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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.

The annual alternative music festival SATTA is moving to Latvia

Latvia's vibrant music scene will be complemented by yet another music and arts festival this summer. After seven successful years in Lithuania, the annual alternative music festival Satta Outside is coming to Latvia. Set next to the beach of the Baltic Sea, it will take place in Pape from August 14 - 17.

Satta is the leading music event for those interested in music from beyond the beaten path and big headlines. Confirmed artists for this summer's Satta include Kode9, Dirty Beaches, Forest Swords, King Midas Sound, Submotion Orchestra among many more exciting performers that will join the line-up. Several Latvian artists such as Niklāvz, who was the winner of last year’s Satta Beatmakers Battle, also Riga’s “Dirty Deal Audio” crew and other indie electronica acts that will be presented by “The Baltic Scene” will play in the festival as well.

In the previous 7 editions Satta has seen hundreds and international names from eclectic DJ sets and live electronic music to hip hop, dub and post-rock. Musicians like Mouse on Mars, Gaslamp Killer and Low End Theory crew, Hudson Mohawke, Mount Kimbie, Machinedrum, Kelpe and many others have helped to shape the constantly growing musical portrait of Satta.

“We know that quite a few Latvians have been to Satta before in Lithuania and we're happy that we can bring Satta closer to you this year. We have changed festival location before, but this is the first time we will not be in Lithuania. Satta is growing and it is great we can share this adventure with Latvia's alternative music community. Additionally we are working with Pape Nature Park, as nature protection is something we take very seriously wherever we hold an event. ” told Zilvinas Stumbras, the program manager of Satta festival.

Music is the main but not the single most important part of the agenda at Satta. Artists from both Latvia, Lithuania  and other countries have augmented the festival since day one, bet that visual stories told in the open air or urban art transferred from concrete blocks to wilderness. This year it won't be any different with a multilayered art program put together by an international team of artists.

Tickets go on sale in Latvia today at “Bilesu Serviss” ticket sales points. The starting price is EUR 31.00 (21.79 LVL) without camping and EUR 37.00 (26.00 LVL) with camping.  Additionally your up to date festival guide will be www.sattafestival.com and Satta Outside Facebook page.

About Satta Outside Festival:
Satta, then called Satta Outside was born in 2007 when the owners of a popular Vilnius bar also called Satta decided to celebrate their first season in “Smiltyne” yacht club. Several hundred friends and positive atmosphere resulted in a similar event next year. In a short period of time the festival outgrew the yacht club territory and became one of the leading alternative music festivals in Lithuania with around 8500 visitors last year. 3 years in Curonian Spit, 3 years in Šventoji by the Baltic Sea and one edition right on the border of Latvia and Lithuania. This year Satta is moving to Pape in Latvia.