The Jakarta Post
Anders Fridén, vocalist of Swedish metal band In Flames. (Facebook.com/InFlames/File)
Swedish metal band In Flames is set to perform at metal music festival Java Open Air, to be held on March 25 and 27 in Yogyakarta and Surabaya in East Java.
Organized by promoter Niceplay, the festival will take place at the Jogja Expo Center (JEC) in Yogyakarta and Surabaya Carnival Park in Surabaya.
This will be the festival's first edition and it will present an exhibition showcasing the works of local photographers and painters.
Founded by guitarist Jesper Strömblad in 1990, In Flames is known for pioneering the genre melodic death metal in Sweden alongside Dark Tranquility and At the Gates. The band has released 13 studio albums and won Swedish music award Grammis for the Hard Rock/Metal of the Year category in 2005, 2007 and 2009.
The 2020 Java Open Air will also feature Indonesian metal bands, including Burgerkill, Fraud, Rising the Fall, BIAS, Zi Factor, Wolf Feet and Blingsatan.
Tickets are available for Rp 175,000 (US$12.75) on thepointofsale.co.id. (gis/wng)
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