TMW 2019 artist application deadline extended to 12th November | Tallinn Music Week

TMW 2019 artist application deadline extended to 12th November

The music programme artist application deadline for Tallinn Music Week (TMW) festival is extended until 12th November.

TMW 2019 Festival Pass is currently available for €45 at TMW web shop. From 1st November the pass will cost €55.

The 11th edition of TMW will take place in Tallinn, Estonia from 25th to 31st March 2019. Held each spring in the capital of Estonia, Tallinn since 2009, TMW is a new music and city culture festival with an extensive music and arts programme and Creative Impact conference. The festival’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 local and international music professionals and event promoters.

Artist applications from all regions and music genres are welcome until 12th November 23:59 (EET) at 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 to an audience of around an audience of around 30,000. Among the emerging artists who have successfully tested their international breakthrough potential at TMW 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, electropop act NOËP, and many others.

During the past two weeks Estonian music scene has been featured comprehensively in the international music press. Richard James Foster investigates what constitutes adventurous Estonian music (New) in an extensive article “Eeestirocksampler: Welcome To New Weird Estonia“ for the Quietus.

Amongst others, honorable mentions go to TMW festival for “developing a policy that promotes hyper-adventurous locals“, as well as two TMW artist prize winners – Mart Avi , “an intergalactical and non-atavistic artist who has just released his album OtherWorld, a limo-drive through the (strange) sunlit uplands of his imagination“, and Maarja Nuut, “a perfectionist mapping out an imaginary landscape using folk songs about death and the landscape“ who has recently released a new collab album Muunduja (Shifter) with electronic producer Ruum.

Popular music site Noisey also takes notes. Lottie Brazier met Estonian music industry representatives and artists looking to the past to build the future for a feature “Five Musicians Building a New World in the Face of Estonia’s Isolated Past“.


TMW 2019 festival 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 12th November (included) at


TMW 2019 Festival Pass is available for €45 until 31st October at TMW web shop. From 1st November the Festival Pass will cost €55.
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
32 international media representatives
80 venues
250 000 website visits from 150 countries