Due to isolation requirements, the Icelandic artists GusGus and Vök will not perform at Station Narva. The new headliners for Friday night are the British acid house icon A Guy Called Gerald and the electronica producer Nathan Fake.

The performances of GusGus and Vök at Station Narva scheduled for Friday, 6 August, are cancelled. Today, the festival organisers learned that the members of both collectives have had contact with a COVID-19 positive person and must remain in isolation. Their slots in the schedule have been filled by new headliners – the British acid house icon A Guy Called Gerald and the electronic musician Nathan Fake.

An iconic name in dance music, A Guy Called Gerald stands out for consistent innovation, excellence and refusal to compromise. A Guy Called Gerald kick started Europe’s acid house movement with his ’88 classic ‘Voodoo Ray’ and ‘Pacific State’ (as a founding member of 808 State) and went on to lay down the blueprint for jungle / drum n bass. Eleven albums and 30 years of independence later, he continues to push the boundaries of electronic dance music touring worldwide bringing his “true school” flavour to a world.

Although his remixes are relatively enviable including the likes of David Bowie, Cabaret Voltaire, and The Stone Roses, it is Gerald’s own productions and refusal to plough anyone’s furrow but his own which has marked him out.  A Guy Called Gerald is responsible for the birth of British dance music as you know it today and continues to explore what is possible both in the studio and in the club with his “Live in Session” performances. As a lifelong futurist, A Guy Called Gerald is certainly not living in the shadow of his past. 

A Guy Called Gerald will perform at the Station Narva festival at Narva Museum on the Northern Yard stage on Friday, 6 August, starting at 23:30.

Nathan Fake is a British electronic music producer and the co-founder of the label Cambria Instruments. Already his debut album Drowning In A Sea Of Love (2006) was lauded by critics and compared to Aphex Twin. In his new studio album Blizzard, fifth in line, he is chasing after the “formula for a perfect rave”, with lush melodies colliding with atmospheric tech-house, atonal madness hiding behind each mellow synth sound, and rare spontaneity melting each calculated IDM passage. 

Nathan Fake will perform at the Station Narva festival at Narva Museum on the Northern Yard stage on Friday, 6 August, at 22:00.

The rest of the Station Narva line-up will go ahead as planned. On Friday, 6 August, the same tickets and prices apply. Ticket returns, if needed, will be handled from 16 to 29 August. It is also possible to exchange the Station Narva 6 August one day ticket for any Tallinn Music Week 2021 showcase night or for a pass to next year’s Station Narva. All requests should be addressed to ticket@tmw.ee.

Updated Station Narva 2021 music programme for Friday, 6 August: 

Narva Museum (Peterburi mnt 2) 

18:00 Sven Grünberg and the Ensemble of the Estonian Electronic Music Society: “Hingus” (EE) – Refectorium
18:00 Sander Mölder (EE) – Northern Yard
19:00 The RIG (RU) – Northern Yard
19:45 HUNT (EE) – Dormitorium
20:00 Sander Mölder (EE) – Inner Yard
20:30 Vaiko Eplik ja Eliit (EE) – Northern Yard
21:15 View (FI) – Dormitorium
21:30 Caspar Mágus (EE) – Inner Yard
22:00 Vök (IS) Nathan Fake  (UK) – Northern Yard
22.45 Discours Synthetique (RU) – Dormitorium
23.00 YASMYN (EE) – Inner Yard
23.30 GusGus (IS) A Guy Called Gerald (UK) – Northern Yard 

Art Club Ro-Ro (Jõe 2)

01:30 – 02:15 Pale Alison (EE)
02.30 – 03:15 Saint Cheatersburg (EE)

The rest of the programme will proceed as scheduled. The headliner for Saturday, 7 August is the British d’n’b architect arhitekt Roni Size. Programme overview: https://stationnarva.ee/programm