Tallinn Music Week
5—6 April 2024

Music Cities: From Deserts to Cities – Music & Culture Pave the Way. The story of Burning Man

Friday 5 April at 14:3015:30 in Sirius


The story of Burning Man. A city in the desert. A culture of possibility. A network of dreamers and doers.

Keynote by Bryant Tan a.k.a. Level, Associate Director of City Planning, Burning Man

Followed by a panel discussion with experts on the field. Music, arts and culture pave the way - on islands, in cities and deserts. We discuss the work with communities, neighbourhoods, municipalities and regions and we discuss the value as well as the challenges of bringing people together, we discuss sustainability, future and significance of music communities and events.


  • Ása Dýradóttir, Head of Reykjavik Music City
  • Lutz Leichsenring, Co-founder of VibeLab, Night Time Culture consultancy
  • Paap Uspenski, Founder of I Land Sound Festival
  • Liina Maria Lepik, Member of the Board, Enterprise Estonia


  • Lena Ingwersen, CEO of Music Cities Network