Flow Festival

Flow Festival and the City of Helsinki joined forces with young people

What can bring young people, Flow Festival and the City of Helsinki together? The explosive You X hybrid event at Tiivistämö on 9 June and 18 September!

In October 2020, one of the largest festivals in Finland, Flow Festival, and the largest employer in Finland, the City of Helsinki, started the Flow School workshop series to introduce young people aged 15–29 to the production side of the event industry.

The mentors from the City and Flow Festival provided the young people with the tools for realising their ideas. Through this cooperation, You X by Helsinki Flow School was born. This event will be held for the first time this summer. The young people organising You X envisioned an event of the future on their own terms and created an event concept that, instead of big names, focuses on diverse new talent, environmental values and relaxed fun.

We will start building up excitement with a DJ contest starting in early May that encourages new talent to take the stage; the winners will have a chance to perform in front of a audience. The thrill will continue in the You X Premiere -livestream on 9 June. The You X main event will wrap things up on 18 September, starring current artists and street art talent. You X offers the stage, and young people bring their talent. In the Tiivistämö area in Suvilahti, you will be able to experience explosive festival spirit in an entity that young people have curated for themselves.

You can find more information about the DJ contest and the event on Flow School’s website.