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"To sit down in a muddy, wet field is quite something," says James' Tim Booth, grinning at his dutiful audience. All sat down. "We haven't had anyone sit down in 12 years." Latvia loves James. Who knew? The indie veterans played at the first Positivus five years ago to 4,000 revellers. The largest festival in the Baltics now attracts 20,000 people to this remote forest in Salacgriva (pop. 3,467), nestled next to the beach. It feels like Latitude by the sea, and the line-up is strong.

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