Red Garden is the beating heart of Flow Festival
Since its emergence in 2017, Flow Festival's Red Garden has been the guaranteed center of the party. This year, the red oasis will be filled with a wide variety of performers and special international guests who will serve a joyful atmosphere to Flow visitors. In addition, the artists of Champagne Bar & Lounge, located in the Balloon 360° area, have also been announced.
First introduced at Flow Festival in 2017, Red Garden is the passionate beating heart of Flow Festival - a synergistic space open to everyone, where people, music, and the collective experience meet. It’s a vibrant communal garden of nightlife beats, a diverse breeding ground where everyone is free to blossom out as fiery red flowers.
This year, Flow's unique Red Garden will feature one of the most singular groups coming from the UK underground scene, Giant Swans, legendary Haçienda resident DJ Paulette, a rising DJ in the techno scene in his hometown of Berlin, and fashion icon Patrick Mason, one of London's club scene's leaders Marcia Carr who plays soulful house, and Indonesian DJ-producer Dea Barandana’s and singer Adinda’s new duo Precious Bloom with their live set. A variety of moods will be brought to Red Garden by Mike Q, a key player in the current ballroom/vogue house culture in the United States, and Cardinal & Nun, who shifts from one style to another with a punk and techno attitude.
Finnish disco pioneer and Studio 54 veteran Jussi Kantonen will also arrive at Red Garden, as well as Lazercat, reaching from gloomy acid-influenced electro to the 1980s synthesizer funk, and Naks, stretching from electro and acid to Italo. Alec Sibbald, who emphasizes Italo-disco, Maria Wesander, who focuses on the legacy of disco music, on of the leader’s of the Finnish ballroom scene Coco Ninja together with The Iconic House of Ninja, and several other exciting and topical performers will also bring their shows to Red Garden.
Red Garden is hosted throughout the Flow weekend by a diverse bunch of hosts brought together by Andre Pozusis, the Red Devil of Helsinki's nightlife, and Minttu Vesala, the High Priest of style and culture born to party.
Flow visitors will get to tune in to the bubbly festival atmosphere at the iconic Champagne Bar & Lounge in the Balloon 360 ° area. While enjoying champagne at Lanson's flagship bar, the audience will be treated to a diverse selection of music brought by skilled DJs, such as DJ Bunuel, who has had a 45-year career as a DJ, and DJ Nagu’s and DJ Wildbilly's concept Cumbia Beat, a homage to Latin American rhythm music cumbia. A promoter of safer club culture, DJ Wekesa, playing dancehall, R&B, afro-fusion, and amapiano, and HiToshi, combining soft disco, house, and techno, among many more captivating artists, will bring their sets to Champagne Bar & Lounge.
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, Florence + The Machine, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Burna Boy, Jamie xx, Michael Kiwanuka, JARV IS…, Princess Nokia, MØ, Sigrid, Bikini Kill, Freddie Gibbs, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Fred Again.., and many more.
See the full program.