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.

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.

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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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Congrats Mirel Wagner for winning the Nordic Music Prize! Mirel Wagner had her record release gig at Flow Festival 2014.

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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!

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.

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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

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.

26. Nov

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.

Flow Festival has followed a long-term vision to improve recycling and generate electricity sustainably. The carbon footprint calculations for the 2014 festival are now complete and show that the recycling and reuse of waste reached 100% this year with 70% utilized as energy and 30% as material.

A more ecological way of generating energy was the key factor in decreasing carbon emissions. The Flow Festival partnered up with Helsingin Energia for a wind power project and cooperated with Neste Oil and Festivaalisähkö in a biodiesel project. Neste Oil provided the festival with diesel from its Porvoo refinery that is partially made using waste and renewable resources. Flow Festival supports Neste Oil’s ambition to increasingly refine fuels from renewable resources and to decrease the use of palm oil.

Inevitable carbon emissions follow from burning waste, acquiring electricity as well as from the transportation of goods and artists. Since 2009 Flow’s carbon footprint has been compensated with Gold Standard certified projects: this year Flow is supporting the wind initiative in Turkey. Ticket options included a special Baltic Sea ticket, which generated 7,234 euros. The money will go directly into WWF’s Operation Mermaid.

Pöyry Consulting conducted the carbon footprint calculations for Flow Festival.

Read more about Flow Festival’s mission for a more sustainable festival 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.