Flow Festival Helsinki reveals Jonathan Wilson, Flohio, Nubya Garcia, Nyege Nyege Tapes, Makaya McCraven and more for Nordea Balloon Stage!

Flow Festival Helsinki reveals Jonathan Wilson, Flohio, Nubya Garcia, Nyege Nyege Tapes, Makaya McCraven and more for Nordea Balloon Stage!

As in previous years, Flow Festival’s landmark Balloon stage offers some of the most intimate and impressive experiences the event has to offer. Nordea Globe Balloon stage features Californian psych-folk sensation Jonathan Wilson, rising London-based rapper Flohio, Makaya McCraven, a jazz drummer and composer from Chicago, legendary saxophonist Pharoah Sanders with his ensemble and with two sets, up-and-coming afro jazz star Nubya Garcia, as well as Turkish clarinet virtuoso Cüneyt Sepetçi.

Nordea Globe Balloon stage will also host South African seven-piece BCUC, known for their authentic, traditional and spiritual sound. Ugandan collective Nyege Nyege Tapes brings to Flow Kampire, one of East Africa’s most interesting DJs, and the Tanzanian duo Bamba Pana & Makaveli, pioneers of Tanzania’s burgeoning singeli scene. The hyperkinetic music draws inspiration from house, noise, hardcore techno, rap and advertising jingles.

Nordea Globe Balloon also features the top names in Finnish jazz: saxophonist Timo Lassy together with drummer Teppo Mäkynen, new generation minimalist experimentalists Katu Kaiku and Elifantree, a charming trio featuring voice, tenor sax and percussion. Also slated to perform at the festival are electropop wizard Jaakko Eino Kalevi, newcomer Jesse Markin with his fusion of electro, hip hop and indie, M whose music is a series of dreamlike scenarios couched in powerful electronic/acoustic atmospheres, bowed lyre modernizer Pekko Käppi and his band K:H:H:L, whose music is influenced by folk music, mysticism and popular culture, as well as singer-songwriter Suad with her dramatic indie rock.

Flow Festival takes place in Suvilahti 9th –11th August 2019.

This year, Flow is expanding outside the festival area already before the festival weekend. Contemporary dance, electronic music and audiovisual art take over the Finnish National Opera’s Almi Hall the Wednesday and Thursday preceding Flow Festival the 7th and 8th of August. Tickets will go on sale today at 12 am. Read more: https://www.flowfestival.com/en/art/

Almost 150 artists are set to perform at the festival. The following artists have been published so far:

Flow Festival takes place in Suvilahti 9.–11. August 2019.

Almost 150 artists perform at the festival. The following artists have been published so far:

Friday 9th August
Cardi B, Erykah Badu, Earl Sweatshirt, Neneh Cherry, slowthai, Nitzer Ebb, Leroy Burgess Full Band, Jonathan Wilson, Makaya McCraven, BCUC, Donato Dozzy, Dj Python (live), Eva Geist (live), Ash Lauryn, CCL, Denzel & J.Lindroos, Fred P, Levon Vincent, Mafalda, Tone B. Nimble, Tomi K, Sebastian Holm & Marju, Ville Valo & Agents, Pyhimys – Neljä vuodenaikaa: Kesä, IBE Special, M, Elifantree, Elias Gould, Katakombi and Maustetytöt

Saturday 10th August
Tame Impala, Robyn, Blood Orange, Seinabo Sey, NAO, Big Thief, Pond, Yves Tumor, Amnesia Scanner, Astrid Swan & Stina Koistinen feat. Owen Pallett (WORLD EXCLUSIVE), Nyege Nyege: Bamba Pana & Makaveli + Kampire, Nubya Garcia, The Black Madonna, Juliana Huxtable, Dream 2 Science (live), Carista, Katerina b2b Linda Lazarov, Yu Chuan, Theo Parrish, Palms Trax, Valesuchi, Jeremy Spellacey, Raw Silk, Timo Lassy & Teppo Mäkynen, Pekko Käppi & K:H:H:L, Sansibar, Olli Koponen, Gasellit, Ruusut, Jaakko Eino Kalevi, Sofa, Bizi, F & SITOI, Jesse Markin and Henrik!

Sunday 11th August
The Cure, James Blake, Father John Misty, Tove Lo, Modeselektor (live), Stereolab, Mitski, Cupcakke, Khruangbin, Pharoah Sanders Quartet, Flohio, Cüneyt Sepetçi, Nina Kraviz, Baba Stiltz, K-Hand, DJ Yeboyah, D.Tiffany, Willikens & Ivkovic, Darryn Jones, Nosedrip, Disco Obscura: Tero Männikkö & Kristiina Männikkö, Lauri Soini, J. Karjalainen, Pariisin Kevät, Iisa, The Holy, Katu Kaiku and SUAD

Flow Festival confirmed partners for 2019 are the main partner Lapin Kulta Pure, partners Nordea, Oatly, Perlage, Reaktor, SEAT and Stopteltat as well as media partners Basso, Clear Channel, Helsingin Sanomat and Resident Advisor.


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