UNDER Festival is a platform of both artists and performers – legends of electronic music, mentioned in the progressive music publications over the past year, as well as those not yet known to wider audience – newcomers to whom the Festival, in some ways, is their first big scene, marking their first steps into the great journey of life.
In 2018, the premises of the Boļševička factory, heritage of Riga industrial architecture, have been chosen as the venue for the Festival. The historical heritage of Riga is a kind of reference point and the reason why the Festival began right here. Because essentially, the city of Riga is the pioneer of the electronic music movement – it is a place where the history of electronic music began to emerge; the gateway through which electronic music from the West flowed into the East.
This is why the electronic music festival UNDER pays so much respect to and praises both the underground movement and the freedom of conscience, initially spirited by the city of Riga several decades ago and encoded in its DNA, as well as Riga itself, by promoting contributions to the urban development and popularizing the city at an international level. Likewise, by visiting the Festival to relax, enjoy the best modern performers gathered in one place, each of us will provide a significant contribution to the development of the city and its image throughout the world.
As stated by the organizers, the mission of the Festival is to put Riga further on the map, making it an even more attractive place – a magnet for those who are interested in culture and art, not only from Latvia but also from all over the world, merging talented newcomers and the already existing international artists in a single festival platform by utilizing the universal language of communication – art and music.
UNDER Festival – an endless musical adventure, continuing almost non-stop for two days and two nights in an industrial facility in one of the most pleasant cities on the planet. The guests of the Festival will be welcomed by techno sets, performances in various styles of electronic music, as well as art objects. There is no need to prepare for the Festival beforehand, and no need to prepare an outfit, or go too far; it is a part of the city, so simply mark your calendars for May 25 to 27 and visit Boļševička to share energy, inspiration, and dance together. Let’s make Riga popular all over the world!