Tallinn Music Week 2021

Taking place from 29 September to 3 October, the 13th edition of Tallinn Music Week (TMW) consists of three programme elements: a multi-genre music festival in various venues across the city, a music industry conference, and a city festival of daytime activities and cityscape explorations.

From Thursday, 30 September to Saturday, 2 October, the TMW music programme will bring together musicians from 19 countries, from Estonia to Palestine and from Russia to the United States. 155 artists, including 96 great acts from Estonia, will perform across 26 showcase nights from the modern Telliskivi Creative City and Port Noblessner to the picturesque Old Town.

A Place To Bury Strangers and DVS1 from the US, the Icelandic band Hatari featuring Palestinian artist Bashir Murad, and the Finnish accordionist Antti Paalanen are among the international names appearing at this year’s event. 

The Creative Impact Conference, taking place within the international music and city festival Tallinn Music Week (TMW) on 1 – 2 October 2021, focuses on the importance of a strong local music ecosystem as well as solid global networks.

Taking place at Nordic Hotel Forum and techno club HALL, the upcoming event addresses new business models, nighttime economy, music and politics, and the connection points to gaming, film, tech and design within its key topics.


TMW 2021 is organised by Shiftworks with various partners and co-organisers. The music programme is organised in collaboration with Damn.Loud Agency.

The festival is presented by Telia Estonia.

The festival’s strategic partner in the field of music is Music Estonia, the main supporters are Nordic Hotel Forum and Visit Estonia. The partners of the festival are Telliskivi Creative City and Viru Center, media partners are Postimees Grupp and Raadio 2.

The festival is supported by the Ministry of Culture, the city of Tallinn, the Tallinn City Enterprise Department and the Cultural Endowment.

TMW’s international activities introducing Tallinn and Estonia as attractive tourism destination of music and culture are supported by The European Regional Development Fund.

TMW 2021 will be organised in line with the rules for public events, in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Additional information: tmw.ee