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Sunset Festival 2018 with 25th anniversary event of Radio SWH

On July 14th there will be held the great flashback event of 25 years of Radio SWH, featuring Army of Lovers, Jenny Berggren (of Ace of Base), Dr. Alban, Haddawayand Rozalla.

Sunset Festival 2018 with amazing band Clean Bandit

On July 5th, inframework of Sunset Festival absolutely amazing British electronic band Clean Bandit. The trio has a row of well-known radio hits on their account: Rockabye, Symphony, Rather Be, Real Love, Mozart's House, I Miss You, Tears, Stronger and a string more.

At Sunset festival 2018 - electronic music night with Jonas Blue and Sigala

On June 1st inframework of “Sunset festival” the picturesque Sigulda castle will turn into a huge open air club where DJs performances will be enriched by gorgeous lighting and video projection show. The headliners of this electronic night will be DJs and producers Jonas Blue and Sigala. More artists will be announced later.

Sunset festival in Sigulda adds Emeli Sandé to its the line-up

Sunset festival in Sigulda castle have added Emeli Sandé as headliner on July 10th. With her fantastic voice and exciting performance, she is one of the most striking contemporary soul music and R&B stars, each her show is a special event.

KONTAKTOR - Live Elektronik Musik festival!

KONTAKTOR - Live Elektronik Musik festival's first edition will take place on first of June in Riga Electric Machine Building Works. A night long celebration of audacious electronic music bringing together carefully curated live acts only.  The program of the event aims to recoil from the currently common and to accentuate mutating and ever evolving forms of techno, industrial, noise & experimental music.

The Prodigy, Tove Lo, Mura Masa and others join Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds at Positivus festival this summer

The Prodigy, Tove Lo, Mura Masa, Lauv, Torres and The Barr Brothers have been added to the Positivus festival line-up, while one of the most anticipated performances this summer will no doubt be Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds. Positivus festival 2018 will bring together lovers of good music and great fun on July 20 - 22 in Salacgriva, Latvia.


Extravagant stage image, hooligans-like behaviour and music filled with energy that exceeds boundaries of genres and despises society’s norms - the American gypsy punk-rock union Gogol Bordello challenges and fires up its audience for almost twenty years already. Each year the band plays around two hundred shows and most of them are sold out, just like the previous concert in Riga. On May 20, 2018, Gogol Bordello will return to the Palladium concert hall, offering hot dances, waves of wine and a full list of songs from their newest album “Seekers and Finders”.



On June 3 Deep Purple will celebrate its 50th anniversary

On June 3 Deep Purple will celebrate its 50th anniversary at the Arena Riga with the only show in Riga. It will be a unique opportunity to see one of the most influential bands in the history of music. Deep Purple will play all their best and favorite hits, as well as new songs of their twentieth studio album "inFinite", which became the reason for this world tour.

Sunset Festival announces the first 2 events in Sigulda

Sunset Festival announces the summer season of 2018 with the release of British band "Clean Bandit" on July 5th and the ambitious Radio SWH's 25th anniversary flash-back event on July 14th. Tickets for both events will be available on the "Ticket Service" network starting Monday, December 18th. Subsequent concert days and artists will be announced gradually.


The name of today's classical music composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi is praised worldwide - his deeply touching and emotional compositions have enriched countless cinematic masterpieces. Einaudi’s ability to fuse traditional ideas of music genres with minimalism and contemporary pop has earned him a reputation of being a trully rare talent in the world of contemporary classical music. Next year Einaudi is going on a European tour and one of the stops will be Arena Riga amphitheater, where the great musician will perform on April 9. General sale of the tickets at Biļešu Serviss will start on November 30 and the prices will be starting from 49 €.


Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds have been announced as the first headliners of the Positivus Festival 2018. The legendary songwriter, author and actor will perform together with his most acclaimed musical companions on the closing festival day on Sunday, July 22. One-day and two-day tickets go on sale today.


Thirty-five years on the stage - the Norwegian band A-ha has achieved a lot during this time, including becoming the most exportable mega band of Norway, playing thousands of shows around the world, including Latvia, as well as saying goodbye forever to its concert guests. However, one can’t simply say "stop" to true love for music. A-ha acoustic album “Summer Solstice” recently was released as a part of MTV Unplugged series and next year the musicians will have a fresh beginning with the world tour where acoustic performances will be combined with concert series Electric Summer. The Norwegian band will perform at Sigulda Open Air Stage on July 17 and listeners will have a chance to enjoy the great hits that have lived through decades as well as brand new compositions which still carry the unique and creative A-ha signature sound.


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.


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 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.


Maybe you are not completely ready for the Positivus Festival: do not have a tent or a sleeping bag, do not know how to deliver your belongings to the Tent Campsite; then we recommend that you look at the offers of the Positivus partners. You might find everything you need and the best solutions, for example, send your bags by post or purchase what you need on the Internet and receive your purchases on the Festival site.
If you want to buy a tent, a sleeping bag, a backpack or a mattress, have a look at the offer of the tourism and active recreation goods shop Gandrs.  Produce a Positivus ticket at the Gandrs shops and get a discount of 17% on the above mentioned products; the campaign will be in force till the last day of the Festival, July 19. Furthermore, this year you can buy goods on the Gandrs e-shop and choose to receive them at the trade tent of Gandrs located opposite the entry to the Tent Campsite, and this service will be for free.
However, if you do not have time to purchase the required goods before the Festival, do not give up. At the Festival, it will be possible to acquire everything you need to live through this loudest music and art event of the summer.
At the trade tent of Gandrs you can buy products to protect you from the weather conditions (sun lotions, raincoats and ponchos, water-proof cases for phones, photo equipment, mosquito repellents), for comfy night sleep (tents, sleeping bags, mattresses), cutlery and stuff for meals and the like (dishes, pocket knives, burners, thermoses, energy bars), and various stuff for daily comfort at the Festival (head flashlights, pocket flashlights, chairs, charging devices, batteries, first aid kits etc)..
The JYSK trade tent will offer everything for a comfy rest in any weather conditions: from blankets and pillows, folding chairs, inflatable mattresses, plaids, towels to ponchos that are indispensable in rain.
If you wish not to carry all your belongings with you, you can send them to the Festival by post and receive them at the Tent Campsite. Already for the fourth year, Latvijas Pasts offers the Festival’s visitors the possibility to send their belongings to and from the Festival by post. From 8 July till 14 July, you can deliver your belongings for sending to the Festival at 33 Latvijas Pasts offices throughout Latvia (9 in Rīga and 24 largest regional offices). You can receive them in Salacgrīva by the Tent Campsite starting from July 16. It costs just EUR 3 per piece one way – and no worries. Furthermore, after the Festival, you can send your belongings also to outside Latvia: for EUR 7 in the Baltics and EUR outside the Baltics. More information:
To send greeting to your friends back at home, you can buy the special Positivus postcards, and send them on the spot, in the Festival’s venue and the Tent Campsite. Latvijas Pasts will send the postcards to the addressees from the Festival with, as every year, a special zip code of the Festival – LV-4099.
The 9th Positivus Festival, which will take place from July 17 till July 19 in Salacgrīva, Zvejnieku Park, as traditionally will be an exciting event for the fans of high-grade music and crazy parties.
List of the Festival’s acts:
Lattelecom Stage: Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Placebo, Kasabian, Tom Odell, Jungle, Warpaint, Ewert and the Two Dragons, St. Vincent, Basement Jaxx, Everything Everything, DaGamba + Sinfonietta Riga + Juventus, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizards, Fenech-Soler, Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges + Coolman Report.
Nordea Stage: Jack Garratt, Charlie XCX, Lamb, Rival Sons, Elliphant, Kate Boy, Peace, Indiana, Public Access T.V., East India Youth, The Sound Poets, Max Jury, Ghostpoet, Bokka, Iza, PeR, Astro’n’out + DJ Rudd, PeR, Elliphant
Palladium Stage: Vök, Rangleklods, Soak, Jennie Abrahamson, Triana Park, Sigma, The Big Bluff, Rīgas Modes, Pienvedēja piedzīvojumi, Moontalk, Garbanotas Bosistas, Laime Pilnīga, DJ Jonathan Toubin, Badass Yuki, cirkl, Curly Strings, Gorõ Lana, Lexsoul Dancemachine, MiaMee, Tallinn Daggers, DJ Toms Grēviņš/ Oded Kafri, Neon Saturdays, Ryga, Tora
I Love You Stage: Mona de bo, Super Besse, Inokentijs Mārpls, Momend, Laika Suns, The Bongo Club, Galvanic Elephants, Würffel, DJ Krankenwagen, Zebra Island, Parára, Future Folk Orchestra, The Werg, Sibyl Vane, The Pink Elephant, Matīss Kļaviņš, Alise Joste, NEØV, DJ Pēteris Bajārs, DJ Klāvs Lauls.
Red Bull Music Academy Stage: Camo & Krooked, Egyptian Lover,  Dorian Concept Trio, DJ Sliink, Breach, DJ AI-VA, DJ Mr Krime, Without Letters, Dave Storm Live, Break Da Funk, Avoid Dave, Grind Live, Münpauzn, Bandmaster, Smthing Smthing, DJ Quest & Paul Oja, Mr Nestor, Niklāvz, Formacja/ Mr Krime Live Band.
The main partner of the Festival is Lattelecom, which offers the only TV channel devoted to the Festival in Europe, 360TV Positivus, and provides modern technologies at the venue. The Festival is supported by Nordea and Tuborg. The latest news of the Festival can be heard on Radio SWF, the official radio of the Positivus Festival. Tastes to the Cinema Tent will be provided by Ādažu čipsi.
A three-day ticket without a tent space costs EUR 65.00; a three-day ticket with a tent space costs EUR 71.00. One-day tickets are also available at the price of EUR 35.00.