Flow Festivals famous landmark, Bright Balloon 360° with its circular stage topped by a luminous balloon, will be located in a new area of Suvilahti.
The stage will host Joshua Redman, Roy Ayers, BadBadNotGood, Fatoumata Diawara & Hindi Zahra, Ibibio Sound Machine, Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang, Linnea Olsson and Skott, among others.
The circular seating area will fit more people than in previous years and getting in and out of the stage area is easier. The biggest single change is the relocation of the Bright Balloon 360° stage to its own area and the new audience seating.
American jazz star Joshua Redman brings a stellar band featuring Scott Colley, Ron Miles and Brian Blade to the Balloon stage with his new project Still Dreaming.
The stage will also host 76-year old jazz funk legend, vibraphonist Roy Ayers, as well as the hottest jazz ensemble in the world right now BadBadNotGood, who will be featured on Kendrick Lamar’s new album.
Trumpet player Verneri Pohjolaplays the compositions of his late father Pekka Pohjola, the internationally acclaimed and revered prog-rock bassist and composer.
The Bright Balloon 360° stage will also host the youngest Finnish jazz band to ever record an album, Milo & Moses. Timo Lassy will celebrate the tenth anniversary of embarking on a solo career with special guests American vocalist Joyce Elaine Yuille and Finnish sax legend Eero Koivistoinen.
Previously confirmed acts at Flow include Frank Ocean, Lana Del Rey, The xx, Aphex Twin, London Grammar, Ryan Adams, Flume, Moderat, Young Thug, Goldfrapp, Death Grips, The Afghan Whigs, Sparks, Car Seat Headrest, Sampha and Angel Olsen.