Latvian festival Positivus celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. To guide you through the acts who will be heading to Salacgrīva between 15-17 July, promoter Ģirts Majors has picked out some personal favourites from this year's bill.
Iggy Pop – Sister Midnight "There is no better time than now to see Iggy Pop live – not only has he released one of the best albums of his career, it is also a chance to hear all of his best hits. There is only one Iggy and it is almost impossible to think of any rock'n'roll musician more positive than him, this is a legendary addition to our line-up!"
M83 – Bibi The Dog "Anthony Gonzalez is an outstanding hit-maker and his ability to create vibrating and fascinating atmosphere on-stage captures festival-goers in his musical performance, making him a great headliner for Positives!"
Richard Hawley – Seek It "We’ve been trying to book Richard Hawley for Positivus for years, even though we knew he is not a big fan of festivals, so we are thrilled to finally have him performing! His show will definitely be one of the most anticipated performances for those who enjoy romantic music."
Mercury Rev – Central Park East "Here are some other romantics that suit so well to our festival. I believe Mercury Rev's latest album is truly brilliant and their performance at Positivus shouldn’t be missed!"
Grimes – Realiti (pictured) "I can’t think of a more exquisite pop icon than Grimes. Her performances are always original and unique and leave a strong aftertaste of a great musical adventure."
Charles Bradley – The World "A beautiful example of excellent soul music both in his records and while performing live on stage! If you haven’t discovered Charles Bradley yet, he is a must-hear artist."
Wolf Alice – Moaning Lisa Smile "At the moment, Wolf Alice are the most powerful band in the UK. When it comes to new music, there are so few real rock music performers today that every successful rock band deserves a special attention and spotlight!"
San Fermin – Sonsick "San Fermin is an energetic and diverse band that can’t be labeled within one genre – the band stands out with a generous mix of instruments, voices and different ambiences. Rooted in Brooklyn, San Fermin is already well known in USA and hopefully soon they will have same success in Europe."
Hot Chip – Huarache Lights "It seems like everyone shares love for Hot Chip as their music has the magic ingredient that makes it impossible to stand still - Hot Chip’s show is going to be on of the highlights of the festival. This is the first time they’re performing in Latvia or Baltic states, so excitement is in the air!"
Air – Kelly Watch The Stars
This year we will have more French acts (and even circus) than ever! The alluring and dreamy music that AIR creates perfectly suits the atmosphere of the festival and its site that is surrounded by forest and sea. We can’t wait to hear AIR’s new album and to get lost in their music during their live performance!
C Duncun – For "C Duncan is an amazing discovery for me, he is a finalist of the Mercury Prize and a very talented young artist. I am sure he is just on the beginning of his musical path and we will hear a lot of great music from him!"
For more, including the full bill and latest ticket news, head to Positivusfestival.com.