Held each spring in Tallinn, Estonia since 2009, Tallinn Music Week (TMW) is a weeklong celebration of talent, curiosity, creativity, freedom and equality. Having started out as a music industry conference and talent showcase festival, TMW has broadened its concept further into an all-encompassing city festival, covering arts, design, technology, city space and food culture, and various societal issues. Already in its 9th year, TMW is one of Europe’s fastest growing city festivals and major meeting points for Eastern, Western and Central European creative communities. The festival is presented by Nordea Bank.
27th March – 2nd April: TMW Tastes, TMW Talks, TMW City Space
28th March – 2nd April: TMW Arts
30th March – 1st April: music festival (the evening showcase programme)
29th March – 1st April: City Stage (the daytime live programme)
31st March – 1st April: Creative Impact Conference
1st – 2nd April: Design Market
The core agenda of TMW 2017 is creative impact with shared vision and common action, encompassing subjects like sustainable development, equality, diversity and special needs, future skills and smarter governance. In 2017 Estonia will host the EU Presidency, so topics like digital single market and stronger European Union will also form an essential part of the conference discussions.
Music remains integral to Estonia and, for a country with a population barely more than that of five London boroughs, the amount is extraordinary. It’s astonishing. More than that, Tallinn Music Week repeatedly reveals greatness.
Kieron Tyler, MOJO magazine, UK