Nordea and “Five Stars” present a carefully selected Tallinn Music Week “best of” programme | Tallinn Music Week
2-8 April 2018 – Tallinn, Estonia

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

Presenter of the new music and urban culture festival Tallinn Music Week (TMW) taking place from 27th March to 2nd April, Nordea bank and its culture portal 5* have composed their own festival recommendations. The selection includes more than 70 artists, a number of TMW Tastes restaurants, chosen events from arts, film, talks, urban space and kids’ programmes.

TMW has grown from the showcase festival nine years ago into the biggest regional urban culture festival that includes a comprehensive music programme as well as public talks, contemporary arts and food. The selection by Nordea and 5* helps to navigate the festival’s 10 programme parts and 250 artists by fitting the most notable events into a handy schedule during the whole week.

“In Nordea, we have promised our customers to support them by decision making and to give our best advice. We are pleased to be able to go beyond matters of finance, thanks to our cultural partners,” says Nordea Estonia head of marketing Mirjam Mikkin. “Nordea 5* encourages everyone to find at least one event of the programme to bring some fresh experiences into the spring.”

The heart of the festival will be the pop-up restaurant at the Design and Architecture Gallery where soul-food restaurant Ungru from the island Hiiumaa is cooking up some local delicacies. The pop-up along with Must Puudel Cafe will host public talks on topics from garbage sorting to space technology and art utopias. Some of the most notable food events are the trash-to-dinner charity dinners by top chef Peeter Pihel.

Tallinn Tuesday invites to check out some of the most exciting art galleries within the special programme curated by Estonian Contemporary Arts Development Centre. The film programme’s highlight is the musical documentary “Liberation Day”, featuring the Slovenian industrial rock group Laibach in North Korea, followed by meeting with the film’s makers and main characters.

Liberation Day (2016)


The City Stage programme includes yet another selection of new venues like the second-hand shop where gymnasium students are setting up their own TMW edition. The festival also involves young kids and several urban space initiatives.

The three-day music festival programme includes genres from folk to electronica, from indie to metal. Among the international brand names are C Duncan, Alexander Hacke of Einstürzende Neubauten with Danielle de Picciotto, techno producer Pearson Sound and conductor Kristjan Järvi with a new contemporary classics project.

Nordea & 5* selection can be found at TMW website. All programme recommendations are marked by a blue star and clicking “view by sessions” reveals the selected artists and their events in the schedule. Find out more about the selected artists by following the blue star.

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.

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.

TMW 2017 is presented by Nordea bank, the sponsors are Telia and Spotify, Estonian Ministry of Culture, Enterprise Estonia, Eesti Meedia and Nordic Hotel Forum. Partners and supporters of TMW are Uber, Viru Keskus, Telliskivi Creative City, Solaris, Music Estonia, Tuborg, LaMuu, Fritz Kola, Tallinn City government. Tallinn Music Week’s international activities introducing Tallinn and Estonia as an attractive tourism destination of music and culture are supported by The European Regional Development Fund.