The long-awaited concert of the phenomenal Italian band Måneskin in the Baltics, as previously announced, will take place on May 18th at the Mezaparks Great Bandstand in Riga, Latvia, and on May 19th at the Unibet Arena in Tallinn, Estonia.
To make the concert attendance in Latvia even more impressive and the aftertaste stronger, the organizers have turned it into a two-day event, with the second day, or Loud Kids Party taking place in the Tallinn Street Quarter in Riga. Both days can be attended with one ticket, which means that all Måneskin concert ticket holders can enter the Tallinn Street Quarter on May 19th for free with the same ticket. If you only want to attend Loud Kids Party, no problem, get your ticket here!
The event on May 19th will be introduced and musically accompanied by none other than the popular DJ and radio voice Toms Grēviņš. Popular local musicians Grēta Grantiņa and Patrisha, as well as the indie electronic music project Bel Tempo, will also take the stage.
The new singer Grēta Grantiņa gained wider recognition after participating in and winning the fourth season of the TV3 show "X Factor". So far, Grēta has been a member of the band "Insomnia", participated in the play "Kaupēn, mans mīļais" and in Mārtiņš Brauns' concert programme "Veltījums". In 2022, Grēta released her debut mini-album "Vēl aizvien man sapņos" and won the Zelta Mikrofons People's Choice Award for the "Elvi Song of the Year" title for her first released single “Pāries". The latest performance by the singer is the new version of the song "Pēdējais piliens" together with the musicians xantikvariāts and Wiesulis. The song was created last year and is included in Grēta's debut mini-album "Vēl aizvien man sapņos", but in the new version of the song, the young rapper Wiesulis, who made a bright debut last year, has also joined Grēta and xantikvariāts.
Patrisha made her debut on the Latvian pop music scene in 2019, releasing four singles and a mini-album under the "Universal Music Group" label and receiving the "Zelta Mikrofons 2019" award for the best debut of the year. Patrisha has been singing and performing since early childhood, participating in more than 60 vocalist competitions and winning awards both in Latvia and abroad, and has been performing with her accompanying band since the age of 15. This year, Patrisha started the year with a new single "Hush!", which also competed for the opportunity to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest in the domestic selection Supernova.
Bel Tempo is an indie/electronic music duo from Riga, influenced in their music by artists such as Caribou, Jungle, Sampha, Toro y Moi, and others. Bel Tempo combines sensual beats and analog synthesizer sounds with soft vocals and pulsating guitar riffs, creating a danceable and intimate atmosphere. In June 2022, the duo released their first mini-album "Pessimismus", featuring London-based rapper Eliza Legzdina. The mini-album received two nominations for the "Zelta Mikrofons" Music Record of the Year award - as the best electronic and dance music album and as the debut album of the year.
Måneskin is the first Italian group to have two compositions in the top ten of the UK singles chart and only the second group in Eurovision history to have another song enter the US Billboard 200 chart. They have millions of listens and views on streaming platforms like Spotify, iTunes, YouTube, Deezer, etc., 28 platinum and 6 gold certifications in their home country of Italy alone, and sold-out concerts that weren't even affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The band proved, after many years of hiatus, that in the context of Eurovision, we can once again speak not only of fleeting fame but also of a global rise to stardom. Moreover, this recognition was achieved not by a classic pop group.
Mark your calendars, grab your tickets, and get ready to rock out two days in a row!