This weekend, Gothenburg will turn into Sweden’s Woodstock, playing host to the Way Out West – a music festival filled with rock, indie and alternative music from around the world. The celebrations start on the night of Thursday the 13th in clubs and music venues throughout the entire city with DJ’s and live music performances. On the 14th and 15th, two outdoor stages and one indoor stage will be set up in Slottskogen, a park in the center of Gothenburg, for performances all day long.
Although only in its third year, Way Out West attracts some big names from around the world including; the national beloved Swede Timo Räisänen and the internationally renowned Swede Robyn, UK’s Arctic Monkeys as well as Lily Allen, and Vampire Weekend and Nas from the US. Of course these are just a few of the many dozens of performers over the course of the festival. The full schedule and list of artists is here
This being a Swedish run festival, of course they’ve also taken into account the ecological ramifications of the celebrations, and have received an environmental certification and will be serving organic and delectable food for noshing between the moshing.
Way Out West takes place during the middle of the Culture Festival in Gothenburg, celebrating city’s best of culture, cuisine, and life along with the music that will be pouring out of Slottskogen Park. Starting August 11th, take the opportunity to explore all of what West Sweden has to offer – and if you’re quick about it you might even be able to get Volvo to send you there for free, to enjoy the festivities!