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2-8 April 2018 – Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn Music Week and brave new Estonian sounds at Moscow Music Week

Tallinn Music Week (TMW) and Music Estonia present Estonian artists Mart Avi and Saint Cheatersburg at the international showcase festival Moscow Music Week, taking place in the capital of Russia this week from 7th to 10th of September.

In spring 2017 Tallinn Music Week hosted a record number of young and furious Russian acts, among them ГШ / Glintshake, БЦХ, Lucidvox, Shortparis and Spasibo. Now it’s time for Russia to introduce the bravest and boldest of Estonian music – post-pop producer and vocalist Mart Avi and art-punk band Saint Cheatersburg.

The winner of TMW 2017 artist prize Mart Avi will perform twice at Moscow Music Week – at BoLь/STORONA showcase in Aglomerat club and at New New World Radio showcase in Powerhouse on Friday 8th September.
Manufacturing a fascinating coherence from televisual gloss, bubbles of vaporwave and sudden pangs of estranged memory, his music is reminiscent of the all bygone pop-eras steamed out, and stretched out into the trans-humanist future. Renowned music critic Simon Reynolds has said that “Avi’s music and performance could be a missing “aftershock” from my glam rock book Shock and Awe – Euro Eighties neo-glam aesthetics meets modern R&B.“


Estonia’s finest art-punk squad Saint Cheatersburg will take the stage at Ionoteca Showcase in Kitayskiy Letchik Dzhao Da on Saturday 9th September with their whimsical ballads, crafted pop songs and straight up acid ghetto funk, guaranteed to invigorate the ears and limber up the minds and legs of the listeners. Expect the live act in the New York tradition of performance art meets music in a head-on collision.

On Friday 8th September, right before the main musical frenzy at the clubs of Moscow, Tallinn Music Week’s delegation will also hold a reception to Moscow Music Week guests at Uku Bar on Pokrovka Street. Prior to the reception, Helen Sildna, the founder of Tallinn Music Week, shares the story about how a little showcase festival in Estonia has turned into one of the most significant soft power diplomacy tools in Europe. The Q & A session takes place within the MMW conference at Dostoyevski library.

TMW delegation and Estonian artists at Moscow Music Week

Friday 8th September 17.00
Q & A session with Helen Sildna, Founder and Director of Tallinn Music Week
Dostoevsky library (Chistoprudny Bulvar, 23c1)

Friday 8th September 18.00–19.30
Tallinn Music Week reception at Uku Bar (Pokrovka Street, 17)
Greetings, drinks, snacks, DJsIndrek Spungin and Sven Liba (Saint Cheatersburg)

Mart Avi live
Friday 8th September
20.10 BoLь/STORONA Showcase, Aglomerat (Kostomarovskiy per., 3)
Facebook event
02.00 New New World Radio Showcase, Powerhouse (Goncharnaya Street, 7/4)
Facebook event

Saint Cheatersburg live
Saturday 9th September 21.00
Ionoteca Showcase, Kitayskiy Letchik Dzhao Da, Lubyanskiy pr-d, 25
Facebook event


The activities of Estonian delegation at Moscow Music Week are supported by Music Estonia, European Regional Development Fund and The Embassy of Estonia in Moscow.
Moscow Music Week 2017 showcase festival and conference will take place in Moscow, Russia this week from 7th to 10th September. Gathering music industry professionals from Eastern and Western Europe, Asia and USA, the conference programme consists of lectures, workshops and panel discussions. Versatile line-up of about 120 Russian and international acts unfolds in Moscow’s best concert venues within the showcase festival programme. More info

The 10th anniversary edition of the Tallinn Music Week (TMW) festival will take place in Tallinn, Estonia from 2nd April to 8th April 2018. TMW is a city festival with an extensive music and arts programme and a new business conference – a weeklong celebration of talent, curiosity, creativity, freedom and equality. Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2018, TMW’s core is the new music festival that offers a multi-genre mix of around 250 artists from the Baltics, across Europe and beyond.

TMW’s artist applications for music programme are welcome until 1st November 2017 at artist.tmw.ee
TMW 2018 Festival Pass for €45 is on sale at TMW Store until until 31st October
TMW 2018 Conference + Festival Pass is on sale for €150 at TMW Store until 30th September