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2018 Lineup Details

In the summer of 2018 Positivus Festival will return for the 12th time on 20, 21, and 22 July, filling the beautiful coastal venue in Salacgriva with more dazzling live shows from well-known and established stars, cutting edge emerging artists, a large number of Baltic acts and other surprises that are not to be missed. The Early Bird tickets will go on sale this Wednesday, October 18, and for a limited three days time will be available for the lowest price.

From October 18-20 you will be able to buy Positivus Festival tickets through PositivusFestival.com and Piletilevi.ee at a special Early Bird  price. The 3-Day tickets without Camping will cost € 69, with Camping – € 77. Youth tickets for festival-goers aged 11-16 years will cost € 50 without Camping and € 55 with Camping. Youth tickets can be purchased only together with at least one full price 3-Day ticket, as Youth ticket holders must be accompanied by and adult over 18 years on arrival and when leaving the festival. Other ticket types, including 1-Day tickets and 2-Day tickets, will go on sale in 2018.

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds have been announced as the first headliners of the Positivus Festival 2018. The legendary songwriter, author and actor will perform together with his most acclaimed musical companions on the closing festival day on Sunday, July 22. One-day and two-day tickets are onsale now.

Triumph, the manifesto of rock and roll and the extraordinary answer to the incomprehensible are just a few of the epithets that music reviewers have chosen to describe the concerts of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds that have delighted people not only during this year’s European tour, but throughout the band’s long and storied history. For almost 35 years, this unique band has been synonymous with dark and extravagant contemporary rock music that has won it a legion of fans all over the world. The Bad Seeds, which is founded on the ashes of Nick Cave’s previous band The Birthday Party, brings together cosmopolitan-minded visionaries who are ready to break any imagined boundaries of music to create original sound the like of which has never been heard before.

Ever since the release of their debut album From Her To Eternity back in 1984, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds have sounded like no other musicians on Earth, which is as true today as ever before. While the Bad Seeds have allowed themselves all kinds of experiments, including absolutely dark and absurd “horror” rock, clear and naïve garage rock and even the temptation of punk rock, they have always kept their signature character, making the band instantly recognisable from the very first beats of their songs.

Every album by Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds has its own story, and the latest, Skeleton Tree, is no exception. It is full of sorrow and pain due to the fact that Cave’s teenage son Arthur died during its recording – one can only guess what emotions and dialogues with the universe are encoded in this record. However, Cave has left the tragedy in the past and, even at 60 years of age, is still in excellent shape on stage, as well as being incredibly open to listeners and not hiding his emotions, including his grief. Despite the sad background to this latest album, Cave’s performances are life- affirming. Apart from featuring the music from the new album, his concerts include songs that have proved to be timeless classic, drawn from iconic albums such as The Boatman’s Call, gothic Murder Ballads and other song compilations.

“From beauty that breaks your heart to poorly managed chaos – the band performs a surprisingly uplifting arena concert”, wrote The Guardian about Cave and the band’s appearance in the UK.