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Estonia’s most significant music event has grown into one of Europe’s largest.

Text Susanna Poikela
Photo Tero Ahonen / Tallinn Music Week

Estonia’s most significant music event has grown into one of Europe’s largest.

 

Estonia’s most famous music event – Tallinn Music Week – starts next week. The festival, which is being organised for the 19th time, has grown into one of the most significant musical events in Europe. This year, the event will take place from April 3 to 7.

The five-day music and cultural event is spread across the city in unique concert venues, cafes, restaurants, and galleries. This year around 200 artists from around the world are expected to perform at Tallinn Music Week.

On the first day of concerts on Thursday, April 4, you can head to North Tallinn, more precisely to the Telliskivi Creative City, where six different concert events will take place: Africa NOW!, Fenno-Ugria Night, Made in Canada, Zenith, Keychange, and Heavy Music Estonia presents.

On Friday, April 5, the music will continue in Telliskivi. At Fotografiska you can step into the future with the performers of “Folktronica”. At the Club of Different Rooms (Erinevate Tubade Klubi), you can take a trip to the world of South Korean and Taiwanese contemporary music with the “Korea-Taiwan music flight” gig. At the same time, post-punk and hyperpunk bands will perform on the stage of the Kivi Paber Käärid restaurant in an event called “Cindy & Kate”. 

The Uus Laine club in Kalamaja will be filled with the creators of Finnish new music on Friday, April 5. The city of Oulu will be the cultural capital of 2026, so TMW invited the city’s musicians to the festival to show what northern music is made of.

On Saturday, April 6, you shouldn’t miss Station Narva’s stage at Paavli’s cultural factory. Finnish indie-soul star Jesse Markin, who warmed the hearts of Finnish listeners in the 2024 New Music Competition, will perform at the club in Kopli. Estonian electropop giant NOËP will also take to the stage. 

Jazz lovers can head to Fotografiska on Saturday, where Project Pennar, O.N.E., TamTam, Kadri Voorand, Kadi Vija Key Project, Thomas Backman, and Reti Niimann will perform, among others.

In addition to music, this year’s conference will be attended, for example, by R.E.M.’s advisor Bertis Down, and Estonian film director Anna Hints

You can check out the full programme, which involves free as well as ticketed concerts, on the official Tallinn Music Week website

 

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