Tallinn Music Week received 1231 artist applications from all over the world | Tallinn Music Week

Tallinn Music Week received 1231 artist applications from all over the world

The 11th edition of the new music festival Tallinn Music Week (TMW), taking place in Tallinn, Estonia from 25th to 31st March 2019, attracts more international artists than ever. The confirmed line-up of 200 artists will be announced in January 2019.

TMW 2019 Festival Pass is available for €55, and the Conference+Festival Pass for €175 at the TMW web store.

The artist application round for the upcoming TMW reflects the growing interest among foreign musicians from all over the world towards the festival. Altogether 1231 artists from 63 countries have applied to perform at the TMW. Topping the list with the highest number (161) of applicants is Estonia’s northern neighbour Finland, followed by Estonia itself (153), Russia (130) and Italy (89). Some of the world’s leading music markets like Sweden, UK and Canada show a gradual growth in applicant numbers as well as Central European and Balkan countries. Some of the most exotic places to apply from include New Zealand, Cape Verde, China, Israel, Mali, Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia and Uganda.

TMW 2019 TOP 10 countries by artist applications:

1. Finland: 161
2. Estonia: 153
3. Russia: 125
4. Italy: 98
5. Belarus: 76
6. Canada: 61
7. United Kingdom: 57
8. Germany: 50
9. Poland: 45
10. Sweden: 35

Up to 200 applicants will be selected into the festival line-up by the TMW programming team. To achieve a more comprehensive experience, the festival will be held in one compact area of the city in venues within walking distance. The full TMW programme will be announced in January and February 2019.

While the last few years have seen TMW broadening the horizon and exploring other territories from smart city planning to modern cuisine, the upcoming festival will once again set a stronger focus on music-related programming. During its ten-year existence, TMW has established itself as one of the most influential new music festivals and creative industry conferences in Europe. TMW’s music line-up has been acknowledged for its diverse selection and the ability to track and promote fresh musical talent. Among the emerging artists who have successfully tested their international breakthrough potential at TMW are Russia’s bravest bands Motorama and Shortparis, Serbia’s noise rockers Repetitor and Belorussian cold-wave group Super Besse, along numerous Estonian musicians like folk innovators Maarja Nuut, Trad.Attack! and Mari Kalkun, experimental pop artist Mart Avi, dreampop group Holy Motors and electropop act NOËP.

The two-day TMW conference, taking place from 29th to 30th March, will address music industry topics and creativity as an engine for the new economy. Free City Stage concerts, public talks and urban space projects will also take place within the festival.

The 11th edition of TMW will take place from 25th to 31st March 2019. The festival programme will be announced in January and February 2019.

TMW 2019 Festival Pass (€55), Conference+Festival Pass (€175) and Supporter Pass (€150) are on sale at the TMW web store.

Festival Pass grants access to all concerts and events of the TMW music programme and includes special offers for other festival parts. Conference + Festival Pass grants access to the TMW conference panels and priority access to the music festival. Supporter Pass grants priority access to all TMW music festival events and includes personalized programme recommendations.

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