Artist Profiles (mobile)

Artist Profiles

Festival creator and the main organizer of Fontaine Festival is the musician and businessman Louie Fontaine. He is always trying to provide visitors with as many high-level performances at unbeatable prices. Louie dedicates himself to well-proven and experienced musicians whilst not forgetting the new, upcoming talent from Latvia and around the world.


Fontaine Festival 2016 Artist Profiles

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Aug 12 @ 19:00 – 19:45
19:00
Lorenz-Kronberg Band (dk/lv – Blues Rock) Preforming songs, from their latest albums, as a duo, these 2 great players will entertain you for as long as you wish. The band is specially put together for the Fontaine Festival so come and watch these 2 rock ‘n’ rollers stripping it down … (…read more)
The Acropolis
Aug 12 @ 20:30 – 21:30
20:30
Iļģi (lv – Folk) The originator of Latvian postfolk is in its prime. In the past six years Iļģi have released four albums, toured the United States coast to coast, and played at festivals in Europe, Russia, Malaysia, and at home in Latvia. International acclaim reached new heights in 2006 … (…read more)
Gypsy Camp
21:30
Louie Fontaine & His Fabulous Beat Machine (lv – Beats) + Special Guests 3 Daily Shows of 30 min Fri: 21.30, 23.15, 03.00 Sat: 17.00, 21.00, 00.30 Built by Louie Fontaine between 1997 and becoming fully operational in 1999, the first prototype was made out of plumming pipes with big … (…read more)
Fontaine Palace
Aug 12 @ 22:00 – 23:15
22:00
Pienvedēja Piedzīvojumi (lv – Alt Rock) Pienvedēja Piedzīvojumi are a Latvian rock band from Sabile founded in 1994. They have been at the forefront of Latvian alternative rock scene for their entire careers and last year the band released their double album “Tā mēs Dzīvojam” consisting of new songs coupled … (…read more)
Gypsy Camp
Aug 12 @ 23:15 – Aug 13 @ 00:15
23:15
Rock Jam with Jam Master Ainars Virga (lv) (All welcome – Rock) On Friday night, join legendary rocker Ainars Virga in The Acropolis for a full on rock jam with Ainars leading his band of special guests. Expect covers and some of his original material seen in a new light. … (…read more)
The Acropolis
Aug 12 @ 23:45 – Aug 13 @ 01:00
23:45
Jauno Jāņu Orķestris (LV – Ethnorock) Jauno Jāņu Orķestris is a seven piece band that will lead you into a different reality. A reality of Latvian folksongs using multiple instruments and creating their original melodies. While listening to this band you will start to feel like a book of folk … (…read more)
Gypsy Camp
Aug 13 @ 00:30 – 01:15
00:30
Hipstokrātija (lv – Indie Electro) The duo’s debut EP “Brīnumzeme” wondrously clamours in synth-delights and emphasizes provocative lyrics and fact-mentioning statements. Hipstokrātija’s style could be described as shoegazing electro underground pop but in reality they are a hard act to pin down in simple adjectives and genres. Check them out … (…read more)
Prison Bar
Aug 13 @ 01:30 – 04:00
01:30
Club Electric Barometer Club grooves in the Prison Bar – Electronic music for electronic people! Friday: 01.30 – 04.00 Saturday: 01.30 – 04.00 Stay wired and connected to the hippest sounds around!!! Links: FONTAINE PRISON BAR
Prison bar
Aug 13 @ 01:30 – 03:00
01:30
Gregory Boyd Band (us – Groove/Gumbo/Steel Drums) Who is Gregory Boyd? Well quite simply he Rocks The Steel Drums. Blending the sound of Steel Drums with a Blues/Soul vocal to make very something special. Coming from Northern and Southern USA Traditions he’s related to Blues Legend Muddy Waters and with … (…read more)
Gypsy Camp
Aug 13 @ 12:00 – 13:00
12:00
The Classical Hang Over Band (lv – Classical Concert) To provide a little culture to your festival experience, Oleksijs Demčenko brings you a classical trio featuring Fligelhorn, Guitar and Contrabass. They will be playing the music of Bach, Faure, Satie and other tunes from barock to modern times. This will … (…read more)
The Acropolis
14:00
Mr. Boyd’s Steel Drum Workshop (us – Steel Drum Workshop) On Saturday afternoon in The Acropolis, we’re very happy to announce a full 2 hour Steel Drum clinic with master technician Gregory Boyd. Don’t forget to catch his live act in the Gypsy Camp on Friday night: Gregory Boyd Band
The Acropolis
16:30
Jazz Jam With Jam Master Demchenko (Ua) (All welcome – Jazz, Blues & Funk) At this years festival, we’ll be featuring a special Jam Session run by our good friend Oleksiy Demchenko. The band will be playing well known pieces as well as free-style, making the Jam Session open to … (…read more)
The Acropolis
Aug 13 @ 18:45 – 19:30
18:45
Lara Snow (ISR – indie/electro) From the streets of Tel Aviv comes the dynamic duo that is Lara Snow. Lara is one of the brightest rising stars of Israel. She mixes a variety of different genres but mainly electro pop. Her single I Like Snow has been compared to artists … (…read more)
Gypsy Camp
Aug 13 @ 20:00 – 21:00
20:00
Ozols (lv – Hip Hop) Girts Rozentals aka Ozols is most definitely one of the most known hip-hop/rap artists in Latvia right now. He has been on Latvian hip-hop music scene since the early 2000s and having released 4 studio albums as well as receiving 3 annual Latvian music record … (…read more)
Gypsy Camp
Aug 13 @ 21:30 – 22:45
21:30
Helligators (it – rock) Helligators were formed in 2009 in Rome and have released two studio album called “Against All Odds” (2009) and “Road Roller Machine” (2015). Over the years, the band have toured extensively around Europe and have already appeared at Fontaine Palace in previous years, wowing the crowd … (…read more)
Gypsy Camp
Aug 13 @ 22:45 – 23:30
22:45
Tehnikums (lv – Electro Pop) Synthpop duo Tehnikums are without doubt one of the best new Latvian electro bands around. Though the band members are not newcomers on Latvian music scene. Dagnis Neilands was a member of famous Latvian rock band The Mundane, while Kristaps Dubļāns played in underground bands … (…read more)
Prison Bar
Aug 13 @ 23:15 – Aug 14 @ 00:30
23:15
The Big Bluff (lv/uk – Garage Rockabilly) Rock’n’roll and blues are bursting from the Latvian trio, which leans on the legacy of giants such as Elvis and Dylan, while at the same time remaining aware of the fact that a convincing live performance is the main asset of such performers. … (…read more)
Gypsy Camp
Aug 14 @ 00:30 – 01:15
00:30
Z Quest (isr – Electro) Z Quest are an Indie Electro- Rock Duo composed of Galor Taite and Adir Benezra, two music producers, vocalists and multi-instrumental musicians currently based in the north valley of Israel. Over the past two years, they have self produced and recorded their debut album “Ashes … (…read more)
Prison Bar
Aug 14 @ 01:00 – 02:30
01:00
Skyforger (LV – Pagan Metal) Winners of both Best Rock album at Latvian Music Awards 2010 and Best Rock & Metal album at Latvian Music Awards “Golden Microphone” 2015 Skyforger bring the Old Latvian spirit to the world stage. The band has played in various world class festivals in the … (…read more)
Gypsy Camp
02:30
Funk Jam with Jam Master John DC Washington (us – Funk Jam) Groove your way into the night with funkmeister John DC Washington & his crew of low-rider hipsters. Guests are welcome and you have the chance to join the band and get on down to your hearts desire. It’s … (…read more)
The Acropolis