This summer Positivus Festival can expect a real Brit invasion – alongside the previously announced artists, including the rock legend Robert Plant, Positivus is also proud to announce the addition of several other UK heavyweights – Placebo and Kasabian, Manchester’s contemporary rock quartet Everything Everything, London’s dark underground princess Charlie XCX, as well as Bristol’s trip-hop patrons Lamb. The international line-up will be complimented by celebrated local acts – the intellectually romantic The Sound Poets and the kaleidoscopically eclectic Triana Park.
Kasabian and Placebo are probably the most anticipated Positivus Festival bands, and although the cult-rockers Placebo have already performed in Riga three times in the last decade, they still top the annual festival visitor band poll along with Kasabian.
Placebo have just embarked on an extensive tour, marking a two year period of retrospective activity leading into 2016 – Placebo’s 20th Anniversary. The band has also made their entire album back catalogue available on worldwide streaming services, such as Deezer and Spotify, for the very first time.
Proving time and time again that experience equals quality, Kasabian have gone from dance-rock outsiders to one of the biggest rock bands in UK’s history. Along with their Mercury Music Prize nomination Kasabian have also received numerous music awards, including the 2015 NME Awards for ‚Best Album‘ and ‚Best British Band’.
The other additions to the vibrant festival line-up include the first-time Positivus visitors Everything Everything, as well as recurring guests Lamb and the energetic Charlie XCX. Baltic and Latvian audiences will also be familiar with two local acts set to perform this summer – The Sound Poets and Triana Park.
The ninth Positivus Festival, that will take place from July 17th – 19th in Salacgrīva, will once again be an event of epic proportions for all quality music and wild party enthusiasts. Along with the aforementioned bands, Positivus Festival will also host Robert Plant And Sensational Space Shifters, St.Vincent, Basement Jaxx, Tom Odell, Jungle, Fenech-Soler Jack Garratt, Kate Boy, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Max Jury and Soak.
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.
The 2015 Positivus Festival line-up so far
ROBERT PLANT And Sensational Space Shifters
THE SOUND POETS
KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD
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.
Taxi drive from any spot in Riga to festival site is just EUR 76,00 (max four persons). The Positivus Express fare is currently EUR 6.50 one way. For light travel you can choose rent-a-tent option for 2 or 3 persons. Tickets for Taxi drive, rent-a-tent option and Positivus Express available only on www.positivusfestival.com.
How to get there:
There is nothing easier than getting to Positivus Festival, even if you’ve never been to Latvia before and have no idea where Salacgrīva is located. You can travel by plane, taxi or the Positivus Express.
The easiest way of getting to Riga is by flying with airBaltic, an airline that offers flights to and from 53 global destinations. You can find your nearest direct or connecting flight at airbaltic.com.
Once in Riga, the next step is to get from Riga to Salacgrīva and Positivus Festival is offering two ways to do it – with BalticTaxi and Positivus Express. BalticTaxi offers the festival visitors a comfortable and advantageous taxi service, delivering them from any location in the Latvian capital of Riga, directly to the festival location in Salacgrīva. BalticTaxi cabs are regularly stationed at the “Rīga” RIX airport, so you can catch a green coloured cab and head straight to the festival straight after landing. This year’s BalticTaxi travel voucher costs EUR 76 one way. One voucher permits up to four people to travel in the same cab for the same price. For visitor convenience during the festival, the BalticTaxi cabs will be permanently stationed in an accessible and visible spot at the second festival entrance, sparing worries about calling cabs in advance or waiting for them to arrive.
The fast and comfortable Positivus Express, which will depart from the “Olimpia” shopping mall, located at Āzenes str. 5 in Riga, Latvia, is a great and affordable way to reach the festival site. The Express will drop the passengers off directly at the festival entrance. The Express fare is currently EUR 6.50 one way. We advise you to get your tickets now, due to the limited number of seats available. You can get more information about the BalticTaxi voucher and the Positivus Express ticket rules, as well as purchase both here: www.positivusfestival.com/en/store/eticket/
If you’ve chosen to take the car, then don’t forget that you will require a car parking pass, which will be purchasable at the festival site.
In order to enter and stay at the camping site, each camping site visitor needs to acquire their own camping site ticket, which costs EUR 8. The camping site will offer access to a shower for a separate fee.
For the third year in a row, Positivus Festival, in partnership with the tourism and active leisure equipment store “Gandrs”, are fostering lighter travels by offering two or four person pre-ordered tents in the heart of the camping site, at the “Gandrs village”. Considering visitor comfort “Gandrs” is offering special deals on camping and tent related items. More info on the campsite!
For comfortable travelling, the Positivus Festival shuttle and BalticTaxi travel vouchers to or from Salacgrīva are also currently available on the site. Tickets for the official Positivus Festival shuttle, BalticTaxi vouchers, camper parking spaces and the “Gandrs” tent rental tickets are only available at our website.