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TMW announced its 2016 festival program
TMW announced its 2016 festival program Source: (Siim Lõvi /ERR)

The music program of the eighth Tallinn Music Week (TMW), taking place from March 28 to April 3 has confirmed 237 artists from 33 countries. Finnish Flow and Tuska festivals will present their own stages at TMW.

TMW has become a major meeting point of creative communities from Western, Central and Eastern Europe and an attraction for music, culture and food fans from the whole Nordic-Baltic region. A record number of 1,300 artist applications from all over the world were submitted to the festival this year. TMW has confirmed 237 artists from 33 countries, among them 116 from Estonia, 24 from Finland, 15 from Denmark, 14 from Russia, 9 from the UK, 8 from Poland and 7 from Latvia. From further regions the TMW line-up includes musicians from Morocco, Lebanon, Angola, Australia and the US.

Among the most notable international names are Eric Copeland from Brooklyn’s avant-rock band Black Dice, Mancunian post punk legend The Membranes, the elusive and enigmatic cult group The Revolutionary Army of the Infant Jesus from Liverpool, the leader of Moscow’s beat scene Pixelord, and Canadian Kara-Lis Coverdale, a rising star of conceptual electronica.

The three-day music program of TMW from March 31 to April 2 presents a multi-genre mix of cutting-edge acts and established heavyweights from avant-garde to pop, from dance to metal. The program also presents classical and contemporary music, the last festival’s hit debut classical music rave, promo stages of the best Finnish festivals Flow and Tuska, and the joint stage of UK label FatCat Records and Estonian Üle Heli festival.

Weekend Festival Baltic, Intsikurmu festival and Estonian Funk Embassy will also join TMW as new organizers. The Weekend Festival stage in Club Hollywood presents an array of local EDM and d’n’b acts, including the chart-topping Cartoon. Intsikurmu will proudly present the Danish-Finnish indie super group Liima and Norwegian electro pop act Asbjørn at Cinema Sõprus. Estonian Funk Embassy curates the night of goodtime funk and soul at the Club of Different Rooms (Erinevate Tubade Klubi).

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