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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 International World Jazz Festival takes place in July in Riga

One of this summer’s most exciting music events - the International World Jazz Festival will take place from 30-31 July 2014 in "Arena Riga" that will draw the attention of many admirers of jazz.  Many world famous and international prize winning jazz stars from Russia, USA, Australia, the Netherlands, etc. will visit Latvia in connection with this festival.
 
During these two festival days, Riga will witness real jazz. Cassandra Wilson, the well-known American jazz diva and the winner of two Grammy Awards, will perform on "Arena Riga" stage. She is one of the brightest jazz singers of the last decade, whose talent is enriched with feminine grace and refined vocals.
 
The concert viewers will also have the opportunity to enjoy the jazz musician and trumpet player Till Brönner with his extraordinary and smoky musical performance as well as the American jazz star trio Kate Davis and Co, who have hit the American radio top charts with their captivating jazz compositions.
 
The concert on 30 July 2014 will close with the rising Russian jazz star Oleg Akkuratov, who only at the age of 24 has already announced himself on the door steps of the great jazz. This artist is ready to challenge every jazz star, and thus his performances are filled with vitality, maximalism and youthful character.
 
The next day of the World Jazz Festival on 31 July 2014 will offer five exciting jazz artists. Riga will welcome jazz saxophone star Igor Butman, in whose hands the tenor saxophone acquires a lyrical, melodic, melancholic and truly deep tone. He has performed in New York's most prestige jazz club "Blue Note" and performed together with the best world jazz artists.
 
During the evening, the stage will also welcome the American pianist Dave Grusin and the young Australian singer Fantine (born in Russia), whose extensive knowledge of foreign languages gives a very special sound and charisma to her created music. Furthermore, the successful Canadian singer Gino Vannelli will also entertain our viewers with his jazz music that has been created on two main values - passion and openness.
 
The evening of 31 July 2014 will end with the virtuoso jazz artist Lee Ritenaur, who will touch every viewer's soul with his refined technique. From blues to jazz and from jazz to the basics of rock. During this evening together with all these extraordinary artists, there will be only you and jazz.
 
Tickets to the World Jazz Festival can be purchased at www.bilesuserviss.lv and "Biļešu Serviss" ticket offices across Latvia.
 
In connection with this Festival in Dome Square both on July 30 and 31 2014, you will be able to attend open-air concerts with jazz music representatives from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Russia and USA free of charge. The main artists of the Festival will perform in "Arena Riga". You will also be able to visit jazz festival night session at concert hall "Studio 69".
 
Video links:
Arkadiy Ukupnik and Igor Butman:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmsdOKojZiQ#t=32
 
Cassandra Wilson “You Don’t Know What Love Is”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbErGgio3R4#t=180
 
 
World Jazz Festival website: http://www.worldjazzfest.com/