For the eighth consecutive year this summer, Salacgrīva was the host of Baltic's biggest three day music festival - Positivus. With a yearly increase in foreign visitors, this year's festival was visited by a total of 8,879 non- native guests.
The festival was chiefly frequented by Latvians, with most foreign guests – 6,320 coming from Estonia and 1,098 from Lithuania. The list continues with 752 visitors from United Kingdom, 205 from Germany, 202 from Finland, 176 from The Netherlands, 126 from Russia, as well as other European countries.
Positivus was also host to guests from more exotic places, such as Thailand, Nepal, China, Afghanistan and United Arab Emirates, with festival tickets being purchased not only in other countries, but also on other continents, such as South America, Africa and even Australia.
“This year’s visitor numbers signify, that during its eight years of existence, Positivus has become a truly international festival, with considerable magnitude of foreign media attention. In the next couple of years we will continue working towards achieving greater international recognition and attracting even more foreign visitors” points out the festival organiser Ģirts Majors.
This year's Positivus media tent hosted more than 300 journalists from the Baltics, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Russia, USA, Italy, Australia, The Netherlands, Belgium, Belarus, France and Kazakhstan, including media representatives from influential music publications such as DIY, Quietus, Vice, Hunger TV, Zvuki.ru, El Mundo and others. Media reports highlighted the festival’s special atmosphere and its picturesque location, as well as the top-notch band selection and overall organisation.
The 2014 festival hosted Kraftwerk, Elbow, Ellie Goulding, Bastille, Laura Mvula, The Kooks, Future Islands, Temples, Chet Faker, Pharaoh Sanders Quartet, The 1975, The Horrors and many others.
Positivus Festival 2015 dates and ticket information will be announced soon!