Positivus Festival is just around the corner - 15th & 16th of July at Lucavsala, Riga. What to see, you wonder? bobe.me team has put together a list based on the mood you are looking for - from energy boost and trendy acts to quirky musicians and calming, emotional vibes, Positivus got it all.
TRENDING NOW, #FOMO
Acts that sure will create a big buzz and gather huge crowds - whether those would be fans, those who pop by because of #FOMO or festival visitors who go where the crowd takes them.
MEGAN THEE STALLION
An absolutely global musical phenomenon, a cultural icon, and one of the hottest words in women’s hip-hop music scene.
A cultural beacon that continues to move past the status quo and lead the pack by continuing to evolve, innovate and disrupt the industry.
Incredibly talented and outstanding young musician – SoFaygo is rapidly moving up the ladder of his musical career and has been noticed by the biggest hip-hop stars in the world.
One of the most respected and authentic artists, a prominent world-class performer with sold-out concert tours around.
Looking for something with a cherry on top? These are artists who will surprise you and leave an impression. Perhaps the extraordinary might turn into your festival highlight!
In his music you can hear some musical influences from David Bowie and the artist has been compared to Janis Joplin and Nina Simone. “One Day / The Reckoning Song” brought him several platinum records.
One of the most dynamic and welcoming live musicians. Thundercat crafts an experience unlike any other to the tune of a sound the likes of which is also unique to him.
YVES TUMOR & ITS BAND
Experimental electronic music with visually glamorous, grotesque elements that emphasize viewers with an unforgettable show. Some even call Yves Tumor some sort of Prince and Tina Turner hybrid.
DANCE & FEEL ALIVE
Feel the beat and dance, dance, dance. Dancing can lift your moods and release the stress and fatigue of the long week. Dance alone, with your friends or catch an eye of the stranger and have fun together.
Jamie xx creates the most beautiful mix of fine indie, R&B and dance music imaginable and is well known around the world as a key member of The xx.
Well known to most electronic music lovers. The Canadian gives breathtaking concerts designed to the last detail, combining the playful sound of electronic music with the sound of live instruments.
Avalanches have made a mark on the musical landscape. They have released cult famous mixtapes that have become heavily coveted collectibles.
They are not afraid to shake things up, the band has touched different music styles such as funk, soul, indie, alt-pop, and electronica. The band members are united by the desire to change the world of music and with their creations, make the world a happier place.
Want it loud, a bit heavy and with lots of guitars? These bands will satisfy your soul of rock.
BLACK COUNTRY, NEW ROAD
Black Country, New Road – the name originally found on a random Wikipedia generator – have made an impressive impact on fans and critics alike. Definitely, one of the hottest new British bands not to be missed this summer.
Relentless energy and surprises in every show – get to know black midi and they will take care of an unforgettable concert. black midi has quickly become the new UK guitar band at the tip of everyone’s tongues.
Fresh and dirty garage rock from Riga.
ESCAPE THE FESTIVAL BUZZ
When you want to catch a more chilled vibe away from the big crowds and enjoy a cold drink and sunshine on your face.
Latvian trio explore the wide area of alternative/indie rock/pop, with the central role of keys as a distinguishing feature of their sound.
TRIBES OF THE CITY
A dream pop / shoegaze band, whose live performances have become more deeper and expressive, the lyrics more direct and the video more experimental.
New hip-hop band whose mission is to draw public attention to issues and taboo topics that are usually glossed over.
Groovy hip-hop for when you want to catch a feeling of a home party with friends.
ALL THE FEELS
Melodic, nostalgic and emotionally touching performances. Invite your festival crush on a date or immerse yourself into soulful songs in solitude.
Festival starts with an intimate performance by Elizabete. Her music will make your heart ache and fill it with love at the same time.
Riga-based artist who gracefully combines indie elements with catchy pop. The arrangements, his authentic voice and gripping melodies have made him highly popular in his homeland.
Sudden Lights plays a combination of pop rock with slight alternative touches. Band’s music is characterized by catchy melodies perfect for dancing with a melancholic note or two along the way, and it all permeates with youthful energy.
PUMP UP THE ENERGY
Loud and powerful performances by mostly hip-hop artists. Expect moshing, screaming and hyped up crowds that will 100% boost the energy.
Pop band which went viral with "Eat Your Salad" song and represented Latvia in Eurovison Song Contest. This band will give you a reason to shout out loud "pussy", Eurovision fans can confirm this!
One of the biggest rap stars in Latvia, whose shows are always a top-notch experience. We believe that for hip-hop lovers this will be one of the festival highlights.
Diverse rhythm, tempo and lyrically deep bangers which is another treat for the fans of hip-hop.
Besides the highlighted artists, there are many more who will get you dancing, celebrating life and make you feel the vibrations of music and the crowd. Among them - EDAVĀRDI, PRUSAX, BŪU, ZEĻĢIS, ODS, VIESULIS, NĒ. Take a little tour and feel the local vibe!
Discover more than just music - cinema, art and craft market, fun activities, food & drinks. See the schedule, plan your Positivus Festival and catch the desired mood! Follow bobe.me on Instagram to see bits of the festival, starting this Friday.