Together with the colourful musical programme of the year, Summer Sound festival is going to offer up a wide range of activities for the whole family.

 

 

Festival Summer Sound is going to take place this weekend – 3rd and 4th of August, on Liepaja beach, and during the two days more than 50 musicians from abroad as well as local ones are going to step on the festival stages. Together with the sultry musical programme, the festival’s visitors will be able to enjoy a wide range of different activities, from more comfortable journey to the festival itself, down to educational activities for the kids and sporty activities for the adults.

 

The first concerts of the festival are going to be up on Tuesday, July 31st, when on three different stages in Liepaja three evening in a row, local Liepaja artists and artists from other cities in Latvia are going to give concerts. These concerts are free of charge. More info on the City stage concerts here – http://www.summersound.lv/pilsetas-skatuves/

 

To ensure a more comfortable journey to the festival, together with car share CarGuru we’ve created a special Summer Sound fare, that lets you get from Riga to Liepaja and back for an attractive price with this rented car, as well as the opportunity to park really close to the festival entrance – the VIP parking. More information – on CarGuru app.

 

In cooperation with a/s Pasažieru Vilciens special train trips are being organized. August 3rd: Riga (14:06) – Liepaja (17:20) and August 5th: Liepaja (12:00) – Riga (15:10). https://www.pv.lv/lv/izmainas-un-jaunumi/jaunumi/12084/ipasi-vilcieni-uz-summer-sound-festivalu/

 

But those that arrive to the festival by bus, hitchhiking or otherwise and have no wish to carry the tent, sleeping bag and other items, DPD courier offers to bring your heavy things to Liepaja from anywhere in Latvia free of charge. More info – http://summersound.dpd.lv/

 

Siding with the common festival tent city, this year visitors of the festival have a chance to sleep in Daydreamers tent city. More info on the tent city and how to get a place there – https://zvanuteltis.com/summersound18/

 

You will be able to exchange your festival tickets to bracelets starting from Tuesday in mall Kurzeme in Liepaja, and from Wednesday in mall Spice in Riga. Working hours of bracelet exchange points:

 

Mall Kurzeme

July 31st 10.00 – 20.00

August 1st 10.00 – 20.00

August 2nd 10:00 – 20.00

August 3rd 10.00 – 20.00

 

Mall Spice

August 1st 10.00 – 21.00

August 2nd 10.00 – 21.00

August 3rd 10.00 – 21.00

 

As previously, this year as well the bracelets will be able to be used as discount cards in Liepaja and other cities in Latvia. More info on discounts here – http://www.ej.uz/SS18_PIEDAVA

 

The younger generation of the festival visitors will be entertanied by Zinoo Liepaja kid’s zone where you’ll be able to find entertainment as well as be educated and take part in different experiments. Entrance into kid’s zone will be at an extra fee.

 

Those who wish to supplement enjoyment of music with other arts, will be able to see Latvian cinema classics, as well as some more recent films and shorts from Latvian Academy of Culture’s students in Summer Sound’s cinema tent, this year coming back to the festival territory.

 

Adrenaline seekers will be greeted in between the beach and the park by Poligon-1 lazertag spot, where confidently and painlessly the visitors will be able to compete for the title of most precise shooter. In the park you will be able to get some adrenaline in one of the carousels.

 

Saturday morning, when festival is free for Liepaja inhabitants and others, will be full of activities, and in the park by Aldaris stage an exotic dance festival “Wind’s fantasy” will take place, and impro-theatre Tea Tree will perform.

 

Sporty festival visitors will be able to take part in a volley championship on Saturday morning. To take part, you’ll have to register your team and pay a membership fee of 10 EUR. Registration is going to be open from 10.00 by entrance to the festival, your team must consist of 3 people – 2 men and 1 woman, and all players must be 16 or older.

 

This year again lovers of visual art will be pleased by art union’s DrawOrgy art pieces. Last year’s pieces will be exhibited alongside real-time grafitti art pieces created within the festival territory.

 

Up until now these artists have been announced for this years’ Summer Sound festival – American rockband Goo Goo Dolls, the British rockband Coasts, German DJ Alle Farben, the local Musiqq, Aija Andrejeva, Labvēlīgais Tips, Dzelzs Vilks, Pienvedēja Piedzīvojumi, Rīgas Modes, Igo, Justs, Sudden Lights, Marta Ritova, Astra The 22’s, Rigga Reggae, Singapūras Satīns, rappers Ansis, Edavārdi and Fakts, DJs Toms Grēviņš and Makree, bands Čipsis un Dullais, Inokentijs Mārpls, Soundarcade, Židrūns, The Bongo Club, The Bad Tones, Múr, Buchares, PODRUGA, DJ Uldis Rudaks.

Lithuania-based musician Andis Grīva with his band – Andis Grīva is WWMM, Lithuanian Colours of Bubbles, Garbanotas Bosistas and Antikvariniai Kašpirovskio dantys.

 

In year 2018, Summer Sound will take place for the 8th time, and has undoubtedly become one of the most improtant music events of the Baltic summer. That is confirmed by the thousands of attendees that come each year to the wonderful beach of Liepāja to enjoy musical entertainment and relaxation by the seaside for two whole days. Each year, the festival offers more than 50 artists, as well as providing a menu of various entertaining activities.

Ticket prices for Summer Sound 2018:

2 day ticket – 47€

2 day ticket with tent spot – 54€

Tent city ticket – 7€

VIP ticket – 105€

VIP ticket + parking – 120€

 

Summer Sound is supported by Liepāja city, you are kindly invited by A/S Aldaris, and the festival is reccomended by the official radio of the festival – Radio SWH.