Yahoo, Reuters & Expressen on New Wave Festival

Yahoo in its entertaiment section used four Reuters’ photos of Roxette from New Wave Festival 2009 taken by Ints Kalnin from Latvian Entertaiment photo agency. One more photography from yesterday’s opening night was found on Reuters website.

One of these pictures was used in Expressen’s article about Roxette’s comeback, but in a little different edit.

Source: UOL Musica

First video from Jurmala is up

The first video of Roxette’s performance at the New Wave Festival in Jurmala is online. The quality is rather poor but still good enough to tell that both Marie and Per obviously had some fun together! When Marie arrived in Riga she told the TV crews that she wants to “have fun”. You can see that HERE, fast forward to minute 27. According to several websites they played four songs – Listen to your heart, It must have been love, The Look and Joyride and it seems that at least Joyride was either live or recently new recorded as it sounded different to the album version from 1991.

TV5, LNT & Rossiya to broadcast the opening night

Rossiya and LTN TV-stations logos. Three TV-stations are going to broadcast the opening night of New Wave Festival from Jurmala in Latvia.

– Latvian TV5: New Wave Festival blog: 17.50-18.00 (+02.00 GMT), Red carpet: 18.00-18.30 (+02.00 GMT), Concert: 18.45-21.50 (+02.00 GMT)
– Latvian LNT: 20.35-23.50 (+02.00 GMT)
– Russian Rossiya: 22.00-01.15 (+03.00 GMT)

(Updated) You can try to watch TV5 in these two online streams: 1 or 2. No idea if it’s going to work tomorrow, though.

Updated on July 28: Russain music station MY3 is going to broadcast 30-minutes report from Jurmala at 20.30 local time (+03.00 GMT) every day from today till August 2.

Thanks to Evgeny (Ivanych) & Christa @ R2R. Special thanks for useful links to stuey121 from TDR board.

New Wave Festival day.

11.00-17.30: Participants and artists’ rehearsals at “Dzintari” Concert Hall.

15.30: New Wave Festival press conferance before the opening night show at Jurmala Spa Hotel (ca. 30 minutes)

15.00: Participants and artists will ride in vintage automobiles through Turaydas street in the car parade.

17.00: Preview show.

18.45: The opening night.

22.00: VIP After Party at Jurmala Spa Hotel.


Roxette in Latvia

New Wave Festival
The Daily Roxette got hold of Per just before leaving for Latvia and the New Wave festival where Roxette will perform “for real” for the first time in 8 years tomorrow. Per says they are bringing C&C – Christoffer and Clarence on bass and keyboards respectively, Pelle Alsing on drums and Jonas Isacsson on guitar. Per has super-charged his Gretsch this time.

It seems Roxette will play the same five songs as on the Night of the Proms; “Wish I Could Fly,” “The Look,” “Joyride,” “It Must Have Been Love” and “Listen to Your Heart.”

Source: TDR

Roxette to perform on New Wave Festival 2009

(c) Christa
(c) Christa

According to Per Gessle’s tweet, Roxette is going to perform on New Wave Festival in Latvia this year with “the mighty Rox band”. Roxette will appear while the opening ceremony on July 28th in Jurmala.

The festival will be broadcasted by Latvian TV3 and Russian 1.

Articles from Latvian press:

Thanks to Christa and Evgeny.