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The NIRVANA Experience and CHAD CHANNING

The coolest smart rock band in Baltics – “UpSent” will warm up “The Nirvana Experience” and Chad Channing concert on 16 of March. The band have released album “How far we can go” and made videos for their singles – “Naked”, “Waterfall” and “Killing time”. “UpSent” has also shared a stage with artists and groups such as “B-2”, Zemfira, Andrea Bocelli, Lordi, Nazareth.

Special offer for Galactico customers to the “The Nirvana Experience” concert

Special offer only for participants of Galactico Privilege program – from February 5 till February 11 buy tickets to the concert of “The Nirvana Experience” with 30% discount. Tickets with a discount can be purchased at any Galactico shopping center – Alfa, Galerija Centrs, Origo, Mols and Dole using your Galactico Privilege or Galactico VISA card. The service is provided in cooperation with "Biļešu Serviss".

The NIRVANA Experience and CHAD CHANNING

Chad Channing, one of NIRVANA's drummers, thinks that Kurt Cobain was a great songwriter. “I mean, that was the thing that appealed to me from day one when they came up to me asking if I wanted to be their drummer. Heavy guitars and all that kind of stuff wasn't anything new to me by that time, but the way he wrote his vocal melodies and made these heavy songs into heavy pop songs, I just thought was very intriguing. Especially a song like “About A Girl” for example. It's kind of heavy, but it's got a total pop sensibility,” Chad Channing have said.

Delightful guitar and astonishing musicality – Joscho Stephan!

For the first time in Riga virtuoso guitar player Joscho Stephan will perform at Latvian Radio Studio 1 on March 2nd.

The NIRVANA Experience and CHAD CHANNING

Chad Channing, one of NIRVANA's drummers, said that one day he asked Kurt Cobain what the song “About a girl” was about. “About a girl,” was Cobain's reply. “Why don't you just call it that?”

THE EXPRESSIVE GIPSY PUNK-ROCK UNION GOGOL BORDELLO RETURNS TO RIGA

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”.

CHAPMIONS ARE COMING BACK!

CHAPMIONS ARE COMING BACK TO KOK'54 WORLD GP 2018 24.02.2018 - ARENA RIGA!

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.

FAMOUS COMPONIST AND PIANIST LUDOVICO EINAUDI WILL PERFORM AT ARENA RIGA AMPHITHEATRE

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 – THE FIRST HEADLINER OF POSITIVUS’18

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.

NORWEGIAN MEGA BAND A-HA WILL PERFORM AT SIGULDA OPENAIR STAGE THIS SUMMER

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.

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.

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.

POSITIVUS FESTIVAL TO ALSO HOST A TALLINN MUSIC WEEK STAGE

Continuing the excellent tradition, Positivus festival and Tallinn Music Week will also be introducing this year’s festival visitors to some of the most exciting and talented Estonian artists. Baltic’s biggest city festival’s stage will offer a two day programme – Wilhelm, Sillamaa Trad.Attack! and Marten Kuningas will perform on July 19th with Argo Vals and Three Leg Dog and Kalii Briis playing on July 20th.

In less than a year Wilhelm have performed in almost all of the biggest Estonian venues and events, to ever-increasing critical acclaim. The two fragile female vocals, accompanied by various string instruments and percussions create an exciting mixture of jazz and indie-pop, enrapturing each and every audience member.

Sandra Sillamaa Trad.Attack! highlight the most exciting aspects of Estonian folk music. The band consists of a guitarist, drummer and a bagpipe player, who together present and perform contemporary and non-traditional versions of beloved folk-sounds.

The Estonian singing singer-songwriter Marten Kuningas is set to release his second record Praktiline Mees in autumn, with the Estonian press having already dubbed it ‘one of the most anticipated records of the year.’ Kuningas creates his unique melodies by experimenting with the sounds produced during rehearsals and performances.

For his live shows, the composer and guitarist Argo Vals usually invites up to eight people to perform all of his studio material. The band’s music cannot be pigeon-holed into a specific genre; their instrumental tracks are systematically versatile, with the only prerequisite that they be as groovy as possible.

Estonian music producer and artist Kali Briis aka Alan Olonen describes his music as being a bit naive and simple, but also sharp by the sound and well systematised. His work spans many genres and reflects his emotional range, from gloomy electronica and relaxed r'n'b to energetic electro, upbeat rock and elvish pop. Kali writes, composes and produces all his music by himself; he also plays all the instruments himself and uses computer programs as little as possible. His newest album "Say Whaat? (2013) won the title of Best Alternative Album at this year’s Estonian Music Awards.

Within the constantly increasing Estonian folk and indie music scene, Three Leg Dog is a band that stands out. Their psychedelic rock style is seemingly influenced by all the legends of the genre.

As previously announced, the Lattelecom stage will feature Kraftwerk, Bastille, Ellie Goulding, Elbow, The Kooks, The 1975, Daughter, Anna Calvi, The Horrors, You Me At Six, AlunaGeorge, NONONO, FM Belfast, And So I Watch You From Afar.

Nordea stage will host Tricky, Chet Faker, Pharoah Sanders Quartet, Laura Mvula, Junip, Temples, Of Montreal, MØ, Future Islands, King Charles, Kid Karate, Justina Lee Brown&Latvian Blues Band, Birth Of Joy and Dzelzs Vilka Jauno Jāņu Orķestris.

The festival 3 day ticket without camping currently costs EUR 57 and a 3 day ticket with camping costs EUR 63. Ticket prices are set to increase.