Arctic Monkeys, Lykke Li, Fleet Foxes and many others added to Flow lineup
One of the most beloved and requested rock bands of today, Arctic Monkeys will release their long-awaited sixth album after a lengthy hiatus. Arctic Monkeys are known for their clever, satirical lyrics and their ability to combine surprising instruments and styles, still keeping their remarkable style. Since their Mercury prize-winning debut album Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, the band have received three Grammy nominations as well as won seven Brit awards from nine nominations. Their latest record, AM, has been a true chart-topper and their most successful album to date, leaving fans to eagerly wait for the follow-up. The band will pay a visit to Finland for the first time and fulfill one the Flow Festival audience’s biggest wishes by joining the lineup.
Flow has also booked Swedish pop sensation Lykke Li, who will release her fourth album this year, and The Knife's Karin Dreijer Andersson's electronic solo project Fever Ray, which is returning to live performances after a seven-year break. Plunge, Fever Ray's latest record, which was released in October, is nominated for the Nordic Music Prize, given annually to the best Nordic album.
Also performing at Flow will be Fleet Foxes, a folk group known for its gorgeous vocal harmonies who released their third album last year, as well as Kevin Morby, one of today's most interesting and sought after folk artists and Shame, a post-punk group hailed as one of the best live acts in London that has the music press eating out of its hand with its debut Songs of Praise.
Finnish additions to the Flow Festival lineup include Lake Jons, an indie folk pop group signed to US label Antifragile Music, punk legend Teemu Bergman's group Kakka-Hätä 77 in a rare live performance, Kynnet, the lo-fi rockers hyped by Vice's music site Noisey, as well as rising rapper Ibe, representing the new generation of Finnish rap, who has already worked with acts like JVG and Kube. Berlin-based, big voiced Lxandra will bring her ambitious pop music to Flow. Pop star Anna Puu will play her only show of the summer at Flow and debut her new electronic sound with The Intergalactic Love Odyssey spectacle.
Previously confirmed acts for next summer's Flow Festival include Kendrick Lamar, Patti Smith, St. Vincent, Grizzly Bear, Bonobo, Mura Masa, Alma, Sigrid, Brockhampton, Helena Hauff, Moodymann, Kube x Eevil Stöö, Vesta, 3TM in 3D and Onni Boi.
Read more about the program here.