Other Positivus Festival’s 10th anniversary acts include Years & Years, Hot Chip, Air, John Newman, Grimes, Charles Bradley, Richard Hawley, Mercury Rev, Wolf Alice, Oh Wonder and many others.
Iggy Pop the wild
No stranger to crazy stage antics and eccentric performances, Iggy Pop is set to deliver his signature style-blend of rock, jazz, punk and blues to the very heart of Positivus Festival. Having started his musical journey back in the 60’s, the American singer-songwriter, musician and actor is showing no signs of slowing down. With his latest and seventeenth album Post Pop Depression (produced by Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme) set to be released on March 18th, the relentless showman and stage-diver will unleash a refreshing dose of summer punk madness to the utopian coastal dreamland of Salacgrīva. Iggy Pop will headline Positivus Festival on Sunday, July 17, 2016.
M83 electronica infusion
The Grammy-nominated French electronica heavyweights M83 are well known for their splendid mix of both contemporary pop and 1980s dream pop. Making a name for themselves in Hollywood, the LA based musicians have composed and recorded soundtracks for movies like Oblivion, The Divergent Series, The Vampire Diaries and many more. With their seventh studio album Junk (2016) to be released on April 8th, M83 will provide the perfect backdrop for this summer’s fantasy festival experience. M83 will headline Positivus Festival on Saturday, July 16, 2016.
Freshest global acts
Positivus Festival’s 10th anniversary celebrations will be kicked off on Friday, July 15, by the record breaking singer Ellie Goulding. Other new additions to the lineup feature the new British indie darlings Years & Years, Grammy and Mercury Prize nominated electronica connoisseurs Hot Chip, as well as the mellow French superstars Air. Positivus Festival will also host the highly anticipated experimental musician Grimes, legendary soul singer Charles Bradley, as well as some of this year’s hottest acts, including Oh Wonder, Brooklyn’s ambient pop-rock newcomers Cigarettes After Sex, New Jersey’s hiphop group Ho99o9 and British indie rockers Arthur Beatrice.
Latvian artists will also be widely represented at Positivus Festival – the local additions feature Skyforger, Latvian hip hop heavyweight Ozols, beloved rockers Dzelzs Vilks, the up-and-coming Carnival Youth, Alise Joste, as well as acclaimed bands such as Mielavs un Pārcēlāji, DaGamba and many others.
Positivus Festival organiser Ģirts Majors says he’s “confident that this year’s artists will deliver plenty of surprises and excitement, with visitors having to make effort to catch all the fleetingly dazzling festival highlights.”
More artist announcements will follow soon. Festival tickets are available at www.positivusfestival.com without commission costs. A three day ticket currently costs 75 € and a three day ticket with camping – 87 €. Ticket prices are set to increase from April 4th.
Positivus Festival’s main partner Lattelecom – Latvia’s leading technology enterprise, not only provides essential technological solutions, but also enables viewers to experience the special Positivus Festival atmosphere on the interactive television channel Positivus TV.
2016 Positivus Festival programme:
Years & Years
Cigaretts After Sex
The Japanese House
Choir of Young Believers
Mielavs un Pārcēlāji