FLOW Festival returns to Footscray Community Arts this November featuring Kamaal Williams, The Far Side, THNDO, Elsy Wameyo, Wayne Snow and more

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“excellent vibes and some of the best funk and soul this city has to offer”  – Trouble Juice

The Foreign Brothers and The Operatives are back co-presenting the third iteration of FLOW Festival; a day of music and arts synergy at the Footscray Community Arts. FLOW Festival this year will be part of the ALWAYS LIVE programthe first and largest event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, dedicated exclusively to live contemporary music and turning the volume up across Melbourne and Victoria, the live music capital.

Join the Flow family on Saturday 5 November 2022, hosted by DJ Tawana and rapper Yung Shōgun for another stellar line-up fusing the old and new, championing homegrown artists and bringing you the cream of the crop of international creatives past and present. Set to the backdrop of the city, get ready to bask in the gorgeous surrounds of Footscray Community Arts, located on the traditional lands of the Kulin nationThe lawns will come to life with performances from Kamaal Williams (UK) returning after his sold out ‘The Return’ tour, The Far Side (FKA The Pharcyde) (US) featuring members Imani, Fatlip and Slimkid3 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their classic debut album (Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde), commanding local hip hop, soul and R&B performers Elsy Wameyo and THNDO, plus Wayne Snow (GER), DancingWater, Emelyne, and The Tony Allen Experience ‘Twilight Commission’ performance

Kamaal Williams 

“The festival has managed to attract an incredibly receptive audience within a culturally safe space while putting together a very diverse and exciting line-up of musicians. Moreover, the family friendly atmosphere, the great production, the friendliness of staff and feeling of overall safety at the festival were really paramount to this success.” – Emma Donovan 2021

The Far Side (FKA The Pharcyde)

With a strong community ethos, FLOW encourages new creative connections, prioritising excellent musicians and ensuring a culturally diverse and gender-balanced line-up. With an aim to champion new movements in Hip Hop, Soul, RnB, Jazz and everything soulful, the festival is equally dedicated to providing a safe space for all communities and creatives, the result is the fun and welcoming environment that is FLOW.

Partnering with Green Music AustraliaFLOW is committed to being a sustainable event showcasing local partners and ecological solutions to the event management & delivery process. Eat to your heart’s content as Torres Strait owned Mabu Mabu, Caribbean street food The Real Jerk, and local, seasonal, and ethical Myrtle Wine Cafe return to feed your souls. Dance and drink with beverages supplied from Bodriggy Brewing, plus a selection of other alcoholic and non alcoholic delights and enjoy the family friendly atmosphere with a selection of arts and activities for all ages.


Whether it’s up and coming locals or international icons, the FLOW team have always captured the emerging sounds of the underground with line-ups that have included C.FRIM, Dallas Woods, Emma Donovan & The Putbacks, Kee’ahn, Mildlife, Digable Planets (US), Kaiit, Baro & the Baz Richie Sextet, Milan Ring, The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, Agung Mango, Tiana Khasi, and more. FLOW Festival 2022 will continue the creative cycle, balanced by the artistic contributions of the classic and the future classic, a celebration of phenomenal talent and artistry.

First release tickets are on sale now, starting at $99 +BF.
Do not miss your chance to catch FLOW Festival for the third time, this November.


Presented by Always Live, Foreign Brothers, The Operatives & RRR
Saturday 5 November
Footscray Community Arts
Kamaal Williams (UK)
The Far Side (FKA The Pharcyde) (US)
Elsy Wameyo
Wayne Snow (GER)
The Tony Allen Experience
Hosted by Tawana and Yung Shōgun

Doors: 12pm – 9:30pm AEDT
Tickets on sale now: First Release $99 +BF via Eventbrite and the FLOW website.

Children under 12 are free, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. *limited numbers + these tickets can only be purchased when buying an adult ticket.

This show is part of ALWAYS LIVE, a new state-wide celebration of contemporary live music supported by the Victorian Government through Visit Victoria.
We acknowledge the people of the Kulin Nation as the rightful and traditional owners of the land and where our event takes place. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging and to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. We also pay our respects to the deep lineage of musical and oral practices which have been maintained for generations. Sovereignty was never ceded.

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