The third edition of the Orange Festival of Adventure and Music (OFAM) is back and will be held over four days from 15-18th December. The venue is the breathtaking Lower Dibang Valley’s quaint village Dambuk. The highlight of the Orange Festival this year is world famous Swedish metal guitarist, Yngwie Malmsteen, this will in fact be his first ever show in the country.
‘I’m very excited to play in India for the first time and can’t wait to see all my Indian fans and rock out to a very magical night,’ says Malmsteen. He is arguably the most technically accomplished hard rock guitarist to emerge during the ’80s. His largely instrumental debut album, Rising Force, was the major catalyst for the ’80s guitar phenomenon known as “shredding,” in which the music’s main focus was on impossibly fast, demanding licks. Malmsteen released a series of albums over the course of the ’80s and recorded at a prolific, rapid pace, continuing to play the music he loved in his patented neo-classical style.
Some other bands who will be performing at the festival are –
Antoine (France) – 15th December
Skylevel (Shillong) – 15th December
Menwhopause (NewDelhi) – 15th December
Gingerfeet (Darjeeling) – 15th December
Bobi Techi (Arunachal Pradesh) – 16th December
Frisky Pints (Mizoram) – 16th December
Subhangi Joshi Collective (Mumbai) – 16th December
Arogya (Sikkim) – 16th December
Yngwie Malmsteen (Sweden) – 17th December
Tune Up Channel (Nagaland) – 18th December
Yesterdrive (Arunachal Pradesh) – 18th December
The Ganesh Talkies (Kolkata) – 18th December