Music and art festival Pozitivus Festival is the largest festival in the emerging Baltic countries. It bestows a delicious mix of musical genres and an inimitable atmosphere upon 30,000 revellers that pass through its gates every year. Positivus Festival is a budding attraction to locals and Europeans alike.
Festival site in Salacgriva, Northern Latvia, is accessible from all Europe via Riga International Airport, only 120 km away. The breathtaking scenery of the festival’s location, set in the woods next to the beach of a beautiful coastal town together with a friendly and open crowd makes it a different experience even for experienced festival-goers. Positivus Festival 2009 was voted into the finals of UK Festival Awards as the Best Overseas Festival.
By focusing on the details and inviting more foreign bands, especially promising new acts from all around the world, Positivus festival has been able to keep its unique charm and the special atmosphere for everyone to enjoy the music and art.
The best thing that we loved about it – was its coastal line and a beach, which is simply amazing, and allows you to spend a great day enjoying yourself sunbathing, instead of sweating in the fields like during some festivals in Europe. A great addition is also hammocks where you can chill and observe the amazing area around.
Previous headliners and artists of Positivus Festival include Manic Street Preachers, Stereophonics, Moby, Fatboy Slim, Travis, James, Malcom McLaren, Peter Doherty, British Sea Power, Sinead O’Connor, Badly Drawn Boy, The Tiger Lillies, The Whip, The Leisure Society, Sons of Noel and Adrian, Ebony Bones, Two Door Cinema Club, Editors, Tunng, Hurts, Alina Orlova, Mark Ronson & Business Intl., Beach House and Röyksopp and many more.
There will be a diverse program on two main festival stages, Red Bull Music Academy dance tent and I Love You stage for local and international independent acts as well as cinema, theatre and literature stages, Body and Soul area, Beach zone and various other activities.
This year (2016) Pozitivus Festival is planning to host such artists as: XX, Crystal Castles, Sigur Ros and Imagine Dragons.