Positivus presents a unique event in the history of Baltic music festival scene – the band Dagamba, State Chamber Orchestra Sinfonietta Rīga and Latvian University Mixed Choir Juventus will play on the main Positivus stage and bring a surprisingly expressive musical performance.
Even at the biggest music festivals of the world it is a rare chance to see bands performing on the stage accompanied by an orchestra or choir, therefore the performance of Dagamba together with Sinfonietta Riga and Juventus will be an exclusive experience for all the festival visitors. The musicians of Dagamba promise to change completly the perception of classical music and orchestral performance by presenting fascinating sound experiments. A little bit hooligan rockiness from Dagamba and bright instrumental accompaniment from internationally recognized Sinfonietta Riga and sixty Juventus choir voices will create a performance that surely will be an event to remember.
In the program there will be included original songs of Dagamba that in the process of creation have been inspired by grands of classical music. The arrangements are daring and surprising and combine elements of different music styles and times in a powerful performance. The listeners will recognise motives from Grieg’s “Solveig’s Song” as well as “Immigrant Song” from Led Zeppelin. Meanwhile, all the listeners can be already sure – this will be the first time they are seated in a musical carousel so full of classical and pop music hits.
Bach will go to Iran, Prokofiev will meet the traveling knight from the movie Knight Rider, Mozart will exchange experiences with Radiohead, hits of popular music and the most beautiful melodies from classics will be played. Countless and surprising musical rendezvous made especially exotic by master of rhythm Hamidreza Rahbaralam, who will be playing on a 8000-year-old percussion instrument.
The ninth edition of Positivus festival will take place in Salacgrīva on July 17-19 and as usual it is going to be an important event for those who appreciate high quality music and crazy parties. So far the confirmed artists of the festival are Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Placebo, Kasabian, Warpaint, 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, Soak, Peace, East India Youth, Indiana, Vök, Jennie Abrahamson, Rangleklods, Public Access T.V., Rival Sons, Ghostpoet, Inokentijs Mārpls, Momend, Laika Suns, Galvanic Elephants, Zebra Island, Super Besse, The Bongo Club, DJ Krankenwagen, Future Folk Orchestra, Parára, The Pink Elephant, Mona de bo, Alise Joste, Matīss Kļaviņš, Würffel, Sibyl Vane un The Werg. Until the beginning of the festival more announcements about artists that will perform on the six stages of Positivus will follow.
The main partner of the festival is Lattelecom, supporters are Nordea and Tuborg. The latest festival news can be heard on radio SWH – the official Positivus Festival radio. The taste of the cinema tent is added by Ādažu čipsi.
The tickets of the festival can be purchased at www.positivusfestival.com, “Biļešu serviss” service points and Nordea ATM's. Three-day ticket pass without camping place costs EUR 65,00; three-day ticket pass with camping place costs EUR 71,00. Tickets for one days are available for EUR 35,00. Visit www.positivusfestival.com to buy tickets with no extra fees.