Way Out West Festival

Way Out West Festival

infobox music festival
music_festival_name = Way Out West
location = Slottsskogen, Gothenburg, Sweden
years_active= 2007 - present
dates = Second weekend in August (3 days)
genre = Rock, Alternative rock, Indie rock, Electronic music, Hip-hop, World music
website = [http://www.wayoutwest.se/english www.wayoutwest.se]

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 takes place in the 137 hectare park of Slottsskogen in Gothenburg on the Friday and Saturday of the festival weekend. Additionally many other artists perform at various venues in and around central Gothenburg on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.


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


* …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
* Albert Hammond Jr.
* Architecture in Helsinki
* The Ark
* The Besnard Lakes
* Big Bird
* Boredoms
* Brian James Gang
* CocoRosie
* Devendra Banhart
* Eagles of Death Metal
* Erykah Badu
* Florence Valentin
* Franke
* Function
* The Go! Team
* The Hellacopters
* Hello Saferide
* The Hives
* Jonas Game
* Juliette & The Licks
* Kanye West
* Koop
* Laakso
* Lady Sovereign
* Laleh
* Last Days of April
* Lily Allen (cancelled show due to throat infection)
* Low
* Lykke Li
* Malajube
* Manu Chao
* Molotov Jive
* Moneybrother
* New Young Pony Club
* Patrick Watson
* Peter Bjorn and John
* The Pogues
* Primal Scream
* Regina Spektor
* Salem al Fakir
* Shout Out Louds
* Sparta
* Spoon
* Säkert!
* Teenage Bad Girl
* Teddybears (last-minute replacement of Lily Allen)
* Those Dancing Days
* Thunder Express
* Timo Räisänen
* The Tough Alliance
* Voxtrot
* Woven Hand


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


External links

* [http://www.wayoutwest.se/english Way Out West - official homepage]
* [http://festivalinfo.net/?page=gallery&gid=2129 Photos from Way Out West 2007]
* [http://www.webcutsmusic.com/news96.html Review, setlists and photos from Way Out West 2008] at Webcuts

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