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Flow Festival is an alternative, multi-genre music festival in Helsinki. Taking place at the historic Suvilahti power plant, the festival features a uniquely stunning urban setting.
Presenting over 150 national and international artists every year, Flow Festival's eclectic lineup of influential artists is one of the best in Europe.
Not limited to music though, the festival curates an immersive experience with visual art installations, film screenings and talks to compliment its musical offerings.
Please visit www.flowfestival.com/en/ for more information.
From their humble beginnings as a myspace buzz band, Sheffield's finest indie upstarts, fronted by the cocky but ever clever Alex Turner, still hold the mantle for achieving the fastest selling debut album for a band in British history, even beating the likes of Oasis and the Beatles. Now only that, but all of their albums have reached the no.1 position on the UK album charts. Still looking good on the dancefloor, Alex's vocals and lyrics may have matured over the years, but they still continue to deliver their addictive brash guitar tunes with gritty yet witty lyrics.
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West Coast rapper Kendrick Lamar built up a reputation through the underground scene as one of hip-hop's best lyricists. With the backing of Dr. Dre, Lamar has been compared to the likes of Tupac, Eminem, Nas, and Jay-Z. He is one of those rare MCs who has achieved critical and commercial success while earning the respect and support of those who inspired him.
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One of the primary catalysts to the emergent New York punk scene, that in turn infiltrated London and beyond. If ever there was a contender for the mother of punk, Patti it is.
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Heralded as "the first truly 21st century guitar hero" by Guitar World magazine, St. Vincent is the stage name of singer and multi-instrumentalist, Annie Clark. Blurring the lines between experimental art and pure pop, she pushes musical boundaries whenever possible while still maintaining accessible pop hooks. Her live shows contain an element of theatrics and quirky dance moves. Whether collaborating with legends like David Byrne or producing her own electro-pop-rock material, her ever-changing image and evolving sound make St. Vincent a true original.
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Brooklyn-based experimental pop outfit with Warp Records.
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Ms. Lauryn Hill
Ms. Lauryn Hill, the American singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, academician and actress established herself in the music world as the lone female member of The Fugees, whose record sales would make them the second biggest selling R'n'B act worldwide since Michael Jackson. Lauryn launched her solo career with the release of the commercially successful and critically acclaimed album 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill', which earned her a record breaking five Grammy Awards including 'Album of the Year' and 'Best New Artist'.
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Bonobo, aka Brighton-based DJ and musician Simon Green, makes beautifully chilled beat-driven music drawing close comparison to the works of DJ Shadow and Mr Scruff. His combination of downtempo, hip hop, funk and dub with catchy melodies skilfully immersed in organic, pastoral atmospheres has seen him quickly grow in popularity since his debut album Animal Magic in 2001. 2017 saw the release of 6th album Migration, reaching no.5 on the UK album charts.
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Electronic / hiphop artist, producer and multi instrumentalist. The name Mura Masa comes from infamous Japanese sword-smith Muramasa Sengo. Alex grew up on the island of Guernsey and spent a lot of his childhood jamming in local indie bands. For a while, he immersed himself in indie and rock music until, at the age of 15, he discovered electronic music via Hudson Mohawke's experimental track Thunder Bay. Soon after that, he stumbled across James Blake, which made him realise the endless possibilities in music production. More internet research ensued and he came across other musicians like SBTRKT, Cashmere Cat and Flying Lotus, who all helped to shape his idiosyncratic mix of sounds.
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Sigrid’s defiant pop was catapulted into the public consciousness with the zeitgeist defining ‘Don’t Kill My Vibe’; the certified-Gold ‘Strangers’, A-List record ‘High Five’, critically lauded RAW EP and ‘Sucker Punch’. From the tiny town of Ålesund in Norway, which sits at the entrance of a UNESCO-protected fjord surrounded by sea and mountains, Sigrid has been creating a world which emboldens her followers, displaying outstanding song writing ability with hard-hitting and empowering words, laced over unexpected and daring melodies.
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Acid and electro DJ and musician from the docks of Hamburg signed to Ninja Tune.
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Kenny Dixon JR, one of the world's most innovative & sought after producers whose albums exist for other places than just the dance floor. He has a wide-ranging appeal, with influences from jazz, hip hop, R&B, house and techno all to be found in his productions.
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Swedish indie-songstress whose debut album, Youth Novels, was produced by Bjorn Yttling of Peter Bjorn and John. Sparkling pop songs meet dreamy ramblings on love, life and loss, with a voice to die for.
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Aka Karin Elisabeth Dreijer Andersson, one half of icy Swedish dance duo The Knife, who has re-invented herself with a collection of dreamy, ethereal electronica as Fever Ray.
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Kevin Morby is an American musician best known as a bassist of Woods, and a singer, songwriter and guitarist of The Babies. In 2013 he broke out of the shadows into a fruitful solo career, penning songs that melded Dylan-esque lyrical mystique with rootsy production. Along with contemporaries like Angel Olsen and Kurt Vile, Morby represented a wave of sharp, indie-bred 2010s songwriters whose audiences grew exponentially as they came into their own.
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Funk / Punk / Indie / Soul five-piece from South London. Bursting at the seams with punk energy, with the patter of the Streets, the spittle of Mark E. Smith, and the underground spirit of Eddy Current Suppression Ring, combined with the frenzy, rage and exasperation of their youth. Their reputation as one of the best new live bands in London is cemented following tours with The Garden and Fat White Family and shows with The Fall, King Gizzard, Slaves and more.
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Daughter of British actress and singer Jane Birkin and French singer-songwriter Serge Gainsbourg, Charlotte has gone on to achieve a successful solo career blending elements of acoustic folk, pop and electronica.
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Young soulful singer/song writer, originally from Walsall, but now residing in London. Her influences range from Mos Def to Lauryn Hill and The Streets, while her soulful and jazzy vocal style has been compared to Amy Winehouse, Rihanna, Lauryn Hill and FKA Twigs. Jorja was working at Starbucks when she posted her first single, Blue Lights, onto SoundCloud in January 2016. It was a stirring listen, backed by her angelic, gripping vocals and a knack for poignant story telling. Within a week, it had racked up 100,000 plays, earning shout outs from Drake, Stormzy and Skrillex. She brewed her last coffee soon afterwards. Then in 2018, she won the Brit Critics' Choice Award.
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Susanne Sundfør is a singer/sonogwriter from Norway. Having provided vocals for many acclaimed artists, including Bjork, Royksopp and M83, Susanne has also released five albums in her home country, and seen two of them reach number one. Her back catalogue was released for the first time in the UK in 2013, receiving a positive critical response. Susanne Sundfør continues the expansion of her musical universe with her current album, The Silicone Veil (2012), the follow-up to her critically acclaimed, platinum-selling The Brothel (2010), which spent 30 weeks in the Norwegian album charts and sold more than 40 000 copies. "Susanne Sundfør's music packs quite the epic, emotional punch - imagine the sweeping teenage grandeur of M83 mixed with Zola Jesus' throaty electro-goth" - The Fader.
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A hip-hop producer and rapper from Chicago who does have a name (real name Fatimah Warner), but performs under the guise of Noname. She started out performing at open mic nights and poetry slams in her home town before breaking through wih a guest appearance on Chance The Rapper's 'Acid Rap' mixtape. Noname has a great complement in her main producer, the instrumentalist Phoelix, who supports her with docile loops of R&B and blues compositions.
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Fore-fathers of the German synth rock sound and one of the most influential bands in the genre, the seven-times Grammy nominated pioneers of electronic music take their audience on a psychedelic journey through sight and sound. A legendary instrumental prog rock band characterised by the use of high-end modern technology next to a strong rock'n'roll identity and the pioneers of Krautrock, Tangerine Dream are hard to pigeonhole into any music category. Many have unsuccessfully tried to emulate their trademark sound, but no one could quite nail the secret ingredient of their unique recipe; the way musical layers are structured and finely glued together results in an indescribable musical experience which has always kept them one step ahead of any fashionable trend.
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Full name Kathy Yaeji Lee, as Yaeji, this New York-based artist is a DJ, singer, rapper and producer combining English and Korean lyrics with deep house beats to create an entrancing sound that works equally well in the club or in your headphones.
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Young Marco - real name Marco Sterk - is a producer and DJ from Amsterdam.
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Without a doubt, Gerd Janson is one of the hottest talents on the German DJ circuit. The word has spread, and so hes travelling a lot as a DJ now and when not spinning records he is known as a prolific music journalist writing for Groove magazine or Spex.
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Egyptian Lover started out in the early Eighties as the DJ for Uncle Jams Army. They organised parties in the LA-area for 10.000 people. Artists involved were, amongst others, the then still unknown Run DMC, Whodini or Ice T. He quickly became the number one DJ on the west coast, due to his impressive mixing skills, which can be heard in every Egyptian Lover live show. His first record 'Egypt, Egypt' turned the Egyptian Lover into an international recording star and opened the way for a whole bunch of producers inspired by the booming bass, sexy lyrics and dark melodies of the Egypt style. Egyptian Lover's live shows are a unique experience, the freshest show in electro music performed by a legend: Egyptian Lover
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Alma, Brockhampton, Kube x Eevil Stöö, Vesta, 3TM in 3D, Onni Boi, Kynnet, Kakkahata-77, Anna Puu, Lxandra, IBE, Alice Glass, D.A.F., Fred Ventura, Pyhimys, Stig Dogg, Olavi Uusivirta, Töölön Ketterä, Sonja Moonear