First acts announced
The tenth edition of Flow Festival will kick off with the Opening Concert featuring the most anticipated comeback of the year, when The Knife take the stage on Wednesday 7 August. The elusive Swedish duo will release their new album during the spring, just in time for their upcoming Helsinki performance.
The festival weekend includes legends and topical newcomers alike, when Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (AU) are set to take the stage at Suvilahti and Blixa Bargeld (GER), a previous long-time member the Bad Seeds and the central figure of german industrial band Einstürzende Neubauten, will perform solo at the festival, showcasing his experimental sound excursions. The queen of unorthodox hiphop, Azealia Banks (US) and the hotly-tipped R&B act Solange (US), plus the punk-influenced queer rapper Mykki Blanco (US) are new additions with strong contemporary resonance.
Iceland’s Of Monsters and Men, forging their multi-layered brand of folk-tinged indie-pop, and Sweden’s Goat, showcasing their personal sound with influences from various musical cultures will also perform during the festival weekend and the British techno producer duo Karenn (UK) will keep the clubbers happy.
African rhythms continue to be a strong part of the Flow Festival experience, as the traditional-meets-modern sounds of Jupiter & Okwess International from Congo and the afro beat stylings of the key Ghanaian highlife artist Ebo Taylor will be heard in Suvilahti.
The first Finnish artists announced for this year are the moody electronic combo Sarah Kivi & Non-Orchestra and the crowd favorite and one of the recent success stories on the local scene, the R&B artist Karri Koira.
As previously, Flow will again feature a wide variety of visual arts and film on its program, which will take its shape during the spring.
Flow Festival 2013 tickets are on sale now. There is a limited amount of tickets to The Knife’s Opening Concert taking place at Nokia Blue Tent. In addition to the tickets for the opening concert the 3 and 4 day tickets are also on sale now.
Several international and Finnish groundbreaking acts create the selection of experimental music in The Other Sound, held at the festival’s Cirko venue in Suvilahti.
One of the world’s most respected alternative artists today, Cat Power (US), joins our lineup.
The speciality designed stage with a full 360 degree venue open to the audience and a huge pressurised balloon as a roof will feature shows from new additions Ravi Coltrane Quartet (US), Jacco Garnder (NL), Timo Lassy Band (FI) and Serenity Ensemble (FI) plus many others.
Moderat (GER), Austra (CA), Woods (US), Factory Floor (UK), Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators (US/FI) and Samae Koskisen Korvalääke (FI) join our growing festival lineup.
The legends of shoegaze rock, My Bloody Valentine (IE), hot on the heels of their praised comeback album m b v, the top-of-the-polls electro artist Grimes (CA) and many others have been added to the lineup.
All categories of Flow Festival 2013 tickets are now on sale. Read here where to purchase them.
The application period for volunteer work at this year’s festival has now started. We are looking for active and energetic volunteers who are capable of independent work.
Bat For Lashes (UK), Hudson Mohawke (UK), Julia Holter (US) and the Finns Jaakko Eino Kalevi, Black Lizard and Aino Venna are added to the lineup. And we also launch our new online Magazine section.
The latest international additions to the line-up are the epic Godspeed You! Black Emperor (CA) and Beach House (US). Furthermore, some of today’s most intriguing Finnish acts find their way onto the bill.
The hottest name on the rap scene at the moment, Kendrick Lamar (US) and the new favorites Haim (US) and AlunaGeorge (UK) have been added to the lineup.
We have added Kraftwerk (GER), the pioneering act of electronic music to the lineup, as well as Tensnake (GER), Todd Terje (NO), Maya Jane Coles (UK) and Disclosure (UK).
There will be a limited amount of tickets to The Knife’s Opening Concert in Nokia Blue Tent.
The festival identity for 2013 is done by Creative Agency TSTO.
Nokia’s Flow Festival documentary from 2011 festival is online in it’s full 16 minute form.