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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!

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/