Flow Festival 2015 – An Industrial Takeover


Friday, August 14th, 2015 – Sunday, August 16th, 2015
Helsinki, Finland

A former Helsinki power station explodes with music, art, creativity and culture this August as Flow’s bandwagon of eclectic music and art rolls into town.

Only a stones throw from the centre of the Finnish capital, Flow’s urban space takeover of visual arts, film screenings, and talks as well as food and drinks, will be soundtracked with a lineup that ranges from Major Lazer to Florence and the Machine through Skepta and alt-J.

Spread across 10 to 12 different stages, from large outdoor main stages to small intimate tents, Flow brilliantly combines the scale of a festival powerhouse with the quirkiness of a boutique, consistently showcasing old school legends with underground newcomers.


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Pet Shop Boys     alt-J     Beck

Florence and the Machine     Major Lazer     Nina Kraviz

Tyler, The Creator     Diplo



  • Major Lazer
  • CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers
  • The War on Drugs 
  • Run the Jewels 
  • Diplo
  • Ride 
  • Lianne La Havas
  • Clark 
  • Elliphant
  • Manna
  • Vladislav Delay
  • Yona  

Bright Balloon 360º Stage

  • Songhoy Blues
  • Verneri Pohjola Quartet
  • Lännen-Jukka

Resident Advisor Backyard

  • Dixon 
  • Mano Le Tough
  • DJ Ender
  • J. Lindroos
  • Denzel


  • Sairas T, OD Kokemus & O’Malley
  • Lorentz
  • Lasten Hautausmaa
  • Have You Ever Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS?
  • Hisko Detria


  • Pet Shop Boys
    Róisín Murphy
  • Belle & Sebastien
  • Future Islands
    Years & Years
  • Tiga (live)
  • ILoveMakonnen
  • Foxygen
  • Wiley
  • Skepta
  • Shamir
  •  Evian Christ [live]
  • Regina
  • French Films
  • Paperi T

Bright Balloon 360º Stage

  • Seinabo Sey
  • Islam Chipsy
  • Forever Pavot
  • Reino Nordin
  • Dave Lindholm
  • Jukka & Jytämimmit

Resident Advisor Backyard

  • Seth Troxler 
  • Mr. G
  • Solar
  • Lauri Soini
  • Juho Kusti
  • Kristiina Männikkö


  • Shadowplay
  • Death Team
  • Kesä
  • Seksihullut
  • Likanen Etelä
  • Lokit
  • E-Musikgruppe Lux Ohr
  • Beck
  • Florence and the Machine 
  • alt-J
  • Flying Lotus
  • Tove Lo
  • Tyler, The Creator
    Todd Terje & the Olsens
  • Mirel Wagner
  • Future Brown
  • Emma Koski
  • Black Lizard

Bright Balloon 360º Stage

  • Natalie Prass
  • Timo Lassy Band with guests
  • Kakkmaddafakka
  • John McGregor feat. Samuli Kosminen & Jarmo Saari

Resident Advisor Backyard

  • Nina Kraviz 
  • Lil Tony
  • Trevor Deep Jr
  • Emma Valtonen


  • Ronskibiitti
  • Maaseudun Tulevaisuus
  • Musta Paraati
  • Cityman
  • Cats of Transnistria
  • Kairon; IRSE!

The Venue


Flow Festival 2015

00540 Helsinki

Held in a disused power station in the heart of Finland’s capital Helsinki, the industrial site jumps into the present with Flow’s captivating design and visuals, leading German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine to write: “The festival is a piece of art in itself”. 

Accomodation In The Area

Stadion Hostel

Stadion Hostel
Norra Stadionvägen 4

Stadion Hostel offers affordable accommodation at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium and close to the centre of Helsinki within a 20-minute walk. The hostel offers free parking and easy access to trams and airport buses. The property offers shared and private accommodation and great for large groups with lockers, bed linen and towels included and views of Eläintarha Park. Guests have access to the TV lounge and communal kitchen as well as a laundry room and there is free Wi-Fi in the lobby and 2 free internet computers in the Breakfast room. Vending machines are available near the 24 hour reception and free parking is available on-site.

Hostel Domus Academica

Hietaniemenkatu 14

Rooms at this very reasonably priced hostel include bed linen; private toilets and showers; free use of the sauna in the morning; and wired internet (reception can provide cables, and free wifi is available in the common room and lobby). Guests can opt to pay for a buffet breakfast with a variety of options, as well as private pool and sauna use. This hostel is only a 5 minute walk from Kamppi Metro and Bus station, a 15 minute walk from Helsinki Central Station, and 1km from Hietaniemi Beach, making it very easy to get around the capital from this base.

Sokos Hotel Vaakuna

Sokos Hotel Vaakuna

Asema-aukio 2

This 4-star hotel is located next to Helsinki Central Station and just a 5-minute walk from the Esplanadi shopping streets and features a rooftop terrace and free sauna and Wi-Fi access throughout. Set in a heritage-listed building, the hotel has 270 soundproofed guest rooms with air-conditioning, a minibar and modern décor. Guests can experience a mix of Finnish and international dishes at the stylish hotel restaurant and then move to after-dinner drinks in the bar which offers spectacular views over Helsinki’s bustling city centre. The airport bus stops right opposite Sokos Vaakuna Helsinki and is housed in the same building is a Marks & Spencer Department Store, where guests enjoy a 10 % discount.

Radisson Blue Seaside Hotel

Radisson Blu Seaside
Gräsvikskajen 3

Situated on the scenic seaside of the Gulf of Finland, this 4-star hotel is 0.6 miles from Helsinki’s main shopping and transport hubs and offers a fitness centre, a top-floor lounge and free Wi-Fi access throughout. The property boasts 336 guest rooms designed in 40 different Scandinavian design and feature tea/coffee facilities, a mini bar and some rooms offer panoramic views of the Gulf of Finland. Guests can take advantage of the sauna and fitness centre with sea views and a summer terrace. Viola Restaurant specialises in traditional cuisine using local produce while the Seaside Hall serves a super breakfast buffet every morning. Guests can also opt for a glass of wine, coffee and fresh pastries at the self serve Coffee Bar. Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport is a 40-minute drive away, and the West Terminal ferry port is within 1.2 miles. A tram stop line 6 and 9 is located right next to the hotel.

Original sokos Hotel Helsinki

Sokos Hotel Helsinki
Kluuvikatu 8

Original Sokos Hotel Helsinki is located on the pulse of the city, between Ateneum Art Museum and Senate Square in the centre of the capital within its busy shopping area. This 4-star hotel has 203 guest rooms with flat-screen TV, air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi throughout. Guests can enjoy Provençal-style menu with lots of fresh herbs in the Fransmanni restaurant inspired by French cuisine. The summer terrace is a great sport for afternoon coffee and drinks and guests can enjoy discount prices and the neighbouring EasyFit Helsinki Club gym. Helsinki Central Station is 438 yard away and is just around the corner from the Aleksanterinkatu shopping street.

Hotel Arthur

Vuorikatu 19

This private and cosy 3 star hotel is located in the city centre of Helsinki, minutes away from the Central Railway Station. Cultural attractions and prominent sights are within walking distance of the hotel, making this the ideal base to see the city. The hotel features a free bookable sauna and Restaurant Arthur, which serves traditional Finnish cuisine. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.

Our Recommendations

What We Love

  • The food is a headliner in itself, with the festival is renowned for its premium culinary offering, inviting over 30 high profile cafés and restaurants to ply their trade at the festival.
  • Artistic sculptures will feature both indoor and out, with pieces covering the art of sound sculpture, video installations, experimental performances and more.

What To Know

  • The festival does not provide any camping facilities, however, there are an abundance of hotels and hostels of varying prices within Helsinki.
  • Flow is a carbon neutral festival and in 2014, 100% of its waste was recycled or reused, helping the festival towards its goal of encouraging sustainability.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I get to Helsinki?

    BY PLANE: Helsinki’s International Airport is just a 30 minute bus ride away from the city centre, providing frequent shuttle services into the city.

    BY TRAIN: With Helsinki being the Finnish capital, it therefore has good national rail links with the rest of the country.

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