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|Bangalore Open Air|
Logo of Bangalore Open Air
|Genre||Heavy metal/Rock music|
|Dates||9 February (2019 edition)|
|Location(s)||Aadya Farms and Leisure Resort, Yelahanka, Bangalore, India|
|Years active||2012 to Present|
|Founded by||Infinite Dreams Entertainment|
Bangalore Open Air (BOA) is India's only dedicated Heavy metal open air music festival which takes place yearly in Bangalore, India. The 8th edition of the festival in collaboration with Wacken Open Air set to take place in February 2019. The festival has also hosted in the past Wacken Metal Battle's Indian leg, with the winning band getting an opportunity to play at Wacken Open Air in Germany. India is the 27th Country to participate in the W:O:A Metal Battle which has been organised in the country since 2011. In its latest edition (2019) however, the festival has expanded the hosting of Wacken Metal Battle to other Indian subcontinent countries namely Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh apart from India.
The Second Edition of the festival took place at Jayamahal Palace on 6 July 2013 and involved bands and artistes from eclectic genres of Heavy Metal. It was headlined by American metal band Iced Earth  & Swedish melodic death metal band Dark Tranquillity.
The event took place at Jayamahal Palace on 6 July 2013.
The Third Edition of the festival took place on 13 September 2014 & was headlined by Destruction and Rotting Christ. For the first time in the history of Heavy Metal Music the concept of crowd funding was adopted to fund a percentage of the festival.
The 4th Edition of the Wacken Open Air Metal Battle, India presented by Bangalore Open Air was held from 19 April to 27 April. The prelims of the competition were held in Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Guwahati & Kolkata.
|BOA 2014 Lineup|
|The Down Troddence|
|Girish and The Chronicles|
The 4th Edition of the festival now renamed G-Shock Bangalore Open Air was held on 6 June 2015.
|BOA 2015 Lineup|
The 5th Edition of the festival was held on 9 July 2016 at Royal Orchid Resorts, Yelahanka, Bangalore.
The 6th and most successful edition of G-Shock Bangalore Open Air was held on 1 July 2017 at Royal Orchid Resorts, Yelahanka, Bangalore, for the third consecutive time at the same location. The line up consisted of bands from varied sub genres of metal such as Death Metal, Thrash metal and Speed Metal.
The 7th anniversary edition of G-Shock Bangalore Open Air was held on 7 July 2018 at Aadya Farms and Leisure Resorts, Yelahanka, Bangalore. This edition marked the maiden show of American thrash metal titans Overkill in India along with American death metal band Immolation and French post metal band Alcest. Alcest has been trying to bring their blackgaze sound to India since 2013 and this was the first time their fans have been able to see them live..
The 8th edition of G-Shock Bangalore Open Air will be held on 9 February 2019 at Aadya Farms and Leisure Resorts, Yelahanka, Bangalore. Headlining acts include Black metal giants Abbath consisting of the much famed Abbath Doom Occulta (ex Immortal ) and New York Technical death metal outfit Suffocation. On the day of the event, 4 bands (winners of the regional editions of Wacken Metal Battle 2019 from the Indian subcontinent countries - Krur (Nepal), Mass Damnation (Sri Lanka), Train Wreck (Bangladesh), Nephele (India) compete to play a coveted slot at the Wacken Open Air metal battle in Germany, representing their country.
|BOA 2019 Lineup|