Beyond the Gates: Chapter XI will take place in Bergen, Norway between August 2 and 5, 2023 with the following lineup thus far:
- Dimmu Borgir
- Eternal Champion
- Negative Plane
"After the biggest and most successful to date, we have recharged and reload for the next chapter in the history our festival," said the organizers of Beyond the Gates: Chapter XI. "Needless to say we're extremely excited with the way things are shaping up."
"Today we present you the first batch of bands that will make a festival for the books. Giants, Dimmu Borgir, will visit the festival for the first time for a very exclusive concert. Dimmu Borgir will headline the mammoth Grieghallen Messe MMXXIII event that will once again take place in the revered and spectacular concert venue that is Grieghallen. This will be Dimmu Borgir's only show in 2023 and their first visit to Bergen in over a decade.
"Bergen's own Gorgoroth will make their first appearance at the festival with a show that will most definitely turn heads. They will be joined by stoner pioneers, Pentagram, black metal juggernauts, Marduk, heavy metal shooting stars, Eternal Champion, the furious Midnight and extreme metal gold in the shape of Negative Plane and newcomers, Sijjin.
"Beyond the Gates 2023 will be hitting stages around the city center of Bergen, including main stages Grieghallen and USF Verftet. And finally, there will be an extensive The Night and Day Shift program at Kulturhuset.
"The festival will be packed to the hilt with concerts of all formats, events, talks, tours, exhibitions, fares, and a much-welcomed return of the Beyond the Ink tattoo convention."