30 September – 2 October
The 2021 music festival programme will be announced on 15 June!
A multi-genre festival of unique talent across Europe and beyond with diverse genres from experimental electronica to classical in the best venues and clubs of Tallinn.
TMW 2021 music programme will be announced in stages during March and April 2021.
TMW 2021 Festival Pass and PRO Pass that grant access to the music festival are on sale at the festival’s web-shop.
22.01.2021 1276 artists from 63 countries applied to play at the next edition of the Tallinn Music Week festival
6.01.2021 Tallinn Music Week 2021 artist application open until 20 January
Attended by 20,000 festival-goers and 1,000 industry professionals, TMW is the key networking event for musicians and music industry professionals of the Nordic-Baltic region and across Europe, with a track record for helping emerging acts break into the international scene.
Some of the representatives of Estonia’s own talent pool who have managed to use TMW to ply their trade on the international scene are folk stylists Maarja Nuut, Trad.Attack! and Mari Kalkun, avant-pop act Mart Avi, shoegazers Holy Motors, metal group Talbot, indie rockers Ewert and The Two Dragons, singer-songwriter Iiris as well as jazz and neoclassical musicians from Kadri Voorand to Kirke Karja. Among the foreign artists whom TMW has helped to pave the way to break across Europe is a new wave of Russian acts like Shortparis and Lucidvox as well as Belorussian post-punks Super Besse and Molchat Doma, Danish neo-psych band Get Your Gun and Ukrainian rap sensation alyona alyona.
Among the notable acts that have performed at the festival throughout the years are British folk legend Vashti Bunyan, Scottish composer and multi-instrumentalist C Duncan, Finnish electronic maverick Jaakko-Eino Kalevi, accordion adventurist Kimmo Pohjonen and rock legend Ismo Alanko, Swedish synth-pop group Kate Boy and the piano experimentalist Hauschka from Germany.
TMW 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
Notable international artists at TMW music festival
- Eric Copeland (US)
- Vashti Bunyan (UK)
- Glen Matlock (UK)
- C Duncan (UK)
- The Membranes (UK)
- Kara-Lis Coverdale (CA)
- Motorama (RU)
- Shortparis (RU)
- Kate NV (RU)
- Molchat Doma (BY)
- alyona alyona (UA)
- Kate Boy (SE)
- Jaakko-Eino Kalevi (FI)
- Kimmo Pohjonen (FI)
- Rubik (FI)
- K-X-P (FI)
- Liima (DK/FI)
- Hauschka (DE)
- Alexander Hacke (DE)
…and many more