One of the most beloved and requested rock bands of today, Arctic Monkeys will release their long-awaited sixth album after a lengthy hiatus.
Known for their clever, satirical lyrics and their ability to combine surprising instruments and styles, yet still keeping their remarkable style, Arctic Monkeys will be the must-see at Flow Festival this year.
Since their Mercury prize-winning debut album ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not’, the band have received three Grammy nominations as well as winning seven Brit awards from nine nominations. Their latest record, ‘AM’, has been a true chart-topper and their most successful album to date, leaving fans to eagerly awaiting the follow-up. The band will pay a visit to Finland for the first time and fulfill one the Flow Festival audience’s biggest wishes by joining the lineup.
Flow has also booked Swedish pop sensation Lykke Li, who will release her fourth album this year and The Knife’s Karin Dreijer Andersson’s electronic solo project Fever Ray, which is returning to live performances after a seven-year break. ‘Plunge’, Fever Ray’s latest record, which was released in October, is nominated for the Nordic Music Prize, given annually to the best Nordic album.
Also performing at Flow will be Fleet Foxes, a folk group known for its gorgeous vocal harmonies who released their third album last year, as well as Kevin Morby, one of today’s most interesting and sought-after folk artists and Shame, a post-punk group hailed as one of the best live acts in London that has the music press eating out of its hand with its debut ‘Songs of Praise’.
Finnish additions to the Flow Festival lineup include Lake Jons, an indie folk pop group signed to US label Antifragile Music, punk legend Teemu Bergman’s group Kakkahätä-77 in a rare live performance, Kynnet, the lo-fi rockers hyped by Vice’s music site Noisey, as well as rising rapper IBE, representing the new generation of Finnish rap, who has already worked with acts like JVG and Kube. Berlin-based, big-voiced Lxandra will bring her ambitious pop music to Flow, and pop star Anna Puu will play her only show of the summer at Flow and debut her new electronic sound with The Intergalactic Love Odyssey spectacle.
Previously confirmed acts for next summer’s Flow Festival include;
Kube x Eevil Stöö, Vesta,
3TM in 3D
More artists for Flow 2018 will be released during spring.
Flow Festival takes place in Helsinki’s Suvilahti area on August 10–12 2018.
Flow Festival’s confirmed partners for 2018 are main partner Lapin Kulta, partners Aalto Yliopisto, Oatly, OP, Paulig, Plan B and Stopteltat, as well as media partners Basso, Clear Channel, Helsingin Sanomat and Resident Advisor.