Flow Festival 2024: Dates and ticket details as RAYE announced as headliner

British singer-songwriter Raye has been climbing her way through the ranks for many years (PA) (PA Wire)
British singer-songwriter Raye has been climbing her way through the ranks for many years (PA) (PA Wire)

Organisers of Helsinki's Flow Festival have announced the second wave of musicians for the 2024 event.

The annual music and arts festival was first held in 2004 as a small, 4,000-person club event. However, the 20th-anniversary event is expected to draw more than 90,000 people.

Here's what we know about it so far:

Who is headlining the Flow Festival 2024?

Headliners include Raye, Pulp, PJ Harvey, Fred Again, The Smile and IDLES.

Jessie Ware, Denzel Curry, Overmono, Alvvays and Body & Soul are among the other confirmed names for the weekend.

When is the Flow Festival 2024?

It will be held on August 9-11 in the Suvilahti area, a former energy production and industrial site located in the eastern part of Helsinki.

Organisers say Suvilahti provides a unique urban setting for the festival, with industrial buildings, open spaces, and a distinctive atmosphere.

What does the Flow Festival offer?

It is one of the largest and most prominent cultural events in the Nordic countries, attracting a diverse audience with its combination of music, visual arts, and culinary experiences.

Key features of the Flow Festival include:

  1. Music: Flow Festival presents a wide range of musical genres, including indie rock, electronic music, hip-hop, jazz, and world music. The lineup often features both established and emerging artists from Finland and around the world.

  2. Art and Design: In addition to music, the festival incorporates visual arts, design, and other creative expressions. The festival site often hosts installations, exhibitions, and interactive art projects, creating a multidisciplinary cultural experience.

  3. Food: Flow is known for its high-quality food offerings. The festival collaborates with local restaurants and chefs to provide a diverse range of culinary experiences. Food options range from street food to gourmet dining.

  4. Sustainability: Flow Festival places a strong emphasis on sustainability and environmental consciousness. The organisers aim to minimise the festival's ecological footprint, and initiatives such as recycling and eco-friendly practices are integral parts of the event.

  5. Location: The site includes various stages, art installations, and spaces for different activities.

How to get tickets for the Flow Festival 2024

Tickets are available on the event website. Tickets for the three days cost 239 euros (£207), while Gold tickets are 339 euros (£294).

Only tickets for three days and Gold tickets are now on sale. Other ticket types will be available later.

During the Flow weekend, festival goers bearing a Flow wristband are free to come and go as they choose.

Additionally, at the exchange locations in Suvilahti and the city centre, gold ticket holders have access to special wristband exchange lanes. Additionally, gold ticket holders can enter the festival area through a dedicated rapid lane at the main gate.

Organisers say they plan to renovate the Gold Area "to better meet the needs of attendees and provide our Gold customers with an even more remarkable festival experience".