Positivus Festival - The Hidden Gem in the BalticsComment
Taking place in the picturesque coastal town of Salacgriva in Latvia, Positivus brings a rich diversity of international chart toppers and underground emerging talent to an idyllic holiday location by the Baltic coast surround by woodland.
Unconventional Swedish pop-stars Elliphant, mysterious Bokka from Poland, beatbox favourites from Latvia PeR, blues legend Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges and many more artists join Positivus festival lineup to create even more vivid offer for lovers of various genres of music.
The first artists to perform on the main stage will be blues legend from New Orleans Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges; together with the Latvian blues band Coolmans Report he will present true guitar riffs, enthusiastic vocals and blues that will grab your heart.
Several bright artist names are added to Nordea Stage lineup. Elliphant music comes from the depths of Swedish subculture; not without a reason the band has been called the most unconventional pop-stars of Sweden. Elliphant freely floats between different genres of music - energetic pop-rap blends with synth-pop and Jamaican rhythms are joined by vibes of dub step and punk rock while all is held together by band’s incredible vitality. The musical union Bokka is one the most mystical phenomenon of Polish Indie scene - nobody has any idea about the true identities of the musicians, during shows their faces are covered in mirror masks and apart of music with features of synth-pop, dream-pop, shoegaze and electronic they don't say a word. The princess of Polish pop-music Iza has attracted attention of the big music industry players around the world with her sound experiments and mixes of hip hop rhythms and airy melodies; she has even written music and made a movie together with Snoop Dogg. Meanwhile the band PeR successfully blends beat box with elements of swing and jazz and creates inspiring rhythms and fresh sound.
The artists of Palladium stage will be joined by Neon Saturdays who are inspired by indie/ alternative rock and electronic music and play around with rough rhythms of guitar and active rhythm sections creating a powerful musical performance that is acclaimed both in Latvia and UK.
On the I Love You stage a special vibe will be created by Finish dream-pop union NEØV, who twines together ever-changing melodies with dreamy pop-music. Meanwhile, the night parties on Friday and Saturday will be hosted by DJ Pēteris Bajārs and DJ Klāvs Lauls.
The ninth edition of Positivus festival will take place in Salacgrīva on July 17-19 and as usual it is going to be an important event for those who appreciate high quality music and crazy parties.
The confirmed artists of the festival so far...
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.
Jack Garratt, Charlie XCX, Lamb, Rival Sons, Kate Boy, Peace, Indiana, Public Access T.V., East India Youth, The Sound Poets, Max Jury, Ghostpoet.
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.
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.
Red Bull Music Academy Stage
Araabmuzik, 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.
Before the festival there will be more artists announced to perform on the six stages of the festival as well as the program of Ādažu čipsu Cinema Tent. The main partner of the festival is Lattelecom, supporters are Nordea and Tuborg. The latest festival news can be heard on radio SWH – the official Positivus Festival radio. The taste of the cinema tent is added by Ādažu čipsi.
3 day ticket without camping costs EUR 65,00
3 day ticket with camping costs EUR 71,00
VIP ticket costs EUR 200
One day ticket price EUR 35
A separate camping site pass costs EUR 8
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