With live music from various corners of the Earth, DJ sets, workshops, lectures, exhibitions and performances, Kometa is a unique and vibrant three-day event that embraces diversity and leaves long-term traces in its participants, by inviting and encouraging to practice freedom to think, choose, connect, create and participate. Freedom from advertisements, slogans or hidden agendas. Freedom to transform.
The aim of the festival is to revive the Daugavgriva fortress as a place of culture and thinking and to stimulate public discussions about its future development. The Daugavgriva fortress is the only construction of this type of fortification from the 17th century and one of the most significant military heritage sites in Latvia.
Kometa’s infrastructure (stages, toilets, showers, etc.) are built as much as possible from recycled and/or donated materials so it can be used for other events organized by local community, as well as facilitate the construction of next Kometa festivals.
This year's festival will take place on 31 July - 2 August.
"Culture includes not only culture and arts, but also the way of life and system of values. In this sense culture becomes the major power for intellectual renewal and human perfection." (European Council Report on European Cultural Policy)