Top Bands Again Flow Into Helsinki
- Words: Tomas Palermo
The Roots, Múm, Caspa & Rusko, Robert Hood, and Senor Coconut are just a few of the artists confirmed for the diverse Flow Festival, set to take place August 15-17 in Helsinki, Finland's Suvilahti. Now in its fifth year, the event is organized by the Nuspirit Helsinki collective, who have expanded the show to an area three times larger as the previous year and added a fourth stage.
Flow showcases music from jazz to soul, indie to electro, techno to dubstep, electronic and freak folk. Headliners for this year’s event include Philadelphia’s The Roots, U.K. singer Jamie Lidell, French pop sensation Sébastien Tellier, and Canada's indie darlings Crystal Castles. Get Physical and Sonar Kollektiv label showcases, as well as Chicago’s DJ Funk, will wow fans of electronic music. Another highlight: a new group featuring Basic Channel’s Moritz von Oswald, with Vladislav Delay on metal percussion.
All in all, Flow Festival presents 62 acts on four different stages during three days:
Friday August 15
Main Stage: Múm, Jamie Lidell
Tent Stage: Crystal Castles, Christian Prommer's Drumlesson, Le Corps mince de Francoise
Club Voimala: M.A.N.D.Y., Sebo K, Ame
Club Tiivistämö: Caspa, Rusko,Tesla-Rok & Dead-O, DJ Randall, Del & Boj Lucki
Saturday, August 16
Main Stage: The Roots, CSS, Sébastien Tellier
Tent Stage: Detektivbyrån, Borko, Huoratron
Club Voimala: DJ Funk, DJ Eli Escobar, Massive B
Club Tiivistämö: Robert Hood, Mr Velcro Fastener, Jori Hulkkonen
Sunday, August 17
Main Stage: Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Senor Coconut and His Orchestra feat. Argenis Brito, The Five Corners Quintet
Tent Stage: Moritz von Oswald trio feat. Vladislav Delay, Ane Brun
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