Thursday 30 June 2016


Taking place from 15-17 July, Positivus has become the largest music event in the Baltics and will attract over 30,000 visitors across the 3-day event. Now just 2 weeks away, its 10th anniversary edition will see the likes of Ellie Goulding, Iggy Pop, M83., Joss Stone, Years & Years, Hot Chip, John Newman, Air, Grimes, Wolf Alice and many more take to the stage amidst a dreamy forest setting.

With genres spanning pop, indie, synth-pop, punk rock, hip hop, electronic and more alongside the very best of the local scene there is something for every festival-goer to enjoy on this year’s diverse and exciting line-up.

Positivus Festival attracts more than 30 thousand festival-goers each year, with almost 10 thousand of them coming from territories outside Latvia. The budget for this year’s line-up has grown form 800 thousand euros last year to 1.2 millions euro this year. Festival promoter Ģirts Majors welcomes everyone to check out the full schedule. “It’s worth listening to bands that you don’t know yet and discover all the hidden gems of our anniversary line-up,” he says.

Alongside big names that don’t need an explanation this year’s line-up features such exciting projects as Liima, a new band formed by Mads Brauer, Casper Clausen and Rasmus Stolberg of Danish act Efterklang plus Finnish percussionist Tatu Rönkkö; Minor Victories – Rachel Goswell of Slowdive, Editors’ Justin Lockey, Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite and James Lockey of Hand Held Cine Club; C2C DJ’s 20syl new project 20syl & Mr. J. Medeiros present AllttA, Vamipre Weekend’s bass-player Chris Baio’s solo project Baio, as well as the young and talented HANA, who has toured with Grimes – another guest of the anniversary festival.


Lattelecom Stage: Ellie Goulding, M83., Iggy Pop, John Newman, Hot Chip, Air, Joss Stone, Years & Years, Wolf Alice, San Fermin, Baio, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, HÆLOS, Carnival Youth, Latvijas Radio Big Band & Ralfs EILANDS: “CITS PAULS”.

Nordea Stage: Mark Ronson (DJ Set), Grimes, Mercury Rev, Oh Wonder, Richard Hawley, Minor Victories, The Japanese House, Seinabo Sey, Arthur Beatrice, C Duncan, Ho99o9, Sofi Tukker, The Very Best, Dzelzs Vilks, Alise Joste, Super Besse, Choir of Young Believers, Rīgas Modes.

Palladium Stage: 20syl & Mr. J. Medeiros present AllttA, Liima, Cigarettes After Sex, Postaal, Skyforger, Mielavs un Pārcēlāji, DaGamba, Ozols, Daddy Was a Milkman, Reiks, Laika Suns, Sattellites LV, Singapūras Satīns, Milk, Bandmaster, Kali Briis Band, I Wear* Experiment, Ouu, Frankie Animal, Estrada Orchestra, Grässhopas, Lexsoul Dancemachine.

I Love You Stage: JoyCut, Židrūns, Noëp, Brothers Water, Erki Pärnoja: Himmelbjerget, The Pink Elephant, Tehnikums, Chomsky Chess Club, The Boondocks, Kristaps Bedrītis, Pienvedēja Piedzīvojumi, Irving Ark, Howling Owl, Blue House, Kasetes, Markas Palubenka, Kashuks, The Roop, Mionia, DJ Kārlis Dagilis, DJ Pēteris Bajārs.

Red Bull Music Academy Stage: Mike Skinner & Murkage Present Tonga, DJ Craze, Branko, KAMP!, MHKL & Quest, Sander Mölder, DJ Slow, Cartoon, Alaska, Chloe Martini, Kaminsky, Avoid Dave, Mr Nestor, Fingalick Live Ft. Vaiper Despotin, Dave Storm & Stee Downes, Kashuks, NiklāvZ, Mario Moretti, Smthing Smthing, MakeMake.

Arts and Nature Stage: HANA, Vladislav Nastavshev, Tonik Ensemble, Ezeri, Starmetis, 7Synths, Gas Of Latvia, Coals, Recue, DJBRAIN & CLICHÉ, Northern C, MMMM, Anneli Arro, Elizabete Lāce, Regīna, Levīti, Anna Pluto, Reinis Jaunais, Sūdi.

Download full Positivus Festival schedule HERE and head to App Store or Google Play to download the Positivus ’16 mobile App for free.