Tallinn Music Week

27 Mar – 2 Apr 2017

TMW is one of Europe’s leading city festivals with a carefully crafted line-up of various art forms for a curious mind

Chamber Choir Sireen to release a debut album ’Terra Incognita’ with a special performance on 18th September

Estonian Chamber Choir Sireen, who gained international attention after the bold cross-genre collaboration with highly influential UK post punk band The Membranes, releases their first album ’Terra Incognita’ that includes two tracks featuring Estonian electronic music group Algorütmid. The choir is presenting their debut album in Tallinn on Sept 18th. The album contains 19 tracks, […] Read more…
14th September 2016

NOЁP to perform at Finnish FLOW Festival this Saturday

Estonian electro pop act NOЁP, whose latest single Golden has been featured on several Spotify playlists, most notably on Daily Beats, is confirmed as the first ever Estonian live act to perform at Helsinki’s celebrated city culture festival Flow this Saturday 13 August. Golden is a soothing summer track with laid back beats that reel you in with his husky voice. It will surely […] Read more…
10th August 2016

President Toomas Hendrik Ilves will hold a record signing session in TMW summer house at Positivus Festival on Sunday 17 July

The anthology album “Teenage Wasteland – Favourites 1963-1978” compiled by President of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves was released on vinyl in the beginning of July. The vinyl compilation will be available in Tallinn Music Week (TMW) summer house at Positivus Festival in Salacgriva, Latvia from 15th to 17th July. President Ilves will also hold a […] Read more…
14th July 2016

Maria Faust has been awarded with the prestigious Danish culture prize

Denmark-based Estonian saxophone player and composer Maria Faust has been awarded with the prestigious Danish culture prize the Niels Matthiasens Mindelegat on 25th April. The award has been named after Niels Matthiasen, the long-term minister of culture of Denmark who served from 1971 to 1973 and from 1975 to 1980. The award has been previously […] Read more…
28th April 2016

Music festival

Festival stage

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

The Festival Stage covers 30 venues, most within walking distance from each other. Make sure to get a festival pass or a delegates’ pass.

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 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.

Photo: Marianne Ubaleht

Photo: Marianne Ubaleht

Tallinn Music Week’s musical programme will be announced in February, 2017. The diverse programme is curated by a broad team of local and international music experts, based on artist applications received until November 1st 2016.

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, Telliskivi Creative City Award 2016), are Popidiot (2009), Iiris (2010), Ewert and the Two Dragons (2011), Talbot (2012), Elephants From Neptune (2013), Odd Hugo (2014), Maarja Nuut (2015), and I Wear* Experiment (2016).

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