Flow Festival 2023: Everything You Need to Know

Flow Festival is a one-of-a-kind music and arts festival that takes place in Helsinki, Finland. For three days, a historic power plant area becomes a lively stage for amazing performances, talks, and exhibitions. You can explore plenty of genres and styles, from pop and indie to DJ and club music, as well as experimental arts and music. You can also discover more about the Finnish music industry, quality journalism, and sustainable development from the interesting Flow Talks program.

Flow Festival is not just a festival, it’s a celebration of culture, creativity, and community. In this article, you will find out more about the headliners, lineup, tickets, and tips and tricks for attending this memorable event. Don't miss this chance to experience the best of Helsinki and its vibrant music scene!

When is Flow Festival 2023?

Flow Festival will be held on August 11–13 this year. The festival area will be open from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday, from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturday, and from 1 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Sunday.

What about Flow Festival lineup?

More performances are expected to be announced this July, but here are some of the artists we are excited to see.
070 Shake
Amyl and The Sniffers
Caroline Polachek
Christine and The Queens
FKA twigs

What's the price of Flow Festival tickets?

If you want to experience Flow Festival, you need to act fast and get your tickets before they run out. The festival offers different ticket options to suit your budget and preferences. You can choose a one-day pass for 99 euros, a two-day pass for 149 euros, or a three-day pass for 199 euros. If you want to treat yourself to some extra perks and comfort, you can also opt for a VIP ticket or a group ticket, but they will cost you more.

Can you buy Flow Festival tickets in July?

Don’t wait too long to secure your spot at the festival, because the tickets are selling like hotcakes. The sales opened on December 1, 2022, and some of the tickets are already gone. Grab yours while you still can and get ready for an unforgettable festival experience.

How to go to Flow Festival for free

If you are looking for a way to enjoy Flow Festival without spending a dime, you have some options to explore. You can join the festival team as a volunteer and earn a free ticket for your service. You can also try your luck and enter some of the competitions and campaigns that the festival runs and score some free tickets. Or you can pitch yourself as a media professional and get a press pass if you qualify.

How to get to the festival

The festival's street address is Parrukatu, 00540, it's near the center of Helsinki, so you can get there on foot, by public transport or by bike. There’s no car parking available nearby the festival area, so it's best to take the metro to Sörnäinen and Kalasatama stations, a bus to Suvilahti and Sörnäinen stops, or tram to Sörnäinen, Lintulahti, Helsinginkatu, and Kaarlenkatu stops.

Where to watch the Flow Festival 2023

If you can't make it to Flow Festival 2023 in person, you can still catch some of the action online. The festival has teamed up with YouTube to broadcast some of the shows and talks live. You can also stay in touch on social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok for news and highlights.

When is the next Flow Festival?

The dates for Flow Festival will be announced after this year’s festival – we will keep you updated. Tickets for the festival usually go on sale on December 1, so make sure to mark the date on your calendar.

More things to do in Helsinki

  • Walk around Esplanades Boulevard, where you can find green spaces, historic kiosks, and shops.
  • Admire Helsinki Cathedral, the white neoclassical church with a green dome that dominates the Senate Square.
  • See Uspensky Cathedral, the impressive redbrick Orthodox cathedral with golden cupolas.
  • Visit Ateneum, the most famous art museum in Finland that showcases Finnish art from the 19th century to the present day.
  • Spend some time at Oodi, the modern Central Library located in a striking building with a wooden facade and a glass roof.
  • Buy some souvenirs and handicrafts at the Market Square, or Kauppatori.

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