FLORENCE + THE MACHINE AMONG THE FIRST ARTISTS CONFIRMED FOR FLOW FESTIVAL 2015

Florence + The Machine, Major Lazer, Alt-J, Flying Lotus, Todd Terje, Run the Jewels, Future Islands and Foxygen will perform at the 12th Flow Festival.

Flow Festival, Finland’s leading music and arts festival, will return 14th-16th August 2015 with another radical programme of cutting-edge music, visual arts, culture, film and design, set against a unique urban backdrop.

Attracting some 60,000 attendees over 3-days, Flow Festival takes over historic Suvilahti power plant area, just a short walk from the centre of Helsinki. Combining its truly pioneering approach to festival food with a spectacularly diverse music and arts programme, this dominating and industrial space will be transformed into an immaculate microcosm of Nordic urban culture.

Known for an eclecticism that spans both the local and international and showcases upcoming talent alongside major established artists, the first line-up announcement includes Florence + The Machine, fronted by the enigmatic Florence Welsh, whose grandiose vocals are arguably the greatest of this generation. The band is currently recording much-anticipated new album which follows 2011’s critically acclaimed ‘Ceremonials’.

Also announced today is Major Lazer, the dancehall electro project from American producer Diplo, while indie-rockers Alt-J, who received the prestigious Mercury Prize in 2012 with An Awesome Wave, will bring their playful, electro-influenced sound to Finland for the first time.

These first additions to the 2015 line-up also include Todd Terje, the Norwegian DJ, producer and songwriter who will perform his acclaimed live set. Another taking the stage will be one of today’s most respected producers of electronic music, Flying Lotus, aka Steven Ellison, nephew of legendary jazz musicians Alice and John Coltrane, who combines hip hop, IDM and jazz to create his own distinctive sound.

U.S. rappers El-P and Killer Mike, better known as Run the Jewels also join the Flow 2015 line-up, as do cult synth rockers Future Islands, whilst Foxygen – who also debut in Finland at Flow – will add their 1970s-style psychedelic rock to the mix.

More artists will be added to next year’s line-up in early 2015 as well as information on the diverse arts, food, film and talks programmes on offer at Flow Festival.

Flow Festival’s Early Bird 3-day tickets are on sale through Lippupalvelu and Tiketti, priced at €159 until the end of January 2015. Day tickets will go on sale next year.

www.flowfestival.com

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