A keystone to Way Out West – the volunteers! Being a volunteer means you get to experience the festival in a unique way, helping putting it all together before, during and after. It’s also a great way to make new friends and gain new knowledge! You can volunteer in different areas of the festival such as artist service, decoration, site, catering, environmental services and much more. During your shifts you’ll get food, a goodie bag and last but not least, access to the festival area!


The application is now open! Please fill out this form to apply.


Being a volunteer is always a fun ride. Here are some testimonials from previous years:


“Just really loved it. Both the volunteer work and the event itself :)”


“Opportunity to experience the festival in a new and more intimate way with fantastic colleagues and a great atmosphere.”


“I’m really happy I volunteered :)”


“Thank you so much for this opportunity! I had a great time and know that I’m going to apply for volunteering again in the future. <3”


Please choose ONE of the following fields that suits your needs best – you do not need to apply for multiple accreditations


For press or photo accreditation request, please apply on this link. Please be as specific as possible in your festival coverage plan. Each journalist must be attached to a media that we will contact for confirmation after receiving your request.


Do you work in the music industry and need to be on site? Apply here!


Do you work in any other related business and consider that you need an accreditation? Apply here!


Here you will find the answers to the most frequently asked questions. If there is any question you don’t find the answer to, pop us an email on info@wayoutwest.se.


The Basics


When and where is Way Out West 2024?

Way Out West will take place in Slottsskogen and around central Gothenburg between August 8-10 2024. The main site is located at Slottsskogen. The easiest way to find the entrance is to aim for Linnéplatsen – either by foot, bike or tram.

Slottsskogen opening hours:

Thursday Aug 8: 14.00-00.00
Friday Aug 9: 12.00-01.00
Saturday Aug 10: 12.00-01.00


Where can I see when and where the artists are performing?

Check out the line-up here.


Can I still use a ticket if it’s not my name on it?

Yes, the tickets are not personal and it doesn’t matter if it’s not your name on it.

What are the age limits at Way Out West?

The age limit at Way Out West is 13+ for Youth tickets, and 18+ for Standard tickets.

Government guidelines for sound levels in Sweden recommend that persons under 13 years of age should not be exposed to the high sound pressure levels that can be experienced at festivals and concerts. You must be over 13 years of age to attend Way Out West (this includes toddlers with hearing protection too). To enter the bar areas where alcohol is served, and all of the Stay Out West venues + Stage Dungen you must be over 18 years of age (it is a good idea to bring photo-ID if you are under 30).


Can I get a refund if my favorite artist would cancel their show?

Please note that your ticket is for Way Out West Festival, not for a specific artist. Artist cancellation is not grounds for refund. At a festival event, both the organizer and the audience should take into account that last minute changes are possible. This could be, for example, a popular artist canceling their appearance due to unforeseen difficulties not related to the festival organizer. Therefore, unfortunately we cannot refund ticket prices due to individual artist changes. We also hope that our audience understands this, and the fact that these changes are often sudden and independent of the festival organizer. This way of dealing with possible changes is in connection to the common ways of operation in the festival scene at large.


Do you have a festival app?

The festival app will be released soon. The festival app is the best way to keep track of everything Way Out West-related and a must if you’re going to the festival. Make sure to tap into notifications if we must reach you with important info.


Is there a Festival map?
Yes. The festival map will be released closer to the festival.


Is there a camping site?

Way Out West does not provide an area for camping and camping is strictly forbidden in Slottsskogen. If you’re in need of living arrangements during the festival please refer to Gothenburg’s existing selection of hotels, hostels and campsites.


Where should I stay?
There’s a rich variety of hotels, hostels and Airbnb’s in Gothenburg to choose from. We recommend you to book your room as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. If you want to see how far from Slottsskogen your potential accommodation is, type Linnéplatsen on Google Maps and you’ll see the distance. If you find the walk too long there’s always transit lines – trams or buses – with routes passing there.

Bag Policy

Way Out West is currently subject to the Swedish Police Authority’s decision of a total bag ban. This means that no bags are allowed to be brought into the public festival area. The ban also applies to bags and transparent bags. Wallets and small toiletry bags that fit in your pocket are not covered by the ban.

We primarily refer to the Police Authority’s information page for answers to common questions: https://polisen.se/lagar-och-regler/vaskforbud-pa-storre-evenemang/

Lockers will be widely available outside of the festival grounds. Thank you for your cooperation.

Stay Out West

When the last tone is played in Slottsskogen and the area becomes silent, the festival continues in venues all over central Gothenburg. It accelerates and moves on with concerts long into the morning hours under the Stay Out West flag. This is a chance to experience big artists on smaller stages with an atmosphere that feels like nothing else. Some venues are familiar from earlier years, but there is always a wind of change blowing.


Stay Out West has an 18+ age limit (except for Betlehemskyrkan that has a 13+ age limit). Some of the venues lie within walking distance from Slottsskogen. Others are a tram- or bus ride away.


Important! We want to remind everyone that Stay Out West clubs have a limited capacity – first come first served. Polketten at Liseberg & Scandic Göteborg Central are the biggest of the eight clubs. To keep an eye on the capacity of the clubs – download our app where the capacities of the venues will be updated continuously.



Way Out West’s film program is included in the festival ticket. See this year’s film program here.


If you have any questions, contact info@wayoutwest.se and we’ll answer you as soon as we can. Contact press@wayoutwest.se for press photos, press contacts etc.