While Gothenburg legends IN FLAMES finish the last shows of their extensive Co-Headline arena tour with FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, they are already keeping fans on their toes for next year. Today, IN FLAMES announces their very own two-day festival called “Borgholm Brinner”, or “Borgholm is Burning”, which will be held at the infamous Borgholm Castle of Eastern Sweden’s island of Öland. On each evening, IN FLAMES will perform an exclusive headline set after a lineup of around 5 bands – soon to be announced. The dates to remember are Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28.
“Borgholm Brinner” allows fans to be part of a milestone in the band’s history – an exclusive weekend filled with the best food and drinks (including Anders Fridén and Björn Gelotte’s beer brand, Frequency Beer Works and an exclusive batch of In Flames Gin), fantastic bands and a few more surprises in an intimate setting.
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 or not 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.