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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!

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.

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.

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.

Sunset Festival program is enriched by Jessie Ware and The Naked and Famous



Sunset Festival, which takes place in the picturesque Sigulda castle ruins, completes this summer’s program with two additional concert days: on July 31st, it will be headlined by elegantly sensual Jessie Ware, while on August 9th indie-pop and electro-rock band The Naked and Famous have been confirmed to perform.

As it was announced already earlier, on August 15th the festival will be headlined by British electronic indie-rock sensation, The xx.
 
Attention! Only 3 days – from May 29th to 31st – tickets to the concerts of July 31st and August 9th are offered for a very special price of € 25. They are available throughout all the "Biļešu serviss" network, as well on www.bilesuserviss.lv
 
Jessie Ware
The elegantly soulful vocal of this wonderful artist was introduced to the wider audience right with release of her debut album Devition in 2012, which peaked Nr. 5 at UK Albums Chart. But particularly by the single Wildest Moments from this record. BBC Music described it like that: "Devotion is the sort of sophisticated, soulful pop record that comes along all too rarely, a collection [of the songs] that never hides the heart on its sleeve”. Pitcfork Media included the album in the decade’s top 100 and a nomination for the prestigious Mercury Prize was only obvious next step.
 
Her follow-up record, Tough Love (2014), reached number nine in the United Kingdom. The Gurdian’s observer gave a positive review of the album, calling it "sensual and intriguing", while describing the album's content as a "boneless elegance" with "premium product".
 
Wildest Moments, Say You Love Me (co-written together with Ed Sheeran ), Running, Pieces, If You're Never Gonna Move, Tough Love, You & I (Forever), Champagne Kisses etc. are among the top hits of Jessie Ware.
 
More info:
http://jessieware.com
 
Videos:
Wildest Moments https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMJkddvJ4L4
Say You Love Me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAMM8JVbr8g
You & I (Forever) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wo2QB2kqG_w
 
The Naked and Famous (TNAF)
The band is rightly regarded as New Zealand's musical sensation. Already with their debut album Passive Me, Agressive You (2011) the formation gained a significant recognition and soon made a name for themselves outside of New Zealand’s and Australian musical borders.
 
Cheerful exciting pop, with mix of indie, moody post-punk of the 80’s and a teaspoon of electro-rock, those all features have become the quintet’s signiture.
The band’s is led by its core Alisa and Thom, whose vocals, keyboards and guitars, and of course creative interaction are the main driving forces.
 
Influential music magazine NME describes the band’s records: “A classic case of lovely and beautiful: TNAF’s passive melodicism and aggressive innovation clash in a dazzling blaze of psych/sonic fireworks”.
 
So far the band have released 3 albums and Young Blood, Punching In A Dream, Girls Like You, Hearts Like Ours, A Stillness, I Kill Giants, Higher etc. are the most known hits.
 
More info:
http://thenakedandfamous.com
 
Videos:
Young Blood https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YuSg4mts9E
Punching In A Dream https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCcUXEC5_eU
Higher https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=84&v=GCsyXSr7u-Q