The artist application round for Tallinn Music Week 2018 music programme is now open at the festival’s homepage. The 10th edition of the city festival Tallinn Music Week (TMW) will take place in Tallinn, Estonia from 2nd April to 8th April 2018.
Held each spring in Tallinn, Estonia, TMW is a city festival with an extensive music and arts programme and a new business conference – a weeklong celebration of talent, curiosity, creativity, freedom and equality.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2018, TMW’s core is the new music festival that offers a multi-genre mix of around 250 artists from the Baltics, across Europe and beyond. The line-up, spanning from outsider mavericks to chart-pop acts and from folk innovators to classical musicians, is put together on the basis of artist submissions by a broad team of Estonian music experts and event promoters.
Applications from all regions and music genres are welcome until 1st November 2017 at artist.tmw.ee.
The festival’s role as a significant platform for emerging acts around the world has grown steadily. TMW 2017 received an all-time record number of nearly 1,500 applications from 59 countries with over 250 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, the tandem of Einstürzende Neubauten’s Alexander Hacke and film-maker Danielle de Picciotto, and the piano experimenter Hauschka from Germany. Among the artists who have successfully tested their international breakthrough potential at TMW are Danish dark rockers Get Your Gun, Belorussian cold-wave group Super Besse, Russian postpunk flag-bearer Motorama, Estonia’s very own folk innovators Maarja Nuut and Trad.Attack!, electropop act NOËP, and many others.
Besides showcases presented by local promoters TMW2017 featured the border-crossing showcase curated by Estonia’s Üle Heli festival, international C3 Festival, and Japan Sound Postcard project, a special Canadian programme, and the 15th anniversary of Finnish Fullsteam Agency.
TMW will once again fill the entire week from 2nd to 8th April 2018. In addition to the music festival line-up and two-day industry conference, TMW offers a series of free City Stage concerts, a selection of eateries within TMW Tastes, TMW Arts programme, Design Market, TMW Talks series with topics from music to science and societal issues, City Space activities and the comprehensive two-day conference programme.
Throughout the festival’s nine-year existence, TMW conference has hosted numerous high-profile speakers from international music industry experts to global game-changers from business to science and policy-making. Music industry experts that have participated in TMW conference include the founder of Sire Records Seymour Stein, influential managers Simon Napier-Bell and Peter Jenner; artists-turned authors Viv Albertine of The Slits and Bob Stanley of St Etienne, the acclaimed music critic Simon Reynolds, and many others.
TMW 2018 artist application round is open until 1st November (included) at artist.tmw.ee.
The full line-up of around 200 acts will be announced in February 2018.
TMW 2018 Festival Pass for €45 is on sale at TMW web store until until 31st October
TMW 2018 Conference + Festival Pass is on sale for €150 at TMW web store until 30th September. https://tmw.ee/store
Festival Pass grants access to all concerts and offers discounts at the TMW Tastes’ restaurant festival.
Conference + Festival Pass grants access to the conference seminars and priority access to the music festival. TMW 2018 conference schedule will be gradually published from December 2017.
More info: www.tmw.ee