Positivus Festival First Acts
20th century music legend Robert Plant, electronica connoisseurs Basement Jaxx, alternative music diva St.Vincent, as well as the brightest debutants of 2014 – Jungle are amongst the first Positivus Festival 2015 artist names. Baltic’s biggest music event will be taking place from July 17th – 19th in Salacgrīva, for the ninth consecutive year.
Attracting ever-increasing crowds and more significant artists each year, the ninth annual Positivus Festival promises to be filled with most extraordinary surprises. Positivus veterans as well as first time visitors alike will be in for an unforgettable Baltic seaside summer adventure.
This year’s musical atmosphere will be set by man who will forever be one of hard-rock’s greatest vocalists – Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant, countless dance-floor anthem producers and two BRIT Award winners Basement Jaxx, the most exciting Mercury Prize nominated modern soul discovery of 2014 Jungle, and possibly the most ingenious contemporary alternative music diva and 2015 Grammy award nominee St.Vincent. Tirelessly crazy parties will be thrown by the energetic indie pop artists Fenech-Soler and the psychedelic King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizards. After a two year break, Positivus Festival will once again host the Brit Awards Critics’ Choice Award winner and bittersweet lyricist Tom Odell. Other festival heartthrobs will include the vivid musical landscape painter Jack Garratt and one of the most promising US American singer-songwriters Max Jury. Many might find bands like the mysterious Swedish electro-pop band Kate Boy or the passionate Irish songstress Soak to be unexpectedly enjoyable festival discoveries.
The 2015 Positivus Festival line-up so far:
ROBERT PLANT And Sensational Space Shifters
KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARDS
Watch highlights from 2014 here:
A Positivus Festival 3 day ticket without camping costs EUR 65,00 and a 3 day ticket with camping costs EUR 71,00. Tickets are available at www.positivusfestival.com, www.seetickets.com (UK), www.tikketi.fi (Scandinavia), www.ticketmaster.de (DE).
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. For light travel you can choose rent-a-tent option for 2 or 3 persons. Tickets for Taxi drive, rent-a-tent option and Positivus Express available only on www.positivusfestival.com.
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 here: www.positivusfestival.com/en/for-visitors/merrild-camping-site/
For comfortable travelling, the Positivus Festival shuttle and BalticTaxi travel vouchers to or from Salacgrīva are also currently available on the site. Tickets for the official Positivus Festival shuttle, BalticTaxi vouchers, camper parking spaces and the “Gandrs” tent rental tickets are only available at www.positivusfestival.com/en/store/eticket/