Opening concert of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union


Opening concert of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union

Estonia holds the presidency of the Council of the European Union for the first time from July until the end of December. This event is important for the Estonian state and people, and its arrival will be marked with a free concert on Freedom Square.

Performers include popular Estonian artists and groups: Vaiko Eplik, Kadri Voorand and Mari Jürjens with the Estonian Cello Ensemble, Kukerpillid, Genka, Winny Puhh, Estonian Voices, NOËP, Frankie Animal and Miljardid. The audience will be greeted by Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council, Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission and Jüri Ratas, the Prime Minister of Estonia.

A café area will be created on the square in collaboration with the Tallinn Street Food Festival, where Estonia’s diverse communities and family restaurants will offer a variety of foods that people can enjoy before, during and after the concert.

The stages and café area have been designed by Sille Pihlak and Siim Tuksam from the PART architectural practice, which was the recipient of the Estonian Young Architect of the Year Award this year. The design reflects the aims of the Estonian Presidency and its underlying theme ‘Unity through Balance’, combining unspoiled nature and an innovative digital society. The wood installations that serve as design elements are based on the thicket motif and symbolise Estonia’s connection with nature, but also the challenges and opportunities presented by new technology; they reflect an identity that cherishes traditions but is also open and constantly changing. 

The performances will be blended into a continuous stream by the composer, DJ and producer Sander Mölder.

Facebook event


Freedom Square

Freedom Square, Vabaduse väljak, 10142 Tallinn, Estonia


Maris Hellrand

Maris Hellrand

Government Office EU Secretariat / Foreign Media Adviser

Ingrid Kohtla

Musiccase / Head of Communications

+372 53091293

Olga Korneitšik

Olga Korneitšik

Government Office EU Secretariat / Spokesperson

Sandra Truija

Musiccase / Head of Marketing

+372 55675081

Kalle Kingsepp

Kingent Management OÜ

Last update 04/01/2018 12:04