Skyforger at Day of Lāčplēsis


Skyforger will perform metal concert in Riga center (next to Occupation museum) at Day of Lāčplēsis, on 11 November 2015. This is open air event, start with various folk music bands at 19:30 – 21:00. Skyforger playtime is from 22:00 – 23:00. Free entry!

As every year, Latvia on 11 November will light up numerous candles to honour Latvian Freedom Fighters. On 11 November of 1919 Latvian army and Riga residents much less in numbers defeated the 50,000-strong West Russian volunteer army led by Russian colonel Pavel Bermont and German general Rudiger von der Goltz. Later this day was named ‘Lāčplēsis Day’ after the Latvian epic hero Lāčplēsis who had bear ears and strength, and he has become symbol of heroism.