Massive Attack, Iggy Pop and a host of other artists to play Flow

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British legends Massive Attack return from a lengthy recording break with a splash and will play Flow Festival in August. The band has enjoyed considerable success since the early 90s and released their latest EP Ritual Spirit in January. Guest performers on the release include Tricky, Roots Manuva, Azekel and the Mercury prize winning Young Fathers trio, who will join Massive Attack at Flow Festival. Another EP is slated for release later this spring, followed by the group’s sixth studio album. Massive Attack rose to prominence in the 90s with songs like Unfinished Sympathy and Teardrop, and has had a major impact on music with its unique blend of e.g. electro, jazz, dub and hiphop.

Flow Festival Massive Attack

Iggy Pop will perform at this summer’s Flow Festival, too. A punk pioneer and founding member of the legendary The Stooges, Pop is known as an extremely dynamic performer. The cult legend will release his newest album, Post Pop Depression (produced by Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age fame), this March.

Flow Festival Iggy Pop

Other acts confirmed to perform at Flow Festival include extremely productive rapper and preacher of positivity Lil B and British duo Sleaford Mods, who give a voice to the concerns of today’s working class. Also slated to play this summer are Kamasi Washington, the creator of last year’s most rapturously received jazz album, Thundercat with his delicious mix of jazz, hiphop, funk and electronic music, as well as a live set by Floating Points, a producer influenced by jazz and classical music and responsible for one of last year’s most critically acclaimed albums Elaenia. Hitting the stage at Flow will also be Liima, a band consisting of Mads Brauer, Casper Clausen and Rasmus Stolberg of Efterklang plus Finnish percussionist Tatu Rönkkö. The group is releasing its eagerly awaited debut album on 4AD this spring.

Flow Festival 2016

Acts previously confirmed at Flow include Sia, New Order, The Last Shadow Puppets, Jamie xx, M83, Chvrches, Descendents, Four Tet, Hercules & Love Affair and Thee Oh Sees.

Flow Festival is organized at Helsinki’s Suvilahti area August 12-14.

Tickets:
Ticketmaster www.ticketmaster.fi p.+358 600-10-800
Tiketti www.tiketti.fi p.+358 600-1-1616 
3-day Early Bird ticket 165 € (including service fees) until the end of February. Other ticket types come on sale in spring 2016.

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Read here our reviews from Flow Festival 2014 and from Flow Festival 2015.

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