Flow Festival’s lineup just keeps getting bigger and better, with great additions slated all through May. The international press has heaped praise on Flow’s programming, The Guardian, Esquire, The Independent, Vogue and The Telegraph, among others, mentioning the event in their lists of the best festivals around.
The amazing Beth Ditto is a true 2000s indie rock icon. The artist who sprang to prominence fronting Gossip is coming to Flow Festival as a solo act. Her debut album is coming out June 16th and she already made a splash with her first single Fire. The lead single’s strong rock and blues vibe promises a whole new direction for the singer with the immaculate pipes. Ditto, who has thus far publicized only one other European show for the summer, will be performing in Finland for the first time.
Flow Festival’s stage will also host hip hop visionary and iconoclast Danny Brown. Known for his brilliant lyrics, the American rapper deals with personal and sometimes controversial themes, with a self-reflective and ironic touch. Atrocity Exhibition, Brown’s latest album, is a painfully honest account of the artist’s past and present. Critics loved it.
US-based garage and indierock band Black Lips hits Flow as a part of their August tour of Europe. The group is infamous for its extreme shows, so this is sure to be one of the most memorable spectacles of the summer. The band has a history of working with top producers like Mark Ronson and Sean Lennon, and will release their new album Satan’s Graffiti or God’s Art? on Friday.
Satellite Stories hail from Oulu, Finland and will be performing at Flow. The band will release a new album, Young Detectives, on May 12th. It will be the Scandinavian group’s first album released on a major record label. For their fourth album the band took matters into their own hands fully producing the material themselves. The album was mixed by Grammy award-winning engineer Fernando Lodeiro, known for his work with Vampire Weekend and Regina Spektor, among others.
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