Special Song and Dance Festival travel tickets go on sale

In order to ensure convenient public transport within Rīga for the duration of this year's Latvian Song and Dance Festival, special travel tickets have gone on sale at various outlets across the capital.

The price of the special Song and Dance Festival ticket is 10 euros and it can be used repeatedly between July 1 and 10. The ticket can be purchased in an e-ticket specially designed for the holiday, as well as in the usual formats of e-tickets – the Rīga residents' card, the personalized e-ticket, the blue non-personalized e-ticket, as well as the yellow e-ticket, representatives of the Rīgas Satiksme (RS) municipal transport company said.

"The song festival ticket is a convenient way to go to the festival venues and back, enjoying the festive atmosphere and reducing the intensity of traffic in the city. We invite visitors to the festival to use public transport, so anyone interested can buy a public transport ticket specifically for the festival," said Džineta Innusa, chairwoman of the RS board.

In the coming days, the ticket for the Song and Dance Festival will also be available for purchase via mobile apps.

An e-ticket with a design created especially for the XXVII General Latvian Song and XVII Dance Festival is available at sales points. An e-ticket with this design can be purchased at all "Rīgas satiksme" customer centers, as well as at individual sales points in the center of R–ga. With the holiday e-ticket design, you can buy both the Song and Dance Festival travel ticket and other public transport tickets - 90-minute ticket, 24-hour, 3-day and 5-day tickets, as well as a monthly ticket.

The e-ticket with the design of the XXVII General Latvian Song and XVII Dance Festival will be available in "Narvesen" stores: Stacijas 2, t/c "Origo", Tornis 2; Stations 2, t/c "Origo", Tower 1; Station Square 4, Merkeļa Street 2; 66 - 601 Brivibas Street; K. Barona 46, t/c "Barona centrs"; K. Baron 78; K. Baron 11; Raina Blvd. 33; 23 Brivibas Street; Strělnieku 1; 91/93 Elizabetes Street; Brivibas 32, Sakta; K. Valdemāra 112, "Rimi"; K. Valdemāra street 21; 90-128 Brivibas Street; Dzirnava Street 67; Elizabetes – Terbatas; Freedoms 31; Skola Street 7; 79/81 K. Valdemāra Street; 25/87A Thomson Street and 97 K. Barona Street.

The recently-restored Number 11 tram route to the Song Festival grounds is likely to see particularly heavy use during the period of the festival and a journey on it among singing choirs is quite an event in itself.

For more details, see the Rīgas Satiksme website

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