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Flow Festival 2022

Launched in 2004, the Flow Festival has in recent years succeeded in becoming one of the most interesting music festivals in Europe. The event, which gathered an audience of more than 80,000 people in the summer of 2019, will be held this year from August 12–14.


Flow 2022 – great selection of international and domestic artists

The Flow Festival, which will be held in Helsinki from August 12 to 14, 2022. The much expected musical event has created faith in the Finnish festival summer throughout the spring by announcing a famous lists of international performers that will be participating to the event this year.

This summer, the festival’s best-known performers include Florence + The Machine, a band that has sold millions of albums worldwide and won numerous awards in the music industry. Their gig in Helsinki is one of the few performances that the band will be doing in Europe this summer. Florence Welch, a soloist known for her pompous, soulful voice, will take over the main stage of Suvilahti with her band on Saturday.

This year’s festival will also feature Gorillaz, formed by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, who, like Florence + The Machine, is one of the festival’s best-known artists in history. The Grammy and BRIT award-winning band will play a gig of about two hours at Flow.

Jamie xx, best known from the xx, joined the festival’s renowned group of international artists earlier in the spring. Another interesting name is Jarvis Cocker, known from Pulp, who will arrive to the festival with his new band JARV IS…, whose debut album Beyond The Pale was published in 2020.

World-class reinforcements are by no means left here, as Flow’s audience is also entertained by Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds. This is a very significant milestone as the band returns to the stage this summer after a four-year hiatus. During its nearly 40-year journey, the cult band has grown into one of the most important rock bands of our time.

Vesala, who once made her breakthrough in PMMP and who has later delighted audiences during her solo career; Erika Vikman, who popped up from the UMK in the top tier of Finnish artists; and the legendary Pepe Willberg, who will be seen on stage with jazz trumpeter Jukka Eskola on Sunday, are among the top Finnish performers in the festival.

Bands and artists:


Gorillaz, Burna Boy, MØ, JARV IS…, Sigrid, Aldous Harding, Pa Salieu, Nihiloxica, Alfa Mist, The Blessed Madonna, Dixon, Uncle Waffles, Kamma & Masalo, OK Williams, Yung Singh, Bianca Lexis, Zernell, Vesala, ibe – Flow exclusive, Erika Vikman, Antti Autio + Jouset, Arppa, pehmoaino, New Ro, Rosa Coste, Johanna Juhola Reaktori, Isaac Sene, Vilma Jää, Electronic Market, Katerina, Irma & Helmz, Soul Survivors

Saturday 13.8.

Florence + The Machine, Jamie xx, Princess Nokia, Freddie Gibbs, Bikini Kill, Fontaines D.C., Holly Humberstone, Orchestra Baobab, Kit Sebastian, Marcel Dettmann, Sherelle, DJ Stingray 313, Anz, Danilo Plessow / MCDE, Millos Kaiser, Bárbara Boeing, Trujillo, Vesta, Gettomasa, Yeboyah, Jesse Markin, F, DREAMWORLD, Malla, Linda Fredriksson Juniper, Hassan Maikal, Ege Zulu, UMO & Jimi Tenor, Lxandra, Linda Fredriksson Juniper, Antti Salonen, Mono Junk (live), Morphology (live), Lil’ Tony, Hanna Ojanen, DJ Jese, Lara Silva, emkay

Sunday 14.8.

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Michael Kiwanuka, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Fred Again…, Little Simz, DJ Koze, Acid Arab, Q, Donny Benét, Dhafer Youssef – Sounds of Mirrors, Erika de Casier, Brandee Younger Trio, Paquita Gordon, DJ Holographic, Heléna Star, Julio Victoria (live), Jayda G, Antal, Esa, Gasellit, Sexmane, William, Louie Blue, Pepe Willberg & Jukka Eskola: Niin vähän on aikaa, Timo Lassy & Teppo Mäkynen, Pekka Laine & The Enchanted, Eric Filipus, Jenifa, Zoukous

Brief history of Flow Festival

The Flow Festival has become a very traditional and well-known city festival that has been held since 2004.

The event originated from the founders’ own passion for music and Helsinki’s urban culture, and over the years, Flow has grown from an intimate club event to one of the most interesting music and art festivals in Europe.

Flow Festival’s program is always assembled with great precision and innovation to create a diverse entity that includes both popular culture and experimental art.

The wide selection of music and art, the diverse and trendy restaurant selection, the enchanting Suvilahti festival area, and the extensive responsibility program offer something for everyone who enjoys the festivals, and this is one of the reasons why many festival goers come to Flow every year.

Flow will return to the festival program after a three-year hiatus. The last event held in 2019 gathered an audience of about 83,000 people. The list of artists in the summer of 2022 and the hiatus are likely to mean that the long-awaited return of Flow will be larger than ever before.


Tickets for the Flow festivals can be purchased on the Ticketmaster and Tiketti websites.

It is worth noting that the tickets saved for 2020 and 2021 will also be valid as such for the 2022 Flow Festival.

In addition to the regular day tickets, special Gold Area tickets will be available this year, including access to the festival area for the entire three days, access to the exclusive Gold Area with its own bar and café, and comfortable seating areas. Guests in the Gold Area also have access to their own sanitary facilities and a free cloakroom service throughout the festivities.

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Are you heading to the Flow Festivals and/or any other Helsinki summer music events this summer?

VALO Hotel & Work is located along good transport connections in Helsinki’s Ruskeasuo, and from us you can easily move between the gig and festival venues and the hotel with your own car, public transport, city bikes, and electric kickboards.

At VALO you will also find a very popular wellness area with saunas and pools and our stunning Rooftop Terrace, where a DJ plays summer music on weekends. On the roof of VALO, you can easily tune in to the atmosphere of a festival or a gig.

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External sources: Ticketmaster, Kohokohdat, Helsinki Festival, Flow Festival
Main image: Jussi Hellstén | Visit Finland Media bank