Station Narva 2018

Station Narva 2018


Echo & The Bunnymen (UK) /// Actress (UK)

12EEK Monkey (EE) // Beebilõust (EE) // Eksponatika Clan (EE) // Gazelle Twin (UK) // Guesthouse (EE) // Indrek Spungin (EE) // Jenny Wilson (SE) // Joensuu1685 (FI) // Mart Avi (EE) // Propazha (EE) // RSAC / Red Samara Automobile Club (RU) // Shortparis (RU) // Sõpruse Puiestee (EE) // Там и Тут (EE) // Una Bomba 50+ (EE) // View (FI) // Zahir(EE) + TBA

Enter STATION NARVA 2018, the first edition of the music and city culture festival in the surprising diamond of the rough that is the city of Narva in North-Eastern Estonia at the border of EU and Russia, lying 210 kilometres from Estonia’s capital Tallinn and 130 kilometres from Russia’s St. Petersburg.

The live music hotspots of the festival will be the Kreenholm Manufacturing Company and the cultural hacktivists’ headquarters Art Club Ro-Ro. The multiple stages of the main venue will be set in the grand industrial complex Kreenholm that was once home to the world’s largest cotton spinning mill.

The headliners of the festival are the grandmasters of nocturnal pop Echo & The Bunnymen and the cerebral electronic music producer Actress. Echo & the Bunnymen’s dark, swirling fusion of gloom and theatrical psychedelia is bound to bring out the poetry of Kreenholm’s rough steampunk milieu. Actress, the creator of cerebral abstract techno and R&B concrète, will fill the industrial era colossus with post-industrial power of future.

Kreenholm will also embrace the gender-and-genus-bending industrial pop by Gazelle Twin, Swedish singer-songwriter Jenny Wilson, the death disco of St Petersburg’s Shortparis and the irresistible hoodlum-hymns of Moscow’s RSAC. From Finland hail shoegazers Joensuu1685 as well as grime and dubstep mixing hip-hop star View.

Estonia will be represented by around a dozen cutting-edge acts. The ‘true child of post-genre’ Mart Avi will present his upcoming solo album “OtherWorld.” The Lovecraftian milieu will provide a perfect setting for the hip-hop shamanism of 12EEK Monkey. The dance version of Estonian indie founders Röövel Ööbik, Una Bomba 50+, will vent their hooligan house steam, whilst the noise-rock stalwarts Zahir guarantee to fly everyone to the other side of rock ’n’ roll. Sõpruse Puiestee will deliver melancholy vintage melodies. There will be Indrek Spungin’s “behavioural schoolbook mistakes” performance, and gangsta rap mixed with Oeselian dialect by Beebilõust.

The Russian-speaking Estonian music scene will be represented by the hip-hop unit Eksponatika Clan, Guesthouse’s relentless flow, Narva’s finest rapper Propazha, and an acoustic kitchen-style gig by local troubadours Tam i Tut.
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Besides the main musical frenzy, Narva will come alive various interactions – from art activities in Narva Art Residency to the public talks by BAZAR opinion festival (BAZAR Arutelude päev). Trilingual stand-up performance will take place in cooperation with Comedy Estonia, and the European Commission Representation in Estonia will arrange fun Speak Dating sessions. Joining forces with Narva’s Lamprey Festival, Station Narva will bring Nordic street food to Narva River Promenade. At the promenade, Tarmo Tammiste, Mayor of Narva City, will receive the annual title of the autumn cultural capital of Estonia at September 23 midday, followed by a public get-together meal at the long table.

Station Narva’s info desk along with DIGIX Games Café will be open in the main atrium of Narva College of University of Tartu from 20th to 23rd September. The full programme of Station Narva 2018 and new performers will be announced during July and August.
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The first edition of Station Narva is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia.

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Station Narva 2018 is part of the Estonia 100 festivities. The festival is powered by Telia Eesti and supported by The City Of Narva , the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Estonia, the Swedish Institute on Estonia, the Finnish Institute in Estonia, the European Commission Representation in Estonia, and DIGIX.