Finland’s Flow Festival Celebrates Record Attendance

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Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds brought their emotional show to Helsinki on Sunday, Aug. 14.

Flow Festival, which went down in the Finnish capital of Helsinki this past weekend, Aug. 12-14, celebrated an attendance record of 90,000 or 30,000 per day.

During the weekend, the Flow main stage hosted performances by artists such as afropop superstar Burna Boy, Gorillaz with their first ever performance in Finland, Florence + The Machine, as well as domestic favorites Vesala and Vesta.

Closing out the main stage on Sunday were Michael Kiwanuka, as well as Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds with a two-hour set. Other artists on the bill included Jamie xx, Princess Nokia, Bikini Kill, MØ, Fred Again.., Yeboyah, Fontaines D.C., Holly Humberstone, Acid Arab, and many more. Altogether Flow Festival hosted over 160 performing artists and groups.

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Aside from music, Flow Festival offered ample spaces for other forms of art, a sustainable and multifaceted food selection, and the Flow Talks program, which consisted of panel discussions around topics currently moving the Finnish music biz.

Finnish public broadcasting company Yle and French-German public broadcasting company Arte recorded shows and atmosphere at Flow over the weekend. Part of the recordings have been live streams, but some of them, including Gorillaz, Burna Boy, UMO & Jimi Tenor, Kit Sebastian, Vesta, Freddie Gibbs, Sigrid, and pehmoaino, can be watched here.

Next year’s Flow dates have already been set, the festival will return to Suvilahti, Helsinki, Aug. 11-13, 2023. A limited edition of Super Early Bird tickets went on sale since today, Aug. 15.

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