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International music festival LABA DABA
LABA DABA (GOOD NATURE) is an international music festival that takes place for the fifth year already. On 2013 it will take place from 2nd to 4th August, in Ligatne county complex ‘’Ratnieki’’. Groups and Djs from different countries playing reggae, etno-folk, rock, electro and other genres will perform on six stages. In parallel a rich musical offering, the festival will run a variety of workshops, and visitors will be able to participate in various sports activities.
A third wave ska band from U.S.A. ‘’The Toasters’’ which are the oldest ska playing group in America will concert at LABA DABA. The legendary ‘’Barto’’ from St. Petersburg will join them. The group earned support of fans thanks to its lyrics and directness of criticism devoted to the Russian public authorities and the existing political order. Famous German group ‘’Deine Lakaien’’ will give a bit darker tone to LABA DABA with their acoustic piano performance.
German cult band as well as other 60 performers that will be seen at festival are experimenting between different musical genres (folk, techno, industrial, goth, new wave, ambient and rock) - none of them played in a classic performance.
Festival creative activities will provide an opportunity to participate in various workshops and sport games. For example, there will be a cinema house where to watch movies, catapult slingshots where to fly, forest paths where to search adventures, workshop where to get personal gypsum cast of breasts, henna tattoos and lots of other creative workshops, and possibilities to participate in football, volleyball and crocket competitions.
LABA DABA is known for its cleanliness and friendly atmosphere towards nature and all human beings and creatures. Festival visitors are also happy about that festival takes care about children – all the time kindergarten is open where parents can leave them with nice and professional nannies. In addition young families with children have individual camp site where the silence is closely observed. It is a festival for all ages. LABA DABA is getting more popular not only by Latvians but by visitors from neighborhood countries and other countries all over the world.