Way Out West (Göteborg, Sweden)

There are two parts to Way Out West. The first is the main outdoor event, which takes place in the beautiful Slottsskogen park (its literal meaning is 'Castle's Forest') located in the heart of Gothenburg. Whilst there are only three outdoor stages - Flamingo (the site's largest), Azelea (a secondary stage not much smaller than Flamingo) and the marquee stage Linné - Way Out West does feature an eclectic and impressive line-up including Janelle Monáe, OutKast, Röyksopp & Robyn, Queens of the Stone Age and Darkside. The second part of Way Out West is a series of club gigs spread around Gothenburg under the banner Stay Out West. The aim is to showcase the vibrant music scene on offer in the city as rock venues, nightclubs, theatres and churches play host to breaking artists and more established acts. This often results in the festival's most extraordinary, and most talked about moments.