Tallinn Music Week 2019 artist application for music programme now open, Early Bird Festival Passes on sale | Tallinn Music Week

Tallinn Music Week 2019 artist application for music programme now open, Early Bird Festival Passes on sale

The artist application round for Tallinn Music Week 2019 music programme is now open. The 11th edition of the new music and city festival Tallinn Music Week (TMW) will take place in Tallinn, Estonia from 25th to 31st March 2019.
TMW 2019 Early Bird Festival Passes for €35 are available until 12th September at TMW web store.
TMW 2019 is presented by Telia Eesti.

Held each spring in the capital of Estonia, Tallinn, TMW is a new music and city culture  festival with an extensive music and arts programme and Creative Impact conference.  TMW’s music programme offers a multi-genre lineup of around 200 artists from the Baltics, across Europe and beyond. The showcase programme, spanning from experimental electronica to pop and from jazz to contemporary classical, is put together on the basis of artist submissions by a broad team of Estonian and international music professionals and event promoters.

Artist applications from all regions and music genres are welcome until 1st November 2018 at artist.tmw.ee. The full line-up of around 200 acts will be announced in February 2019.

TMW’s role as a significant platform for emerging musicians around the world has grown steadily. TMW 2018 received nearly 1,500 applications from 50 countries with over 260 acts from 30 countries confirmed to perform at the festival.

Among the notable acts that have performed at the festival throughout nine years are British folk legend Vashti Bunyan, Scottish master of elegiac sound C Duncan, Finnish synth-pop troubadour Jaakko-Eino Kalevi, and the piano experimenter Hauschka from Germany. Among the artists who have successfully tested their international breakthrough potential at TMW in recent years are Russia’s bravest bands Motorama, Glintshake and Shortparis, Serbia’s noise rockers Repetitor and Belorussian cold-wave group Super Besse as well as Estonia’s very own folk innovators Maarja Nuut, Trad.Attack! and Mari Kalkun, experimental pop artist Mart Avi, doom metal unit Talbot, electropop act NOËP, and many others.

TMW will fill the entire week from 25th to 31st March 2019.  In addition to the music festival line-up and two-day Creative Impact conference, TMW offers a series of free City Stage concerts, TMW Arts programme, and  TMW Talks series.

TMW 2019 artist application round is open until 1st November (included) at artist.tmw.ee.

TMW 2019 Early Bird Festival Pass for €35 is available for a week, until 12th September 2018 (included) at TMW web store.

Festival Pass grants access to TMW music programme events and offers discounts within  the other festival parts.

TMW 2019 is presented by Telia Eesti. The festival’s partners are Nordic Hotel Forum, Eesti Meedia, Enterprise Estonia, and Music Estonia.


Tallinn Music Week 2018 in numbers:

250 artists from 32 countries
36 823 festival visitors
1193 conference delegates, 879 international delegates
132 international meida representatives
80 venues
250 000 website visits from 150 countries


Comments from TMW delegates and partners:

“With this mix the event does what has always proven to be the best idea: it broadens the horizon and explores other territories to bring new ideas into it’s first focus: music. Daring!“
– Andraž Kajzer, MENT festival (SI)

“TMW is an energy centre, mentally, spiritually and physically. Aside from the ridiculous amount of good music, the often brilliant panels, informal talks and lectures ranged from how to use big data for sustainable development, humanity’s new role as the gatekeepers of AI, cities as key agents for change, future-proofing the music industry.“
– Richard Foster, the Quietus (UK)

“Of the many conferences I have attended over the years, Tallinn Music Week is truly one of my favorites. TMW is a perfect representative of what makes Estonia so special: innovative, collaborative, forward-thinking, ambitious, warm and inviting. The city of Tallinn is a truly special place – a perfect balance of the beauty of antiquity and the excitement of the new – and Tallinn Music Week uses the city as the perfect creative canvas for both.“
– Thomas Golubic, Guild of Music Supervisors (US)

“As we know, the best way to predict the future is to create it yourself. The TMW is doing just that – actively shaping the ideas and Estonia of tomorrow. By inspiring, thinking big and being bold.”
– Katrin Isotamm, Head of Communications at Telia Estonia