Insider’s Guide to Flow Festival 2017

Flow Festival is loaded with great performances, activities and things to see. Suvi Kallio, Flow Festival’s Managing Director recommends open-minded attitude and exploring smaller venues and artists who you don’t already know. Take notes as Suvi shares her favorites of the upcoming festival.


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1. I definitely also want to experience the musical fusion of the Japanese legend Midori Takada in the Other Sound, which offers an opportunity to explore niche music’s most interesting sounds.


2. I have to wait for Frank Ocean’s performance until Sunday. For me, he’s the artist whose performance I expect maybe the most.


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3. One of the most interesting reforms of the festival is the transfer of the Bright Balloon 360 stage to the new area. I can't wait to see BadBadNotGood, Mikko Joensuu, Ona Kamu and Milo & Moses in Bright Balloon 360 stage’s intimate atmosphere. There will be also a Lanson champagne bar, We Jazz Vinyl Market and some really great food stalls, so it might be difficult to get myself out from that area. 

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4. The best dance parties of Flow Festival are probably in a green oasis in the middle of shipping containers, at the Resident Advisor Front Yard for electronic music.

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5. The party area from the previous years, Backyard, is now an ambient arena meant for
If I  just had the time, I would like to go to practice yoga in the morning in front of the ‘Altar of Attraction’ sculpture by Laura Väinöläand enjoy CocoVi’s superfoods.

6. I would like to drop by to watch well-curated movies and short films to the Riviera Cinema Bar. It’s also a good place to chill out a little bit between gigs.


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7. On Family Sunday, I could bring the kids over. The programme includes Kids Disco with
lasers, as well as kids yoga practice and art workshops for children. 


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8. As a foodie, I’m very excited about Flow’s food offer. I’m going to taste at least Grön's smoked pumpkin, Farang’s lobster, Matti Jämsen's bagels, Sinne’s vendaces and Onda’s Peafel. I definitely won’t leave the festival hungry!

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Flow Festival, Suvilahti, Helsinki, August 11th–13th 2017

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