Gothenburg Sound Festival is an event that is created to celebrate the metal music that hails from the city of Gothenburg. The foundation is the music that nowadays is called The Gothenburg Sound. This was founded by bands like At The Gates, Ceremonial Oath and Dark Tranquillity in the early 1990s and has now reached legendary status. But the festival is so much more than that. We want to celebrate the bands that are inspired by the Gothenburg scene and of course the Gothenburg music of today.


Gothenburg Sound Festival takes place annually at Trädgårn in Gothenburg and the event is arranged by Triffid Productions, Strömblad Ekonomi, Axel Berglund Media & Management and In Flames with support from Göteborg & Co. The first edition of the festival took place in January 2013 with bands like Ceremonial Oath, Gardenian, Nightrage and The Resistance performing, and the second edition in 2014 with the legendary At the Gates. 2015 will see another grand festival with the giants Dark Tranquillity.