Florence & The Machine and Alt-J added to Flow Festival line-up

Major Lazer, Future Islands and more will also play festival in August at Finnish power plant

Florence & The Machine, Alt-J , Major Lazer, Flying Lotus and Future Islands are among the first artists to be confirmed for Flow Festival 2015.

The festival, Finland’s leading music and arts festival, takes place at the historic Suvilahti power plant area in Helsinki, Finland on August 14-16, and attracts some 60,000 attendees.

Other acts announced for this year’s line-up include Todd Terje, Run The Jewels and Foxygen.

Florence & The Machine announced this week that they would also be playing Norway’s Oya Festival in August. The band’s last headline concert was at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl in October 2012, though Welch made her return to the stage this summer, playing two songs at The Other Ball, a Mark Ronson-hosted fundraiser for the Arms Around The Child in London. The singer also appeared at Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit in California this autumn.

Earlier this year Welch confirmed that she was working on the follow up to Florence And The Machine’s 2011 album, ‘Ceremonials’. The band will also be playing Super Bock Super Rock in Portugal, Rock Werchter in Belgium, Way Out West in Sweden, and Hurricane and Southside festivals in Germany next summer.

Meanwhile, Alt-J announced their biggest US show to date last month, at New York’s 18,200 capacity Madison Square Gardens. The show will take place on March 30, 2015 and will serve as an additional date following a Winter 2014 tour. Alt-J’s second album ‘This Is All Yours’ beat Aphex Twin to score their first Number One in the UK.

Future Islands recently announced their biggest ever London headline shows on March 30 and 31, 2015. The shows follow the Baltimore synthpop three-piece’s sold out UK and Ireland tour.

Three day early-bird tickets for Flow Festival cost £127.