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Way Out West (festival)

Way Out West
Genre Rock, Alternative rock, Indie rock, Electronic music, Hip-hop, World music
Dates Second weekend in August (3 days)
Location(s) Slottsskogen, Gothenburg, Sweden
Years active 2007–present
Website
www.wayoutwest.se
Göteborg, where the festival is held

Way Out West is a three-day music festival held in Gothenburg, Sweden, during August that plays host to a variety of popular music artists mainly from the rock, electronic and hip-hop genres. The main festival is complimented with the club concept Stay Out West which features after-hours gigs at various venues around the city.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Location 2
  • 2007 3
    • Line-up 3.1
  • 2008 4
    • Line-up 4.1
  • 2009 5
    • Line-up 5.1
  • 2010 6
    • Line-up 6.1
  • 2011 7
    • Line-up 7.1
  • 2012 8
    • Line-up 8.1
  • 2013 9
    • Line-up 9.1
  • 2014 10
    • Line-up 10.1
  • References 11
  • External links 12

History

The first festival was held in August 2007 in Slottsskogen on Friday and Saturday and at club venues on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. In 2012 the festival became a full-fledged three-day festival with live music in Slottsskogen even on Thursday. In addition to music, the festival has also grown to incorporate other cultural activities such as art exhibitions in Slottsskogen and film showings at cinemas around the city.[1]

The festival has had a strong focus on being environmentally friendly and was the first festival in Sweden to become

  • Way Out West - official homepage
  • Photos from Way Out West 2007
  • Review, setlists and photos from Way Out West 2008 at Webcuts

External links

  1. ^ "Way Out West utökas med film".  
  2. ^ "Sustainability". Way Out West. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  3. ^ Genborg, Linda. "Way Out West Goes Veggie". Göteborg Daily. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Köttfri festival väcker känslor".  
  5. ^ Dalén, Karl. "Tidning i 'köttbråk' med Way out west".  
  6. ^ "Grattis till vinnarna av Gyllene Hjulet 2012!". Gyllene Hjulet. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  7. ^ Thambert, Fredrik. "Månadens Utomhus". Resumé. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  8. ^ Jedvik, Hanna. "Way out west får internationellt pris".  

References

Line-up

2014

Azealia Banks, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, and Solange were booked but cancelled their shows.

Line-up

Source: http://www.wayoutwest.se/en/line-up

The seventh edition of Way Out West was held on 8, 9 and 10 August 2013.

2013

Source: http://www.wayoutwest.se/sv/artister

Line-up

The sixth edition of Way Out West was held on 9, 10 and 11 August 2012.

2012

Source: http://www.wayoutwest.se/

Line-up

The fifth edition of Way Out West with over 30 000 visitors was held on 11, 12 and 13 August 2011.

2011

Thursday Friday Saturday

Clubs

Slottsskogen

Clubs

Slottsskogen

Clubs

Line-up

The fourth edition of Way Out West was held on 12, 13 and 14 August 2010.

2010

Thursday Friday Saturday

Clubs

Slottsskogen

Clubs

Slottsskogen

Clubs

Line-up

The third edition of Way Out West was held on 13, 14 and 15 August 2009.

2009

Thursday Friday Saturday

Clubs

Slottskogen

Clubs

Slottskogen

Clubs

Line-up

The second Way Out West festival was held on 7, 8 and 9 August 2008.

2008

Line-up

The first Way Out West was held on the 9, 10, and 11 August 2007.

2007

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.

Location

The festival has won both national and international awards including: Gyllene Hjulet's 2012 Rights Holder for the Way Out West brand,[6] Resumé's Monthly Outdoor Marketing Campaign,[7] as well as the Most Innovative Festival at the MTV O Music Awards.[8]

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