Kendrick Lamar, whose debut album Good Kid, m.A.A.d City went to the top of the U.S. album chart and pleased both fans and critics, will be performing at the Flow Festival in August. He has been praised for his live shows and these days the championship belt of West Coast rap rests comfortably around this 25-year-old's waist. Lamar's raps and sounds have also been endorsed by rap-royalty such as his label boss Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg.
Flow will also feature two hotly tipped newcomers as California-based Haim and London-based AlunaGeorge join the lineup. With their fresh blend of r'n'b and indie pop, Haim's group of sisters were voted to the top of BBC's Sound of 2013 list. It makes the band's debut eagerly expected. The top of the BBC ranking also featured AlunaGeorge, whose hits Your Drums, Your Love and You Know You Like It have made their mark with a marriage of electro-pop and swaying r'n'b. Their debut, Body Music, is also one of the summer's most anticipated debuts.
Earlier, artists such as Kraftwerk, The Knife, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Azealia Banks, Of Monsters & Men and Solange have been announced in the lineup.
The tenth Flow Festival will be held 7–11 August 2013 in Suvilahti, Helsinki.