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August 8, 2017

Ready for 
Flow Festival

Ready for 
Flow Festival

Miruna Dumitrascu
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Photo by Anthony DELANOIX

Summertime and the living is easy, and festival tickets predictably expensive. Some of us can’t resist temptation and scout from early spring for music festivals in their proximity. By the time I made up my mind about going or not to Primavera Sound Festival, which pretty much nails all the elements of the ultimate festival in terms of location, language, temperature and line-up, the tickets were sold out.

So I decided to turn my head to other options because d’uh, what else was I gonna do? Stay home like I do every summer scrolling my life away? No, let’s try and get real this time (whatever that means), see what’s going on around Europe.

 

And then I stumbled upon Flow Festival 2017

Flow Festival’s been happening since 2004 in Helsinki and it’s deeply focused on music and arts, especially urban spaces, visual arts, film screenings, talks, design and it takes place in a at a defunct Suvilahti power plant and its industrial surroundings very close to downtown Helsinki.

 

Top of the top of what I plan to see live.

Aphex Twin

Death Grips

 

A lot of electronic earcandy available:

Jon Hopkins

Inga Mauer

Nina Kraviz

Lena Wilikens

Marie Davidson

SØS Gunver Ryberg

Jenny Hval

 

For the love of crowd pleasers, Pitchfork’s most rated and the like

Angel Olsen

London Grammar

Car Seat Headrest

Lana Del Rey

The xx

Flume

Goldfrapp

BadBadNotGood

Princess Nokia

 

What about some Finnish love?

Litku Klemetti

Mikko Joenssu

 

Dem boys (R&B, hip-hop)

Frank Ocean

Vince Staples

Danny Brown

Sampha

For all the lazy people out there, Spotify’s already spared us from searching for every single artist and curated a playlist. Although, it would be way better if you’d check them out one by one.

I just hope it won't rain.

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