First acts announced for Flow Festival

The first line up announcement for the festival weekend includes legends and topical newcomers alike. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds are set to return to the live circuit and will make Flow Festival a part of their tour schedule. Blixa Bargeld, a previous long-time member the Bad Seeds and the german industrial band Einst├╝rzende Neubauten, will perform solo at the festival, showcasing his experimental sound excursions. The queen of unorthodox hiphop, Azealia Banks and the hotly-tipped R&B act Solange are new additions with strong contemporary resonance. Both of them will release their debut album soon. Other newly-emerged acts on the rise are a punk-influenced queer rapper Mykki Blanco, Iceland's Of Monsters and Men, forging their multi-layered brand of folk-tinged indie-pop, and Sweden's Goat, showcasing their personal sound with influences from various musical cultures. The British techno producer duo Karenn will keep the clubbers happy.

African rhythms continue to be a strong part of the Flow Festival experience, as the traditional-meets-modern sounds of Jupiter & Okwess International from Congo and the afro beat stylings  of the key Ghanaian highlife artist Ebo Taylor will be heard in Suvilahti. The first Finnish artists announced for this year are the moody electronic combo Sarah Kivi & Non Orchestra and the crowd favorite and one of the recent success stories on the local scene, the R&B artist Karri Koira.

As previously, Flow will again feature a wide variety of visual arts and film on its program, which will take its shape during the spring. The tickets for Flow Festival 2013 will go on sale on Monday January 28 at Tiketti. The first tickets to go on sale are the three and four-day festival passes and the Wednesday Opening Concert tickets.

Flow Festival 2013 is organized in co-operation with:
Main partner: Nokia

Partners:  Brand Factory, Clear Channel, Heineken, Helsingin Sanomat/NYT, Radio Helsinki, Red Bull Music Academy, RGB, Sun Effects, Yellow Tail

Supported by: City of Helsinki Cultural Office, Ministry of Education
Tickets: Tiketti, p. +358 600-1-1616
4 days: FRI–SUN + Opening Concert / 180 €
3 days: FRI–SUN / 150 €
Opening Concert WED 7 AUG / 54 €

+ additional seller fees.

The Baltic Sea ticket is available for all types by adding 2 € to the sale price.


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