The Estonian international heavyweights Ewert and The Two Dragons had some amazing news to share with their fans at the tightly packed gig in Riga’s Palladium concert hall on Saturday. The band announced their return to the most anticipated music festival in the Baltics - Positivus Festival, which will be taking place from July 17th - 19th in Salacgrīva, Latvia.
“Latvia is like our second home - this is where we started and were discovered,” said lead vocalist Ewert Sundja, addressing the hundreds of fans gathered at the over-crowded Palladium concert hall on Saturday. “And the same can be said about Positivus Festival. I hope to see you all there - do you know this festival in Salacgriva?” The ensuing cheers and applause lasted long after the last encore, with the fans visibly unwilling to part with their musical idols. And although this will be the band’s forth Positivus Festival appearance, marking them as seasoned festival veterans, this summer Ewert And The Two Dragons will perform on the biggest stage - the Lattelecom stage.
Their third and newest studio album Circles (2015) was recorded in August 2013 at Bear Creek Studio in the U.S. Circles was produced by Ryan Hadlock (The Lumineers, Vance Joy) and is their first album released under Sire Records (Warner Music). After releasing the album the band went on an extensive North American tour.
Ewert And The Two Dragons are one of the most successful Estonian acts of recent years, with substantial and increasing following abroad. Hard work and countless performances in Estonia and overseas from 2011 to 2014 have paid off generously; Their sophomore album Good Man Down (2011), released by I Love You Records, became one of the best-selling albums in Estonia, with awards such as the Tallinn Music Week Skype (Go Change The World) award in 2011, the Estonian Radio 2 award for Good Man Down (2011) as the best hit single, as well as five Estonian Music Awards in 2012 and the prestigious international Eurosonic European Border Breakers Award in 2013.
Positivus Festival 2015 will be taking place in Latvia, Salacgrīva, for the ninth consecutive year. Five stages will host world renowned artists such as Robert Plant, Placebo, Kasabian and other famous, as well as many new and exciting emerging acts, with new names to be added soon.
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.