Positivus Festival

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Positivius Festival is an annual music festival held in the Salacgrīva, Latvia, held every third weekend of July, it is currently the biggest music and arts festival in the Baltic States.

Rumours

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Lineup

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Vibe

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Stages and other entertainment

The biggest festival stars perform on the main Positivus festival stages – the Tele2 and Nordea stages. The Palladium stage hosts new as well as renowned acts from the Baltic States. The I Love You stage features a variety of well known Latvian bands, as well as emerging Baltic acts. Dance floor music enthusiasts enjoy the Red Bull Music Academy stage, which features the most relevant international and local electro DJs.

Those seeking a more relaxing atmosphere, must definitely head to the Arts and Music stage, where one can catch theatre plays, participate in dance staging as well as listen to poetry readings and enjoy acoustic performances. Film enthusiasts will certainly find it worthwhile to visit the Cinema Tent, showing the best current art and documentary films.

Tickets

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VIP

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Children

The Caparol kids island is where the youngest festival fans can have fun and play with their peers. Caparol kid’s island offers babysitting as well as various entertaining and educational activities with professional mentors from the private kindergarten Prosum, teachers from the British Council as well as the creative vocal ensemble “Knipas un Knauki”.

Disability Access

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Weather

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Location

Sporta iela 6, Salacgrīva, Latvija. The Positivus Festival site is located 120km from the Riga Int. Airport and 110km from Riga city centre.

Local Information

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Travel

BY CAR A personalized route plan can be created here via Googla Maps. The drive from Riga usually takes less than 2 hours. The drive from Liepāja and Ventspils takes roughly 5 hours. The drive from Aizkraukle, Jēkabpils and Daugavpils lasts around 3 - 4,5 hours. The drive from Tallinn, Estonia takes round 3 hours. The drive from Vilnius, Lithuania takes round 5 hours.

BY POSITIVUS SHUTTLE In order to ease travelling and decrease traffic jams, special Positivus Shuttle Buses will be provided, bringing passengers from Riga directly to the Positivus festival site (and back). The Shuttle Bus schedule and ticket pricing will be announced at the approach of the 2013 Positivus festival.

BY PUBLIC BUS You can find information about public buses from the biggest Latvian cities here. The bus stop in Salacgrīva is called "Salacgrīvas autoosta" and it’s located next to the petrol station and the 24 hour shop (see map here).

CAR PARKING A special car parking space will be arranged for visitors arriving by car. Due to safety reasons, it is strictly forbidden to construct tents in the car parking area. The car parking fee will be announced at the approach of the 2013 Positivus festival.

What to wear

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Camping

MERRILD CAMPING SITE For the convenience of the festival guests, The Merrild camping site will be operating throughout the entire period of the festival. Food and beverages will be purchasable on site, with own food and drinks also permitted. The camping site is supplied with restrooms and showers as well as a special space for camper vans. As the 2013 Positivus festival will be approaching, both camping site and camper van parking prices will be announced. Follow Positivus festival on Twitter or Facebook for the newest updates and information.

Site Information

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Food and drink

The Food Court offers a wider range of delicious food choices for the hungry festival guests. To enjoy their meal in a peaceful and elegant manner, the guests can visit the festival restaurant area, while the main festival catering tent offers the services of various traditional as well as foreign cuisine caterers.

Volunteer or work

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Drugs and security

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Stream online

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Mobile Apps

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Trivia

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Past lineups

2012 Positivus festival lineup: KEANE (UK), DAMIEN RICE (IE), MANIC STREET PREACHERS (UK), FRIENDLY FIRES (UK), THE VACCINES (UK), KING CHARLES (UK), NIKI & THE DOVE (SE), WILD BEASTS (UK), SBTRKT (UK), EWERT AND THE TWO DRAGONS (EE), INSTRUMENTI (LV), GIVERS (US), FANFARLO (UK/SWE), JAMIE N COMMONS (UK), CAHSIER NO.9 (UK), HOUSSE DE RACKET (FR), LUCY ROSE (UK), 2:54 (UK), VONDELPARK (UK), TIGER & WOODS (IT), DJ ZINC (UK), TNGHT (CA/UK), TOM MODDLETON (UK), SKYFORGER (LV), IĻĢI (LV), BRODKA (PL), JESSE BOYKINS III (US), TENFOLD RABBIT (EE), FREAKS ON FLOOR (LT), ZEBRA ISLAND (EE), ESKIMO (LV) and many more.

2011 Positivus festival lineup: JAMES (UK), EDITORS (UK), HURTS (UK), OK GO (US), ROYKSOPP (NO), KING CHARLES (UK), BEACH HOUSE (US), MARK RONSON & BUSINESS INTL. (UK), GASLAMP KILLER (US), EWERT AND THE TWO DRAGONS (EE), SCRATCH PERVERTS (UK), PULLED APART BY HORSES (UK), TUNNG (EE), FRANKIE & HEARTSTRINGS (UK), YOAV (IL), GLASSER (US), CHAPEL CLUB (UK), ALCOHOLIC FAITH MISSION (DK), GUSTAVO (LV), SATELLITES LV (LV), COLOURS OF BUBBLES (LT), HMP? (LV), APARĀTS (LV), IIRIS (EE) and many more.

2010 Positivus festival lineup: MUSE (UK), HAPPY MONDAYS (UK), UNKLE live (UK), SCISSOR SISTERS (US), ASIWYFA (And So I Watch You From Afar) (UK), ASTRO'N'OUT (LV), AUTUMN OWLS (IE), BAD APPLES (EE), BENJI B, EL MARS (LV) , EWERT AND THE TWO DRAGONS (EE), GEMMA, GIULIA Y LOS TELLARINI (ES), HAPPYENDLESS (LT), KIRA KIRA (IS), LADY DAISEY (DE), MONA DE BO (LV), POPIDIOT (EE), PRINCE AND CROSBY (US), SATELLITES LV (LV), SHORELINE (UK), SONS OF NOEL AND ADRIAN (UK), SOUNDARCADE (LV), STORNOWAY (UK), TEN BEARS (UK), THE CLIMBERS (UK), THE GIN RIOTS (UK), THE MISERABLE RICH (UK), TRAMPLĪNI (LV), TRIĀNAS PARKS (LV), TRIBES OF THE CITY (LV) and many more.

2009 Positivus festival lineup: MOBY (US), PRĀTA VĒTRA (LV), SINEAD O'CONNOR (IE), PETER DOHERTY (UK), THE WHIP (UK), EBONY BONES (UK), THE TIGER LILLIES (UK), TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB (UK), THE LEISURE SOCIETY (UK), SONS OF NOEL AND ADRIAN (UK), THE HAPPY ENDINGS (AU), JURGA (LT), INSTRUMENTI (LV), DZELTENIE PASTNIEKI (LV), THE HOBOS (LV), GAUJARTS (LV), HOSPITĀĻU IELA (LV), KUCHENBEAT (LV), STRIĶIS (LV) and many more.

2008 Positivus festival lineup: TRAVIS (UK), MANIC STREAT PREACHERS (UK), FATBOY SLIM (UK), BRITISH SEA POWER (UK), I'M FROM BARCELONA (SE), MITSOURA (HU), IĻĢI (LV), GORBACHOV (IE), GUSTAVO (LV), TIMO MAAS (DE), MOFO (LV), MY FEDERATION (UK), INOKENTIJS MĀRPLS (LV), PIENVEDĒJA PIEDZĪVOJUMI (LV), MONA DE BO (LV), BOGDAN TARAN (LV), ASTRO’N’OUT (LV), THE BRIEFING (LV), SATELLITESLV (LV), LIVINGSTONS (LV), VOICEKS VOISKA (LV) and many more.

2007 Positivus festival lineup: JAMES (UK), STEREOPHONICS (UK), BRETT ANDERSON (UK), MUMIY TROLL (RU), MALCOLM MCLAREN (UK), BADLY DRAWN BOY (UK), THE CONCRETES (SE), DJ LETHAL (US), MOFO (LV), GORAN GORA (LV), SATELLITES LV (LV), R.A.P. (LV), S.U.N. (EE), HOSPITĀĻU IELA (LV), TRIBES OF THE CITY (LV), S.P.B. (LV), MARTIN CONFUSED (LV), SIGMA (LV), BACKFLOW (LV), OTRA PUSE (LV) and many more.