Flow 2015

  • How do I get to and from Helsinki?

    If you're flying in, the closest airport is the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, located about 30 minutes from the city centre by car. From the airport, you can take the Finnair City Bus into downtown Helsinki. The Bus 615 can also take you from the airport to the city centre in approximately 35 during the day, but at night, the Bus 620 is your best bet. You can also take Bus 61 to the Tikkurila Railway Station, which takes 20 minutes. On weekdays, there are six buses per hour; on weekends, there can be as few as four per hour. Check Helsinki Region Transport's Journey Planner for timetables and other bus connections.

    If you choose to take a cab, it will cost you between 45-50 euro, or $58-$64. Head here for a list of cab companies recommended by the airport. You can also view this YouTube video with helpful hints on getting to and from the airport.

    If you choose to drive to Helsinki be forewarned - there are no parking spots near the festival area or in the its surrounding areas.

    If you decide to take a bus, plan on getting into Helsinki Bus Station, located in the busy Kampi Centre. Approximately 700 long distance buses depart from the station each day, with the same number arriving daily from surrounding areas of Finland. The Express Bus stops at around 2,500 bus stops throughout Finland, with approximately 3,500 departures per week.

    If you take a train in, take it to Helsinki Central Station. Use the Veturi website to view train timetables, purchase tickets, and snag deals on last-minute departures. You can even view a live train map on your smartphone.

  • What area is the festival in? How do I get around?

    Flow is located near Helsinki's city centre, which means parking is not readily available in the surrounding areas. Save gas and the environment by taking the train, biking, or walking.

    Public Transportation: The Sörnäinen metro station is closest to the festival grounds, and you can use the Helsinki Region Transport's Journey Planner to route your trip in advance. You can also use the price calculator to check ticket prices for each zone. A single adult ticket inside Helsinki will run you approximately €2.70 ($3.68), although prices vary based on time and ticket type.

    Taxi: You can also take a cab to Helsinki's city centre, so check our list of airport-recommended taxi services.

    Airport Taxi Helsinki-Vantaa: +358-100-4800
    Airport Taxi Yellow Line: +600-555-555
    Vantaan Taksikeskus: +358-100-7300

    Walking and Biking: Flow will include a guarded bicycle parking area located near the main entrance. Please note that you cannot take bicycles inside the festival's gates.

  • What time does it start and end?

    These details have not yet been released for Flow 2015.

  • Is reentry allowed?

    This information isn't currently available for 2015, but keep checking back for updates.

  • What are the prohibited items?

    This information isn't yet available for 2014, but you can expect illegal substances and dangerous items to be confiscated.

  • What's the deal with food and beverages?

    Flow will feature a solid offering of food and beverage vendors, including sushi from Umeshu, Finnish specialties from Ravintola Lampo, coffee and cupcakes from Brooklyn Cafe and Brklyn Bakery, and vegetarian dishes with a kick from Pipsa Hurmerinta. Head to Flow's Eat & Drink page for the full list of vendors.

  • What do I need to know about money?

    ATM availability information is not currently available, but check back closer to the festival date for updates.

  • What will the weather be like?

    August in Helsinki will be warm, with an average high of 71°F (21°C) and an average low of 52°F (11°C).

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  • What should I wear?

    Shorts, t-shirt, and sundresses are always great festival wear, but remember to bring a light jacket or scarf, as the temperature tends to drop a bit at night. A small umbrella is also useful, as it can rain unexpectedly during Helsinki summers.

  • What should I bring?

    A state-issued ID (especially if you plan on consuming alcohol), ample amounts of cash to avoid long ATM lines, non-professional film and digital cameras, sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, a light rain jacket, and an umbrella.

  • Does the festival have a mobile app?

    There isn't currently a mobile app for Flow, but we will let you know if one becomes available.

  • What are the ticket options?

    Early Bird 3-Day Passes to Flow Festival 2015 are on sale now through the end of January 2015. Additional ticket options will become available in Spring 2015.

  • Anything else I need to know?

    You must be a minimum of 18-years-old to enter Flow Festival. In addition to the music lineup, Flow also offers urban spaces, visual arts, film screenings, talks, and more.