Flow Festival continued successfully on Saturday

The Flow folk experienced another highly successful day at the festival. The festival attracted 28,000 attendees on both Friday and Saturday, and a similar number is expected on Sunday.

Flow’s Saturday was a day of fulfilled and exceeded expectations: Arctic Monkeys, performing for the very first time in Finland, took Flow’s main stage by storm while the festival-goers gathered to watch the spectacle in huge numbers. Other Finland first-timers included the charismatic Charlotte Gainsbourg who enchanted the audience with her wondrous performance and indie rock band Grizzly Bear. In the early evening, the Finnish artist Vesta charmed the crowd on the Main Stage, and 6lack lifted up the roof at Lapin Kulta Red Arena. Noname gave a convincing performance at SEAT Black Tent, as well as Shame, who drove the crowd wild with their energy.

However, music is not the only art form which gets to blossom at Flow. Aika-lava by Aalto University is full of art, and the students of the university have created a huge wall painting and video art. An art installation which has sparked a lot of admiration is Transmission by Tiina Pyykkinen, Young Artist of 2017. The installation was commissioned by Flow. Furthermore, a lot of topical video and light art is exhibited, for example The Eternal Sleep of the Man, a video installation by Sami Sänpäkkilä and Anna-Mari Nousianen and The Other Light, an exhibition curated by light art collective and production house Sun Effects. Great pleasure has been taken in comic and graffiti artist Mark Bodē’s work at Make Your Mark Gallery, and upcoming movies and pieces by the students of Aalto University have been presented at Finnkino Pop-up Cinema.

Flow continues for one more day. On Sunday, Kendrick Lamar, Lykke Li, St. Vincent, Brockhampton and many more will step onto the stage. Furthermore, Flow’s Family Sunday is full of festival bustle for the whole family. The adults who have purchased a ticket for Sunday may bring their under-10-year-olds with them from 1 PM to 5 PM to join the festival whirl, play, and enjoy the music. Family Sunday is a shared festival experience for the whole family. To mention a few funny activities, Family Sunday includes dancing at the hilarious Skidit Mega Disko and workshops organized by Aalto University.

Photos from Flow Saturday: https://www.flickr.com/photos/flowfestival/albums/72157672183110388
Flow’s Flickr Stream: https://www.flickr.com/photos/flowfestival/