For the third year the City Stage sub-programme spreads festival buzz to unexpected and surprising locations. Music fans are invited to enjoy short exclusive sets that serve as a launch pad for many newcomer bands on the national and international scene, as well as hosting concerts by well- established artists. Free afternoon concerts feature 44 Estonian and 21 international artists on 12 stages.

Latvian electro pop duo Instrumenti. Photo: Tallinn Music Week

Many new venues have been added this year like the archaeological pavilion of medieval Tallinn, Jaani Seek, NAiiV, the Temnikova & Kasela Gallery, the design-knitwear shop of Liina Viira, the exotic Chinese tea house and restaurant Cha Dao and the new record store Terminal. As a tradition, City Stage will launch its biggest stage in the atrium of the Viru Keskus shopping center.

The concerts at the office of www.delfi.ee web portal on Friday, 28th available to watch on live stream or later on your computer or smart phone.

The TMW City Stage programme kicks off on Thursday 27th March in Viru Keskus with the Estonian alt-rock combo Sibyl Vane and Finnish stadium rockers Damn Seagulls. Jaani Seek stages the audiovisual semi-improvisation of I Wear* Experiment and the beautiful vocal harmonies of the Latvian a capella ensemble Latvian Voices. Among the highlights of the three-day programme are the Berlin art pop band Ballet School, Latvian electro pop duo Instrumenti, Danish noise melancholics Get Your Gun, Russian singer/songwriter Jenia Lubich, and the local favourites Marten Kuningas, Mari Kalkun, Argo Vals and many others.

TMW 2014 City Stage concert venues:

1.Viru Keskus shopping centre (Viru väljak 4)

2. Reval Café Telliskivi (Telliskivi 60a)

3. Jaani Seek (Väike-Pääsukese 5, next to Swissôtel)

4. NaiiV (Müürivahe 36)

5. Nordic Hotel Forum Lobby bar (Viru väljak 3)

6. Delfi.ee (live stream)

7. Biit Me Record Store + Foxy Vintage (Pikk 9)

8. Museum Miia-Milla-Manda (L. Koidula 21c)

9. Temnikova & Kasela Gallery (Rüütli 4)

10.Terminal (Ahtri 6a)

11. Design and Architecture Gallery (Pärnu mnt 6)

12. Restaurant and Teahouse Cha Dao (Suur-Patarei 2)

Further information about the City Stage programme artists and schedule is available here.