Get ready for the new Latvian music festival designed for introverts

Get ready for the new Latvian music festival designed for introverts
Riga, Latvia (Image: David Holt under a CC licence)

26 June 2018

A music festival celebrating introverts everywhere is set to launch in the Latvian capital of Riga this weekend.

Mixing ethnographic beats and instruments with modern sounds, the Ad Lucum festival will kick off at the city’s Museum of Decorative Arts and Design on 26 June.

But instead of partying until the dawn, organisers say the event will give festival-goers the chance to “return to silence”, heralding the program as Latvia's “introvert festival”.

“The festival invites everyone to turn to their inner world, to seek the path to self-reflection and light within themselves by using the power of art,” they say.

Performers include French pianist Marc Vella, the Sinfonietta Rīga orchestra, and event curator Laima Jansone, who will be playing a traditional stringed instrument from Finland called a Kokle.

“I always look forward to this festival as I look forward to a big celebration,” Janesone told Latvian Radio on Monday. “I don't feel pressured to put on a show or to try to be interesting in any way,” she said.

To book your tickets, or for more information, visit the festival's Facebook page here.