Where and when? Helsinki, Suvilahti. From Friday ’til Sunday, 12.–14.8.2022
Visitors: 90 000
Highlights: Flow returning after 3 years! Gorillaz, Florence + The Machine and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds performing on the main stage.
Website: http://archive.flowfestival.com/2022/en/ (Please note that some imagery or links might not work correctly on the archived site.)
In 2022 the sold-out festival gathered a record-breaking 90,000 attendees to enjoy the unique atmosphere during the three festival days. During the weekend, the Flow Main Stage hosted brilliant performances by artists such as afropop superstar Burna Boy, the virtual group Gorillaz with their first ever performance in Finland, the ravishing Florence + The Machine, as well as domestic favorites Vesala and Vesta. On Flow Festival’s Sunday, the Main Stage saw the phenomenal Michael Kiwanuka and the charismatic Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds with their two-hour set charm the audience. Altogether Flow Festival hosted over 160 performing artists and groups, such as Bikini Kill, Fred Again.., MØ, Fontaines D.C., Holly Humberstone, Acid Arab and many more. For the full lineup, please see the bottom of the page.
Art was yet again an essential part of the Flow experience. The astonishing Tiilikello x Polestar art space opened the doors to the public to Suvilahti’s renovated old gasometer. Hanna Vihriälä’s impressive installation, The Blowing Flower, and Antti Tolvi’s meditative sound and light work Butterfly Effect invited the visitors to pause amidst the festival buzz. Adel Abidin’s thought-provoking video installation Musical Manifest attracted people to immerse in the work throughout the festival weekend.
Flow Festival’s multifaceted food selection included fine dining restaurants, street food inspired by countries worldwide, and guaranteed festival favorites. In 2022 Flow continued its trail-blazing work toward a more sustainable festival production by cutting red meat and poultry off the menus. Additionally, the drink selection focused on quality wines, small brewery products, and versatile options in non-alcoholic drinks.
In 2022, the festival also compiled the Flow Talks program. On Friday 12.8., Flow hosted a panel discussion arranged with Music Finland and six other music industry organizations on advancing a more vigorous and international music industry. The panelists included Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Maria Ohisalo, and chair of the Parliamentary Group of the National Coalition Party Kai Mykkänen, among others. Additionally, on Sunday, Flow arranged the Sustainable Meal panel, in which a jury selected the most sustainable and delicious dish of Flow’s restaurants. The crowd’s favorite Sustainable Meal was also chosen by popular vote. The jury selected as their winner LoiLoi’s Tofu Okonomiyaki, and the crowd favorite was The Glass’ dish Common Roach & Potatoes. The jury of the Sustainable Meal panel consisted of member of parliament Emma Kari, food author and chef Meri-Tuuli Väntsi, and the Head Chef of restaurant Grön Janne Keskevaari.
Said about Flow:
«One of the first ever music events to go carbon emission free, at Flow festival nothing is missing and nothing exceeds – it fits in perfectly and inspires what other festivals dream to be.»
– The Line of Best Fit
«It’s an ethos reflected at Flow Festival– whose willingness to reinvent themselves knows no bounds, positioning it as one of Europe’s flagship festivals.»
– Clash Music
Photos: © Petri Anttila, Skyproduction, Konstantin Kondrukhov, Hayley Lê, Riikka Vaahtera, Kiril Kainulainen ja Andrew Taylor
Continue your trip down memory lane
Watch photos: Go through Flow Festival 2022 photos on Flickr.
Browse the archived website:
Please note that some imagery or links might not work correctly on the archived site.
Flow Festival 2022 artists in alphabetical order
Acid Arab (Live)
Afro Sunday DJs
Antti Autio + Jouset
Brandee Younger Trio
Cardinal & Nun
Coco Ninja & Iconic House Of Ninja
Danilo Plessow / MCDE
DJ Stingray 313
Erika De Casier
Florence + The Machine
Giant Swan (DJ Set)
Heli Hartikainen: Chronovariations
Irma & Helmz
Johanna Juhola Reaktori
Julio Victoria (Live)
Kamma & Masalo
Katri Naukari & Janne Myllymäki: Murskautuminen
Linda Fredriksson Juniper
Mono Junk (Live)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Nyky Ensemble: Arvo Pärt
Pekka Laine & The Enchanted
Pepe Willberg & Jukka Eskola: “Niin Vähän On Aikaa”
Project Vainiolla: Waves Of Inner Peace
Tal & Sapiduz Ensemble
The Blessed Madonna
Timo Lassy & Teppo Mäkynen
Umo & Jimi Tenor
Ánnámáret: Nieguid Duovdagat