Positivus Festival kicks off near Latvia-Estonia border ({{commentsTotal}})

The annual Positivus music festival starts today in the coastal town of Salacgrīva, Latvia, just 10 kilometers from the Estonian border. 19 Estonian acts will play at the Baltic’s biggest summer festival.

The festival, lasting from Jult 17-19 and taking place for the ninth time, has become one of the most popular in the region, managing to present many new artists and attracting a trendy crowd.

Estonian music festival Tallinn Music Week is responsible for introducing fresh sounds and breakout acts from Estonia, including folk band Curly Strings, Estonian-Swedish electronic/jazz group Miamee and hiphop crew Gorq Lana.

Estonia's most successful music export Ewert and The Two Dragons, currently touring with their latest release “Circles”, will take the main stage on Saturday night.

Indie-rockers Sibyl Vane, Galvanic Elephants and The Werg, electropop unit Würffel, ghostpop group Zebra Island, as well as group of Estonian DJ's will also entertain festival-goers.

Positivus 2015 headliners are Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Placebo, Kasabian, Warpaint, St.Vincent and Basement Jaxx.

Estonian artists at Positivus 2015

Palladium/TMW Stage

Saturday, 18th July

13:15 - 13:45 Miamee
14:30 – 15:00 Curly Strings
15:30 – 16:00 Gorõ Lana

Sunday , 19th July

12:00 - 12:30 cirkl
13:00 - 13:30 Tallinn Daggers
14:00 - 14:30 Badass Yuki
15:15 - 16:00 Lexsoul Dancemachine

Tallinn Music Week Summer Cottage

Friday, 17th July

14:00 DJ Henrik Ehte (The Baltic Scene)
15:00 - 15.30 Würffel
16:00 - 16.30 Sibyl Vane
17:00 DJ Heiko Leesment (Sibyl Vane)

Saturday, 18th July

14:00 Henrik Ehte (TBS) & Roma Pi (Gorõ Lana) B2B
16:00 DJ Taavi-Peeter Liiv (Galvanic Elephants)
17:00 DJ - Laksberg (Lexsoul Dancemachine)
18:00 - 18.30 Zebra Island
19:00 Grind DJ

Sunday, 19th July

12:00 DJ Erik Morna (Raadio 2)
14:30 - 15.00 Avoid Dave
16:00 - 16.30 The Werg
17:00 DJ Henrik Ehte & Kristjan Vahtra



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