ESTONIAN MUSIC WEEK 2023 festival + day passes

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ESTONIAN MUSIC WEEK 2023 festival + day passes

Inspired concerts + panels + art + culture | Toronto + Hamilton

By Estonian Music Week

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Date and time

Starts on Wed, May 24, 2023 7:00 PM EDT


To be announced

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7:00 PM

MAY 24 artist meet + greet at Launch Party

Limited capacity [festival pass holders get guaranteed access]

6:00 PM

MAY 25 toronto concerts

St Anne's Parish (651 Dufferin) Upper level: Mari Kalkun, Nastasia Y, Ansambel Triskele Lower level: Kara-Lis Coverdale, L CON, Liis Ring St. Anne's Church (next to Parish Hall at 270 Gladstone Ave) ...

8:00 PM

MAY 26 kunstipidu // art party

Music // Art installations // Culture Exhibits // Cuisine

4:00 PM

MAY 27 hamilton concerts

Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra // Mari Kalkun // Zoon // + more

2:00 PM

MAY 28 wrap party

Limited capacity [festival pass holders get guaranteed access]

About this event

Small Country. Big Ideas. Estonian Music Week turns 5 this year with a festival of epic proportions. Now on a bi-annual rotation, EMW returns to a full festival format with programming spread over several days (May 24-28) and two cities (Toronto and Hamilton). This edition of EMW aims to give you the sights, sounds and tastes of the Nordic high-life right here in Canada.

You are invited to spaces that range from intimate clubs to vast industrial grounds all of which make spectacular sound and light a top priority. EMW features a wide range of genres and artists that like to blur those boundaries. They include folk artist of the year Mari Kalkun, avant garde jazz pianist and composer Kirke Karja, experts of ancient folk hymns Triskele, renowned electronic music innovator Kara-Lis Coverdale. Big surprises are still to come as we announce the full lineup including many notable Canadians.


1 DAY (MAY 25 ONLY) TORONTO PASS - Access to eight performers ranging from jazz to electronica

2 DAY (MAY 25 + 26) TORONTO PASS - Access to all eight performers on May 25 plus our May 26th Art Party

1 DAY (MAY 27) HAMILTON PASS - Access to all 3 shows in Hamilton

ALL ACCESS FESTIVAL PASS - Have it all: 8 performances on May 25, Art Party on May 26 and 3 concerts in Hamilton. Plus we'll throw in guaranteed access to the artist meet & greet and wrap party, and a swag bag.

Order your pass BEFORE May 1 and get it mailed to you for free (US and Canada only).

MAY 24 - DAY 1 is all about community. The Artist Meet & Greet is your chance to chat with festival artists from Estonia.

MAY 25 - DAY 2 shines with showcases featuring folk, jazz and electronica along Bloor St. The 3 separate stages will feature a total of 8 artists performing. Our partner Wavelength Music joins us to co-curate and co-produce the Electronica Stage and BLOK Slavic Music Meet the Folk Stage.

MAY 26 - DAY 3 The festival kicks things into overdrive with an immersive art party. There will be sound and light installations, culture exhibits, an immersive art experiment, regional cuisine and, of course, tons of music. + Night market and sauna on wheels!

MAY 27 - DAY 4 the festival moves to Hamilton. While EMW has enjoyed hosting multiple events in Hamilton over the years, this is the first time part of the festival will officially take place in Hamilton. The Hamilton concerts are a chance to see a completely different side to our multifaceted artists.

MAY 28 - DAY 5 begins with a church service with Ansambel Triskele at St.Peters. In EMW tradition we cap things off with our wrap party a chance to hang with artists and festival friends.

Click here for passes to the Nordic Connect Conference.

About the organizer

Organized by
Estonian Music Week

Estonian Music Week continues to brings the vibrant music scene of a small Nordic country into conversation with the multicultural big city. Acclaimed performers tell untold and under-told stories spanning genres and generations.

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