TMW is the key networking event for musicians and music industry professionals across Europe and beyond, with a track record for helping emerging acts break into the international scene.
TMW’s music programme is acknowledged for its bold mix of the most unique talent with all manner of genres from experimental electronica to neo-classical represented. While showcasing the most diverse sounds and genres from all over the world, TMW aims to offer a genuinely user-friendly experience, therefore the festival venues are located within walking distance from Telliskivi Creative Hub to Port Noblessner.
TMW 2020 line-up is selected from applications collected until 1st December 2019 by a team of Estonian and international curators and presented to an audience of around 20,000 and 1,000 industry professionals.
TMW 2020 line-up will be announced in February 2020.
TMW 2020 Festival Pass and Conference + Festival Pass that grant access to all the music programme venues are on sale at TMW webshop
Notable foreign artists at TMW music festival throughout times:
Vashti Bunyan (UK)
C Duncan (UK)
Glen Matlock (UK)
The Membranes (UK)
Kate Boy (SE)
Jaakko-Eino Kalevi (FI)
Kimmo Pohjonen (FI)
Alexander Hacke (DE)
… and many more
TMW annual artist award winners chosen by the festival delegates and audience
2018 Mart Avi, Mari Kalkun, Holy Motors
2017 Mart Avi, Erki Pärnoja, NOËP
2016 I Wear* Experiment
2015 Maarja Nuut
2014 Odd Hugo
2013 Elephants From Neptune
2011 Ewert and the Two Dragons
“The West is dead, it has lost its mojo! If you want to hear some really good new music, discuss relevant things about music and culture and get a blast of life from the young and beautiful city, come to Tallinn Music Week!”
Ivan Novak, Laibach (SI)
“I was pretty amazed what has happened to the Estonian music scene. Many different and great venues with good technical conditions and the overall feeling very positive at TMW.”
Kimmo Pohjonen, musician (FI)
“I’ve been to a great number of music festival/conferences over the years and this was one of the very best experiences.”
Simon Reynolds, music critic and author (US)
“Young bands from the New Russian scene that have been selected by TMW curators have managed to enjoy success among both professionals and the audience in such controversial times. TMW is truly independent and politically unbiased event.”
Stepan Kazaryan, head of Moscow Music Week and BOLь