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Flow Festival is a music and arts festival in Helsinki, Finland.

The music presented at Flow is a strong and varied selection of up and coming and established artists from indie-rock to soul and jazz and from folk to contemporary club sounds, both from the Finnish and the international scene.
Alongside interesting and topical music, Flow is about urban spaces, visual arts, cosy decoration, quality of services i.e. good food and drink.

The age limit is 18 years. Flow is both mental and physical state of being, where feeling flows collectively through music into larger entity.

Converted gas holders in the background now function as cultural arenas in the former industrial area of Suvilahti.
Flow Festival (commonly known simply as Flow) is an urban music and arts festival in Helsinki, Finland. The music presented at Flow Festival is a varied selection of artists from indie rock to soul and jazz and from folk to contemporary club sounds – from both the Finnish and the international scene. In addition to music, Flow Festival is about urban spaces, visual arts, film screenings, talks, design as well as food and drinks. The event takes place at a defunct Suvilahti power plant and its industrial surroundings in downtown Helsinki's immediate vicinity

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flow news flow news Written 2015-07-22 03:12:40
Flow Festival decided to launch an Instagram contest where you can win free tickets to the festival! Get into the ‪#‎flowfeeling‬ and show us your Flow! Follow us, read more and take part to the competition on Instagram.
flow news flow news Written 2015-07-22 03:08:41
Great news everyone! It’s time to start planning your weekend at Flow Festival! The schedule is out now. Check it out at
Also we have brand new additions to lineup including a DJ guru Joey Anderson, the six-piece DJ collective DOPE HKI featuring Noah Kin, Gracias - Official, Biniyam., View - Official, DJ IBUSAL, Tippa-T, pajafella, Adi L Hasla and Reino Nordin as well as fourteen amazing Champagne Bar & Lounge DJs to turn on the party mode.
Due to changes in tour schedule, Seth Troxler's gig has been moved to Flow Friday from Saturday.
Read more and check out the updated program page at
santos santos Written 2015-07-06 12:14:59

The next Flow Festival will be taking place on 14th – 16th August 2015.

Flow Festival has become synonymous with bringing music from old school legends to topical newcomers. Beyond the music, Flow, offers a warm embrace of the arts and an exceptional array of world spanning cuisine. Only a short walk away from the centre of Helsinki, the festival strikes an alluring setting for a few days of blissed-out festival escapism. There’s easily enough to keep attendees occupied, if ever spending a summer weekend in culture hub Helsinki wasn’t enough.

Age restriction 18+

Opening hours:
Friday 14.8. / 16.30 – 02.00
Saturday 15.8. / 14.00 – 02.00
Sunday 16.8. / 14.00 – 24.00
Flow news Flow news Written 2015-02-12 00:29:22
Flow adds more acts to its lineup

Additions to Flow Festival's lineup include US-based hip hop acts Tyler, The Creator and iLoveMakonnen, UK-based electro debutant Years & Years and US-based Future Brown. Flow will also feature fresh Swedish pop act Elliphant, established American DJ Diplo as well as Finnish artists Paperi T, Have You Ever Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS?, French Films, J. Karjalainen's Lännen-Jukka act, Manna and Regina.

Flow Festival adds several new acts to its lineup. Making its debut in Suvilahti in August 2015 is The Odd Future rapper and producer Tyler, the Creator, who is known for his provocative performances. iLoveMakonnen's Tuesday was one of last years biggest anthems, and expectations skyrocketed, when the promising young artist signed to Drake's label. Touted as one of his generation's primary hip hop acts, London-based trio Years & Years recently won the BBC Sound 2015 vote, which focuses on predicting the coming year's breakthrough acts. Each single so far has proven the band is capable of writing timeless pop hits infused with the day's quirky sounds, combining electro-pop to dance to, r'n'b and house. Super group Future Brown formed by Fatima Al Qadiri, J-Cush and Nguzunguzu has also recently made an impact with an exciting combination of hip hop and grime.

Singer and MC Elliphant is one of Sweden's most promising stars with her unique sound that is influenced by dancehall and bass music. Her breakthrough has been supported by top producers such as Dr. Luke and Diplo. The American DJ Diplo will also perform at 2015's Flow both as a member of Major Lazer and djing on his own.

Local acts have also been added to the lineup, such as Paperi T, who has gone solo from rap trio Ruger Hauer and become one of the countries most talked about debutants. Others included are Have You Ever Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS? who play nostalgic pop-rock, indie rock group French Films who are working on new material, Jukka Karjalainen who plays the only show of the year performing solo as Lännen-Jukka, and Finnish-Algerian singer-songwriter Manna, who takes the Flow stage with a band including strings. Gracing Suvilahti will also be Regina, playing at Flow a few months before the tenth anniversary of its Katso maisemaa debut album and about three years since its previous live show.

Other confirmed acts for the 2015 Flow Festival include e.g. Alt-J (UK), Beck (US), Belle and Sebastian (UK), Florence + The Machine (UK), Flying Lotus (US), Foxygen (US), Future Islands (US), Major Lazer (US), Run The Jewels (US), Todd Terje live (NO) and The War on Drugs (US). For additional information about all the artists:

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3-day ticket 169 €. The price includes the service charge. The Baltic Sea ticket is available by adding 2-40 € to the sale price.
Other ticket types come on sale in the spring.
Festival News Festival News Written 2014-07-25 01:39:28
Jessie Ware joins the Flow Festival lineup

The increasingly popular UK-based singer-songwriter Jessie Ware will perform at Flow Festival on Friday, August 8th. At the same time, Charli XCX has had to cancel her performance that was scheduled for Friday.

Jessie Ware rose to prominence with her debut album Devotion in 2012, which lead her to become the favourite newcomer of both critics and music fans. Ware spices up her soul and r'n'b with e.g. dubstep, and her best-known hits include Wildest Moments and Running. She'll release her new single Tough Love on the eve of Flow, on the 3rd of August. Her second album, featuring e.g. Miguel and Dev Hynes, will be released later this year.

The eleventh Flow Festival will be held 8–10 August in Suvilahti, Helsinki.

Partners of Flow Festival 2014 are main partner Microsoft, partners Brand Factory, Clear Channel, Heineken, Helsingin Sanomat, Raha­-automaattiyhdistys, RGB, Red Bull Music Academy, Stop-Teltat, Stopteltat, Sun Effects, Yellow Tail, Yle, creative partners Anima Boutique, Byroo, Cocoa, Esmes Digital, TSTO and environmental partners Helsingin Energia, Neste Oil and Pöyry.

Supported by: City of Helsinki Cultural Office, Ministry of Education and Music Finland.