The first acts include the French electro-pop giant M83, currently preparing a new album, and British Jamie xx, who in recent years has become one of the most praised acts in electronic music. One of Flow’s most requested artists, the Scottish electro-pop act Chvrches joins the festival lineup for a first gig in Finland, which is also the case for US punk band Descendents and the garage rockers Thee Oh Sees from San Francisco.
Club music enthusiasts get a double whammy with NYC disco collective Hercules & Love Affair providing a danceable take on clubbing, while Kieran Hebden’s solo project Four Tet delivers a more experimental take. Included in the first batch of acts are also Ata Kak, the Ghana-based master of the highlife music style, who rose from a total unknown to a cult figure recently, and one of the brightest names in grime in 2016, UK-based Stormzy.
We will have another artist announcement tomorrow, so stay tuned!