Over 200 acts from over 20 countries are set to play at Tallinn Music Week (TMW) on Mar. 27-29.
International highlights this year include a widely acclaimed British retro-futurist duo Public Service Broadcasting who weave old propaganda films around live instruments end electronic sounds; mystical yet insatiably catchy BRNS from Belgium; new kids on the 80s synth-block, Ballet School from Germany, and a promising post-rock trio Everything is Made in China from Russia.
Estonian music at Tallinn Music Week is represented by 145 acts from various genres, amongst them a Universal signee, multi-talent, and the winner of both the best electronic album and best male act prizes at this year's Estonian Music Awards, Leslie Da Bass; a female-led and hard-rocking combo Sibyl Vane who have toured extensively all over Europe during the last year.
The daring and deranged metal-punk sextet Winny Puhh who have made a stir from Milan Fashion Week to Vogue; last year’s Skype Award winners Elephants From Neptune, and the godfathers of Estonian indie, Röövel Ööbik. The music of composer René Eespere, who was recently nominated for Estonian Music Awards in classical music with his album “Respectus”, will be showcased amongst Estonian contemporary composers’ night at the medieval House of Blackheads and the award-winning Girls Choir Ellerhein, outstanding Duo Anna-Liisa Bezrodny (violin) & Irina Zahharenkova (piano) and winner of the 2013 TV competition "Classical Stars" Marcel Johannes Kits (cello) will play at Tallinn’s new and chic Nokia Concert Hall.
TMW’s City Stage program will yet again spread festival buzz all over Tallinn offering free of charge daytime/afternoon concerts in book-stores and record shops, cafés, galleries and other unexpected and atmospheric places.
Last year's debutant, restaurant festival “TMW Tastes” will be part of our agenda again, introducing the loveliest restaurants and eateries and offering special chef's menus to festival visitors. The City Stage program and “TMW Tastes” selection will be announced on Feb.17
In 2013, around 17,000 music fans took part of different festival activities and close to 800 music industry delegates signed up to participate at TMW as an industry pro. As the festival’s role of bringing together the region’s new music makers and admirers, has grown steadily, the festival is expecting to host more happy punters from neighboring countries and all around Europe this year.