The first Positivus Festival 2015 stage with a fully formed line-up is the annual Red Bull Music Academy stage. Along with previously announced beat masters Araabmuzik, Egyptian Lover, DJ Sliink and Dorian Concept Trio, this year’s RBMA stage will feature fifteen more artists from the U.K., Baltics and Poland.
Just like every year, Red Bull Music Academy will offer visitors a diverse selection of some of their brightest electronica stars who will turn up the festival heat with loud beats and exciting sound experiments. UK’s renowned DJ and producer Breach, a local favourite – DJ AI-VA, Mr Krime from Poland and others will create an electric and electronic atmosphere, delighting festival’s visitors with the best of fresh techno, hip-hop, house and other genres.
Along with Breach, DJ AI-VA and Mr Krime, Red Bull Music Academy will also host Without Letters, Dave Storm Live, Break Da Funk, Avoid Dave, Grind Live, Münpauzn, Bandmaster, Smthing Smthing, DJ Quest & Paul Oja, Mr Nestor, Niklāvz and Mr Krime Band (see detailed information attached).
Red Bull Music Academy has been an integral part of Positivus Festival for some years now, merging the worlds of rhythms and sounds and inviting talented artists from venues and masterclass series around the world. That is also the essence of Red Bull Music Academy – inviting gifted and up and coming producers, singers, sound artists, DJs and musicians from around the world to learn from and collaborate with top industry professionals. Tracks from each RBMA academy edition also become published in a compilation.
The best Positivus Festival sets will be available on Red Bull Music Academy Radio: http://www.rbmaradio.com
The ninth Positivus Festival will take place in Salacgrīva, Latvia from July 17th – 19th and will once again be an event of epic proportions for all quality music and wild party enthusiasts. Along with the newest line-up additions Positivus Festival will also host previously announced acts – Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Placebo, Kasabian, Warpaint, St.Vincent, Basement Jaxx, Tom Odell, Jungle, DJ Jonathan Toubin, Charli XCX, Lamb, Everything Everything, Fenech-Soler, Jack Garratt, Ewert and the Two Dragons, The Sound Poets, DJ Toms Grēviņš & Oded Kafri, 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, The Werg, Garbanotas Bosistas, Moontalk, Rīgas Modes, Sigma, Pienvedēja Piedzīvojumi, The Big Bluff and Laime Pilnīga. More artists to be announced.
The festival’s main partner is Lattelecom, with support from Nordea and Tuborg. All the Festival news can be heard on radio SWH – the official Positivus Festival radio.
3 day ticket without camping costs EUR 65,00
3 day ticket with camping costs EUR 71,00
VIP ticket costs EUR 200
One day ticket price EUR 35
A separate camping site pass costs EUR 8.
Tickets are available at www.positivusfestival.com, www.seetickets.com (UK), www.tikketi.fi (Scandinavia), www.ticketmaster.de (DE).
How to get there
There is nothing easier than getting to Positivus Festival, even if you’ve never been to Latvia before and have no idea where Salacgrīva is located. You can travel by plane, taxi or the Positivus Express.
The easiest way of getting to Riga is by flying with airBaltic, an airline that offers flights to and from 53 global destinations. You can find your nearest direct or connecting flight at airbaltic.com.
Once in Riga, the next step is to get from Riga to Salacgrīva and Positivus Festival is offering two ways to do it – with BalticTaxi and Positivus Express. BalticTaxi offers the festival visitors a comfortable and advantageous taxi service, delivering them from any location in the Latvian capital of Riga, directly to the festival location in Salacgrīva. BalticTaxi cabs are regularly stationed at the “Rīga” RIX airport, so you can catch a green coloured cab and head straight to the festival straight after landing. This year’s BalticTaxi travel voucher costs EUR 76 one way. One voucher permits up to four people to travel in the same cab for the same price. For visitor convenience during the festival, the BalticTaxi cabs will be permanently stationed in an accessible and visible spot at the second festival entrance, sparing worries about calling cabs in advance or waiting for them to arrive.
The fast and comfortable Positivus Express, which will depart from the “Olimpia” shopping mall, located at Āzenes str. 5 in Riga, Latvia, is a great and affordable way to reach the festival site. The Express will drop the passengers off directly at the festival entrance. The Express fare is currently EUR 6.50 one way. We advise you to get your tickets now, due to the limited number of seats available. You can get more information about the BalticTaxi voucher and the Positivus Express ticket rules, as well as purchase both here: www.positivusfestival.com/en/store/eticket/
If you’ve chosen to take the car, then don’t forget that you will require a car parking pass, which will be purchasable at the festival site.
In order to enter and stay at the camping site, each camping site visitor needs to acquire their own camping site ticket, which costs EUR 8. The camping site will offer access to a shower for a separate fee.
For the third year in a row, Positivus Festival, in partnership with the tourism and active leisure equipment store “Gandrs”, are fostering lighter travels by offering two or four person pre-ordered tents in the heart of the camping site, at the “Gandrs village”. Considering visitor comfort “Gandrs” is offering special deals on camping and tent related items. More info on the campsite and rent a tent here: www.positivusfestival.com/en/for-visitors/merrild-camping-site/
Taxi / Shuttle Service
For comfortable travelling, the Positivus Festival shuttle and BalticTaxi travel vouchers to or from Salacgrīva are also currently available on the site. Taxi drive from any spot in Riga to festival site is just EUR 76,00 (max four persons), The Positivus Express fare is currently EUR 6.50 one way. Tickets for the official Positivus Express, BalticTaxi vouchers, camper parking spaces are only available at www.positivusfestival.com