Tallinn Music Week announces festival programme
The 6th Tallinn Music Week, taking place from 27th to 29th of March presents 227 artists from 20 countries in the programme. Concert tickets and festival passes for 45 € are on sale.
Since the first Tallinn Music Week in 2009, the festival has become a mecca for musicians in the Nordic-Baltic region. Tallinn Music Week 2014 has confirmed 149 local and 78 international acts into the festival programme. 19 of them come from Finland, 11 from both Latvia and Lithuania, 7 from Russia, 5 from Denmark, 3 from both Belarus and Iceland.
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 catchyBRNS 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 DuoAnna-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.
As in previous years, TMW’sCity Stage programme 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 Stageprogramme and “TMW Tastes” selection will be announced on 17th of February.
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 neighbouring countries and all around Europe this year.
Festival passes for 45€ (55€ from 24th of March) are on sale at:
Piletilevi in Estonia: www.piletilevi.ee
Tiketti in Finland: www.tiketti.fi
Bilesuserviss in Latvia: www.bilesuserviss.lv
LightMusic in St. Petersburg: www.light-music.ru
Bilietu Pasaulis in Lithuania: www.bilietupasaulis.lt/
Tallinn Music Week programme is put together by a wide spectrum of local music organizations: Radio 2; music webzine rada7.ee; Radio Plus; Rock Caféconcert venue; record companies: Lejal Genes, Pigfarm Music, Eesti Pops,Elwood Music and World Clinic; merch-store 311.ee; music webzine The Baltic Scene; resto and club HETK; Viljandi Folk Music Festival; Estonian Jazz Unionand Festival Jazzkaar; Estonian Music Days Festival; The Pille Lill Music Fund; Stalker Festival; Hea Uus Heli Festival; Rulers of the Deep house music event series; Manka Boutique Pop festival and event series and Estonian Music Development Centre.
Tallinn Music Week 2014 is presented by Nordea Bank, the largest bank in the Nordic countries. The main supporters are Nordic Hotel Forum and EMT.