New acts added to Flow’s Bright Balloon 360° Stage

The unique, intimate Bright Balloon 360° Stage will feature current acts from around the world as well as including Finnish musicians and top jazz. The foreign acts in the Bright Balloon 360° lineup include young and promising Swedish soul singer Seinabo Sey and U.S.-based newcomer Natalie Prass, whose debut album was released recently. There is also Forever Pavot rising from the French underground psych scene, and the Norwegian indie rockers Kakkmaddafakka, who are known for energetic shows. The lineup includes several African acts such as Islam Chipsy, and its Egyptian folk music with an electronic flavour, as well as Mali-based desert blues band Songhoy Blues. Local acts include Dave Lindholm, Reino Nordin with an eight-strong live band and several guests, John McGregor together with Samuli Kosminen and Jarmo Saari, as well as Jukka & Jytämimmit. Top Finnish jazz will be represented by Verneri Pohjola Quartet and Timo Lassy Band with special guests Jukka Eskola and Panu Savolainen. Stepping onto the round stage will also be J. Karjalainen with his one-man Lännen-Jukka show, which will be seen twice on Friday.

Read more about all the artists here.

CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers, Lianne La Havas, Tiga, Ride and several local acts added to Flow lineup

The Flow Festival lineup grows further with the first visit to Finland by Grammy winner, composer, producer and famed guitarist Nile Rodgers together with the legendary CHIC. Other additions include British soul pop act Lianne La Havas, Canadian DJ and producer Tiga on his first live show tour as well as British shoegaze group Ride. Flow also adds Finnish acts K-X-P, Black Lizard, Yona and Emma Salokoski to its lineup.

Read more about all the artists here.

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Hyviä uutisia myöhäisherännäisille! Alkavatko kesäsuunnitelmat vasta hahmottua, mutta Flow Festival Ljubljanan matkapaketit menivät aiemmin sivu suun? Meillä on ilo ilmoittaa, että saimme myyntiin TravelBirdin matkapaketteja Ljubljanaan, jotka sisältävät 3 päivän festariliput, lennot sekä hotellimajoituksen neljäksi yöksi. Lue lisää ja varaa matkapakettisi osoitteesta: http://bit.ly/FlowLJ-TravelBird

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Nyt ollaan jo niin pitkällä keväässä, että aletaan valita ravintoloita ensi Flow’hun. Tänään toimistolla maisteltiin @streetgastro’n cevichejä. Miltä näyttää? Pitäiskö meidän ottaa nämä mukaan ruokatarjontaan? #behindthescenes #flowfood #ceviche

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Vanhempieni haaveet siitä että olisin ollut lapsinero kaatuivat siihen faktaan että jatkuvasti sekoitin Suvilahden kaasukellon Linnanmäen vuoristorataa. En tosin enää vuosiin, kun Flow helpotti tämän asian muistamista.. #suvilahti #ei-se-linnanmäki #flowfestival

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#FlowFestival 2014 gathered an astonishing audience of 57 500 festival guests!

The weekend was a great success on so many different levels. A big THANK YOU to everyone who attended and participated in creating this another huge, happy Flow spectacle.

Take care and see you next year!

Cult bands and newcomers at Flow’s Tiivistämö

The intimate Tiivistämö venue at the Flow Festival will host Finnish indie rock, punk and underground hip-hop, as well as Swedish R&B and electro pop. This year Tiivistämö will feature Lorentz, Death Team, Musta Paraati, Kesä, Shadowplay, Hisko Detria, Kairon; IRSE!, E-Musikgruppe Lux Ohr, Lasten Hautausmaa, Lokit, Seksihullut, Maaseudun Tulevaisuus, Have You Ever Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS?, Cats of Transnistria, Cityman, Likanen Etelä, Sairas T, OD Kokemus, O’Malley and Ronskibiitti.

Read more about all the artists here.

Flow Festival into extensive collaboration with Bright Finland and Sun Effects

This year the Flow Festival site will evolve into an ever more impressive space as the festival begins an extensive collaboration with Bright Finland, a multi-skilled provider of audio, lighting, video, content production and event structure services, along with design and production collective Sun Effects, known for its unique designs and grand productions. Also, one of the most singular stages will be renewed with a massive video implementation by Bright Finland’s  technology services specialists and the stage is named as Bright Balloon 360°, after the company.

Flow Festival and the new partners are now stepping into a new era, and the contract signed guarantees an event technology execution unforeseen in Finland for the next three years, according to the Artistic Director of Flow Festival, Tuomas Kallio.

13. May

LCMDF to perform on Flow’s Saturday

The Finnish electro pop duo LCMDF is back and we are happy to announce that they will be performing at Flow Festival on Saturday 15th August. The Guardian listed their new single ’Fooled‘ as the best new pop music. Read the praising words and listen to the new track here.

27. Apr

Mirel Wagner joins Flow lineup

Great news! Mirel Wagner will perform at Flow Festival on Sunday, August 16th. The Nordic Music Prize winner performed recently on BBC’s Later With Jools Holland  Be sure to check it out here.

24. Apr

Veli Creative is Flow’s video partner

The video at the Flow main page is made by the Helsinki-based production collective Veli Creative. These young professionals have created the vivid video combining animation and last year’s Flow Festival video material by Cocoa. More videos will be out during the summer as Veli Creative has become Flow’s this year’s video partner . Get to know the Veli crew here!

21. Apr

Hotel packages to Solo Sokos Hotel Torni now on sale!

Solo Sokos Hotel Torni offers hotel packages for Flow Festival, including accommodation for three nights (14th-17th August 2015) in a double room, solo-breakfast and 3-day tickets to Flow Festival.

Torni is a lively classic and a local meeting places in the heart of Helsinki. It is much more than a building and an address: it has unique character and personality. Torni’s spirit is built on individual service, small design details and thousands of stories. On the highest floors, impressive city views add a final touch.

Read more about hotel packages and hotel Torni on Sokos Hotels’ website.

07. Apr

Renowned DJs to play at Flow’s Resident Advisor Backyard

Flow Festival has begun to collaborate with the leading online electronic music magazine Resident Advisor. Flow’s idyllic garden space, Resident Advisor Backyard – surrounded by Suvilahti’s historic power plant structures – will be graced with top-tier electronic music during the festival weekend. The program will feature Berlin master DJ Dixon, modern minimalist spinner Seth Troxler from Michigan, and Nina Kraviz with her raw vintage acid and dirty Dance Mania beats. Joining them will be DJ Solarof 1990s Sunset club event fame, from San Francisco, Irish-German house futurist Mano Le Tough, and London house pioneer Mr. G. Additionally, Resident Advisor Backyard will be visited by Finnish veterans Lil Tony, Lauri Soini, Juho Kusti, Kristiina Männikkö, DJ Ender, Trevor Deep Jr., and Emma Valtonen, alongside J. Lindroos and Denzel from the Dept. collective.

Sunday afternoon’s outdoor party will also include the now-traditional children’s program for all the little ones attending the festival. More information on the children’s events will follow.

Read more about all the artists here.

Pet Shop Boys and Shamir to perform on Flow’s Saturday

The most famous and successful English duo in the history of pop, Pet Shop Boys arrive at the Flow Festival as part of their Electric World Tour. Their show includes extraordinary dance choreography, numerous costumes, specially commissioned film visuals that interact with the performers and dancers on stage and an amazing light and laser show. Pet Shop Boys have sold over 50 million albums as well as gathered acclaim in the form of several Brit awards. The band last performed in Helsinki in 2009.

Shamir, for his part, is one of the most promising and unique newcomers with tracks to dance to. In 2014, he released the EP Northtown, which caught people’s interest, and will be followed by a full set Ratchet, out on May 19th.

Both Pet Shop Boys, and Shamir will perform at Flow on Saturday August 15th.

Read more about all the artists HERE.

All ticket types on sale now!

All categories of Flow Festival tickets are now on sale through Lippupalvelu and Tiketti. The ticket types include the 3 day, 2 day and one day tickets. The festival has also confirmed the day-to-day schedule of the current lineup. Check out here which day your favourite artists will perform!

Flow Festival’s visual identity renewed »

The new visual identity is the work of design agency Bond, which focuses on branding. The new visual identity is based on the thought that the visitors to Flow form a big, urban tribe together.

New partners to Flow Festival »

Flow Festival's confirmed partners for 2015 are the main partner Lapin Kulta, Basso, media partners Clear Channel, Helsingin Sanomat / Nyt and American Express, H&M, Stop Teltat, Sun Effects, Taideyliopisto and Yellow Tail.

Flow Festival takes over Ljubljana »

"The Flow Festival brand takes a new step in its internationalization as Flow Festival Ljubljana is organized in the Slovenian capital June 26–28 in collaboration with Slovenian organizers. Like Helsinki's Flow, the newfound festival will focus on inspiring and current music, urban culture, visual arts, engaging services and an entertaining location. The Ljubljana festival is held in a unique factory milieu from the late 19th century – as is Flow Festival Helsinki. Ljubljana has been named by the world tourist community as one of the most appealing European destinations, but has so far not had the opportunity to host a music festival of this stature. The lineup of Flow Festival Ljubljana already includes Pet Shop Boys, Róisín Murphy, Run The Jewels, Caribou, Metronomy, José González, Bonobo DJ set, Âme, Dixon, DJ Koze and Derrick May, as well as local and regional artists such as Bad Copy, Edo Maajka, Polona Kasal x KALU and Torul."

Several new acts to the lineup

The newest additions to Flow Festival’s lineup include US-based hip hop acts Tyler, The Creator and ILoveMakonnen, UK-based electro debutant Years & Years and US-based Future Brown. Flow will also feature fresh Swedish pop act Elliphant, established American DJ Diplo as well as Finnish artists Paperi T, Have You Ever Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS?, French Films, J. Karjalainen’s Lännen-Jukka act, Manna and Regina.

For additional information about all the artists: www.flowfestival.com/en/artists

Electronic music and hip hop to Flow Festival

Flow Festival welcomes several exciting names in electronic music and hip hop to its growing summer lineup. The newest additions to Flow’s lineup are one of Sweden’s most popular current act Tove Lo, respected British producer Clark, Berlin-based DJ Dixon, Finnish electronic music visionary Vladislav Delay, a live set by Evian Christ, as well as grime pioneers Skepta and Wiley.

For additional information about all the artists: www.flowfestival.com/artists.

Beck ready for Flow Festival

Adventurous multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Beck Hansen, better known simply as Beck, will perform in Finland for first time at Flow Festival. He rose to prominence in 1994 with his hit Loser and has gradually become a renowned and celebrated artist, creating an instantly recognizable style in three different decades. This alternative rock’s pioneer returned to the spotlight last year with his 12th album Morning Phase, which garnered a lot attention and praise. More additions to Flow’s lineup include Belle and Sebastian as well as The War On Drugs. Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance is the just released ninth studio album by Belle and Sebastian featuring a more electronic and danceable sound. The War On Drugs has been topping year’s end lists in various media with the album Lost in the Dream.

For additional information about all the artists: www.flowfestival.com/artists

Flow Festival’s Early Bird 3-day tickets are on sale through Lippupalvelu and Tiketti at a reduced price of 159 euros (incl. bf). The offer will expire on February 1st. Other ticket types come on sale in spring 2015.

Flow Festival staff news

Tuomas Karppinen brings vast expertise in sound engineering and mixing to Flow, when he starts as the festival’s Technical Production Manager. In recent years Karppinen has focused on technical production, consulting and stage managing in Finland and internationally. Emilia Mikkola continues as Production Manager. The marketing communications team remains familiar from previous years with Milla Valjus as the Marketing Manager and Susanna Hulkkonen as the Press Officer. Managing Director Suvi Kallio has returned from her maternity leave to lead the operative side of the festival. The artistic direction continues to be led by Tuomas Kallio and Toni Rantanen together with the recently named new programme team.

Flow succeeds in recycling and decreasing emissions »

The 2014 Flow Festival was another successful year in improving operations to support sustainability. Waste generated during the festival was 100% reused with nothing taken to garbage dumps. There was also a significant decrease in carbon emissions.