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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.

WARPAINT, RIVAL SONS and GHOSTPOET added to Positivus Festival line-up

Each year, Positivus Festival invites its visitors to discover some of the most acclaimed and innovative artists of their genres. The sombre American indie rockers Warpaint are set to conquer the Lattelecom stage, with California’s heavy-blues rock band Rival Sons and London’s urban sound artist Ghostpoet set to ignite the Nordea stage.

L.A.'s prominent all-female quartet Warpaint are known for their distinct, almost trademark blend of indie rock meets the 90’s, with elements of trip-hop, ambient, post-punk and R&B. Reservedly, almost too carefully, Warpaint deliver their captivating compositions in their trademark style of melodic whispers and sensually hypnotic rhythms. Their instrumental ingenuity and techniques are always an aspect of live-show fascination, with jam sessions frequently being a key part of their performance. Warpaint's band's talents have not gone unnoticed by the industry’s professionals; their debut album was mixed and mastered by Red Hot Chili Pepper’s ex-bass player John Frusciante and their newest album features creative input from the producers of Radiohead and U2.

Classic rock sorcerers Rival Sons deliver powerful, authentic rock music rooted in blues. The Long Beach band recreate the perfect 70’s party ambience with whimpering guitars, edgy rhythms and fantastic, almost stand-alone vocals. With pure power, undiluted energy and unwavering passion, Rival Sons proudly carry rock and roll with them wherever they play.

No one does urban melancholy quite like Ghostpoet, aka British vocalist Obaro Ejimiwe. In his music, Ghostpoet combines alternative hip-hop with alternative rock, adding elements of jazz and soul, 90’s post-punk rhythms and post-hardcore elements with a light dash trip-hop. The 2011 Mercury Prize nominee is still one of the most remarkable modern British music scene experimentalists, with his latest record Shedding Skin (2015) receiving widespread and well-deserved critical acclaim. With hints of psychedelia, electronica and rock, Ghostpoet’s music builds up eloquent suspense and maintains it from the first tune until the curtain call.

The ninth Positivus Festival will take place in Salacgrīva, Latvia from July 17th - 19th and will once again be an event of epic proportions for all quality music and wild party enthusiasts. Along with the newest line-up additions Positivus Festival will also host previously announced acts - Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Placebo, Kasabian, St.Vincent, Basement Jaxx, Tom Odell, Jungle, Charli XCX, Lamb, Everything Everything, Fenech-Soler, Jack Garratt, Ewert and the Two Dragons, The Sound Poets,  Kate Boy, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Triana Park, Max Jury and Soak. More artists to be announced.

The festival’s main partner is Lattelecom, with support from Nordea and Tuborg. All the Festival news can be heard on radio SWH - the official Positivus Festival radio.

A Positivus Festival 3 day ticket without camping costs EUR 65,00 and a 3 day ticket with camping costs EUR 71,00. One-day tickets are now on sale for the price of EUR 35,00.