The next edition of the new music and city culture festival Tallinn Music Week (TMW) is scheduled to take place in the Estonian capital of Tallinn from 6 – 9 May 2021. The submission call for musicians wishing to perform at the festival is open until 20th of January 2021.
As the leading showcase of “tomorrow’s music, arts and ideas” in the Baltic-Nordic region, TMW aims to spot and nurture the distinctive talent both in its home region and across Europe’s music markets since 2009. TMW 2021 programme focuses more on the Estonian and the Baltic-Nordic talent, and artists from other regions will be included depending on the coronavirus situation at the time.
TMW’s 3-day live music festival presents around 150 artists of various genres and origins to an audience of 15,000 people and to 1,000 music industry experts. TMW’s conference offers a 2-day programme of inspirational lectures and strategic discussions, while also connecting artists with the industry experts via dedicated mentoring sessions and one-on-one meetings, all aimed at taking their careers to the next level.
Among the foreign artists to whom the Estonian festival has helped to gain international attention are Shortparis, Kate NV and Lucidvox from Russia, Super Besse and Molchat Doma from Belarus as well as Get Your Gun from Denmark. Some of Estonia’s own TMW performers who have plied their trade internationally are Ewert and the Two Dragons, Maarja Nuut, Trad.Attack!, Mari Kalkun, Mart Avi, NOËP, Kadri Voorand and Talbot.
“The experience that our team gained in making the festival happen this year in a safe manner gives us confidence to go ahead with the event,” says Helen Sildna, founder and director of TMW.
“Collaboration networks, new opportunities and knowledge have never been more important, and that is what we want to offer. We are looking forward to promoting music and arts and the city of Tallinn in May, as a kick-off to the summer season.”
TMW has been praised as one of the best winter festivals of the world by The Guardian and The Observer, as one of the most exciting cultural events in the world by The New York Times, and as a tireless promoter of adventurous arts in publications ranging from The Quietus to Forbes. The last edition of the festival that took place in August 2020 has been recognised in international media as one of the first festivals in the world that was able to postpone the event in a timely manner and to carry out the festival, with enhanced attention to health & safety measures and crisis management.
TMW 2021 will be organised in line with the rules applicable to public events, aimed at reducing the spread of the coronavirus.
TMW 2021 passes are on sale at shop.tmw.ee. Festival Pass at 55 euros and PRO Pass at 150 euros are available along with DigiPRO Pass at 50 euros and Supporter Pass at 225 euros.