As reported earlier here at Stargazed Magazine, Sabaton Open Air 2019 will be held at Lugnet in Falun, Sweden on August 14-17, 2019. In addition to Sabaton themselves, the line-up also features Manimal, Visions of Atlantis, Brothers of Metal, Serenity, Grailknights, Gloryhammer, Lagerstein and Attick Demons.
Two further acts are now announced for the festival: The first is the progressive black metal supergroup Borknagar, launched by Øystein G. Brun in Bergen in 1996. The band has included members of such genre-defining acts as Gorgoroth, Immortal, Enslaved and Arcturus. With 10 studio albums to date, including a highly-experimental acoustic effort, Borknagar is sure to deliver an unforgettable show for Sabaton Open Air.
The second band is Utmarken, hailing from the northernmost reaches of Sweden and playing a blend of hard rock and folk metal. Founded in 2015 they are relative newcomers to the metal scene, but they bring a distinctive sound that’s in part thanks to the traditional Swedish nyckelharpa.