Jamie xx and JARV IS... announced for Flow Festival
The number of international must-see acts at Flow Festival is on the rise as the festival gears up to host Jamie xx, Jarvis Cocker with his rock band JARV IS… and a heap of other artists at the enchanting urban venue. Flow Festival takes place in Helsinki on the 12th – 14th of August 2022, with over 150 performers.
Flow Festival uncovers a new wave of acts for its eclectic lineup. The festival welcomes London-based producer and beatmaker Jamie xx to Helsinki. Considered as one of the most respected electronic music producers in the world, Jamie xx helped change the sound of the late 2000s and beyond with his Mercury Prize-winning group The xx, and on his own. The subtle blend of indie, R&B, and dance he crafted with The xx made him a sought-after remixer, and the prominent producer seems to be working at an accelerating speed this year. Another world-renowned act arriving at Flow is JARV IS…, a project launched by Britpop legend, former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker that released its debut album Beyond the Pale in 2020.
Additionally, Flow Festival will host one of the most appreciated artists of gangsta rap and alternative hip-hop Freddie Gibbs. He draws from authenticity and honesty, where artistry and attitude are always more important than commercial success. Flow will also present an artist of a rare caliber, singer-songwriter Aldous Harding. Releasing her new album in March, Harding is widely considered one of this millennium's most significant folk artists. Heading over to Helsinki with their live set will also be Acid Arab. The Paris-based electronic music crew mixes traditional North African and Middle Eastern music with acid and techno to create new musical encounters.
Added to Flow Festival’s expansive lineup are several Finnish must-see acts, including Antti Autio + Jouset, a one-of-a-kind show by the soulful singer-songwriter along with a string ensemble, praised pop artist Malla, mixing electronic pop, disco, and house with a skilful touch, Ege Zulu, one of the leaders of the Finnish Afrotrap scene, as well as Louie Blue, who softly combines modern R&B, electronic pop, and blue-eyed soul.
The Flow Festival experience is about the international carefully curated program, outstanding art installations, top-quality restaurants, and the magical festival area at Suvilahti, Helsinki. Flow hosts around 150 performers in total. Previously announced acts include Gorillaz, Florence + The Machine, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Michael Kiwanuka, Princess Nokia, and many more. All ticket types are now available at Ticketmaster and Tiketti.
The main partner for the year 2022 is Lapin Kulta Pure. Other confirmed partners are Lanson, FREE.fi, Vaasan, The City of Helsinki, and media partners Clear Channel, Helsingin Sanomat, Radio Helsinki, and Resident Advisor.