Wednesday 21 June 2017
POSITIVUS FESTIVAL KIDS ISLAND
This year Positivus has put an extra thought into the good times for the small visitors of the festival and has organized an entire territory for kids – Kids Island. While parents will enjoy the festival, kids together with dwarfs, fairies and Indians will have a chance to indulge in playing games, having sport activities and adventures that develop their intelligence – and this is only a part of the generous program that will keep busy and entertain the festival’s youngest visitors.
Monday 19 June 2017
PLAN YOUR WAY TO POSITIVUS FESTIVAL WITH SHUTTLE BUS
Don’t leave preparation for the last moment and plan your transportation to the Positivus festival well in advance! As usually, the already well known Positivus Express will be running. One of the most convenient and economic ways to travel to the festival every year is the Positivus Express – it is a shuttle bus that runs from Riga center to the festival territory in Salacgrīva.
Wednesday 14 June 2017
ARTS AND NATURE STAGE LINE-UP UNVEILED
Arts and Nature stage – one of the most scenic Positivus stages, set in the dunes among the pine trees – will host a variety of artists this year, from exquisite Latvian solo artists and conceptual musical performances, to best improvisation theatre, comedy and stand-up acts.
Monday 12 June 2017
POSITIVUS FESTIVAL SHORTCUT CINEMA TO FEATURE MUSICALLY SATURATED FILM PROGRAMME
Genuine cinema enthusiasts who’ve enjoyed Positivus Festival’s film repertoire in the past will also appreciate this year’s Shortcut cinema programme, which will feature several musical films, unforgettable soundtracks, captivating musicals and musician based movies. The programme will place special emphasis on Latvian and student short films, as well as an animation film programme for the youngest festival visitors.
Wednesday 7 June 2017
TALLINN MUSIC WEEK NAMES ADDED TO POSITIVUS FESTIVAL PALLADIUM STAGE LINE-UP
ive Tallinn Music Week acts have been added to the Positivus Festival Palladium Stage line-up for 2017. Beyond Beyond, Go Away Bird, Lepatriinu, Mauno Meesit, Okym & Tiiu will all appear along such previously announced names as MESA, Raimonds Tiguls and Moonlight Sound Design, Satellites LV, Teachers, Francobollo, Bucharest, Bandmaster, Rachel Claudio & Rick Feds and many others.
Monday 5 June 2017
TEACHERS AND FRANCOBOLLO ADDED TO LINE-UP
Teachers was formed in 2010 by U.S. environmentalist, entrepreneur and musician Benjamin Bronfman together with Grey McMurray, Steve Borth, Matt Kranz and Scottie Redix. Bronfman and Teachers have previously worked with Kanye West and contributed to his single "Monster" featuring Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross and Bon Iver. In 2013, Teachers co-produced New Slaves, the first single out of Kanye's Yeezus album, earning Bronfman his first Grammy nomination. The New York based band deliver cheerfully luminous melodies mixed with urban interpretations of dated pop songs.
Wednesday 31 May 2017
BUCHAREST AND RACHEL CLAUDIO & RICK FEDS ADDED TO LINE-UP
Heart wrenching yet hopeful melodies and a feeling of total desolation with a glint of unreachable openness makes for most emotionally thrilling music. The dream of four Tel Aviv youngsters has become reality - Bucharest is currently one of the most exciting alternative bands in the Israeli music scene, combining American and British punk music with Israeli rock sounds, creating a unique sound with psychedelia and dream pop influences that’s never quite been done before. Their second album Budapest (2017) was released just this year and yet to conquer global audiences, so that Positivus Festival visitors will have an unprecedented chance to witness these rising stars in their relative infancy.
Monday 29 May 2017
DADDY WAS A MILKMAN AND GET YOUR GUN ADDED TO LINE-UP
Atmospheric melodies, emotionally sensitive pop music that inspires its listeners to be better human beings. Daddy Was A Milkman is the project of Lithuanian singer-songwriter Ignas Pociūnas and has undoubtedly been one of the most vibrant musical surprises of the Baltic region as of late – his triumphant debut concert was completely sold out and his last year’s Positivus Festival appearance was a smash hit with the crowds. His debut album Daydreaming has earned him two Lithuanian M.A.M.A. music award nominations.
Get Your Gun’s sound is not a forced practice of style, but something that originates from the moment the band was formed. Their music is a blend between the weight and aggressive nature of stoner-rock, nordic melancholy and the darkest tales of country – and folkmusic. The result is a constant duality between authority and fragility and a musical universe like the three danish band members – born of a wind-swept peripheral region with wide expanses and narrow outlooks. They’re renowned for their insisting and uncompromising live-shows in which every tone and note is conducted as it was the last. Get Your Gun will guide you into their darkness to show you the light.
Monday 15 May 2017
GRANDMASTER FLASH AND OTHER PROMINENT DJ-S ADDED TO POSITIVUS FESTIVAL LINE-UP
Each year electronic dance music is a significant part of Positivus Festival’s versatile line-up with prominent DJs from around the world delivering unforgettable sets throughout the night. Electric Room will be this year’s electronic music stage, and the first confirmed DJs are araabMUZIK and Kingdom from the United States, Belgian analogue house master Aeroplane, the expressive Italian DJ project Crookers, promising Latvian dance music DJ Makree, as well as DJ duo DJ Aspirins vs Toms Grēviņš. Bronx’s ultimate hip-hop legend Grandmaster Flash will also deliver a most memorable performance.