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T 11. Jul 2024

Concert: Carnival Youth (LV)

20:30 - 21:30

Tartu city | Autovabaduse puiestee

  • Music
  • Main programme



In the year of the European Capital of Culture, we also welcome international artists in the Car-Free Avenue program. On July 11th, the Latvian indie band Carnival Youth will take the stage...

Carnival Youth is a Latvian indie band best described as a mix of lazy Sunday afternoons and curious adventures in the furthest synth parties of the galaxy. Their lyrical songs and indie hits reflect a view of the world rooted in raw realism but ultimately radiates hope – an element encapsulated in empathy and optimism.

Since their debut album “No Clouds Allowed” (2014), Carnival Youth have garnered widespread acclaim for their compelling compositions and magnetic live shows. With five well-received albums under their belt, the band has solidified their position as one of Latvia’s most celebrated musical exports. In the past two years, they toured their homeland playing over 100 shows in every corner of Latvia with their “Naivais ku-kū” programme which consists of songs from classic Latvian films in new and fresh indie arrangements. Additionally, the “Naivais ku-kū” physical album was the best-selling album in Latvia in 2021 and 2022.

Their undeniable talent and relentless dedication have taken them beyond their homeland’s borders, gracing stages at prestigious festivals and venues across Europe and beyond, including SXSW, Sziget, Open’er, NME Club Night and many others. The band has toured Europe multiple times and played their first four shows in France in 2022, including their first one in Paris in Le Supersonic. Carnival Youth have received multiple awards for their music in Latvia, including the “Album of the Year” award in 2016 for “Propeller”, as well as The European Border Breakers award at Eurosonic 2016.

“Spacy sound, catchy melodies that are fun and creatively arranged. If you haven’t heard of Carnival Youth before, you’ll be thrilled by the contagious freshness that this already established indie pop band radiates” like hifi.
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Come with family or friends to enjoy great music and a good atmosphere in the open air!
The concert is FREE!

Tartu 2024 Car-free avenue is a part of the European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024 main programme.

If you need food or accommodation, check out the offers from members of the Tartu 2024 hospitality network:


  • EST
  • LAT


  • Partially accessible for people with reduced mobility
  • Partially accessible for the visually impaired
  • Partially accessible for the hearing impaired


Tartu 2024


Vabaduse puiestee, Tartu, Tartu maakond, Eesti

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