Music Festival | Tallinn Music Week

Music Festival

27 – 29 August 2020


TMW’s music festival offers a multi-genre mix from the edgiest sounds to chart pop, from dance beats to metal and from folk to contemporary classical.

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.

The festival’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.

TMW 2020 features about 150 exciting artists from 15 European countries performing at 25 showcase nights across 11 venues and stages, mainly in the Telliskivi Creative City and Port Noblessner in North Tallinn.

TMW 2020 will be organised in line with the rules in place for public events at the time of the event, in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. More info on health and safety

TMW 2020 music line-up
TMW 2020 music programme schedule
TMW 2020 venues

TMW 2020 Festival Pass and PRO Pass that grant access to all the music programme venues are on sale at TMW webshop 


Related news:

19.08.2020 Due to current travel restrictions, artists from Denmark, the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland and Belgium will not be able to perform at the TMW and Station Narva festivals. Tommy Cash and NOËP are the new headliners of Station Narva

17.07.2020 Danish rockers Iceage to perform at the August edition of TMW. A Place To Bury Strangers confirmed for the TMW 2021

09.07.2020 TMW lineup additions include the British dark pop duo The KVB, the Latvian shoegazers Triber of the City and Estonian artists Jarek Kasar and Argo Vals

22.06.2020 TMW reveals an updated music programme of European artists and newly added outdoor venues

16.06.2020 Tallinn Music Week’s recent future festivals study will help plan the upcoming event

13.05.2020 Tallinn Music Week reconfirms August dates in accordance with the Estonian government’s decision to allow public events from July

31.03.2020 The TMW music programme is ready for August! Over 20 new artists added, single showcase tickets back on sale as of today

17.03.2020 TMW has reconfirmed 88% of artists for the postponed festival edition. TMW 2020 takes place on 26 – 30 August

10.03.2020 The international new music festival and conference TMW is postponed until August. The new dates are 26 – 30 August.

5.03.2020 New additions to the TMW line-up include the German pianist Kai Schumacher, Canadian sound artist Ian William Craig and Estonian rap hedonists 5MIINUST

4.02.2020 TMW 2020 music festival line-up and venues revealed

20.01.2020 TMW reveals the first wave of artists for its 12th edition. PROTO Invention Factory and St Petersburg’s Sevkabel Port present US noise rockers A Place To Bury Strangers, Russian Shortparis and Finnish Joensuu 1685 at the Nobel Hall in the historic Noblessner Foundry

Notable foreign artists at TMW music festival throughout times:

Vashti Bunyan (UK)
C Duncan (UK)
Glen Matlock (UK)
The Membranes (UK)
Motorama (RU)
Shortparis (RU)
Kate Boy (SE)
Jaakko-Eino Kalevi (FI)
Kimmo Pohjonen (FI)
Rubik (FI)
Liima (DK/FI)
Hauschka (DE)
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
2012 Talbot
2011 Ewert and the Two Dragons
2010 Iiris
2009 Popidiot

“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