Tallinn Music Week and Positivus Festival are throwing a “Meet Latvia and Estonia at The Great Escape” reception for the delegates of the Brighton-based music industry convention and present their countries’ top artists.
Estonian based showcase festival Tallinn Music Week and Latvian Positivus Festival invite music industry delegates to a first time ever “Meet Latvia and Estonia” receptionat the Great Escape,followed by performances by Prāta Vētra (LAT), Ewert and the Two Dragons (EST), and Instrumenti (LAT).
Friday, May 17th at The Prince Albert, Brighton, 48 Trafalgar St., BN1 4ED
11:00 – 12:00 Reception and welcome drinks (by invitationonly)
12:45 – 13:15 Prāta Vētra
13:45 – 14:15 Ewert and the Two Dragons
14:45 – 15:15 Instrumenti
Founded in 2006, The Great Escape hosts around 300 bands across 30 venues throughout the city of Brighton and Hove. The Great Escape music industry convention is attended by over 3000 delegates each year.
Estonian and Latvian artists performing:
The Prince Albert, May 17, 12:45
The Metro Hub stage, May 18, 17:00
Prāta Vētra (formerly known also as Brainstorm) is known for their impressionistic lyrics, post-rock guitars, skateboarding high fives, and some serious indie falsetto. A household name far beyond the borders of their motherland, Prāta Vētra have released albums in Europe and Russia and supported bands like R.E.M., The Rolling Stones, Depeche Mode, e.t.c.. Famous rock photographer and film director Anton Corbijn has said of them: “There is this beautiful thing that great bands have something… Identity, and I think Prāta Vētra has that.” Their last studio album „Another Still Life“ (2012) was written and recorded in the historic town of Hudson, NY, and mixed in a small studio beneath Radiohead's management office in Oxford, England. From autumn 2012 throughout 2013 the band tours Russia in support of the album release in C.I.S. Prāta Vētra is set to play The Great Escape and Glastonbury in UK, Music Matters in Singapore, Culture Collide in USA, plus numerous festivals in Russia and Baltics this season. On 27th of June the band will play Glastonbury warm-up gig at the “The Garage” club in London, promoted by MAMA.
Ewert and the Two Dragons
The Prince Albert, May 17, 13:45
The Brighthelm Centre, May 17, 23:30
European Border Breakers Award 2013 winning band from Tallinn, Ewert and the Two Dragons are the true diamond of Estonian music scene. After releasing their sophomore album "Good Man Down" in 2011, they gained international attention on both sides of the Atlantic. It became the best selling record of 2011 and 2012 in Estonia with sales up to 17 000 copies and got them 5 Estonian Music Awards, incl “Album of the Year”, “Song of the Year” and “Band of the Year”. In 2012 they played 105 shows in Europe and US, incl.festivals like Eurosonic, Iceland Airwaves & FILTER`s Culture Collide in LA. Last October they signed a record deal with Sire Records. Mixing folk, pop and indie with effortless grace, their music has been described as romantic and organic, with a story-telling kind of lyrics. French newspaper Le Monde compared their melodies to the ones of the Beatles and harmonies to Simon & Garfunkel`s.
The Prince Albert, May 17, 14:45
The Metro Hub stage, May 17, 19:00
This Latvian pop-electro two-piece is famous for their multi-lingual tracks and mind-blowing live performances. The lead singer Shipsi has one of the most impressive falsettos today’s music has to offer while their sound-architect Reynsi has a genuine talent of creating incredibly rich and warm sound backed up with beautiful harmonies. Instrumenti’s natural wit, charisma, creativity and skills allows them to delicately blend different styles and genres, creating an enjoyable aural and visual adventure. They have played the biggest venues in the Baltic states and have taken part in numerous festivals and showcases all over Europe and UK. Their second studio album Procrastination will be released next week.
Tallinn Music Week
Tallinn Music Week is a music industry conference and the biggest indoor showcase festival in the Baltic region, taking place in Tallinn, Estonia for the sixth time on 27-29 March 2014. The upcoming festival welcomes 700 international music industry delegates and will present a line-up of 200 Estonian and international upcoming bands in Tallinn's best clubs and venues, bringing together key industry players from the Nordic-Baltic region and Eastern Europe.
Positivus festival is the largest and most significant music and arts festival in the Baltic, taking place in Salacgrīva, Latvia, for the seventh time. Each year, the festival offers its visitors not only a variety of amazing performers, but also plentiful entertainment options and a lively atmosphere, which together create an unforgettable experience. This year’s Positivus festival headliners are The xx, Sigur Rós, Two Door Cinema Club, Imagine Dragons, Crystal Castles, Michael Kiwanuka and many more. Positivus festival in partnership with Latvia's national airline airBaltic are offering a special return flight and festival ticket offer for the festival visitors from London, Stockholm, Helsinki, Tallinn and Vilnius from EUR 136.
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