Flow Festival takes over Helsinki next weekend‏

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The 3-day urban festival will take over the old factory area in Suvilahti, Helsinki from Friday to Sunday August 14–16.



The 3-day urban festival will take over the old factory area in Suvilahti, Helsinki from Friday to Sunday August 14–16. Flow Festival presents a cutting-edge program of music, more experimental visual arts than ever, topical discussions, and a carefully curated offering of food and drinks. The factory area has been transformed into a perfect setting for the festivities with lighting design, decorations, design and the latest in event technology. Tickets are selling at a record-breaking pace, and some of the ticket types are fully booked. The number of international guests is expected to be bigger than ever.

Over 120 artists on 9 stages

Flow Festival presents the cutting-edge of both international and Finnish artists as well as exciting newcomers. Taking to the stage will be for example Beck with his live debut in Finland as well as the Pet Shop Boys, Róisin Murphy and Run The Jewels, each of whom got the audience going at Flow Festival Ljubljana earlier this summer. Flow Festival’s line up with over 120 performers also includes indie pop bands Florence + The Machine and Belle and Sebastian, UK-based electro debutant Years & Years, British folk rock-band Alt-J, producer and famed guitarist Nile Rodgers together with legendary CHIC, one of Sweden’s most popular female pop artists Tove Lo, US-based producer and DJ Diplo and his dancehall project Major Lazer, and one of the most significant hip hop artist’s of the new generation Tyler, The Creator as well as grime pioneers Skepta and Wiley.

Flow Festival’s several different and magnificently lighted stages around the festival area will guarantee a cosy atmosphere for an unforgettable festival weekend. In addition to the Main Stage and big tents, shows will be seen in several smaller venues. The unique, intimate Bright Balloon 360° Stage will feature current acts from around the world as well as Finnish musicians and top jazz. Flow's garden space, Resident Advisor Backyard – surrounded by Suvilahti's historic power plant structures – will be graced with top-tier electronic music during the festival weekend. The Other Sound is a unique series of music that focuses on some of today’s most exciting experimental music. Read more about music at Flow.

Experimental art and Flow Talks discussions

The collaboration between Flow Festival and the University of the Arts makes even more art possible all around the festival area. Several installations, performances and experimental shows will be seen during the festival weekend. The University of the Arts will also contribute to Flow’s children’s afternoon with a series of workshops led by dance and theatre pedagogy students. Read more.

Flow Talks offer a platform for future-defining discussions on current urban development projects and views before the festivities begin. The discussions connect festival goers with groups, communities and professionals creating urban life with talks focused on how cities become more attractive to people and more pleasant to live in. Read more and register.

Flow Festival continues to be a pioneer in combining festival food and services

Flow Festival continues to be a pioneer in combining festival food, services and making the guests comfortable at the various venues. The festival’s restaurant offering is unparalleled. In addition to popular street food, Flow hosts unique restaurant concepts and new taste sensations. The food on offer emphasizes vegetarian options, prefers organically produced dishes and favors locally produced ingredients. Read more.

Flow is known for its excellent services and pleasant festival atmosphere. A new area is Eden, which is the green space decorated with plants. There the selection of food and drinks focuses on healthy options. Eden has been designed and created in collaboration with Green House Effect, who are focused on creative interior design using plants, and Plantagen. Hundreds of blooming plants will be used to create a hallway of greenery in the area as well as an impressive installation of moss.

Yet again the Flow Festival area is full of surprising visual details such as engaging illustrations and paintings, decorations and chairs made from recycled materials, and design furniture. The furniture of the renewed food tent has been organized by the innovative design house Hem. Additionally Flow has exceptional lighting design helping create the unique atmosphere, and the latest in event technology in collaboration with event technology service provider Bright Finland and design and production collective Sun Effects.

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Tickets:
Lippupalvelu www.lippupalvelu.fi p.+358 600-10-800
Tiketti www.tiketti.fi p.+358 600-1-1616
89-169 € including seller fees 3,50 €.

Read here our review from Flow Festival 2014

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