Wednesday, 6 April 2011


Finland's biggest music&culture festival Flow Festival released the first part of their line-up and I'm already psyched about the event.

Here's some of my favorites from the part of the line-up released today:

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
Great lo-fi pop music.

Especially the track embedded above is always inspiring. Could see this Rough Trade Records artist playing one of the last sets on Sunday.

Pantha Du Prince
Interesting minimal sound - played an awesome set at Club YK last year taking his sound to the next level on the live set. 

Easy-to-approach house music = great party! Hope he doesn't cancel this time.

French Films
I've seen these guys play also in different previous line-ups quite a few times and known some of them for years - absolutely awesome to see French Films at the Flow Festival line-up. I think this band could become one of the most recognized Finnish indie bands ever. As a funny anecdote, the bassist paid me a mint for a British Coldstream Guards tunic back in 2009 just because he wanted to have it. (Not that I had originally gotten it for any cheaper..)

Didn't take any photos last year, but here's some from Flow Festival flickr:
M.I.A. was better in Warehouse Project Manchester, but Flow wasn't bad either.
 Tensnake = Aeroplane2k10?

Is Diplo really a racist? [epic video link]

Just wondering why they booked Kanye (even after 10.0@P4K), when Childish Gambino would've probably been available for 0,1x price & 100x swag. And the tickets are going to be sold out anyway..

If the rest of the line-up is as good as what's already been revealed (or even better) Flow will definitely be one of the best things to attend this summer in addition to Sonar and Turku Modern