“Iva Nova is the coolest Russian female band”,
writes Russian Rolling Stone Magazine.

The ladies of IVA NOVA were inspired by the Slavic folk music, but they gave it a personal touch. A rather wild touch, we might add. Don't expect traditional Russian folk, these ladies rock a little too hard for that. But when the two lead singers do some harmonies, they make one think of Vartinna. Their sonic expression is girlish and playful, yet feminine and proud. And if the accordion player picks up accordion, she can make you dream of the Russian countryside. But when one of the singers picks up her guitar, she brings you right back to the big city.

The band was formed in 2002 in St. Petersburg, and traveled to Western Europe for the first time in 2004, after the release of their debut album. Ever since, they've been touring extensively, playing numerous clubs and festivals in eleven countries (even Iceland). In the meantime, they've released a second album Chemodan, an energizing and passionate recording.

Besides lyrics on Russian IVA NOVA have songs on Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Georgian and Tatar languages. Along with exploiting endless folklore resources they creatively experiment with other styles. Their live show is a mix of lyrical songs and punky-energetic dances.

Ekaterina Fedorova

Ekaterina Fedorova
drums, percussion

Anastasia Postnikova

Anastasia Postnikova
vocal, synth, percussion

Natalia Potapenko

Natalia Potapenko

Galina Kiseleva


Pavel Lasarev

Pavel Lasarev
sound engineer


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21.04 – Riga (LV), Nabaklab
22.04 – Liepaja (LV), Fontaine Palace
23.04 – Kaliningrad (RU), Art platform Detroit
27.04 – Reillane (F), Le Café du Cours
28.04 – Saignon (F), La Fabuleuz
29.04 – Paris (F), L'Alimentation Générale
               Special guest: Guertrude
30.04 – Barbizon (F), BlackStone Pub

03.05 – Lyon (F)
05.05 – Weinstadt (G), Jazzclub Armer Konrad
08.05 – Aachen (G), Domkeller
10.05 – Darmstadt (G), Jagdhofkeller
11.05 – Rauenthal (G), Kultur- und Tagungshaus
12.05 – Tübingen (G), Ratskeller
               Special guest: NeuRuTics
13.05 – Bern (CH), Reitschule

16.05 – Leipzig (G), Moritzbastei
18.05 – Berlin (G), Panda-Theater
19.05 – Magdeburg (G), Volksbad Buckau
20.05 – Bremerhaven (G), Pferdestall
23.05 – Hamburg (G), Frau Hedi
24.05 – Bruchhausen-Vilsen (G), Altes Gaswerk
25.05 – Leverkusen (G), Kulturausbesserungswerk
             Special guest: Anatomie Bousculaire (Paris)
26.05 – Rostock (G), Peter-Weiss-Haus
27.05 – Berlin (G), Supamolly
             Special guest: Anatomie Bousculaire (Paris)
27.05 – Bamberg (G), Kontakt Festival

07.07 – Festival in Meiningen (G)
28-30.07 – KAMWA, Hohlovka village
05.08 – Festival FACES, Finland

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