Thursday, 30th March
Friday, 31st March
Saturday, 1st April
An international line-up of around 200 artists will unfold in Tallinn’s best concert venues. Expect a multi-genre mix of regional headliners, up-and-coming names, cutting-edge acts, and established heavyweights from avant-garde to pop, from dance to metal to classical music.
View TMW 2016 schedule here.
TMW is the only festival in the world that hosts a dedicated programme for virtually every music genre, including an extensive programme of classical music – composers, ensembles, choirs, and individual artists and performers.
“Musically, Estonia or at least the capital Tallinn is a veritable hotspot for left-leaning artists and groups that come from the avant-garde.”
– Andrew Childs
Festival passes guarantee access to all music festival venues on all three nights (30th March to 1st April) as well as discounts and priority access to other TMW events (see festival pass rules here). Buy them from the online festival store at tmw.ee. Single tickets for 2017 will be available from Estonian ticket vendor Piletilevi from 3rd February 2017.
“Tallinn Music Week is a musical melting pot. It’s bubbling over. The festival is also set apart by the range of music on offer: classical showcases, Estonian Voices, choir, jazz and folk complement all the pop-rock-metal-indie-dance variants expected at any showcase festival.”
– Kieron Tyler, the Arts Desk
We recommend you to also take part of the City stage programme in the afternoons – these are free pop-up concerts and special sets by festival acts in cafés, galleries, design studios, and private homes. We designed the City stage programme to bring music to unusual places. This is our way to show you around in Tallinn and visit some of our favourite hangouts.
Tallinn Music Week’s musical programme will be announced on 3rd February, 2016. The diverse programme is curated by a broad team of local and international music experts, based on artist applications received.
As the embodiment of the festival’s multi-genre approach, the first Classical Music Rave in the Nordic Baltic region, by concept of Brendan Jan Walsh, took place within TMW 2015 programme, merging classical music, Estonian composers’ works and DJ culture.
Among the most notable international acts who have performed at the festival are Vashti Bunyan (UK), Public Service Broadcasting (UK), All we Are (UK), Motorama (RU), Kate Boy (SWE) Mirel Wagner (FI), Rubik (FI) and many more.
Among the Estonian acts who have successfully tested their breakthrough potential at the festival and have won TMW’s annual artist award (Skype Award 2009-2014, Wire Prize 2015), are Popidiot (2009), Iiris (2010), Ewert and the Two Dragons (2011), Talbot (2012), Elephants From Neptune (2013), Odd Hugo (2014), and Maarja Nuut (2015).
TMW lineup 2009-2015: