Bastille, Laura Mvula, The 1975 and Kid Karate are added to this year’s Positivus festival programme. Bastille and singer Laura Mvula are both shortlisted for several 2014 BRIT Awards. Positivus 2014 will be held for 3 days – July 18th, 19th and 20th. Tickets are available at www.positivusfestival.com and in all Biļešu Serviss box offices starting from EUR 57.
The rockers Bastille are nominated for four BRIT Awards this year – British Album of the Year, British Breakthrough Act, British Single and British Group. The origins of Bastille lie in the creative mind of singer-songwriter Dan Smith, who has the latitude to write tales with broad brush strokes, encapsulated in four minute pop songs. The music of Bastille was brought to life by one, but on stage the songs are emancipated by four band members, each dabbling with vocals, keyboards and percussion. Their songs are full of rhythmic melodies and sweeping, haunting vocals, which coexist together in an atmospheric soundscape. Bastille released their debut album Bad Blood in 2013.
2013 was the breakthrough year of the velveteen voiced singer Laura Mvula. Releasing her debut album Sing to the Moon and making her US debut at SXSW in March, Mvula took on a slew of headlining dates and a slot on the line-up for Alicia Keys' annual Black Ball fundraiser gala. 2013 was an equally thrilling year for Laura at home in the UK, where she was nominated for the coveted Barclaycard Mercury Prize and a BRITs Critics' Choice Award, made the BBC Sound of 2013 shortlist, and won two MOBO Awards. This year Mvula is nominated for the best British Breakthrough Act and best British Female awards at the Brit Awards. Her moving cover of Nina Simone's 'Little Girl Blue' was also featured on the soundtrack for the critically acclaimed film 12 Years A Slave.
The alternative rockers The 1975 combine dark and youthful themes of sex, love and fear with ethereal alt-rock music. Although first appearing as The 1975 relatively recently, the band has already played the iTunes festival, concluded their first European tour at the end of 2013 and released their debut album The 1975 (2013). Their latest record Music For Cars EP is currently number six on the iTunes charts.
Kid Karate are undoubtedly the rockiest and noisiest festival programme addition - with thunderous riffing, howling vocals, primal drumming and crafty sound effects, the duo makes a particularly huge kind of rock and roll. The band made an impressive debut at this year’s Eurosonic Noorderslag – one of Europe’s biggest new artist showcases. Their debut EP Lights Out was released in 2013.
The festival 3 day ticket without camping currently costs EUR 57,00 and a 3 day ticket with camping costs EUR 63,00. Tickets are available at www.positivusfestival.com and in all Biļešu Serviss box offices.
Positivus Festival is the biggest and most significant music and arts festival in the Baltic States, taking place in Salacgrīva, Latvia, for the eighth time in 2014. The festival’s main sponsor is Lattelecom, and it’s supported by Nordea and Lattelecom. The jury of the 2014 European Festival Awards has nominated Positivus festival for the Best European Festival Line-Up and Best Medium-Sized Festival awards. Positivus festival has hosted such acts as The xx, Muse, Sigur Rós, Imagine Dragons, Two Door Cinema Club, Willy Moon, Michael Kiwanuka, Tom Odell and many more. In partnership with Lattelecom, some of the previous festival concerts will be offered on www.lattelecom.tv. Performances of James and Keane are available now. More about the festival https://www.positivusfestival.com