Emma Donovan, Mildlife, Kee’ahn headline Footscray’s FLOW Festival

Emma Donovan, Mildlife, Kee’ahn headline Footscray’s FLOW Festival

FLOW Festival

Melbourne's FLOW Festival is returning to Footscray with a jam-packed homegrown lineup on Saturday 27 November.

Melbourne’s FLOW Festival is back this November for a day of music and arts presented in association with Footscray Community Arts, the Foreign Brothers and The Operatives.

After its successful inaugural instalment in 2019, which featured the likes of Digable Planets (US), Kaiit, Baro & the Baz Richie Sextet, Milan Ring, The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, Agung Mango, Tiana Khasi and more, FLOW Festival is bringing an all local lineup to its tightly curated 2021 bill in amplification of Naarm’s musical family.

What you need to know

  • FLOW Festival will be the Footscray one-dayer’s second edition
  • It’s happening Saturday 27 November at Footscray Community Arts
  • For 12 acts, tickets are $99 and on sale now. Doors: 12pm – 9:30pm

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The 2021 FLOW Festival lineup will feature Brown Suga Princess, C.FRIM, Dallas Woods, Emma Donovan & The Putbacks, Fly Boy Jack, Kee’ahn, Kgomotso, Mildlife, Selena, Shio, DJ Smilez, The Tony Allen Experience and Trad Ukiyo.

“Playing and experiencing FLOW was unquestionably one of my highlights of 2019,” Skomes, from SO.Crates says.

“The Foreign Brothers team put together a day that simultaneously had the intimacy and community of an organic grassroots event as well as the high production values and professionalism of a commercial festival. Community engagement and participation were key to crafting this and I thank them deeply for doing so.”

With a strong community ethos, providing a safe space for a range of marginalised communities and creatives, FLOW Festival aims to champion new movements in Hip Hop, RnB, Jazz and everything soulful. Their line-up fuses the old and the new, encouraging fresh creative connections in an environment that celebrates the vitality of POC artists and ensures gender equality.

FLOW is also a family friendly event. Under 18’s will be allowed with a parent or guardian. Children are free, but these tickets can only be purchased when buying an adult ticket.

“FLOW 2019 wasn’t just a festival, it’s a day I won’t be forgetting for a long time,” P O O K I E added. “The energy in the air that day was intoxicating. The lineup was so well curated that any interactions I had with fellow artists left me feeling love and light.

“It was just what everyone needed to end their decade after what seemed to have been a never-ending year. I definitely believe the FLOW festival unlocked something in the music community that we have been looking for but couldn’t quite articulate yet. Here I am manifesting for FLOW standards in my future festival experiences.”

With tunes buzzing and drinks flowing, you can expect a selection of soul foods being served up on the day that is sure to kick off the return of the IRL festivals experience in style. First release tickets are on sale now, starting at $99 +BF. Do not miss your chance to catch one of the first returning day-festivals in Melbourne when FLOW rolls in for round two this November.

FLOW Festival lineup

Brown Suga Princess
Dallas Woods
Emma Donovan & The Putbacks
Fly Boy Jack
DJ Smilez
The Tony Allen Experience
Trad Ukiyo

Tickets on sale now: First Release $99 +BF via Humanitix Free tickets for First Nations Peoples, please email hello@foreignbrothers.com