It’s getting warmer and we’re closing in on this summer’s festival season. The first installment of In Flames new festival, Borgholm Brinner (“Borgholm is Burning”), will take place at the Borgholm Castle July 27th – 28th on the island of Öland. With just two more acts to announce, the lineup is almost complete.
The latest addition to this impressive line-up are the Swedish ghosts from the North, Tribulation. Straight from Arvika, they are a metal band known far outside of the Värmland woods. Their fourth album, “Down Below”, was released in January and received praise from critics and fans alike. We can’t wait to see what Tribulation will bring to Borgholm Brinner this summer!
In addition, In Flames are happy to announce that limited 1-day tickets (Friday and Saturday individually) will be released today, via this link.
The current line-up for In Flames own festival, Borgholm Brinner, is:
Friday, July 27th:
Saturday, July 28th:
Bullet For My Valentine
In Flames singer Anders Fridén states:
I think every band dreams of being able to do this one day – at least for us it’s always been in the back of our minds and right now feels like the best time to do it. Whether it’s putting on your own festival, it’s an indescribable feeling to have created a community from your music, and even crazier to have the ability bring that community together in a physical place – playing and enjoying music together, drinking together etc. And in a castle of all places. That’s another thing. It wouldn’t be an IN FLAMES festival if it were just happening on a plot of dirt. It’s got to be special so our fans can have the ultimate experience, so we can pay them back for being so great to us for 20 years with an awesome weekend they’ll never forget. We’ve also hand-picked the best bands for everyone to enjoy and although we can’t say who’s playing yet, we can promise there will be no disappointments.
Since forming in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1990, In Flames have had seven albums debut in the top ten in Sweden, including two #1 debuts. They have toured the globe countless times, performing alongside some of today’s biggest rock and metal acts, including Metallica , Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed and Iron Maiden, and have held several mainstage and headline spots at various music festivals around the world, including Ozzfest, Download Festival, Graspop, Taste of Chaos, Hellfest, Rock Am Ring / Im Park and many more.
The band’s 2016 album, “Battles” – recorded by multi-Grammy-nominated producer, Howard Benson – debuted in multiple Top 10’s around the world, #6 in Germany.