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Bangalore Open Air

Bangalore Open Air
Boa festival flyer.jpg
Logo of Bangalore Open Air
GenreHeavy metal/Rock music
Dates9 February (2019 edition)
Location(s)Aadya Farms and Leisure Resort, Yelahanka, Bangalore, India
Years active2012 to Present
Founded byInfinite Dreams Entertainment
Websitehttp://bangaloreopenair.com

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.

Lineups

2012

The First Edition of the festival took place on 16 June 2012. It was headlined by German thrash metal band Kreator.[1]

First logo of Bangalore Open Air.
BOA 2012 Lineup
Kreator
Suidakra
Kryptos
Eccentric Pendulum
Bevar Sea
1833 AD
Albatross

[2][2]

2013

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 [3] & Swedish melodic death metal band Dark Tranquillity.[4]

The event took place at Jayamahal Palace on 6 July 2013.

Iced Earth
Iced Earth, headlining the 2013 edition of Bangalore Open Air.

[5][6]


2014

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.

German thrashers, Destruction at the 2014 edition of Bangalore Open Air.

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2015

The 4th Edition of the festival now renamed G-Shock Bangalore Open Air was held on 6 June 2015.

Belphegor from Austria at the 2015 edition of G Shock Bangalore Open Air.
BOA 2015 Lineup
Napalm Death
Inquisition
Belphegor
Orator
Undying Inc.
Gutslit
Escher's Knot
Nauseate

[16]

2016

The 5th Edition of the festival was held on 9 July 2016 at Royal Orchid Resorts, Yelahanka, Bangalore.

BOA 2016 Lineup
Vader
Nader Sadek
Skull Fist
Inner Sanctum
Providence

[17][18][19][20][21]

2017

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.

2017 edition of G Shock Bangalore Open Air.
BOA 2017 Lineup
Nile
Coroner
Kryptos
Galaxy Crusher
Speedtrip

[22][23][24][25]

2018

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.[26].

American thrash band Overkill at the 2018 edition of G-Shock Bangalore Open Air.
BOA 2018 Lineup
Overkill
Immolation
Alcest
Kryptos
Nervecell
Eccentric Pendulum

[27][28]

2019

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
Abbath
Suffocation
Godless
Nephele
Mass Damnation
Train Wreck
Krur

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