Flow Festival has revealed eighteen new artists for this summer’s festival. Flow Festival 2019 will feature the Queen of rap Cardi B, who won the Grammy for best rap album for her debut offering Invasion of Privacy – crowning her the first female rapper to win the honour.
Flow Festival also introduces songwriting talent Dev Hynes’s R&B project Blood Orange, who published his critically acclaimed album Negro Swan last year.
Other acts to play at Suvilahti include jazz saxophonist Pharoah Sanders, pop star Tove Lo, Australian psychedelic rock band Pond, whose new record comes out in March, as well as pop star Neneh Cherry, who released an album called Broken Politics to global praise last year.
Flow also presents Earl Sweatshirt, who has grown from hip hop collective Odd Future’s child prodigy into one of the most important rap artists working today, and British artist slowthai, who explores a musical region delineated by grime, rap, dubstep and garage. He’s definitely one of this year’s must-see acts.
Finnish additions include J. Karjalainen, one of Finland’s most popular artists; The Holy, who have attracted some international attention; and Maustetytöt, a pop group with a punk attitude, who’ve managed to become a serious cult band before even releasing their first album.
Also taking to the stage will be Henrik! with his weird brand of hardcore which makes an infamously intense live show, as well as Jesse Markin, one of the year’s most fascinating new artists whose music is a mixture of electro, rap and indie – and previously affiliated with the hip hop group Megaphone State.
Flow Festival takes place in Suvilahti 9th–11th August 2019.