Tallinn Music Week 2023 artist applications now open

25 May 2022 Music Festival

manna. Photo by: Henri-Kristian Kirsip

The 15th edition of the international new music festival Tallinn Music Week (TMW) will take place in Tallinn, Estonia from 10th to 14th May 2023. The submission call for musicians wishing to perform at the upcoming event is open until 12th December 2022 via TMW homepage.

TMW 2023 welcomes artists from various genres across the globe. All applications will be reviewed by the TMW programming team, which includes representatives of both Estonian and international music organisations and experts on various genres and scenes. A confirmed line-up of around 150 artists will be announced from February to March 2023.

Mesabby x DEW8 x Väike PD. Foto: Helena Pass

As the leading showcase of “tomorrow’s music, arts and ideas” in the Baltic-Nordic region, TMW has been presenting distinctive talent from both its homeland and across Europe since 2009. TMW is valued internationally for its diverse programme, a vast variety of genres and high artistic level, as well as the strong representation of the international music industry. TMW’s music festival is attended by an audience of about 15,000 people and its PRO programme, attended by 1,000 delegates, connects artists with industry experts via a programme of discussion panels, workshops and mentoring sessions.

Reviews in international media have recognised TMW as an influential event that opens up distinctive talent to wider recognition and audiences. The last edition of the festival which took place from 4th to 8th May 2022 has been featured in music and culture publications like MOJO, The Line of Best Fit, The Quietus, Loud & Quiet and The Clash, as well as in public broadcasting channels from BBC Radio 4 to Deutsche Welle.

Possimiste. Photo: Jelena Rudi

TMW 2023 artist application is open until 23.59 (CET) on 12th December 2022 via TMW homepage.

TMW 2023 takes place from 10th to 14th May 2023. TMW 2023 passes are on sale at the TMW webshop. Until the end of May, the Festival Pass and PRO Pass are available at Early Bird prices of 35 euros and 100 euros respectively.

TMW 2022 conference panel recordings are available for viewing for TMW PRO and DigiPRO clients via TMW PRO platform until the upcoming festival edition. 

TMW is organised by Shiftworks in cooperation with several partners and co-curators. TMW’s strategic partner in the field of music is the national music export office Music Estonia.

Tallinn Music Week 2022 in numbers

  • 192 music festival performers from 28 countries
  • 974 PRO delegates/music industry representatives
  • 103 conference speakers
  • 30 music showcase events
  • 229 team members and volunteers in Tallinn
  • 17,425 festival visits
Intrepid. Photo: Laura Palling