artists Fenech-Soler and the psychedelic King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard. After a two year break, Positivus Festival will once again host bittersweet lyricist Tom Odell who’s currently working on his new album. Other festival heartthrobs will include the vivid musical landscape painter Jack Garratt and one of the most promising US American singer-songwriters Max Jury. Many might find bands like the mysterious Swedish electro-pop band Kate Boy or the passionate Irish songstress Soak to be unexpectedly enjoyable festival discoveries.

Stay tuned for further line-up announcements with more artist set to rock the stages of Positivus Festival in Salacgrīva.

Tickets are available at www.positivusfestival.com, in all Biļešu Serviss box offices and Nordea ATM’s (in Latvia only).

The 2015 Positivus Festival will host:
ROBERT PLANT And Sensational Space Shifters
BASEMENT JAXX
JUNGLE
ST. VINCENT
TOM ODELL
FENECH-SOLER
KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD
JACK GARRATT
KATE BOY
MAX JURY
SOAK

Additional information:
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Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters (UK)
Plant’s newest project is an album with a six member touring band - The Sensational Shape Shifters. In 2014 the band released the critically acclaimed record Lullaby And the Ceaseless Roar, which featured elements of traditional African rhythms, Celtic music, folk rock and blues. During his performances Plant plays compositions from all periods of his career - from his newest records and previous solo albums, to the most popular Led Zeppelin tracks. At last year’s Glastonbury, plant delivered one of the most monumental performances of the entire line-up, considered by critics and visitors alike to be the unofficial festival pinnacle.
Robert Plant is one of the most legendary and revered musicians of the 20th century, who’s still making significant music to this day. Ever since the late 60’s when he became Led Zeppelin’s lead singer, Plant is regarded as one of the greatest singers in the history of rock and roll and has been dubbed one of the best vocalists of all time, best hard-rock singer as well as hailed as one of the most talented lyricist and songwriter. The musician has been named a hard-rock vocalist icon and has been an inspiration to countless other artists, including Freddy Mercury, Axl Rose, Jeff Buckley and Jack White.

Basement Jaxx (UK)
Two time BRIT Award winners of Best Dance Act, the UK’s Basement Jaxx are one of the 21.st centuries most prominent electronic acts. Their music possesses the ability to make even the dullest partygoer groove to the beat, with smash hits like Where’s Your Head At?, Romeo, Oh My Gosh and many more. Not ones to rest on old laurels, the band’s newest single Never Say Never has already been nominated for this year's Grammy award for Best Dance Recording.

Jungle (UK)
Jungle are definitely one of the biggest up-and-coming names in music in 2014, with their self titled debut album shortlisted for the Mercury prize and their hit single Busy Earnin’ being the uncontested party anthem of the last 12 months. Considered by critics to be the connoisseurs of contemporary urban music, Jungle are currently at the helm of neo-soul renaissance. Jungle translate their songs into dynamic and organic live experiences, filled with collective positive energy which truly makes them one of this year's hottest summer festival acts.

St. Vincent (US)
Annie Clark, also known under the moniker - St.Vincent, has long been dubbed one of the most ingenious musicians of her generation, with her fourth and self titled album having earned Clark her first Grammy nomination for "Best Alternative Music Album” in 2014, amongst other awards and ecstatic critic reviews. During her nine year musical career St.Vincent has become “one of the past decade's most distinct and innovative guitarists” with a drive to explore genres and styles in an exhilarating fashion. Clark is a true musical chameleon, both due to her ever-changing personal appearance, as well as the bold and constantly changing rhythm and mood patterns of her music.

Tom Odell (UK)
Two years after releasing his critically acclaimed debut record Long Way Down, the British singer-songwriter Tom Odell is currently actively working on his second studio album, with his single Real Love being the young BRIT Awards recipient’s biggest commercial success to date. Also known for his blonde heartthrob image, Odell’s performances are always heartfelt, bittersweet and genuine, leaving no audience member unaffected.

Jack Garratt (UK)
The 23-year-old British singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Jack Garratt has been compared to the likes of James Blake, Jamie Woon and Chet Faker, however, it’s his trademark DIY approach to music that truly sets him apart - during his performances Garratt sings, plays the piano, guitar and drums, adding some samples simultaneously. Having performed at Reading festival in 2014 and concluding sold out London headline shows, make sure to catch his mesmerizing one man live show at Positivus Festival.

Fenech-Soler (UK)
Fenech-Soler’s music is perfect for a wild party on a warm summer night - with an organic mix of positive indie-pop, catchy synths and dance beats, Fenech-Soler create sounds that won't let a single person in the crowd stand still. Having been nominated for the Q Award and an Independent Music Award, the band’s sound has been compared to the likes of Friendly Fires and Delphic. Fenech-Soler are renowned for their amazingly energetic live performances during which the band give their absolute hundred percent!

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizards (AU)
The music of Australia’s psychedelic rockers King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard is as distinctively unusual and exciting as their name. The seven people collective featuring four guitarists, two drummers and even a harmonica player, are known for their intensely fiery performances and almost manically danceable music. The band simply cannot be confined to just one genre, yet King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizards transform every performance into a unique and memorable experience, full of lively improvisations and often involving the audience members.

Kate Boy (SE)
Since Kate Boy are from Sweden, play electro-pop and have a female vocalist, it’s natural that some would compare it to another one of Sweden’s successful pop-bands Niki & The Dove. Kate Boy are doing their best, however to go beyond the comparisons and perfect their own unique musical handprint, with a distinctive mix of Kate Akhurst’s brittle vocals and sombre electronic beats. Music critics have dubbed them one of this festival season’s main up-and-comers.

Max Jury (US)
During the last year Max Jury has revealed himself to be a brilliant and gifted up-and-coming US American singer-songwriter. Jury doesn’t shy away from quoting and paying homage to some of his biggest influences - Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Graham Parsons, carrying on their musical legacy of folk and americana, adding some 21st century flavour.


 
Soak (IE)
The musical career of the young Irish experimental folk singer-songwriter SOAK has taken off with a dizzying speed - after a victory in the local talent contest SOAK, real name Bridie Monds-Watson went on to record her debut EP. The young multi-instrumentalist first signed onto Chvrches record label Goodbye Records, only to join the prestigious Rough Trade records half a year later, with her debut album due to be released this year. Armed with her raspy, vulnerable, yet stark vocals and melodic guitar-play, SOAK delivers a refreshingly authentic soul-folk blend.