Flow Festival: 10 Finnish acts to see
Festival goers, make yourselves pretty, this weekend it’s Flow time. The festival located between gasometers at an old power plant in Suvilahti has become in Helsinki’s most important summer festival -at least for non metalheads, and it is a great showcase opportunity for Finnish bands.
Check out below the ten must-see Finnish acts playing at Flow this year.
After nearly ten years together, Turku band Magenta Skycode will call it quits at the of this year. Their precious dreamy sounds will shine once again at Flow festival before a final show later in the year.
With her second album about to hit the stores, songtress Mirel Wagner returns to Flow and gets a prime time slot at the beautiful Balloon 360° stage under the night sky. In such a setting, her strip-down folk tales will create a magical and emotional show.
Riitaoja reunites a bunch of experienced Finnish musicians got together last year and released a collection of shivery songs, rooted in dark blues and folk.
Earlier this year, Regina’s singer Iisa Pykäri released her debut solo album, which is a laid-back electro pop affair with sweet beautiful melodies.
Finnish-Nigerian rapper Noah Kin was one of the most acclaimed acts at last year’s Open Source Stage, so this year he returns to Flow to present his latest release Now You See in a bigger stage. Future hip hop star in the making.
After being forced to cancel a few shows earlier this year due to health reasons, it is a great joy to see Astrid Swan return to the stage at Flow Festival. The piano-driven pop songs of her last album Astrid4 will sound playful again.
Labelled as punk-jazzers, the trio Mopo are too much fun to miss. Saxophonist Linda Fredriksson leads the way supported by a smoking in-your-face rhythm section.
The apocalypse post-punk of Beastmilk is one of the most hard-rocking offers at Flow. The band is spending most of this year on the road presenting their debut album Climax, so the guys should be in pretty good form to offer an epic show before the world ends.
Jaakko Eino Kalevi
Once a tram driver, electro-pop artist Jaakko Eino Kalevi has been releasing plenty of music for some years and he finally attracted some good attention with his latest release, the Dreamzone EP, which contains the enchanting and dreamy single No End. Following his gig at Flow, everything is line up to hit big with his debut album, out soon.
The hipsterest of the all the hipsters. Gim Kordon shook the Helsinki underground scene this spring with their 90s inspired alternative rock. Like Dinosaur Jr and The Lemonheads singing in Finnish.