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.
Tickets are available at www.positivusfestival.com, in all Biļešu Serviss box offices and Nordea ATM’s (in Latvia only). 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. Tickets without commission - www.positivusfestival.com!