Way Out West (festival)

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Way Out West
GenreRock, alternative rock, electronic, hip hop, world
DatesSecond weekend in August (3 days)
Location(s)Slottsskogen, Gothenburg, Sweden
Years active2007–present
Websitewww.wayoutwest.se/english
Slottsskogen, Gothenburg, 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.[1] The main festival is complemented with the club concept Stay Out West which features after-hours gigs at various venues around the city.

History[edit]

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.[2]

The festival has had a strong focus on being environmentally friendly and was the first festival in Sweden to become KRAV-certified.[3] Citing environmental reasons, the festival announced on the evening before the first day of the 2012 festival that all food served to artists, staff and visitors during the festival would be vegetarian.[4] This decision led to a furor of reactions, both positive and negative.[5] The debate culminated with the Gothenburg tabloid GT giving away free sausages and meatballs outside the festival entrance – a move that resulted in a Twitter dispute between the festival's press chief Joel Borg, co-founder of the festival, and GT editors that was highlighted by the Swedish media.[6]

The festival has won both national and international awards including: Gyllene Hjulet's 2012 Rights Holder for the Way Out West brand,[7] Résumé's Monthly Outdoor Marketing Campaign,[8] as well as the Most Innovative Festival at the MTV O Music Awards.[9]

Location[edit]

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 for example Gothenburg Studios.

2007, August 9, 10, 11[edit]

Line-up[edit]

2008, August 7, 8, 9[edit]

Line-up[edit]

Thursday Friday Saturday

Clubs

Slottskogen

Clubs

Slottskogen

Clubs

2009, August 13, 14, 15[edit]

Line-up[edit]

Thursday Friday Saturday

Clubs

Slottsskogen

Clubs

Slottsskogen

Clubs

2010, August 12, 13, 14[edit]

Line-up[edit]

Thursday Friday Saturday

Clubs

Slottsskogen

Clubs

Slottsskogen

Clubs

2011, August 11, 12, 13[edit]

Line-up[edit]

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

2012, August 9, 10, 11[edit]

Line-up[edit]

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

2013, August 8, 9, 10[edit]

Line-up[edit]

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

2014[edit]

Line-up[edit]

2015[edit]

Way Out West 2015 was held on August 13 to 15.[10]

Line-up

Flamingo
Thursday: Belle and Sebastian, The War on Drugs, Beck
Friday: Angélique Kidjo, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Pet Shop Boys
Saturday: Lianne La Havas, Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, Alt-J, First Aid Kit

Azalea
Thursday: Kindness, Foxygen, Kygo
Friday: Father John Misty, Tove Lo, Tyler, the Creator, Florence and the Machine
Saturday: The Unthanks, Jhené Aiko, Patti Smith, Ellie Goulding

Linné
Thursday: Savages, Future Brown, Future Islands, ILoveMakonnen, Susanne Sundfør, FKA Twigs
Friday: Sturgill Simpson, The Julie Ruin, Years & Years, Little Jinder, Caribou, Flying Lotus, Galantis
Saturday: Sun Kil Moon, Zhala, Rae Morris, Amason, Run the Jewels, Lorentz, Ride

Dungen
Thursday: Sumorai, Mumdance & Novelist, The 2 Bears, AV AV AV, F R A N S K I L D, Drippin, Yung Gud
Friday: Y+M, Smerz, Daphni, Axel Boman, Kornél Kovács, Sankt Göran, Courtesy, André Laos
Saturday: Clea Herlöfsson, Todd Terje & The Olsens, Jin Mustafa, Kajsa Haidl, Towlie, Dorisburg, Nadja Chatti

Magasin 105
Thursday: Courtney Barnett, GOAT
Friday: Urban Cone, Jonathan Johansson
Saturday: Hudson Mohawke, Tove Styrke

Honduras
Thursday: Death Team, Maja Francis, LA Priest
Friday: Titiyo, Benjamin Booker, Shura

Made by Sweden
Saturday: Viola Martinsson, Call Me, Parham, XOV, Say Lou Lou

Panama
Thursday: Sianna, Sakarias, Vince Staples, Nadya
Friday: Hayden James, Petite Meller, Annamelina, Le1f
Saturday: S!vas & Ukendt Kunstner, Little Simz, Madi Banja, Thaiboy Digital

Pustervik Stora
Thursday: Viet Cong, Iceage
Friday: Natalie Prass, Waxahatchee, Woods
Saturday: Low Roar, Soak, Slowgold

Pustervik Lilla
Thursday: Tor Miller
Friday: PINS
Saturday: Ought

Gothenburg Studio 1
Thursday: Noonie Bao, Låpsley, Shamir
Friday: Ibeyi, Elias, Kleerup
Saturday: Chris Olsson, Deportees, Ratatat

FOLK Röda
Thursday: Aurora, Dolce, Kae Tempest, Wildbirds & Peacedrums
Friday: Rhodes, Bad Breeding, Dan Deacon, White Fence, Sunn O)))

Saturday: Hookworms, Residual Kid, Mini Mansions, Yung, Hey Elbow

2016[edit]

Way Out West 2016 was held on August 11 to 13.[11]

Line-up

Flamingo
Thursday: M83, The Last Shadow Puppets, Morrissey
Friday: James Bay, Grace Jones, The Tallest Man on Earth, PJ Harvey
Saturday: Ane Brun, Big Sean, Seinabo Sey, Sia

Azalea
Thursday: Jason Isbell, Chvrches, The Libertines
Friday: Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, G-Eazy, Zara Larsson, Anohni
Saturday: Eagles of Death Metal, Deportees, Jamie xx, Massive Attack & Young Fathers

Linné
Thursday: Basia Bulat, Daughter, Laura Mvula, Anna von Hausswolff, Chelsea Wolfe, Kaytranada
Friday: Erik Lundin, Kamasi Washington, Julia Holter, Aurora, Nicole Sabouné, Hurula, Yung Lean
Saturday: Daniel Norgren, Beth Orton, Jack Garratt, Descendents, Stormzy, Travis Scott, Skepta

Dungen
Thursday: Ishivu, Talaboman, Paula Temple, Jessie Granqvist, Kablam, Josefine Hellström Hansson
Friday: Samoa Joe, Floating Points, Jessy Lanza, Sevdaliza, Gander/Örnell, Shakarchi & Stranéus
Saturday: Mai Nestor, Auður, Nao, Mura Masa, Kenton Slash Demon, Toxe, Johanna Knutsson

Höjden
Thursday: Vasas Flora och Fauna
Saturday: Amanda Bergman

Hagakyrkan
Thursday: Trixie Whitley, Albin Lee Meldau
Friday: Klara Lewis, Julianna Barwick, Tim Hecker
Saturday: Lucy Claire, William Basinski, Hauschka

Pustervik Stora
Thursday: KING, Bob Moses
Friday: Liima, Whitney, Dua Lipa
Saturday: Skott, Bibi Bourelly, Niki & The Dove, The Damned

Pustervik Lilla
Thursday: Dagny
Friday: Joan Shelley
Saturday: Cloves

Nefertiti
Thursday: Oscar, Eagulls, Moon City Boys
Friday: Avantgardet, Bleached, Pascal
Saturday: Merely, Mabel, Postiljonen

Magasin 105
Thursday: Daniel Adams-Ray, Kvelertak, Peter Bjorn and John
Friday: Elliphant, Little Jinder
Saturday: Mapei, AlunaGeorge

Honduras
Thursday: Beach Slang, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, Fidlar, Viagra Boys
Friday: Rat Boy, Peaches, Arca
Saturday: Formation, Ana Diaz, The Internet

Panama
Thursday: Lemaitre, Section Boyz, Karpe Diem
Friday: Tom Misch, The Range, Duvchi, Joy
Saturday: Beri, Tkay Maidza, Cherrie, Lady Leshurr

Gothenburg Studio 1
Thursday: Fire! Orchestra, Thundercat, Dungen
Friday: Cleo, Talib Kweli, De La Soul
Saturday: Sleaford Mods, Flag, The Damned

Gothenburg Studio 3
Thursday: Morgan Delt, Algiers
Friday: Reeps One, Rosh

Saturday: Arre! Arre!

2017[edit]

Way Out West 2017 was held on August 10 to 12.[12]

Line-up

Flamingo
Thursday: The Shins, Migos, Frank Ocean
Friday: Sabina Ddumba, , Ryan Adams, Major Lazer
Saturday: George Ezra, Oskar Linnros, Band of Horses, Lana Del Rey

Azalea
Thursday: Beth Ditto, Flume, Pixies
Friday: Jonathan Johansson, Mac DeMarco, Feist, The xx Saturday: Linnea Henriksson, Conor Oberst, London Grammar, Regina Spektor

Linné
Thursday: The Radio Dept., Angel Olsen, Danny Brown, Tove Styrke, Young Thug, Graveyard
Friday: Jens Lekman, Perfume Genius, Vince Staples, Thee Oh Sees, Fatoumata Diawara & Hindi Zahra, The Afghan Whigs, Sampha Saturday: Eva Dahlgren, Lisa Hannigan, Tycho, Frida Hyvönen, Stor, The Blaze

Dungen
Thursday: Beniwasta, The Black Madonna, Courtesy, Arkajo, Kornél Kovács
Friday: Åska Saga, Anna Kohlin, Jon Hopkins, Mobilegirl, Violet, Haidl, Sandra Mosh
Saturday: Malin Wester, Yung Sherman, Cashmere Cat, Filip Hunter, Maya Lourenço B2B Flord King, Fatima Yamaha, Marlena Lampinen, Art Alfie

Magasin 105
Thursday: Anne-Marie, Lorentz
Friday: Rebecca & Fiona, Diplo
Saturday: Säkert!, Shout Out Louds

Honduras
Thursday: Actress, Alma, Her
Friday: Blenda, Janice, Sigrid
Saturday: Rhys, Léon, Phlake

Panama
Thursday: Marie Davidson, Jarami, Young M.A
Friday: Kelly Lee Owens, 070 Shake, Ikhana
Saturday: Ary, Jessie Reyez, Mwuana

Pustervik Stora
Thursday: Anna of the North, Tash Sultana
Friday: Vasas Flora Och Fauna, Julia Jacklin
Saturday: Hurray for the Riff Raff, Fantastic Negrito

Pustervik Lilla
Thursday: Let's Eat Grandma
Friday: Lydia Ainsworth
Saturday: Shitkid

Folk
Thursday: Sunflower Bean, El Perro del Mar, Avantgardet
Friday: Sarah Klang, Big Thief, INVSN
Saturday: Kiki, Kikagaku Moyo, Josefin Öhrn & The Liberation

Rondo
Thursday: Jireel, Sammy & Johnny Bennett, Stefflon Don
Friday: Fireside, Death Grips

Saturday: Avalon Emerson, Marcel Dettmann

2018[edit]

Way Out West 2018 was held on August 9 to 11.[13]

Line-up

Flamingo
Thursday: Nils Frahm, Patti Smith, Arctic Monkeys
Friday: Timbuktu & Damn, Miriam Bryant, M.I.A., Kendrick Lamar
Saturday: Kamasi Washington, Little Jinder, Lykke Li, Arcade Fire

Azalea
Thursday: Grizzly Bear, St. Vincent, Iggy Pop
Friday: Near, Fricky, Lily Allen, Fever Ray
Saturday: KOKOKO!, Markus Krunegård, Fleet Foxes, Thåström

Linné
Thursday: Sarah Klang, Jenny Lewis, Jorja Smith, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Brockhampton, Raye
Friday: Courtney Marie Andrews, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Noname, J Hus, Skott, 6lack, Popsicle
Saturday: Daniel Adams-Ray X Human, Tangerine Dream, Sigrid, Dirty Projectors, Mwuana, Mura Masa, Bonobo

Dungen
Thursday: Fiffi, Peggy Gou, Octo Octa, Denis Sulta, Off the Meds
Friday: Hardcore Cutie, Baba Stiltz, Joy Orbison, DJ Lag, Jozi Nights, Tora Vinter, Cora Novoa, Lena Willikens
Saturday: Fatima Osman, Mount Liberation Limited, Moodymann, Yaeji, Nadja Chatti, Ena Cosovic, Ebende

Almedalskyrkan
Thursday: Rhye
Friday: Anna Ternheim
Saturday: Susanne Sundfør

Folkteatern
Thursday: Sibille Attar, Nadia Nair
Friday: Amyl and the Sniffers, Holy
Saturday: The Magic Gang, Vacation Forever

Panama
Thursday: Drain Gang, IAMDDB, Ozzy
Friday: Bad Gyal, Sassy 009, Palmistry
Saturday: Blen, Showit, Imenella, Rosh

Honduras
Thursday: Superorganism, Yungblud, Pale Honey
Friday: Becky and the Birds, Snoh Aalegra, Grant
Saturday: Dead Vibrations, Dream Wife, Elias

YouTube Music Stage: Magasin 105
Thursday: Marlene Oak, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Chelsea Wolfe, Anna von Hausswolff
Friday: NBL Sound, Oskar Linnros, Parham
Saturday: Lune, Hurula, Jenny Wilson

Dunge(o)n
Thursday: Martina Menfors, Towlie, Daniel Avery
Friday: DJ Clea, Shakarchi & Stranéus, Studio Barnhus A/V
Saturday: Åska-Saga, Kablam, Suicideyear

Pustervik Stora
Thursday: The Lemon Twigs, Phoebe Bridgers, Ariel Pink
Friday: Moses Sumney, Alex Cameron
Saturday: Kevin Morby, Loney, Dear

Pustervik Lilla
Thursday: Hildur
Friday: Mogli

Saturday: Violet Skies

2019[edit]

Way Out West 2019 was held on August 8 to 10.[14]

References[edit]

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  7. ^ "Grattis till vinnarna av Gyllene Hjulet 2012!". Gyllene Hjulet. Retrieved 1 February 2013.
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