Swedish metallers IN FLAMES will stage their very own two-day festival called Borgholm Brinner (English-language translation: Borgholm Is Burning) next summer at the infamous Borgholm Castle of Eastern Sweden's island of Öland. On each evening, IN FLAMES will play an exclusive headline set after performances by around five other bands. The dates to remember are Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28.
Borgholm Brinner allows fans to be part of a milestone in IN FLAMES' history — an exclusive weekend filled with the best food and drinks (including singer Anders Fridén and guitarist 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.
Tickets to this once-in-a-lifetime festival experience go on sale January 29 at 10.00 a.m. CET. Make sure to visit www.borgholmbrinner.se and subscribe to the RSVP link to receive all updates immediately.
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."
IN FLAMES last month surprised fans by releasing a four-track covers EP, "Down, Wicked & No Good". The collection includes the band's versions of DEPECHE MODE's 1997 hit single "It's No Good", ALICE IN CHAINS' "Down In A Hole", Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game", and a live bonus version of NINE INCH NAILS' "Hurt".
IN FLAMES' 25-date European co-headline arena tour with American heavyweights FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and special guests OF MICE & MEN will close out tonight (Thursday, December 21) at London's Wembley Arena.
IN FLAMES' twelfth studio album, "Battles", was released in November 2016 via Nuclear Blast in all territories excluding North America and Scandinavia and Eleven Seven Music Group in the U.S.