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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.

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.

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.

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.