84,000 attendees gathered in Suvilahti to enjoy the sold-out Flow Festival
Flow Festival sold out and brought both international and domestic top artists to Suvilahti in Helsinki during the weekend. Not only did the festival showcase interesting and topical acts from the field of music, but it also received a lot of positive feedback for its versatile selection of food and art. 84,000 attendees dropped by to enjoy the unique atmosphere during the three festival days. Flow Festival had ten stages, and over hundred artists and groups performed.
Flow Festival ended with a bang as superstar rapper Kendrick Lamar gave an astounding performance. Lykke Li’s Flow performance made it clear that she is one of today’s most interesting pop artists. Lapin Kulta Red Arena witnessed one amazing performance after another, as the stage was taken by Jorja Smith, Fever Ray, the exploding Brockhampton, and the spellbinding St. Vincent. As twilight fell upon Suvilahti on an August evening, the audience got to enjoy saxophonist Kamasi Washington with his double set, and the unique soundscapes of Moses Sumney, performing on the atmospheric Balloon 360° stage.
Despite the rumbling thunder at noon, Flow’s Family Sunday attracted little scurriers and families to enjoy the festival. Voimala was full of both children and adults losing themselves to dance at the hilarious Skidit Mega Disko. Films for the whole family attracted people to Finnkino Pop-up Cinema and workshops by Aalto University had tens of enthusiastic participants. Even the smallest festival guests dared to let the movements of yoga carry them away under the gentle guidance of Roots Helsinki.
Following the Sustainable Flow Program, Flow recycles and reuses all the waste produced during the festival. All the waste will be utilised, as part of it will go into power production and the rest will be reused. Furthermore, all the emissions released while organizing Flow will be compensated for.
The next Flow Festival takes place August 9–11, 2019.