Tallinn Music Week will light up new paths in the city and give new lease of life to old garages

Tallinn Music Week (TMW), the urban culture festival taking place already next week from 27th March to 2nd April will greet the spring outdoors. In cooperation with students of interior architecture, the walk from Old Town to Telliskivi will be illuminated and some ancient Soviet era garages will get a new lease of life. The urban space projects kick off on Wednesday and the public spaces in the city will be filled with music, food and arts until Saturday night.

Starting on Thursday the pedestrian path from the railway station to Telliskivi will be transformed into a bustling festival space with light installations, music and street food. Sculptor Elo Liiv has coached students of the Academy of Arts to build light and sound installations that create the entry to imaginary spaces. The historical Telliskivi water tower will get an innovative internal lighting. The brick wall along the path will be turned into a 12-meter painting of light and many more attractions of light will meet the festivalgoers. Artist Emer Värk is creating installations for the train station tunnel to guide visitors to the biggest dance marathon of the weekend Balti Jaama Tunnel.

The post-industrial Depoo food street will breath in the rhythm of TMW from the vintage train coach restaurant Peatus to the gourmet Renard Coffee Shop. Konteiner Bar will host a DJ night of World Clinic record shop owner Aivar Meos on 29th March. Both Friday and Saturday will bring more music to Konteiner and Peatus with house DJ Dave Storm, Estonian Funk Embassy and Polish duo Coals. The Depoo food street connects Telliskivi festival area with the 30-hour rave party at the pavilion of the railway station and adjoining tunnel by offering great late night food from Vietnamese, pies, fish’n’chips to many kinds of street food.

Martin Ahven


As part of TMW city space initiative the Soviet era garages in Tallinn city at Maakri Street 30 will get a new lease of life. The joint “garage hack” of students of interior architecture, urbanism, architecture and product design will open a ball pit for kids, a Veg Machine food truck and a pop-up bar. NGO Mondo will present a photo exhibition “Media4Development” on sustainable development with studies of illegal gold mines in Ghana, the damages of an earthquake in Nepal, the tiger leap of Afghanistan and more. A greenhouse exhibition will showcase all weird things that have been collected in the garages over decades.

One of the more peculiar actions of TMW will be the mystery garage concert, to be leaked only 24 hours before. Uber will help to find it. On Sunday finally, the pop-up garage bar will offer comfort food for festival marathon survivors.

Patrik Tamm


The TMW city space actions aim to raise awareness and draw attention to things happening in the city and encourage people to contribute creatively and responsibly to city development as our common space.

In cooperation with the accessibility forum, TMW is promoting access to festival venues for people with special needs. The venues will also have special smart garbage sorting containers designed by interior architects Sille Pihlak and Siim Tuksam. The TMW Talks and conference programme include discussions on topics from “culture rubbish” to smart city planning.

TMW city space programme

Wed. 29.03
20.00-03.00 DJ-night in Konteiner Bar

Thu. 30.03–Sat. 01.04
Light installations on the pedestrian pathway to Telliskivi (Reisijate Street)
Emer Värk’s video and light installations in the pedestrian tunnel at the train station

Fr. 31.03–Sat. 01.04
Depoo food street and music programme

Fr. 31.03 Depoo DJ-s
18.00–20.00 Romet Preismann
20.00-22.00 Alo-Indrek Võsu & Taavet Bristol
22.00–00.00 Dave Storm
until 02.00 night food: Ahjupala, Päästke Willy, Konteiner, Peatus

Sat. 01.04 Depoo City Stage
13:00–14:00 Estonian Funk Embassy DJ-s on the roof of Konteiner
14:00–14:30 COALS (PL) concert on the terrace of Peatus
14:30–19:00 Estonian Funk Embassy DJ-s on the roof of Konteiner
until 02.00 night food: Ahjupala, Päästke Willy, Konteiner Peatus

Sat. 1.04–Sun. 2.04
Maakri 30 Garage Hack „Social Hub“

TMW 2017 festival passes for €60 are on sale at TMW web store.

TMW 2017 delegate passes are available for €295 at TMW web store. Sign up as a delegate and buy your pass. TMW delegate pass grants access to the conference seminars and priority access to the music festival as well as the database of registered contacts.

TMW 2017 Priority Passes are on sale at TMW web store for €150.

This year’s edition of TMW from 27th March to 2nd April will present the music festival line-up and two-day industry conference, a series of free City Stage concerts, TMW Arts programme, curated by the Estonian Contemporary Arts Development Centre, Design Market showcasing the most exciting Baltic and Scandinavian brands and designs, TMW Talks series with topics from music to science and societal issues, City Space activities in cooperation with the interior designers of Estonian Academy of Arts and a kids and youth special programme for the first time.


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  2. Tallinn Music Week’s Telliskivi Creative City Award winners are Mart Avi, Erki Pärnoja and NOËP

  3. Tallinn Music Week attracted almost 37 000 visitors

  4. John Robb: “In all great art, there are no borders”

  5. Tallinn Music Week with Telia and Spotify announce voting for your favourite artist

  6. Erkki-Sven Tüür presents his new album at Tallinn Music Week

  7. President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid opened the Tallinn Music Week conference Creative Impact

  8. Artist Marko Mäetamm will open a new solo exhibition during Tallinn Music Week

  9. Tallinn Music Week (TMW) conference Creative Impact full programme now published

  10. The public discussion series TMW Talks encompasses issues from urban development to cosmic beauty

  11. Trad.Attack! and Onuka set to hold a joint concert at Russian Cultural Centre during Tallinn Music Week

  12. Tallinn Music Week will light up new paths in the city and give new lease of life to old garages

  13. Nordea and “Five Stars” present a carefully selected Tallinn Music Week “best of” programme

  14. Tallinn Music Week presents a documentary film programme in Sõprus cinema focusing on music, politics and consequences of consumerism

  15. TMW conference Creative Impact to put spotlight on big European questions and innovation across industries

  16. Tallinn Music Week presents more than 100 free concerts in locations from charity shop to a hotel suite

  17. Top chef Peeter Pihel cooks with “best before” ingredients at Tallinn Music Week

  18. Tallinn Music Week will fill the historic railway station Balti Jaam with sounds of the future

  19. Finnish music company Fullsteam’s 15th birthday party to be celebrated at Tallinn Music Week

  20. Kristjan Järvi presents “Radio Head Rewritten“ at Tallinn Music Week opening concert

  21. Tallinn Music Week announced new conference speakers from the rulers of London nightlife to tech revolutionaries

  22. Tallinn Music Week and the Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center introduce local and international arts and the daily lives of artists

  23. Tallinn Music Week presents authentic small island tastes and the best cuisines in town

  24. Tallinn Music Week released this year’s music programme

  25. President Kersti Kaljulaid to open this year’s Tallinn Music Week conference

  26. Tallinn Music Week launches the new festival season with a new design and website

  27. Tommy Cash and NOËP at Eurosonic this week

  28. Tallinn Music Week is offering priority passes for the first time

  29. Finnish and Estonian music industries join forces to increase the export capabilities in Japan

  30. Tallinn Music Week unveils the first round of conference topics and speakers

  31. Tartu Music Week and sTARTUp Day transform the university town into music and tech festival

  32. Estonia kicked off the international tech conference Slush with Estonian president inviting everyone to become an e-resident

  33. Lithuanian psychedelic rockers Garbanotas Bosistas are the favourite of Tallinn Music Week audience

  34. Tallinn Music Week received an all time record number of artist applications from nearly 60 countries

  35. Chamber Choir Sireen to release a debut album ’Terra Incognita’ with a special performance on 18th September

  36. TMW 2017 artist application round is open, delegates passes on sale at an “early bird” rate

  37. NOЁP to perform at Finnish FLOW Festival this Saturday

  38. President Toomas Hendrik Ilves will hold a record signing session in TMW summer house at Positivus Festival on Sunday 17 July

  39. Maria Faust has been awarded with the prestigious Danish culture prize

  40. TMW 2016 artist prize Telliskivi Creative City Award goes to I Wear* Experiment

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