Burna Boy, MØ, and many more to Flow Festival
The next global superstar, Nigerian Burna Boy will perform at Flow Festival in August. The Helsinki-based festival will also host Danish pop sensation MØ, and many more.
Flow Festival’s colossal program reinforces as one of Africa’s biggest stars, Burna Boy, joins the festival program. With his fusion of dancehall, reggae, Afro-beat, and pop, Burna Boy is one of Nigeria’s most successful artists of all time. Burna Boy is a messenger of his signature Afro-fusion sound, who aims to build bridges between black people worldwide with his music and performances. The topical artist is well on his way to global superstardom and is due to release his sixth album, Love, Damini, in the summer. Streaming hundreds of millions with his numerous hits, the Grammy-winning artist recently became the first Nigerian to headline a sell-out concert at New York’s legendary Madison Square Garden.
Added to Flow’s lineup is also Danish singer-songwriter MØ. With her monumental 2014 debut album, No Mythologies To Follow, and a prominent feature on Major Lazer’s Lean On — one of the most successful singles of all time — MØ’s career launched into the stratosphere for good. Early this year, the pop artist released her third hit album Motordome, taking her back on the road and to Flow Festival. Bringing his set to Flow is also Australian entertainer Donny Benét, whose pastel-colored and 80s post-disco sounds and pop-perfect songs balance irony and genius.
One of the most significant musical phenomena of recent years in Finland, Vesta, who rose to fame with her acclaimed debut album in 2018, is also added to Flow’s lineup. The exciting and genre-renewing pop artist is a beloved Finnish favorite who released her sophomore album in March. Also taking the Flow stage in August is DJ duo Dream’s new concept DREAMWORLD - an escapist experience of live music, a DJ-set, 3D visuals, and surprises. More acts performing at Flow Festival this year include Finnish singer, songwriter, and producer New Ro, combining R&B, modern pop music, and 80s’ and 90’s nostalgia, as well as singer-songwriter pehmoaino who has charmed audiences and critics alike with her soft, personal, indie-influenced pop.
Flow Festival takes place in Helsinki, Finland, on the 12th–14th of August 2022. The festival will host around 150 artists. Already announced acts are:
Gorillaz, Burna Boy, MØ, JARV IS…, Sigrid, Aldous Harding, Pa Salieu, Nihiloxica, Alfa Mist, The Blessed Madonna, Dixon, Uncle Waffles, Kamma & Masalo, OK Williams, Yung Singh, Bianca Lexis, Zernell, Vesala, ibe - Flow exclusive, Erika Vikman, Antti Autio + Jouset, Arppa, New Ro, pehmoaino. Rosa Coste, Johanna Juhola Reaktori, Isaac Sene, Vilma Jää, Electronic Market, Katerina, Irma & Helmz, Soul Survivors
Florence + The Machine, Jamie xx, Princess Nokia, Freddie Gibbs, Bikini Kill, Fontaines D.C., Holly Humberstone, Orchestra Baobab, Kit Sebastian, Marcel Dettmann, Sherelle, DJ Stingray 313, Anz, Danilo Plessow / MCDE, Millos Kaiser, Bárbara Boeing, Trujillo, Vesta, Gettomasa, Yeboyah, Jesse Markin, F, DREAMWORLD, Malla, Linda Fredriksson Juniper, Hassan Maikal, Ege Zulu, UMO & Jimi Tenor, Lxandra, Linda Fredriksson Juniper, Antti Salonen, Mono Junk (live), Morphology (live), Lil’ Tony, Hanna Ojanen, DJ Jese, Lara Silva, emkay
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Michael Kiwanuka, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Fred Again…, Little Simz, DJ Koze, Acid Arab, Q, Donny Benét, Dhafer Youssef - Sounds of Mirrors, Erika de Casier, Brandee Younger Trio, Paquita Gordon, DJ Holographic, Heléna Star, Julio Victoria (live), Jayda G, Antal, Esa, Gasellit, Sexmane, William, Louie Blue, Pepe Willberg & Jukka Eskola: Niin vähän on aikaa, Timo Lassy & Teppo Mäkynen, Pekka Laine & The Enchanted, Eric Filipus, Jenifa, Zoukous
The main partner for the year 2022 is Lapin Kulta Pure. Other confirmed partners are FREE.fi, Vaasan, Oddlygood, Lanson, Juhla Mokka, Helsingin kaupunki, Stopteltat, Sun Effects, Creative Technology, and media partners Clear Channel, Helsingin Sanomat, Radio Helsinki, Finnkino and Resident Advisor.