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Baltic Reports: Weekend Edition

Baltic Reports: Weekend Edition

It’s another inconspicuous August weekend in the Baltic states — the last one of summer, in fact. But while September looks action-packed, August is going out with more of a whimper than a bang. The biggest names on are the loop-happy Australian street performer Dub FX, Brit folkie Sol Invictus and indie rock sensation Alina […]

In pictures: exploring Estonia’s islands

In pictures: exploring Estonia’s islands

KURESSAARE, Estonia — What does Estonia have that Latvia and Lithuania don’t? Well, that’s actually a long list, but for this post we’ll only focus on one — islands. Specifically Hiiumaa and Saaremmaa. Largely unscathed by communist-era and even post-independence development, Estonia’s two largest islands are like an open air museum of life in Estonia […]

Baltic Reports: Weekend Edition

Baltic Reports: Weekend Edition

Used to be in the Baltics about the only Western musical acts they could get over were total has-beens from the 1970s and 80s. Well, after going all out last weekend with a ton of top-notch musical options, this weekend is much more low-key with the biggest name being ancient Scottish hard rockers Nazareth. Their […]

Are you ready for an e-song festival?

Are you ready for an e-song festival?

TALLINN — Whether it’s e-government, e-voting or e-prescriptions from doctors, Estonia seems it can’t get digital enough. Now, the country is planning it’s first e-song festival, so to speak, uniting its traditional song festivals with its digital craze for the first time in history. The digital song festival will take place in August 20, when […]

Baltic Reports: Weekend Edition

Baltic Reports: Weekend Edition

After largely taking last weekend off entertainment-wise, the Baltic states are offering a fully-stocked line-up of events the upcoming week. For big Western acts, Riga sees the return of living legend DJ Tiesto while death-metal rockers Cannibal Corpse thrash their way through all three countries. Lithuania is holding the largest country music festival in the […]

In pictures: the best beach in Estonia

In pictures: the best beach in Estonia

TALLINN — What’s the best beach in Estonia? Well, depends what you’re looking for of course, be it quiet, women in bikinis, boulders or simple sunshine. Instead of trying to persuade you which one is best, we thought we would show you the beaches instead and let you decide. Here’s the “The Best Beach in […]

Baltic Reports: Weekend Edition

Baltic Reports: Weekend Edition

Roasting, baking, sweltering. You could fry an egg on my stomach. Yeah, it’s hot in the Baltics this weekend. To be honest, what I would recommend above anything else is to head to the seaside for the day. Like most of Europe, in the August events in the Baltics wind down a bit as pretty […]

GoLive concert tour canceled this year

GoLive concert tour canceled this year

TALLINN — The five-year tradition of the GoLive concert tour, the local rock music tour organized by mobile operator Tele2, has been canceled this year and will not return. The event has brought publicity to local acts such as Tanel Padar and The Sun, Vanilla Ninja, Bedwetters with a cheap ticket price. The tour that […]

Baltic Reports: Weekend Edition

Baltic Reports: Weekend Edition

The Russian pop saga of the New Wave Festival will draw to a close in Jūrmala, but it will be upstaged by Mika. Sort of the male response to Lady Gaga, the British pop star is coming to all three Baltic states over the next few days. Interestingly for a region not known for its […]

Baltic Reports: Weekend Edition

Baltic Reports: Weekend Edition

Does anyone actually like Russian pop music? Well, I already know the answer to that — in the Baltics, all sorts of people. And who am I to judge? So, if you happen to like cheesy Russian pop or shaking your rump to techno beats until dawn, you’re in luck this weekend as all three […]

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