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Tallinn Music Week highlights: The List


’30 years ago we did not know what Estonia was going to be,’ Kersti Kaljulaid, the President of Estonia, stated in her opening address at Tallinn Music Week. ‘Now we know – it is the creative hub of Europe. We want Estonia to be the safe dock for people who think globally and act globally. Without freedom there is no creativity.’

As one of Europe’s most eclectic city festivals, Tallinn Music Week is a wholly unique event, presenting everything from thrash metal to neo-soul across its diverse showcases. The 11th edition of the event, which took place at the end of March this year, featured an impressive 170 artists from 28 countries, with 22,587 attendees visiting 75 festival venues across the week. Music may only be one part of the week-long event but the range of genres on offer undoubtedly sets it apart in the European festival market, providing multiple surprises along the way.

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