THE STROKES, one of the most important alternative rock bands of the 2000s, are coming to Finland for the first time. Other confirmed acts include rising hip hop artist 070 SHAKE as well as two of the most interesting domestic acts around right now, JESSE MARKIN and MAUSTETYTÖT.
Flow Festival’s newest booking are THE STROKES from New York. They play in Europe infrequently and finally, one of the most requested bands at Flow plays Finland, too. THE STROKES hit it big with their debut album Is This It in 2001. British music magazine NME named it the best album of the decade and the fourth-best of all time. The band brought the 60s garage rock sound into the 21st century and had a major impact on the music of the millennium. Since then they’ve released a total of five successful studio albums. Their best-known songs include Last Nite and Reptilia.
Also confirmed for Flow is 070 SHAKE, hailing out of New Jersey, whose eagerly awaited debut album dropped in January and put her in the well-deserved spotlight. 070 Shake first came to people’s attention when she was featured on Kanye West’s album ye, and she has also worked with Pusha T, Nas and DJ Khaled, among others. The wonderful JESSE MARKIN, who’s been making waves on both the Finnish and international indie scene, and MAUSTETYTÖT, whose debut album was one of the most acclaimed and original records last year, will also be appearing.
Approximately 150 artists will perform at the festival. Previously published bookings include BON IVER, STORMZY, FKA TWIGS, MICHAEL KIWANUKA, MAC DEMARCO, BIKINI KILL, CHROMATICS, KOFFEE, MABEL, DJ KOZE, DIXON, GETTOMASA as well as HENRIK! X TEKSTI-TV 666 – and there’s still more to come.