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19 July 2013

Coming up: TMW at Positivus on FRIDAY, July 19!

Check out the hot Estonian acts performing at Positivus on Friday:

15.30  Jagaspace acoustic set @ TMW tent

Combining acoustic instruments, drums and bass with 80s synths, electronics and sensual vocals, this sublime ensemble creates a harmonic indie mix that evokes the drama and romance of a sci-fi soundtrack, crystalline Nordic sweetness and tinges of continental nostalgia.

17:00  Elephants from Neptune @ Nordea 

A heady mix of grooved out riff-rock and anti-ceremonial pop tones, their unique blend of influences has won them positive comparisons to Them Crooked Vultures, Foo Fighters and even Prince.

17.30   Press reception @ Tallinn Music Week tent

TMW and Estonian Tourism Board host a small welcome gathering for accredited press to introduce Tallinn Music Week and the artists performing at Positivus Festival.

18.00  Paabel acoustic set @ TMW tent

The multi-award-winning outfit at the Estonian Ethno Music Awards 2012 comprises of versatile musicians displaying warmth, ferocity and youthful energy, Paabel’s sound blends time-honoured traditions with contemporary textures and improvisational freedom.

20:00  Iiris @ Tele2

Iiris is an artist who is born to be on stage, leaving the audience in awe. Compared to many of the greats – Björk, Kate Bush etc. – she’s managed to remain original and unique. Her vocals sound hypnotic and fairy-like, she can be commanding and aggressive, but when she sits down behind her piano and bares it all – you cannot help but to surrender to this girl’s talent & beauty.

20:30  OYT @  Red Bull Music Academy

Boom bap meets future soul sophistication and electro-acoustic outfit! OYT melt house with hip hop, R&B with all things step, with bits and pieces of jazz and electronica thrown in for good measure.

20:30  mr. Nestor @ Red Bull Music Academy

His unique sense of groove means he can flip from a dirty disco edit to minimal tech house to the rumbling offerings of hyped bass music – and make it all sound like danceable soul music.

22:30  Elephants from Neptune @ Palladium/TMW

03:30  DJ Quest & Paul Oja @ Red Bull Music Academy

Paul Oja & Quest have shared turntables since the millennium when they started a club night Check One Two in Tallinn together with DJ Critikal. They are known for rocking the dance floors with a furious, fast-paced, genre-clashing mix of never-heard heat and classic gems.


18 July 2013

Tallinn Music Week introduces Estonian music at Positivus Festival. The President of Estonia, Toomas Hendrik Ilves to visit the festival on Friday.


Starting from tomorrow the largest music festival in the Baltics, Positivus will take place on the lovely beach area in Salacgriva, Latvia. Tallinn Music Week is present to introduce the fresh talent of Estonian music scene, while Estonian Raadio 2 will bring live radio coverage from the festival to Estonia.

From Friday afternoon until Sunday good Estonian music, including short acoustic sets by some of the bands will be played at Tallinn Music Week tent. During all three festival days of the festival, Raadio 2 DJs play music and broadcast live on the Estonian national youth channel, Raadio 2. Tallinn Music Week’s tent is designed by a talented, young interior designer Ott Kangur.

On Friday, 19th July at 17:30 TMW and Estonian Tourist Board are hosting a friendly Estonian meet & greet at Tallinn Music Week tent in Positivus with Raadio 2 DJs and an indie-folk group Paabel playing an acoustic set. The President of Estonia, Toomas Hendrik Ilves will stop by to say hello.


TMW tent schedule:

Friday, 19 July

15:30 Jagaspace

17:30 Press reception, hosted by Estonian Tourist Board and TMW

18:00 Paabel

+ Raadio 2 DJs


Saturday, 20 July

14:00 Galvanic Elephants

15:30 Superskankers + Margaret

17:00 Odd Hugo

18:30 Candy Empire

+ Raadio 2 DJs


Sunday, 21 July

12:00 Brunch, music by DJ Erik Morna


On Saturday, 20 July Palladium/TMW stage hosts Estonian artists only.


Palladium / TMW stage schedule:

Saturday, 20 July

13:00 Jagaspace

14:30 Paabel

16:00 I Wear*Experiment

17:30 Wolfredt

19:00 Galvanic Elephants

21:00 Candy Empire

22:30 Faun Racket

00:30 Outloudz


All together 20 Estonian artists are playing at this year’s Postivus Festival. Apart from the previously listed, Iiris on Tele 2 stage, Elephants from Neptune on Palladium/TMW stage, Sybil Vane on Nordea and I Love You stages, Odd Hugo and Zebra Island on I Love You stage, OYT, mr. Nestor, DJ Quest and Paul Oja, Halfbrother, Shotman, Firejose and Superskankers on Red Bull Music Academy stage.


Positivus, the largest music festival in the Baltic States takes place for 7th time from 19th to 21st July in the seaside village of Salacgriva, Latvia. This year, for the very first time festival lasts three full days. The headliners include Sigur Ros, The XX, Two Door Cinema Club, Imagine Dragons, Crystal Castels, Michael Kiwanuka, Tom Odell,!!!, Noah and the Whale and others.


The co-operation between Tallinn Music Week and Positivus Festival has become a tradition. Already for the third year in a row Tallinn Music Week is hosting the Estonian music stage at Positivus festival and vice versa, Positivus presents their programme in spring at Tallinn Music Week.


The 6th Tallinn Music Week takes place from 27th to 29th March 2014.


TMW partners at Positivus include Raadio 2, Estonian Embassy in Riga, Ministry of Culture, Enterprise Estonia and Estonian Music Development Centre.


Positivus Festival additional information:

15 July 2013

Tallinn Music Week esitleb Positivus festivalil Eesti artiste. Vaata kontsertide ajakava TMW telgis ja laval!


Lätis Salacgrivas sel nädalavahetusel, 19.-21. juulil toimuval Baltimaade suurimal muusikafestivalil Positivus tutvustab Tallinn Music Week taas Eesti muusika värskemaid tegijaid. Festivalireportaaže otse platsilt  toob kodupublikuni Raadio 2.

Alates reede pealelõunast kuni laupäeva õhtuni toimuvad Tallinn Music Weeki telgis lühikesed akustilised kontserdid, telgis mängib terve festivali vältel hea eesti muusika. Pühapäeval ootame kõiki hilisele hommikusöögile, kus muusikat valib Raadio 2 muusikajuht Erik Morna. Positivus festivali Eesti muusika staabi TMW telgi kujundab noor ja andekas sisekujundaja Ott Kangur. Muusikat valib ning artistide ja festivalikülalistega ajab juttu Raadio 2, kes Positivuselt ka kolme päeva vältel raadioülekannet teeb.


TMW telgi ajakava:

Reede, 19. juuli

15.30 Jagaspace

18.00 Paabel

+ Raadio 2 DJid


Laupäev, 20. juuli

14.00 Galvanic Elephants

15.30 Superskankers + Margaret

17.00 Odd Hugo

18.30 Candy Empire

+ Raadio 2 DJid


Pühapäev, 21. juuli

12.00 Hiline hommikusöök, muusikat valib Erik Morna


Laupäeval, 20. juuli on festivali Palladium/TMW lava Eesti artistide päralt.


Palladium / TMW lava ajakava:

Laupäev, 20. juuli

13.00 Jagaspace

14.30 Paabel

16.00 I Wear*Experiment

17.30 Wolfredt

19.00 Galvanic Elephants

21.00 Candy Empire

22.30 Faun Racket

00.30 Outloudz

Kokku esineb tänavusel Positivus festivalil  20 Eesti artisti. Lisaks ülalmainitutele veel ka Iiris (Tele 2 laval), Elephants from Neptune (Palladium/TMW laval), Sybil Vane (Nordea ja I Love You laval), Odd Hugo ja Zebra Island (I Love You laval), OYT, mr. Nestor, DJ Quest ja Paul Oja, Halfbrother, Shotman, Firejose ja Superskankers Red Bull Music Academy laval.

Baltimaade suurim muusikafestival Positivus toimub 19.-21. juulil Lätis mereäärses Salacgrivas juba seitsmendat suve. Esimest korda kolm päeva ja ööd vältava festivali  peaesinejate hulgas on sellised maailmakuulsad artistid nagu Sigur Ros, The XX, Two Door Cinema Club, Imagine Dragons, Crystal Castels, Michael Kiwanuka, Tom Odell, !!!, Noah and the Whale jpt.

Tallinn Music Weeki ja Positivus festivali koostööst on saanud hea traditsioon, mis toimib juba kolmandat aastat. Kevadisel Tallinn Music Weekil esitleb Positivus oma lava ja artiste, oma lava ja festivalitelgiga kolib iga-aastaselt Salacgrivasseka Tallinn Music Week.

Järgmine, järjekorras kuues Tallinn Music Week 2014 toimub 27.-29.märtsil!


TMW partnerid Positivusel: Raadio 2, Eesti Saatkond Riias, Kultuuriministeerium, EAS ja Eesti Muusika Arenduskeskus.


Positivus festivali lisainfo:

20 June 2013

Artist application open for Eurosonic Noorderslag 2014

The submission deadline for Eurosonic Noorderslag 2014 applications is September 1, 2013. Submissions are open to European artists only. Submit your act(s) here.

The information submitted will be forwarded to all promoters organizing parties, to assess the quality and creativity of the entries. They will then be in touch if interested before November 8, 2013. Please note that the Eurosonic Noorderslag organization nor the promoters are able to react on each application personally. 

Eurosonic Noorderslag 2014 takes place from January 15 - 18 in Groningen, the Netherlands. The 2014 festival put a spotlight on Austria (in cooperation with Austrian Music Export and EBU - Radio FM4).

For more details about Eurosonic Noorderslag 2014, visit this website


12 June 2013

Konkurss: Eesti artistide seast valitakse esineja Asymmetry festivalile Poolas!

Festivali Art Meetings 2013 Estonia raames toimub konkurss Eesti artistidele ja muusikalistele projektidele, kelle hulgast valitakse välja 3 finalisti, kes esinevad Tallinnas Patarei Kultuuritolm festivali Rannalaval 12.07.2013.

Kolme finalisti hulgast valitakse omakorda välja üks muusikaline kollektiiv, kes saab võimaluse esineda ühel olulisemal alternatiivmuusika sündmusel Poolas –  Asymmetry Festival, mis toimub 2014. aasta sügisel Wrocławis.

Konkursi žürii  hindab mitte üksnes esituse taset, vaid ka innovaatilist lähenemist muusikale, žanri piiridest väljumist ning esineja potentsiaali

Avaldusi konkursil osalemiseks võetakse vastu 16. juuni 2013 keskööni. ESITA AVALDUS SIIN.

Finalistid ja konkursi võitjad valivad järgmiste organisatsioonide esindajad: Patarei Kultuuritolm Festival, Asymmetry Festival ja Fond Eclectica.

Konkursi eesmärk on populariseerida huvitavamaid Eesti ansambleid ja muusikalisi projekte Poolas. Samuti esitletakse  Asymmetry Festival 2014 ajal  ansamblit kogu Euroopa muusikaprodutsentidele ja kultuurielu korraldajatele ning luuakse võimalused edasiseks koostööks.


Asymmetry Festival

Art Meetings

05 June 2013

Tallinn Music Week esitleb Positivus festivalil taas Eesti artistide lava

Juba seitsmendat suve järjest toimub Lätis mereäärses Salacgrivas 19.-21. juulil Baltimaade suurim muusikafestival Positivus ning ka tänavu saab festivali suuruselt kolmandast Palladium lavast Eesti muusika kese. Tallinn Music Weeki vahendusel astuvad laupäeval, 20. juulil üles kaheksa u
ut ja värskekõlalist bändi. Kokku esineb festivalil 20 Eesti artisti. 

Laupäeval, 20. juulil esinevad TMW laval elektrošamanistlik Jagaspace, folki, jazzi ning rokki sulandav Paabel, retroromantiline Candy Empire, impro-elektro rühmitus I Wear* Experiment, elektroonilise shoegaze'i bänd  Wolfredt, elektroroki grupp Galvanic Elephants, dramaatilis-teatraalne bassiduo Faun Racket ja popgrupp Outloudz.

Kokku esineb Positivus festivali erinevail lavadel 20 artisti – lisaks eelpool nimetatuile TMW Skype’i auhinna võitjad Iiris ja Elephants From Neptune ning Sibyl Vane, Zebra Island, Odd Hugo, OYT, Mr.Nestor, DJ Quest & Paul Oja, Shotman ja Firejose.

Tallinn Music Week on Eesti esinejaid Positivusel tutvustamas kolmandat aastat järjest ning teist aastat toimub koostöö Palladium lavaga, mida haldab samanimeline populaarne Riia kontserdipaik.

Positivus on Baltikumi suurim ja olulisim muusika- ja kunstifestival, mis toimub seitsmendat aastat Lätis Salacgrivas. Esimest korda kestab festival kolm päeva - 19., 20. ja 21. juulil. Festivali nimekaimate esinejate seas on sel aastal The XX, Sigur Rós,Two Door Cinema Club, Imagine Dragons, Crystal Castles, Tom OdellMichael Kiwanuka, Noah and The Whale ja tänavuse European Border Breakers auhinna (EBBA) publikupreemia pälvinud C2C.

Festivalipass maksab hetkel EUR 53, koos telkimisega EUR 59. Piletihinnad tousevad festivali lähenedes. Piletid on saadaval Piletilevi müügipunktides ja festivali kodulehel