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PHOTO GALLERY: INDYGO AT SALDUS SAULE MUSIC FESTIVAL 2022

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Band: INDYGO Venue: Saldus Saule Rock Music Festiva, City of Saldus, Latvia Indygo is Latvian rock band with huge fan base. The group started its activity in 2002, and currently no rock festival in Latvia can be imagined without Indygo’s performance. From band’s history: – In 2007, the group went to the Swedish recording studio “Tonteknik”, known in the world of rock music, to record the five-song maxi-single “Under Construction EP”. The self-released record was followed by a two-year intensive concert regime, regularly playing outside the borders of Latvia. – In 2015, while working on the new album “STARS”, the group signed a contract with one of the world’s leading guitar brands “Fender”

PHOTO GALLERY: OPUS PRO AT SALDUS SAULE MUSIC FESTIVAL 2022

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Opus Pro is a Latvian heavy rock band, formed in 1986. The core of the group was soloist Alex, whose real name is Olegs Andrejevs, as well as guitarist and songwriter Harijs Zariņš. Opus Pro was one of the most popular Latvian rock bands in the 80s and 90s of the 20th century. Opus Pro’s core musicians are also veterans of Latvian rock music, keyboardist Jānis Valters and drummer Juris Veremejs. Since September 2010, when guitarist and co-author of many songs Harijs Zariņš and bassist Uldis Krūmiņš left the band, two new band members have joined the band – guitarist Artūrs Zemnieks and bassist Jānis Retenais, who left the band in 2016. Opus Pro has performed with such world music stars like Whitesnake, ZZ Top, Nazareth, Slade, Sweet, Bjork, CCR. After a 6 year break, in 2012, the group recorded the song “We will be together forever”. In 2014, the group’s CD “Story No. 13” received the gold CD status. Although the loss of Alex in 2021 was a big blow to the group and all fans of Latvian rock music, the group continues to play and create music with a new vocalist, Jānis Drēģeris. Photos from bands performance at Saldus Saule 2022 Rock Music Festival in Saldus city, Latvia

PHOTO GALLERY: JOHNNY SALAMANDER AT SALDUS SAULE MUSIC FESTIVAL 2022

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The legendary Latvian rock musician and composer Johnny Salamander. At one time, he supplemented his knowledge in the guitar department of the Los Angeles Academy of Music. The first concert as a guitarist and singer, as well as the first song recordings in 1982 with the group “Kaktuss”, whose composition was made up of students of the Liepāja Music High School.

PHOTO GALLERY: BASTARDS AT SALDUS SAULE MUSIC FESTIVAL 2022

Band: Bastards Country: Latvia Venue: Saldus Saule Music Festival, Saldus city, Latvia The beginnings of the group’s history can be traced back to 1983. At the moment, a completely new lineup is performing. Bastards is one of the first Latvian heavy rock bands, formed more than 30 years ago, but they did not performed for more than 10years. “Heartbeat behind the wall” – the band’s recorded album is made in the classic 1980/90. style of rock music, which vocalist Renārs Mastiņš calls “good old Latvian rock“.

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