Tallinn Music Week's Facebook page.
Reede, 21 August 2020 19:00
Estonian Life No. 33 2020 - Vincent Teetsov
Eesti Elu and Estonian Music Week will be on the ground at Tallinn Music Week for this year's festival, and we want you to be a part of it, too!
Canada isn't yet at the stage of holding music festivals, and travel is still limited; but if you're craving to see musical performances and liven up the end of your summer, we have good news for you. Tallinn Music Week will be holding a hybrid festival, with virtual access to shows and more. We have all the details you'll need, so you can come with us virtually to the festival.
From Thursday August 27th until Sunday August 30th, there will be a wide range of artists from Estonia, Finland, the UK, Latvia, New Zealand, Norway, Lithuania, Germany, Morocco, Switzerland, and Denmark. Berlin breakbeats? Check. Latvia's first shoegaze band? Check. Trap and R&B? Check. And what's an Estonian summer without choral music? No matter what your musical preferences are, you'll be able to have a good time.
Opening night on the 27th will take place at Fotografiska Tallinn, centred in the hip neighbourhood of Telliskivi. The city will start to get into the swing of things as Jesse Markin, Jarmo Saari Republic, Anna Kaneelina, Tapani Rinne, Suistamon Sähkö, Puuluup, and Kadri Voorand in duo with Mihkel Mälgand shake and soothe us with their songs. You might remember those last three artist names from 2019's Estonian Music Week lineup. We hope that you'll have the chance to enjoy more of these artists in person at Estonian Music Week.
Just as much you'll be in touch with the sleek and stylish side of Estonia's capital, it'll be a fun, down-to-earth connection, with free “City Stage” pop-up concerts happening at places like Põhjala Tap Room, Laagna community garden, and the car park of the Telia building.
Tallinn Music Week is more than just about concerts alone, though. In fact, it's a conference and a multi-dimensional party that centres around the rich culture of Tallinn. Across the city's many neighbourhoods, attendees will enjoy the Estonian Contemporary Art Development Centre's curated shows, public discussions and debates, music workshops for kids about DJing, mouth-watering pastries and street food, and conference talks about leadership in culture.
What's the best way to be a part of the action?
First of all, it's important that you follow Eesti Elu and Estonian Music Week on Facebook and Instagram, because that's where we'll be providing you live coverage and updates, photos, and a selection of videos of the events taking place over the four days of the festival. Make sure your notifications are turned on, so that you can keep tabs on what's happening.
If you want your own personal link to Tallinn Music Week's happenings, then you may want to get a DigiPRO pass (https://shop.tmw.ee/products/135318)
. This will enable you to engage in live streams, recordings, the conference, workshops, round tables, and access the festival as a delegate.
Will we see you there? Reach out to us on our social media platforms, so we can all start to get excited about what's coming up together. We promise, you'll only have to pack lightly for this trip!
Written by Vincent Teetsov