The music festival of Tallinn Music Week 2023 will take place on 11 – 13 May 2023.

Artist applications for TMW 2023 are now open. Programme will be announced during February and March 2023.

Until then you can read about what went on at TMW 2022 below.

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, and exclusively in 2022 also in Narva.

5 – 6 May 2022 in Tallinn
7 May 2022 in Narva

ETK. Photo: Patrik Tamm

TMW 2022 Festival Pass and PRO Pass that grant access to the music festival are on sale at the festival’s web-shop.

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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
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. You can check out the archive and galleries from previous editions.