Three for the Weekend in Latvia: Festivals galore

August has always been festival month - no exception this year, despite the unusual circumstances. Festivals and events for different audiences will spice up this weekend. Check some out!

Zobens un Lemess

The fifth edition of folk/pagan metal and ancient crafts festival “Zobens un Lemess” will await followers of heavy metal music and folk tradition enthusiasts on August 7-9, 2020 on the land strip between the rivers Mūsa and Mēmele, next to the Bauska Castle.

Festival lineup will include performances of both well-known musicians and newer bands that could become a discovery for those expanding their musical horizons. In addition, festival program includes masterclasses of ancient crafts, lectures, experiments and other activities. Festival attendees will also be able to watch battle simulations presented by history reconstruction clubs and view spectacular fire sculptures.

Tickets available online.

Valmiera Theater Summer Festival

August 7-9, the fifth annual Valmiera Theater Summer Festival is taking place. 

This year's festival will be dedicated to documentaries on existential topics. In urban environment, five premieres of specifically designed performances will take place, as well as other activities and a disco. Theater performances are in Latvian.

More information on Facebook and Valmiera Theater festival website.

Triple electronics in Liepāja

On Saturday, August 8, a triple electronic music evening will take place in Liepāja, with Rick Feds & Una Daniela, Katrīna Gupalo & Rabenau, Packman & Dj Subphobia.

The musicians Katrīna Gupalo & Rabenau will perform at the entertainment venue Gypsy Camp, Stūrmaņu Street 1, as early as 20:00. Their performance will combine Rabenau's mastery of electronic music with Katrīnas voice and a virtuoso piano play in electric-charged musical stories. The program will feature Katrīna Gupalo's original music, as well as “Alabama Song,” “Dūdieviņš” and other pieces.

At 21:00 the evening will be continued by the rising star of hip-hop, the rapper Packman, along with DJ and producer Subphobia.

Finally, from 22:00, the multi-instrumentalist and music producer Rick Feds, together with the multi-instrumentalist and singer Una Daniela, will step on stage.

 

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