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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.

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!

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.

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.

WIZARD TROPHY or CUBED MAGIC – festival of the best world illusionists in Jurmala

From the 31st of July to the 2nd of August, for the very first time in the history of European magic events, the International WIZARD TROPHY Magic Festival will gather together the most talented magicians on the planet to the Dzintari concert-hall stage in Jurmala, Latvia.

The WIZARD TROPHY Festival will gather the worlds most vetted magicians from all over the globe, whose hands have bewildered judges in such events as The World Magic Awards, Masters of Magic, Masters of Illusion among many others.

This event's International-All-Star roster is set to shock and amaze it's audiences and bend the minds of even the most diehard skeptics! Providing a heart-stopping 3-day arena of miraculous entertainment, - an unforgettable event of the most incredible caliber. Never before has so much premier talent featured on one stage!

Marking challengers from places such as: England, USA, China, Italy, Russia, Germany, Spain, Israel, Austria, Japan, Canada, Belgium, South Korea, Luxembourg, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Finland, Bulgaria, Turkey, Mexico with over 30 other countries holding pending applications!

All three days of the festival will be conceptually different. Each day will have its own concert program with stunning opening and awarding ceremonies, as well as numerous surprises for the festival guests.

Interactive performances of the best magicians from all around the world will occur live on stage or all to see. The evening shows on the 31st of July and on the 1st of August will each feature original magical content that will shock and amaze guests with the art of illusion. The final day, the 2nd of August, will feature a live Gala concert extravaganza when the ultimate illusion champion of the entire festival will be awarded the most recognized token of illusion arts greatness - the Golden Cube of Wizard Trophy, evaluated by such honored masters of illusion as: Uri Geller, Charlie Frey, Kevin James and others.

Fantasy will become a reality with the first International WIZARD TROPHY Magic Festival!

BRIEF ACCOUNT

A parliamentary panel of 4 of the worlds Top magicians and previous WIZARD TROPHY festival Alumni:

Uri Geller: An internationally known television personality, and self-proclaimed psychic. He is known best for his trademark television performances of spoon bending and other supposed psychic effects. Throughout the years, Geller has used simple conjuring tricks to simulate the effect of psychokinesis and telepathy. Geller’s career as an entertainer has spanned more than four decades, with television shows and appearances in many countries.

Kevin James: a French-born American magician, known for creating such mesmerizing magical feats as the "Floating Rose" performed by David Copperfield.

Charlie Frey: a classical American magic pioneer who honed his skills on the basis of the American traditions of illusory arts, combining both classical acts and something truly fresh and unique that both stuns and amazes anyone who witnesses his performances.

Dominic Dante: Chairman of the judges of the Wizard Trophy, president of FISM (Fédération Internationale des Sociétés Magiques), the most popular association of magicians and illusionists in the world, the patron of the WIZARD TROPHY magic festival.

Events Organizer PARATON ENTERTAINMENT, SIA (Latvia) in cooperation with World’s Best Magicians Production (Germany).

The event is supported by Jurmala City Council.

Inquiries: +371 24 87 84 24