Flow Festival 2016 announce first acts…

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Flow Festival 2016 announce first acts…

Flow Festival Helsinki is delighted to announce its first wave of acts for 2016, laying a marker as one of the strongest festival lineups of the season.

One of the planet’s most forward thinking festivals, Flow combines music, art, culture, culinary excellence and sustainability. The festival has an outstanding reputation for presenting some of the globe’s most pioneering artists in a jaw dropping, industrial space in Helsinki, Europe’s capital of cool.

Returning after far too long out of the spotlight, Flow are ecstactic to reveal that M83 will be playing Finland’s premiere festival, nearly five years after last playing live. With six critically acclaimed albums under their belts, the iconic French/American group have firmly established themselves as pioneers in electronic pop over the last decade, with a stunning live show that will no doubt astound at Flow Helsinki 2016.

 A more recently groundbreaking band in the pop world, CHVRCHES have also been added to the line-up. Proving themselves as a force to be reckoned with over two hugely popular albums- the latest being 2015’s Every Open Eye –  the effortlessly anthemic Scottish trio continue to storm shows over the world and their Flow show will be highly anticipated.

Fans of forward thinking electronica will be thrilled that Four Tet and Jamie XX have also joined the lineup. Fresh after being nominated for countless awards and appearing in many end of year lists, both acts have continued to pioneer electronic music in 2015 in their stunning live sets and on record, which will no doubt make for groundbreaking performances at Flow Helsinki 2016.

Leading the charge in the grime revolution of 2015, Stormzy has fast established himself as a game-changing MC both on record and with his visceral, gloriously raucous live shows. With hits including ‘Shut Up’ and ‘Know Me From’ set to sound huge around the Finnish capital.

Firm festival favourites Thee Oh Sees will also be hitting up Helsinki, fresh after the release of their 10th studio album earlier this year, while electronic pop sensations Hercules & Love Affair, Ghanian icon ATA KAK, and punk legends Descendents round off an incredible first announcement from one of Europe’s most forward thinking festivals.

Flow Helsinki 2016 takes place in a disused power station in the heart of Helsinki on 12th-14th August 2016. A limited number of three-day early bird tickets are on sale now, priced at €165 and available through the festival’s official website.

www.flowfestival.com