Flow Festival 2013

Other | Thursday 16th May 2013 | Conor


Returning in August for its 10th year and boasting arguably its best line-up to date, Helsinki’s Flow Festival is one for those European festival goers who are not all too keen on the scorching temperatures of Spain’s Benicassim and the likes.

With average temperatures ranging from the teens to mid-twenties Flow Festival, which takes place in Helsinki, Finland is by no means the warmest of all festivals. However, if the lack of heat is no issue for you then this should definitely grab your attention.

This year’s stellar bill is topped by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, who have recently found themselves embroiled in controversy after the Australian singer invited local children’s choirs to perform with him on tour, leading concerned parents to complain about his use of obscene language. They are joined by the ever elusive My Bloody Valentine and Kraftwerk, who will be performing a 3D show.

The rest of the line-up consists of a hugely eclectic mix of artists. For those more inclined to hip hop, performances will come from Kendrick Lemar, Azealia Banks and New York’s punk-rock rapper Mykki Blanco. There is no shortage of bands across a variety of genres, including Iceland’s indie folk sextet Of Monsters and Men, American soft rockers Haim, Sweden’s Junip featuring José González and Godspeed You! Black Emperor, who returned last year after a 10 year hiatus. The festival will also feature a selection of electronic acts such as Hudson Mohawke, Disclosure, The Knife and a DJ set from Maya Jane Coles.

The festival takes place from the 9th-11th August, with an opening concert from The Knife on the 7th.




4 days: FRI – SUN + Opening Concert/ 180 € (£152)

3 days: FRI – SUN / 150 € (£127)

2 days: FRI+SAT, FRI+SUN, SAT+SUN / 125 € (£106)

1 day: FRI, SAT, SUN / 79€ (£67)

Tickets can be purchased by following this link. See you there!


By Conor Giles