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First held in 2007, Positivus combines a variety of genres, including indie, pop, folk, electronic and more styles in between. The festival is organized by Positivus Music. The festival always takes place during an extended weekend- from Thursday afternoon until Sunday morning of the third week of July. Positivus Festival is the largest music and arts festival in the Baltic States that takes place every year in the middle of July. Every year Positivus Festival is becoming more and more popular in Europe. It is a festival with international chart toppers and underground emerging talent set in an idyllic holiday location. Positivus Festival has been awarded the title "Best European Festival" and is mentioned in many shortlists as one of the top music festivals to visit in Europe.
Positivus festival has a vibe of bohemian, friends and family oriented sort which weighs over the loud party vibe more common at music festivals. Positivus attendance has been around 30000 people for the last few years.
Over the years there have been up to six live stages featuring around 60-70 artists every year on average, most notably including Pixies, Alt-J, Ellie Goulding (multiple years), The Lumineers, Hot Chip, John Newman, Placebo, M83, Air, Iggy Pop, Tom Odell (multiple years), Elbow, Daughter, Kraftwerk, Bastille, The Kooks, Sigur Rós, Imagine Dragons, The XX, Hurts, OK Go, Muse and many others. The festival line-up usually consists of a number of chart topping artists as well as new and exciting performers from all over the world, with Latvian and Estonian artists having a strong presence. The festival takes place only 12 km from the Estonian-Latvian border, therefore there is a strong attendace of Estonian visitors, musicians, caterers and marketers as well as festival personnel, rendering Positivus an unofficial yearly meeting of the two neighbour countries. Estonians ironically call it "Estonia's biggest music festival in Latvia".
- 1 Landscape
- 2 Camping
- 3 Positivus Festival 2017
- 4 Positivus festival 2016
- 5 Positivus festival 2015
- 6 Positivus festival 2014
- 7 Positivus festival 2013
- 8 Positivus festival 2012
- 9 Positivus festival 2011
- 10 Positivus festival 2010
- 11 Positivus festival 2009
- 12 PositivusAB 2008
- 13 PositivusAB 2007
- 14 External links
Positivus is held in the Latvian coastal town of Salacgrīva; it's located between the A1 Via Baltica highway and the beach of the Riga Bay. The festival offers access to meadows, forests, the beach, as well as the local town of Salacgrīva.
The festival camping site is located on the other side of the A1 Via Baltica road, directly across from the festival venue and it is sponsored by Merrild coffee, which provides complementary coffee refills for campers during the entire festival. The camping grounds also has catering services. The car parking is located within a short distance from the camping site. As of 2016 there has been a separated area for caravans and trailer houses.
Positivus Festival 2017
The festival took place on July 14–16, 2017.
|Lattelecom Stage||Nordea Stage||Electric Room Stage||Palladium Stage||Arts And Nature Stage|
Positivus festival 2016
The festival took place on July 15–17, 2016.
|Lattelecom stage||Nordea stage||Palladium stage||I Love You stage||Red Bull Music Academy stage||Arts and Nature stage|
| San Fermin
Years & Years
| Rīgas Modes
20syl & Mr. J. Medeiros present AllttA
Mielavs un Pārcēlāji
| Kristaps Bedrītis
Chomsky Chess Club
The Pink Elephant
DJ Kārlis Dagilis
Latvian Radio Big Band & Ralfs Eilands
| Super Besse
I Wear* Experiment
DJ Pēteris Bajārs
| Smthing Smthing
Dave Storm & Stee Downes
Fingalick & Vaiper
Mike Skinner & MURKAGE present TONGA
MHKL & Quest
| I-DEJAS MĀJA morning workout
Riga Improvisation Theatre
Gas Of Latvia
| Carnival Youth
Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires
| Choir of Young Believers
The Japanese House
The Very Best
| Frankie Animal
Kali Briis Band
Daddy Was A Milkman
Cigarettes After Sex
| THE ROOP
Erki Pärnoja: Himmelbjerget
| I-DEJAS MĀJA morning workout
Orbīta - Slow Show FM
Positivus festival 2015
The event took place on July 17–19, 2015.
|Lattelecom stage||Nordea stage||Palladium stage||I Love You stage||Red Bull Music academy||Dabas stage|
| Eugene "Hideaway" Bridges & Coolmans Report
| DJ Ai-Va
Dorian Concept Trio
Break Da Funk
Camo & Krooked
DJ Quest & Paul Oja
| Dagamba+Sinfonietta Rīga+Juventus
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Ewert and the Two Dragons
| Mr. Nestor
| Basement Jaxx
Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters
Positivus festival 2014
The event took place on July 18–20, 2014.
Positivus festival 2013
In 2013 for the first time ever the festival will last for three days, taking place on July 19–21, 2013.
Positivus festival 2012
The event took place on 20 and 21 July 2012.
Positivus festival 2011
The event took place on 15 and 16 July 2011.
Positivus festival 2010
The festival was held on 16 and 17 July 2010.
Positivus festival 2009
The festival was held on 17 and 18 July 2009.
The festival was held from 18 to 19 July 2008. It was attended by approximately 18,000 people.
- AB Stage – where all 4 headliners as well as others performed
- TELE2 Stage – where the majority of the bands performed
- Shark dance tent – was open during the night
- Mamma Daba Kušš Tuss tent – a minor stage featuring musical, literary and theatrical performances
It was the first PositivusAB festival. The festival was held from 27 to 28 July 2007.