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King Charles performing on music festival Positivus, 2014
Charli XCX performing at Positivus Festival 2013

Positivus Festival is an annual, three-day summer music and culture festival held in Salacgrīva, Latvia.

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". There are more than five stages where performs artists such as Ellie Goulding, Bastille, Hurts and, of course, Latvian artists as well.

Landscape[edit]

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.

Camping[edit]

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.

Positivus festival 2016[edit]

The festival will take place on July 15–17, 2016.

Line-up[edit]

Lattelecom stage Nordea stage Palladium stage I Love You stage Red Bull Music Academy stage Arts and Nature stage
July 15
United States San Fermin
United Kingdom Years & Years
United Kingdom Hot Chip
United Kingdom Ellie Goulding
Latvia Rīgas Modes
United States Sofi Tukker
United States Ho99o9
United Kingdom Arthur Beatrice
United Kingdom Minor Victories
United Kingdom Richard Hawley
United Kingdom Mark Ronson
Estonia Grässhopas
Estonia Estrada Orchestra
Russia Milk
Latvia Singapūras Satīns
Latvia Laika Suns
United StatesFrance 20syl & Mr. J. Medeiros present AllttA
Latvia Mielavs un Pārcēlāji
Latvia Kristaps Bedrītis
Estonia The Boondocks
Latvia Chomsky Chess Club
Latvia Tehnikums
Latvia The Pink Elephant
Estonia NOËP
Italy JoyCut
Latvia DJ Kārlis Dagilis
Latvia MakeMake
Estonia Mr. Nestor
Estonia Avoid Dave
Poland Chloe Martini
Latvia Kashuks
United States DJ Craze
Belgium DJ Slow
Latvia Two
Latvia Kikit
Latvia ImproZoo
Latvia Elizabeta Lāce
Latvia Ezeri
Latvia Starmetis
Latvia 7Synths
July 16
United States Baio
United Kingdom Joss Stone
Latvia Latvian Radio Big Band & Ralfs Eilands
United Kingdom John Newman
France M83
Belarus Super Besse
Latvia Alise Joste
Latvia Dzelzs Vilks
Scotland C Duncan
Sweden Seinabo Sey
United States Mercury Rev
Estonia Ouu
Estonia I Wear* Experiment
Latvia Bandmaster
France Postaal
Denmark Liima
Latvia Satellites LV
Latvia Skyforger
Latvia Ozols
Latvia Mionia
Latvia Kasetes
Sweden Blue House
SerbiaLatvia Howling Owl
Latvia Irving Ark
Latvia Židrūns
Latvia Pienvedēja Piedzīvojumi
Latvia DJ Pēteris Bajārs
Estonia Smthing Smthing
Lithuania Mario Moretti
Latvia NiklāvZ
EstoniaRepublic of Ireland Dave Storm & Stee Downes
Lithuania Fingalick & Vaiper
United Kingdom Mike Skinner & MURKAGE present TONGA
Portugal Branko
Estonia Cartoon
Estonia MHKL & Quest
Latvia I-DEJAS MĀJA morning workout
Latvia Prieka Ministrija
Latvia Art-i-šok
Latvia Comedy Latvia
Latvia Riga Improvisation Theatre
Latvia Anneli Arro
Latvia Vladislavs Nastavševs
Poland Coals
France Colin Johnco
Latvia Northern C
Latvia MMMM
Latvia Gas Of Latvia
Latvia Tonik Ensemble
Latvia Indriķis Ģelzis
July 17
Latvia Carnival Youth
United Kingdom Hælos
United States Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires
United Kingdom Wolf Alice
France Air
United States Iggy Pop
Denmark Choir of Young Believers
United Kingdom The Japanese House
SwedenMalawi The Very Best
United Kingdom Oh Wonder
Canada Grimes
Estonia Frankie Animal
Estonia Lexsoul Dancemachine
Estonia Kali Briis Band
Lithuania Daddy Was A Milkman
United States Cigarettes After Sex
Latvia Reiks
Latvia DaGamba
Lithuania THE ROOP
Latvia Kashuks
Lithuania Markas Palubenka
United Kingdom Brothers Water
Estonia Erki Pärnoja: Himmelbjerget
Latvia Kaminsky
Estonia Alaska
Poland KAMP!
Estonia Sander Mölder
Latvia I-DEJAS MĀJA morning workout
Estonia Comedy Estonia
Latvia Orbīta - Slow Show FM
Latvia Reinis Jaunais
Latvia Levīti
United States HANA
Latvia Anna Pluto
Latvia Regīna
Latvia Sūdi

Positivus festival 2015[edit]

The event took place on July 17–19, 2015.

Line-up[edit]

Lattelecom stage Nordea stage Palladium stage I Love You stage Red Bull Music academy Dabas stage
July 17
Eugene "Hideaway" Bridges & Coolmans Report
United Kingdom Everything Everything
United Kingdom Jungle
United Kingdom Tom Odell
United Kingdom Placebo

















Latvia DJ Ai-Va
Lithuania Without Letters
Austria Dorian Concept Trio
Poland Break Da Funk
Austria Camo & Krooked
United States DJ Sliink
Estonia DJ Quest & Paul Oja









July 18
Latvia Dagamba+Sinfonietta Rīga+Juventus
Australia King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Estonia Ewert and the Two Dragons
United States Warpaint
United Kingdom Kasabian












Estonia Mr. Nestor
Latvia Niklāvz
Poland Formacja
Estonia Avoid Dave
Estonia Dave Storm
United States Egyptian Lover
United Kingdom Breach
Grind Live




July 19
United Kingdom Basement Jaxx
United States St. Vincent
United Kingdom Fenech-Soler
United Kingdom Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters
Sweden Elliphant











Münzpauzn
Latvia Bandmaster
Poland Mr. Krime
Estonia Smthing Smthing




Positivus festival 2014[edit]

The event took place on July 18–20, 2014.

Line-up[edit]

Lattelecom stage Nordea stage Palladium stage I Love You stage Red Bull Music academy
July 18
Iceland FM Belfast
United Kingdom The Horrors
United Kingdom You Me At Six
United States Phantogram
United Kingdom Elbow
Netherlands Birth of Joy
Sweden Junip
United Kingdom Laura Mvula
United States Future Islands
Latvia Audience Killers
United States Cherub
Latvia K.Remonts
Russia Pompeya
Latvia The Sound Poets
Estonia Daniel Levi
Lithuania Freaks on Floor
Latvia The Citizens
Latvia Pyro Trees
Estonia Tallinn Daggers
Finland Big Wave Riders
Denmark Get Your Gun
Latvia Carnival Youth
Latvia Kārlis Dagilis
United States Just Blaze
Poland Rebeka
Latvia Oriole
Lithuania Napo
Poland Temper Temple
Estonia Dave Storm
United States Nick Hook
Estonia MHKL & K-Sein
Lithuania Vaiper Despotin
July 19
United Kingdom And So I Watch You From Afar
United Kingdom Daughter
United Kingdom Anna Calvi
United Kingdom Ellie Goulding
Germany Kraftwerk
United Kingdom Tricky
United States Pharoah Sanders Quartet
Latvia Dzelzs vilks Jauno Jāņu orķestris
Republic of Ireland Kid Karate
United Kingdom King Charles
Latvia Carnival Youth
Latvia Audience Killers
Poland The Dumplings
United Kingdom Sons of Noel and Adrian
Estonia Trad.Attack!
Estonia Wilhelm
Estonia Marten Kuningas
Austria Stefan Rausch
Lithuania Garbanotas Bosistas
Latvia Starmetis
Estonia Junk Riot
Belarus Super Besse
Latvia Rubenis, Eihmanis & Helmss
Latvia Pēteris Bajārs
Latvia Martas asinis
Latvia Niklavz
Latvia DJ All-viss
Estonia Leslie Da Bass
Estonia Avoid Dave
Netherlands Full Crate X Mar
Estonia DJ Quest
Estonia Paul Oja
Canada A-Trak
July 20
Denmark
United Kingdom Aluna George
United Kingdom The 1975
United Kingdom Bastille
United Kingdom The Kooks
Estonia Junk Riot
Zambia Justina Lee Brown
Latvia Latvian Blues Band
Sweden NONONO
United States Of Montreal
Australia Chet Faker
United Kingdom Temples
Estonia Argo Vals
Estonia Kali Briis
Estonia Three Leg Dog
Latvia The Velvet Supernova
Latvia Pikaso
Latvia Rīgas modes
Latvia Manta
Latvia
Denmark Vincent Long
Estonia The Sinclair Sinclair
Latvia Das Sonntags Legion
Latvia Laika suns
Estonia Frankie Animal
Estonia Margaret
Estonia Sander Mölder
Latvia DFRNT
Estonia Mr Nestor

Positivus festival 2013[edit]

In 2013 for the first time ever the festival will last for three days, taking place on July 19–21, 2013.

Line-up[edit]

TELE2 stage Nordea stage I Love You stage Palladium stage Red Bull Music academy Dabas stage
July 19
Canada Crystal Castles
United Kingdom Noah and the Whale
Estonia Iiris
Austria Elektro Guzzi
United States Twenty One Pilots
Latvia Zodiaks
United Kingdom Palma Violets
Lithuania Rasabasa
Estonia Elephants from Neptune
Lithuania Colours of Bubbles
Latvia Franco Franco
Latvia Andis Grīva
Lithuania Deeper Upper
Latvia Parára
Latvia Laika suns
Latvia Mikus Frišfelds
Russia Milk
Latvia Luministic
Latvia Very Cool People
Estonia Elephants from Neptune
Latvia Satellites LV
Latvia DJ RAPA
Lithuania Oogle Vision
Poland Kwazar
Estonia OYT
Estonia Mr. Nestor
Finland Jesse & Jimi Tenor
Poland Eltron John
United Kingdom Jack Beats
United Kingdom Riton
Estonia DJ Quest & Paul Oja
Latvia Kristaps Bedrītis
Latvia Treeeye
Latvia Du Duo
Latvia Pyro Trees
Latvia Alise Ģelze
July 20
Iceland Sigur Rós
United States Imagine Dragons
Latvia Jauns mēness
New Zealand Willy Moon
Latvia Latvian Blues Band
France C2C
United Kingdom Charli XCX
United States John Grant
Latvia Pienvedēja piedzīvojumi
Estonia Zebra Island
Latvia Momend
Latvia Carnival Youth
Estonia Sibyl Vane
Latvia Alise Joste
Lithuania Markas Palubenka
Latvia Them Lemons
Estonia Jagaspace
Estonia Paabel
Estonia I Wear* Experiment
Estonia Wolfredt
Estonia Galvanic Elephants
Estonia Candy Empire
Estonia Faun Racket
Estonia Outloudz
Estonia Halfbrother
Lithuania Fingalick
Latvia Elvi/Dunian
Estonia Shotman
Poland Kamp!
Estonia Firejose
United States B. Bravo
United Kingdom MJ Cole
United Kingdom Artwork
Estonia Superskankers
Latvia Samba De Riga
Latvia Sus Dungo
Latvia Martas asinis
Latvia Audience Killers
Latvia Y Silent
July 21
United Kingdom The xx
United Kingdom Two Door Cinema Club
United Kingdom Michael Kiwanuka
United Kingdom Tom Odell
France Team Ghost
Finland French Films
United States Darwin Deez
Canada Suuns
United States !!!
Denmark Efterklang
United Kingdom No Ceremony
Latvia Laime pilnīga
Lithuania Without Letters
Latvia Anete Kozlovska
Latvia Bernības milicija
Estonia Odd Hugo
Latvia Stūrī zēvele
Latvia Tribes of the City
Austria The Stanleys
Latvia Age of Stones
Latvia Komjaunatne
Lithuania Kurak
Latvia Oranžās brīvdienas
Latvia The Sound Poets
Latvia Laime pilnīga
Latvia Kaktiņš un Stūrītis
Latvia Indygo
Latvia The Coco'Nuts
Latvia Elizabete Balčus

Positivus festival 2012[edit]

The event took place on 20 and 21 July 2012.

Line-up[edit]

TELE2 stage Nordea stage Palladium stage I Love You stage Red Bull Music academy
July 20
United Kingdom Friendly Fires
France Housse De Racket
Latvia Instrumenti
United Kingdom Keane
Sweden Niki & the Dove
United Kingdom King Charles
United Kingdom Lucy Rose
United Kingdom Vondelpark
Latvia Iļģi
United Kingdom 2:54
Latvia The Wow
Latvia Black Apple Market
Latvia Laime Pilnīga
Latvia Rīga Metro
Latvia Triānas parks
Latvia Astro'n'out
Latvia Baložu pilni pagalmi
Latvia Galaxy Bosons
Estonia Talbot
Latvia The Big Bluff
Lithuania Freaks on Floor
Latvia Alise Joste
Lithuania Markas Palubenka
Estonia Mimicry
Lithuania Rasabasa
Latvia Tramplīni
Latvia Audience Killers
Latvia Mācītājs on Acid
Estonia Tenfold Rabbit
Latvia Zig Zag
Latvia Momend
Lithuania Brockenchord
Estonia DJ Quest
Lithuania Downtown Party Network
Estonia Dave Storm
Estonia Kienra & ЯVRS
Latvia DJ Rapa
Netherlands Full Crate & Mar
United Kingdom DJ Zinc
July 21
Estonia Ewert and The Two Dragons
United States Givers
United Kingdom Manic Street Preachers
United Kingdom SBTRKT
Latvia Skyforger
United Kingdom The Vaccines
Republic of Ireland Damien Rice
United Kingdom Cashier No. 9
United Kingdom Jamie N Commons
United Kingdom Wild Beasts
Poland Brodka
Latvia Kuchenbeat
United Kingdom Fanfarlo
Estonia Abraham's Cafe
Estonia Elephants From Neptune
Estonia Animal Drama
Latvia ESKIMO
Estonia Sibyl Vane
Latvia The Sound Poets
Estonia Zebra Island
Latvia Elizabete Balčus
Latvia Toms Grēviņš
United States Jesse Boykins III
Estonia Sander Molder
Estonia Tiger Milk
Estonia Mr. Nestor
Estonia Oyt
Italy Tiger&Woods
United Kingdom Tom Middleton
Scotland Hudson Mohawke
Canada Lunice
Latvia ELVI/DUNIAN

Positivus festival 2011[edit]

The event took place on 15 and 16 July 2011.

Line-up[edit]

TELE2 stage Cēsu Alus stage I Love You stage Red Bull Music academy Tallinn Music Week Stage
July 15
Israel Yoav
Latvia Gustavo
United Kingdom Hurts
United Kingdom Editors
United States Freak Owls
United Kingdom Dry the River
Lithuania Alina Orlova
United Kingdom Pulled Apart by Horses
United Kingdom Frankie & Heartstrings
United Kingdom Tunng
Latvia Frekvence
Latvia Kārlis Kazāks
Latvia HMP?
Latvia Parara
Latvia ZRYA
Latvia Das Sonntags Legion
Latvia Goran Gora and The Yrs
Estonia Malcolm Lincoln
United States The Gaslamp Killer
Lithuania Mondo in Stereo
Latvia Bassline Riga
Estonia Mr. Nestor
Lithuania BrassBastardz
Sweden Mad Mats
Estonia Mimicry
Estonia Aides
Estonia Nevesis
Estonia Junk Riot
Estonia Kreatiivmootor
Estonia Badass Yuki
July 16
Latvia Satellites LV
United Kingdom King Charles
United States OK Go
United Kingdom Mark Ronson & The Business Intl.
United Kingdom James
Norway Röyksopp
Latvia Auļi
Latvia Dzelzs Vilks
Estonia Iiris
Estonia Ewert and the Two Dragons
Denmark Alcoholic Faith Mission
United Kingdom Chapel Club
United States Glasser
United States Beach House
Latvia Aparāts
Latvia Momend
Latvia Bērnības milicija
Latvia Starmetis
Latvia Acid rain
Latvia Andis Grīva
Lithuania Colours of Bubbles
Latvia Lie Lie Sister
Latvia Black Apple Market
Latvia The Mundane
United Kingdom Scratch Perverts
Latvia Crystal Sound System
Estonia Kaur Kareda
Lithuania Renegades of Bump
Estonia Oyt
Finland Big Sensation
Poland Innocent Sorcerers

Positivus festival 2010[edit]

The festival was held on 16 and 17 July 2010.

Line-up[edit]

TELE2 stage Cēsu Alus stage I Love You stage
July 16
United Kingdom The Climbers
United Kingdom Ten Bears
United Kingdom Happy Mondays
United Kingdom Unkle
Latvia Triānas parks
United Kingdom Shoreline
Lithuania Happyendless
United Kingdom The Gin Riots
Germany Lady Daisey
Estonia Popidiot
Latvia Astro'n'out
Latvia Soundarcade
Latvia Zizzou
Latvia Lie Lie Sister
Estonia Bad Apples
Latvia Alise Joste
Latvia Mona De Bo
July 17
Republic of Ireland Autumn Owls
United Kingdom ASIWYFA
United States Scissor Sisters
United Kingdom Muse
Estonia Svjata Vatra
United States Prince and Crosby
United Kingdom The Miserable Rich
Russia EIMIC
Latvia Goran Gora
Spain Giullia y Los Tellarini
Iceland Kira Kira
United Kingdom Stornoway
Latvia Martin Confused
Latvia 100 White Souls
Latvia El Mars
Latvia S.P.B.
United Kingdom Sons of Noel and Adrian
Latvia Tramplīni
Estonia Ewert and the Two Dragons

Positivus festival 2009[edit]

The festival was held on 17 and 18 July 2009.

Line-up[edit]

TELE2 stage Cēsu Alus stage I Love You stage Space Dog tent
July 17
United Kingdom Sons of Noel and Adrian
United Kingdom The Tiger Lillies
Latvia Prāta vētra
Estonia Reigani
Estonia Bedwetters
Latvia Laime pilnīga
Australia The Happy Endings
Republic of Ireland Two Door Cinema Club
United Kingdom Pete Doherty
Latvia Pop Beats Poetry
Latvia Voiceks Voiska
Latvia S.P.B.
Latvia Gaujarts
Latvia Hospitāļu iela
Latvia Mona De Bo
Latvia Kārlis Kazāks
Latvia Čipsis un Dullais
Latvia All Day Long
Latvia Septiņi pieauguši vīrieši
July 18
Latvia Instrumenti
United Kingdom Ebony Bones
United Kingdom The Whip
United States Moby
Estonia Dahling
Latvia Dun Dun
Latvia The Mundane
Latvia Zig Zag
Latvia The Hobos
Latvia Dzeltenie Pastnieki
Lithuania Jurga
United Kingdom The Leisure Society
Republic of Ireland Sinéad O'Connor
Latvia Acid Rain
Latvia Them Lemons
Latvia Maripossa
Latvia Martin Confused
Latvia El Mars
Latvia Satellites LV
Latvia Sound Religion
Latvia Striķis
Latvia Kuchenbeat

PositivusAB 2008[edit]

The festival was held from 18 to 19 July 2008. It was attended by approximately 18,000 people.

Stages[edit]

  • 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

Line-up[edit]

AB Stage TELE2 Stage Shark dance tent
July 18
Sweden I'm From Barcelona
United Kingdom Travis
United Kingdom Manic Street Preachers
Lithuania Živile
Latvia Astro'n'out
Latvia The Briefing
Hungary Mitsoura
Latvia Satellites LV
Latvia Iļģi
Germany Timo Maas
July 19
Latvia Voiceks Voiska
Republic of Ireland Gorbachov
Latvia Mofo
Latvia Gustavo
United Kingdom Fatboy Slim
Lithuania Land
Estonia Mild
Latvia Livingstones
Latvia Kuchenbeat
Latvia Mona De Bo
Latvia Nohow
Latvia Inokentijs Mārpls
Latvia Pienvedēja piedzīvojumi
United Kingdom My Federation
United Kingdom British Sea Power

Line-up[edit]

18 July

19 July

PositivusAB 2007[edit]

It was the first PositivusAB festival. The festival was held from 27 to 28 July 2007.

Line-up[edit]

AB stage BBC stage
July 27
Latvia Sigma
Latvia Goran Gora
United Kingdom Brett Anderson
Russia Mumiy Troll
Latvia Otra Puse
Latvia Backflow
United Kingdom Malcolm McLaren
United Kingdom Badly Drawn Boy
July 28
Latvia Mofo
United States DJ Lethal
Sweden The Concretes
United Kingdom Stereophonics
United Kingdom James
Latvia Martin Confused
Latvia S.P.B.
Latvia R.A.P.
Latvia Satellites LV
Latvia Tribes of the City
Latvia Hospitāļu iela
Estonia The Sun

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