Music Festival | Tallinn Music Week

Music Festival

6 – 8 May 2021


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 of the Nordic-Baltic region and across Europe,  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 2021 artist applications are open until 10 January 2021 at

TMW 2021 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.

TMW 2021 Festival Pass and PRO Pass that grant access to all the music programme venues are on sale at TMW webshop

Related news:

17.11.2021 Tallinn Music Week 2021 artist application now open. The Estonian festival will move to May next year


Notable foreign artists at TMW music festival throughout times:

Vashti Bunyan (UK)
C Duncan (UK)
Glen Matlock (UK)
The Membranes (UK)
Motorama (RU)
Kate NV (RU)
Shortparis (RU)
Kate Boy (SE)
Jaakko-Eino Kalevi (FI)
Kimmo Pohjonen (FI)
Rubik (FI)
Liima (DK/FI)
Hauschka (DE)
Alexander Hacke (DE)
Eric Copeland (US)
Kara-Lis Coverdale (CA)


… 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