Station Narva invites you to the border town

Source: Anna Markova

Station Narva invites you to the border town

The fourth annual festival Station Narva, held from 5-7 August, will fill the small town with music from near and far and offer experiences for those who appreciate good food and those with a taste for art. Moreover, the festival gives a new perspective on urban space and invites you to take part in discussions on local life as well as new emerging business models.

This year, the heart of the festival's music programme will be located at Narva Museum and its historic Herman Castle. Four stages will be set up on the museum territory: the main stage in the Northern Yard – home to the best view in town of the eastern border of the European Union – and three indoor stages in the Refectorium, the Reconditorium and the Dormitory halls of the castle, which have been entertaining visitors of Narva since the Livonian Order. The courtyard will become the centre of the festival with a selection of cafés, bars and street-food vendors. In addition to hearing plenty of great music, festival-goers will also be able to get a feel for the night-time atmosphere of the museum. Some concerts will be held at legendary riverside art club Ro-Ro.

Look back at last year's festival in the video:

Across two nights on the 6th and 7th of August, musicians both of international acclaim and of Estonian, Russian and Finnish origin will fill the two concert venues with their music. Performing artists include founder of British drum'n'bass Roni Size with Dynamite MC, Icelandic electronic music trio Vök, Russian-Tatar duo AIGEL, Vaiko Eplik and Eliit as well as Sven Grünberg with the Ensemble of the Estonian Electronic Music Society (EMA). Grünberg and the EMA will be revisiting 'Hingus', the composer's album from forty years ago which is now considered the first electronic music album released in the Soviet Union. AveNue, a band native to Narva, will also present their new album.

Additionally, the festival programme contains a business day held in hybrid format at the centre of Innovation and Creativity OBJEKT, free concerts during the day in locations all over the city, public BAZAR discussions, a dacha tour and additional tours introducing the history and sights of the town. On 5 August, the festival's opening day, the winning piece of the urban art competition will be unveiled. Along with this, a public discussion on the role of art in the development of the town will be opened. The topics of the discussion will range from the construction of the Kreenholm Cultural Quarter to the ambition of Narva to run for Capital of Culture 2036.

Last updated : 07.07.2021

In category: North Estonia, Events