Way Out West brings you the best of Europe’s rock, electronic and hip-hop music offering in Sweden’s capital of music, Gothenburg.
Born eight years ago out of the Swedish city’s bubbling underground music scene it embodies and highlights the innovating spirit that inspires many of this years performing artists.
Where is it? Gothenburg, Sweden
The main festival takes place in the 137 hectare Slottsskogen park in central Gothenburg. When the festival area closes for the night there are more performances at various venues in and around central Gothenburg – know as Stay Out West…
What’s Stay Out West? Well is just so happens that Way Out West’s unique city based format taps into Gothenburg’s thriving music scene, with performances at some of the best venues the city has to offer. From Thursday evening to Saturday night (or Sunday morning if you can last that long) the city’s rock clubs, nightclubs, churches, theaters and cultural centers will showcase both breaking and more established acts as part of the festival’s club concept, known as, yep you guessed it – Stay Out West!
When is it? August 7th – August 9th 2014
Outkast, Robyn & Royksopp, Pusha T, Joey Bada$$, Queens of the Stone Age, The National, Janelle Monae, Shlohmo, Blood Orange, Little Dragon, Ella Eyre & more…!
Full lineup here
What They Say…
The three-day festival is a must for all music-loving, culturally oriented young minds. Gothenburg, Sweden #wowgbg
What We Say…
Nestled in the heart of Slottsskogen park this city festival offers a combination of some of the best international acts currently touring at the moment and a stunning location to enjoy it in.
Way Out West shares many similarities with it UK counterparts with its stellar line ups, amazing atmosphere and quirky installations but one thing it does outdo all other festivals on is its attitude to sustainability. In an effort to reduce their carbon footprint the festival has gone 100% vegetarian! Fear not we’ve been there and checked out this ‘alternative’ food option and its more than alright, its great! Not content with just this they also have an exceptionally high degree of recycling and our second to none when it comes to keeping energy consumption down. Its easy to see why it one the ‘Green Award’ at the European Festival Awards.
Other Important Information:
– Currency: Swedish Krona
– How to get there…
Flights to Gothenburg go regularly from the UK and cost approximately £200 return. Once in Gothenburg the Airport bus (c.£10) takes you to the central bus station – from there its a casual 15-20 walk to the park in the Swedish sun or the nearest bus/tram stop is either Linnéplatsen or Marklansgatan…
Information and timetables can be found at www.vasttrafik.se/en or +46 (0) 771-41 43 00.
Its worth noting that you cannot buy tickets on buses or trams but they can be purchased from newsagents such as Pressbyrån, 7-Eleven or anywhere displaying the Västtrafik sign. Information how to purchase SMS-tickets: www.vasttrafik.se/en
Trams: routes 1, 3, 6, 7 and 13 (route 3 stops only at Marklundsgatan, route 13 only at Linnéplatsen)
Buses to Linnéplatsen: routes 80 and the “Blå Express”
Buses to Marklundsgatan: routes 16, 58, 64, 65, 84, 95 and 772.
Weekend tickets from £180 and can be purchased here http://wayoutwest.se/tickets
See you there…
And if you fancy checking out other festivals this summer check out our guide here