Posted in music | tour dates on August 7, 2014

by Dominick Mastrangelo

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After spending three days shooting portraits and other SoundWave tent activities for us at Lollapalooza in Chicago, BrooklynVegan photographer Dominick Mastrangelo took off to Finland for this year's Flow Festival. Keep checking back for his coverage from the fest throughout the weekend, starting now...

With Lollapalooza in the books for another year, this weekend's summer festivals look west to San Francisco for Outside Lands. And they also look east, way east, across the pond to the Scandinavian and Nordic countries whom are all holding their own festivals. Norway's Oya Festival is up and running while Sweden's Way Out West and Flow Festival in Finland take place Friday through Sunday. At the time of this writing, I'm 31,000 feet over Iceland and bound for the beautiful seaport city of Helsinki for Flow. The lineup is a healthy mix of heavy hitters, indie-popular bands as well as Finnish talent.

Last week's Lollapalooza headliners, Skrillex and OutKast, are headlining on Friday (8/8) and Sunday (8/10)respectively. The National, whose seemingly endless tour in support of last year's Trouble Will Find Me, roll in to town after playing Oya and Way Out West to headline on Saturday.

In addition to the headliners, the fest also features Röyksopp & Robyn, Polica, Little Dragon, Marissa Nadler, The Horrors, Darkside, Bill Callahan and Janelle Monae are also performing. And a handful of artists who performed at Pitchfork a few weeks ago will be making their way to Helsinki as well including Slowdive, Real Estate and Neneh Cherry.

Flow also gives a nod toward festivals like SXSW and CMJ with a host of talks on tech and music as well as a screening over 40 short films. The National will also feature on the film side with a screening of the documentary Mistaken For Strangers.

Update: Being seven hours ahead of New York, I've been out and about in Helsinki today. Posters for Flow are everywhere, the weather was gorgeous and I spent most of my afternoon out on Suomenlinna, a fortress built on six islands in the Gulf of Finland. (That beautiful weather disappeared in less than an hour as it's presently pouring outside.) Some photos from my afternoon jaunt, plus the full Flow lineup, below...

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FLOW FESTIVAL LINEUP

Friday 8.8.
Skrillex (US)
Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def (US)
Paul Kalkbrenner (DE)
Jessie Ware (UK)
Pusha T (US)
Slint (US)
Bonobo (UK)
DARKSIDE (US)
Nina Persson (SE)
Jon Hopkins (UK)
Jenny Wilson (SE)
Roy Hargrove Quintet (US)
Tinariwen (MLI)
Risto (FI)
Magenta Skycode (FI)
Mirel Wagner (FI)
DJ Kridlokk (FI)

Red Bull Music Academy Backyard

Peanut Butter Wolf (US) dj set
Evian Christ (UK) dj set
Ceephax Acid Crew (UK)
I-F (Intergalactic Fm, Viewlexx, Murdercapital) (NL) dj set
Ron Morelli (US) dj set
Katerina (FI) dj set
Red Bull Music Academy Session: Peanut Butter Wolf (US)

MixRadio Music Hall

Torttila Miljoona & 2013 (FI)
Sasse & Jori Hulkkonen (FI) dj set
Phantom (FI)
Aksim (FI)
Riitaoja (FI)

Other Sound

High Wolf (FR)
Hopeajärvi (FI)
Monopoly Child Star Searchers (US)
Nuslux (FI)
Joose Keskitalo (FI)
Grateful Däd (FI)

Champagne Bar

Dj Lene (FI)
Erkko & Harvest (FI)
Käki & Harri Hännikäinen (FI)
Paska Sohva Djs (FI)

Saturday 9.8.
The National (US)
Manic Street Preachers (UK)
Neneh Cherry with RocketNumberNine (SE/UK)
Bill Callahan (US)
How To Dress Well (US)
Jamie xx (UK)
Kavinsky (Outrun Live) (FR)
Little Dragon (SE)
Les Ambassadeurs feat. Salif Keita, Amadou Bagayoko & Cheick Tidiane Seck (MLI)
Joey Bada$$ (US)
Mø (DK)
James Holden (UK)
Marissa Nadler (US)
Scandinavian Music Group (FI) * T2 Flow Special *
Astrid Swan (FI)
Sarah Kivi & Non-Orchestra (FI)
Eetu Floor & Ystävät (FI)
Mopo (FI)
Poliça (US)
Siinai (FI)
Noah Kin (FI)

Red Bull Music Academy Backyard

Young Marco (NL) dj set
Fred P (US) dj set
Illum Sphere (UK) dj set
Didier (FI) dj set
Trevor Deep Jr (FI) dj set
Red Bull Music Academy Session: Fred P (US)

MixRadio Music Hall

Samuli Kemppi (FI)
Aivovuoto (FI)
Teksti-TV 666 (FI)
Paperi T & KHID (FI)
Katujen äänet (FI)
Mr Peter Hayden (FI)
Shivan Dragn (FI)

Other Sound

Evan Parker (UK)
Kemialliset Ystävät (FI)
Miaux (BE)
J. Tolvi (FI)
Antti Tolvi (FI)
Nicolas Kivilinna (FI)

Champagne Bar

Calvin Girls (FI)
Guggenheim Djs (FI)
Must Have! (FI)
New Hi-fi Soundsystem (FI)
Esko Routamaa (FI)
Pingisklubi

Sunday 10.8.
Outkast (US)
Röyksopp & Robyn Do It Again 2014 (NO/SE)
Janelle Monáe (US)
Die Antwoord (ZA)
Slowdive (UK)
Action Bronson (US)
Blood Orange (US)
Real Estate (US)
Jungle (UK)
Mac DeMarco (CA)
Mark Ernestus presents Jeri-Jeri (SN)
Nyt Kolisee -live! (FI)
Iisa (FI)
Tuomo (FI)
Sin Cos Tan (FI)
Eurocrack (FI)
Pietarin Spektaakkeli (FI)
Antti Lötjönen Quartet East (FI)

Red Bull Music Academy Backyard

Machinedrum (US) dj set
Mark Ernestus (DE) dj set
Tama Sumo (DE) dj set
Optimo (UK) dj set
Baris K (TR) dj set

MixRadio Music Hall

Jaakko Eino Kalevi (FI)
Big Ups (US)
Beastmilk (FI)
St. Lucia (ZA)
Death Hawks (FI)
Gim Kordon (FI)
Rauhatäti (FI)

Other Sound

Maan (BE)
Lentoliskot (FI)
H K Z (Hauschka Kosminen Zeigler) (DE/FI/US)
Sound & Fury (FI)
Tomoko Sauvage (JP/FR)

Champagne Bar

We Love Helsinki Djs (FI)
Pingisklubi

Family Sunday (14-17)

Alina & DJ Koira (FI)
Circus Helsinki (FI)
Hurjat Silmät (FI)
Ruffle Army (FI)

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Comments (2)

so how much is BV being paid for this one?

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2014 2:04 PM

all i can say is I wish I was there (finland, not the festival). nice pics anyway. enjoy the festival!

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2014 4:44 PM

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