The legends of alternative rock, My Bloody Valentine, hot on the heels of their praised comeback album, electro artist Grimes and many other acts have been added to the lineup of the Flow Festival.
Founded in the early 1980s, Irish band My Bloody Valentine returned from a 22-year break from recording in February, and will now perform at Flow this August. Their previous record, 1991’s Loveless, has become one of the most highly praised, undeniable classics in its genre with its uncompromising buzz. This year’s m b v is one of the most impressive comeback records ever.
Other new additions to Flow’s lineup are New York’s Parquet Courts withits garage-sounding ruckus and roll, the new star of alternative pop, Grimes, and Junip, the band fronted by the master of timeless folk José González. Last year’s Visions from Canadian Grimes was at the top of countless best of the year lists and Pitchfork picked Oblivion as the best song of 2012. Grimes follows-up her success with a fourth album expected in autumn 2013. Junip is also set to release new material in April.
Local additions to Helsinki’s Flow Festival are jazz acts Dalindèo and Verneri Pohjola & Black Motor, two acts from the top of Finnish hip hop, Loost Koos and Laineen Kasperi ja Palava Kaupunki, as well as the bunch of reggae artists brought to Flow’s backyard by the Reggae Sundays club including Bitty McLean, Gappy Ranks and Christopher Ellis.
Earlier, artists such as Kraftwerk 3D Show, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Knife, Bat For Lashes, Beach House, Kendrick Lamar, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Haim, Solange, Azealia Banks and Of Monsters And Men have been announced in the lineup.
The tenth Flow Festival will be held 7–11 August 2013 in Suvilahti, Helsinki.