Way Out West Music Festival (Sweden)

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Posted August 28, 2012 by in
Way Out West

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4.5/ 5

The Deets

When: 2nd weekend of August
 
Where: Slottsskogen park in Göteborg, Sweden
 
Cost: 3 Day Pass = 1,895 SEK ($270) + fees
 
Attendance: 20,000+
 
Camping: No
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sweden: ,
 
 
 

Pros:

Slottsskogen is a beautiful setting for a music festival. At $270 the festival is actually fairly affordable
 

Cons:

No Camping means you need to book accommodation early to lock in a good price.
 
The Bottom Line

The Way Out West fest is one of Sweden’s largest Music Festivals. It is held once a year in Göteborg (Gothenburg to many English speakers) in Mid-August. (The 2012 festival is held during August 9-11.) Way Out West was first held in 2007 making it a fairly young festival, however it has quickly grown to become one […]

by Riley Hilliard
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way out west 300x127 Way Out West Music Festival (Sweden)The Way Out West fest is one of Sweden’s largest Music Festivals. It is held once a year in Göteborg (Gothenburg to many English speakers) in Mid-August. (The 2012 festival is held during August 9-11.) Way Out West was first held in 2007 making it a fairly young festival, however it has quickly grown to become one of the more notorious festivals coming out of Europe, winning the O Music award for the Most Innovative Festival of 2011. It features genres of Indie, Rock, Hip Hop and Electronic musical acts  and is held in the stunning Slottsskogen park in Göteborg. There is no onsite camping available, however there are many accommodation options in the city. You can find more information on accommodation at the Göteborg city guide.

Stay Out West

The festival also ties itself into the city nightlife of Göteborg with Stay Out West, in which many of the bands playing at Way Out West perform at rock clubs, nightclubs, churches, theaters and cultural centers in Göteborg. Festival passes from the music festival are admitted to the Stay Out West venues, but are subject to the venues capacity limitations.

For additional information visit the Way Out West website or fanpage.

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Way Out West 2012 Artist Lineup

 Way Out West Music Festival (Sweden)

Slottsskogen

  • Blur
  • The Black Keys
  • Refused
  • Feist
  • Bon Iver
  • Florence + The Machine
  • Miike Snow
  • Hot Chip
  • Frank Ocean
  • Wilco
  • First Aid Kit
  • OFWGKTA
  • Jonathan Richman
  • Thurston Moore
  • Billy Bragg
  • Frida Hyvönen
  • The War On Drugs
  • Deportees
  • Ben Howard
  • St. Vincent
  • The Afghan Whigs
  • The Field
  • ASAP Rocky
  • Oberhofer
  • Ane Brun
  • The Royal Concept
  • Mark Lanegan Band
  • Yelawolf
  • The Concept

Stay Out West (Clubs)

  • 7 Seconds
  • Adolescents
  • Alt-J
  • Bob Mould
  • Ceremony
  • Death Grips
  • Django Django
  • Factory Floor
  • Friends
  • Haim
  • Iceage
  • Jacuzzi Boys
  • John Maus
  • Josh T. Pearson
  • Kindness
  • King Krule
  • Korallreven
  • Lune
  • Madeon
  • Mazzy Star
  • Megafaun
  • Memoryhouse
  • Milagres
  • Nicolas Jaar
  • Numbers
  • Papa M
  • Purity Ring
  • Sibille Attar
  • Solander
  • Swamp 81
  • Zero Boys



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