Flow Festival differs from most of the world's other summer festivals by being closely integrated into the life of its host city (originally Helsinki, and now also Ljubljana) and by combining performances by international music stars with a display of local creativity and an ecologically sensitive approach.
Flow Festival Ljubljana will feature anything from excellent quality food, wines, and craft beers to an intergovernmental conference on creative industries under the title of Flow Talks, an extension of the Venice Biennale in the form of a project by the Slovenian artist Jaša, video installations and 3D projections, a pop-up design store selling products by young designers and best-sellers developed with funds raised on Kickstarter, street performers and graffiti artists, and a bouldering wall on the edge of the main concert arena.
Delicious festival food will be provided by renowned restaurants such as Bazilika, AS Aperitivo, Skaručna, Tokyo Piknik, Romeo, and Libanonske meze, some of which also have stalls at Ljubljana's famous food market known as the Open Kitchen. A festival lounge bar will be offering selected Slovenian wines and craft beers.
Sports: Seeing the festival from an eagle's-eye view
Let experienced climbers help you learn the basics of bouldering on an artificial climbing wall, and you may have an opportunity to see a festival event from an eagle's-eye view.
Fashion and design: A pop-up design store
The Flow Festival's pop-up store will be offering products by young Slovenian designers, including those who have recently had great success on Kickstarter.
Street artists at Flow Festival
Tobačna mesto, an abandoned tobacco factory complex used as the Flow Festival Ljubljana venue, will provide plenty of walls for graffitists and other visual artists. The atmosphere will be enhanced by street performers and video and 3D projections created by Slovenian video artists.
Art: A connection with the Venice Biennial
The internationally renowned Slovenian artist Jaša Mrevlje Pollak, who created a site-specific project for the Slovenian pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale, will create, specially for Flow Festival, an installation entitled 'Now is not the time to be silent (Utter / Action 1)', which is a sequel to his project currently on display at the Venice Biennale.
Creative industries: Flow Talks
Flow Festival will include an intergovernmental conference bringing together renowned young Slovenian and Finnish artists gaining recognition on the international scene.
Care for the environment
Do not be surprised when food in the European Green Capital 2016 is served to you on starch plates and drinks in biodegradable glasses. The organizers of Flow Festival encourage visitors to come to the venue on foot, by bicycle or by public transport. As a special gift from the Slovenian Railways, each festival pass holder from Slovenia gets a 50% discount on the price of a train ticket for two people, and each festival pass holder from abroad a free ten-day train ticket valid for travel across Slovenia.
A detailed program is available on the Flow Festival Ljubljana website.
- Full festival pass, valid for three days (2628 June): €95
- Two-day pass: €72
- Day pass valid on Friday: €45
- Day pass valid on Saturday: €55
- Day pass valid on Sunday: €45