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Flow Festival Helsinki 2016

Suvilahti, Helsinki
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Flow Festival is a leading European music and arts boutique festival taking place in a historic power plant area in the capital of Finland, Helsinki.

Please visit www.flowfestival.com/en/ for more information.

Headliners

Massive Attack

Massive Attack appearing at this event

Along with Portishead and Tricky, Massive Attack remain one of the most respected acts from the famed "Triphop" scene. Robert Del Naja and Grant Marshall have used an array of guest vocalists and musical collaborations throughout their career, with each album growing to a higher level. Their success story is somewhat surprisingly for an act who are genuinely quite publicity shy and have almost fought against the mainstream. Their seminal million-plus selling debut album Blue Lines spawned the hypnotic and timeless anthem 'Unfinished Sympathy' featuring the powerful vocals of Shara Nelson, while further success came from second album Protection featuring the unmistakable voice of Everything But The Girl's Tracey Thorn. Their third release Mezzanine sold over 4 million copies, making it their biggest selling release to date, perhaps in part to the haunting single 'Teardrop' which featured the breathy voice of Liz Fraser from the Cocteau Twins. Further albums 100th Window and Heligoland have continued to break musical barriers and push their sound ever forward.

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Young Fathers

Young Fathers appearing at this event

Wicked hip hop three piece based in Edinburgh, slinky in attitude, dosed up on dope beats. The NME once described them as being 'locked somewhere between De La Soul and 3T, but re-imagined for the hipster generation'. Their debut 2014 album 'Dead' won the prestigious Mercury Music Prize award, fighting off competition from the likes of Damon Albarn, Bombay Bicycle Club and Royal Blood, while their 3rd album; 2018's 'Cocoa Sugar', was their highest charting album to date in the UK along with cracking the US Heatseekers chart. The band also had 6 songs featured on the 'T2 Trainspotting' soundtrack, with director Danny Boyle describing it as "the heartbeat of the film".

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Morrissey

Morrissey appearing at this event

Rising to prominence as frontman of The Smiths, Morrissey has gone on to forge an even more successful career as a solo artist, with all 11 of his solo efforts landing in the Top 10 on the UK album charts, including 3 entries at the #1 position. Releasing his debut solo album Viva Hate back in 1988, he has since released a number of critically acclaimed follow-ups including Kill Uncle and Your Arsenal, with his most recent release, 2017's Low In The High School, reaching no.5.

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Sia

Sia appearing at this event

Solo artist from Australia. Funk-infused soul with a spiritual vibe and a simply gorgeous, dusky voice that listeners to Zero 7's 'Simple Things' will recognise immediately. 'Think early Kate Bush as channelled through Portishead's Beth Gibbons' - New York Daily News.

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Suvilahti

  • Parrukatu 2-4
  • Helsinki