July 15-16, 2022
|Phone:||00 371 672 84 516|
|Festival type:||Open air|
|Site:||Luvacsala Island on the Daugava River|
Art & Theatre Amphitheatre
After a corona-related break of two years, the Positivus festival will return in 2022 in a new location. The festival had taken place 13 years in the coastal town Salacgriva in northern Latvia. Now it moves to the Latvian capital Riga, more precisely onto the Luvacsala Island on the Daugava River.
The organizer of the festival Ģirts Majors about the decision to hold the festival in Riga: “Every year the struggle for the artists we want to see at the festival becomes fiercer and visitors also have more and more choice in terms of attending concerts, so we need to think about how the festival could develop and continue to grow. In our opinion, the course of the festival in the largest city in Latvia and the Baltics will give our festival great opportunities for the future.”
Positivus festival is the largest popular music and art festival in the Baltics, which had taken place in Salacgrīva since 2007 and has gathered up to 30,000 music lovers from Latvia and abroad every festival year. The festival has gathered many important and well-known foreign music stars like Muse, Nick Cave, Robert Plant, Iggy Pop, Imagine Dragons, Ellie Goulding, The xx, Sigur Rós, Sinéad O’Connor, and many others, a total of several hundred famous musicians of different generations. Positivus festival has been mentioned in foreign media along with other festivals in Europe that are worth attending, and has been nominated for various European festival awards.
Alternative, Indie, Electronica, Rock, World
Positivus Festival was established in 2007 and has since then presented acts like James, Stereophonic, Travis, Manic Street Preachers, Fatboy Slim, Muse, The xx, M83, Iggy Pop, Years & Years,Sigur Rós, Two Door Cinema Club, Imagine Dragons, Moby, Sinead O’Connor, Scissor Sisters, Peter Doherty, James, Editors, Hurts, Ok Go, Royksopp, King Charles, Beach House, Mark Ronson, Kraftwerk, Bastille, Ellie Goulding, Elbow, The Kooks, The 1975, Keane, Damien Rice, Kasabian, Placebo, Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters, Jungle, Basement Jaxx, Jack Garratt, The Vaccines, Tom Odell, Michael Kiwanuka, Charli XCX, Daughter, Laura Mvula, Phantogram, Hot Chip, John Newman, Grimes, Chet Faker, Air, Oh Wonder, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Joss Stone, Mercury Rev and many others.