Accreditation

The accreditation for Way Out West 2022 is now closed.

 

FAQ

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 [email protected].

 

The Basics

 

When is Way Out West 2022?

Way Out West will take place in Slottsskogen and around central Gothenburg between August 11-13 2022.

 

I bought a ticket in 2020 or 2021. Is it still valid?

Yes! If you’d like to attend the festival 2022 you don’t need to do anything. Just bring your ticket from 2020 or 2021 and all will be fine.

 

I kept my ticket from either of the postponed festivals 2020 or 2021. How do I know if my ticket is upgraded?

If you’ve kept your ticket from either of the postponed festivals 2020 and 2021 your ticket will be upgraded. You just bring your old ticket to the festival. However, the upgrade doesn’t show on the ticket, it will be visible when the ticket is scanned in the entre.


If you had a Standard ticket, you will get Premium and if you had Premium you will get VIP.

 

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).

 

When can I get my wristband?

You must exchange your ticket for a wristband at the festival entrance at Linnéplatsen before you can enter the festival site or attend any Stay Out West shows. The tickets are not personal but once the festival wristband is on your wrist it cannot be transferred to someone else. You cannot collect a wristband for someone else as the wristband is put on the wrist at the wristband exchange.

 

The opening hours for the wristband exchange are:

Wed Aug 10: 12.00 am – 10.00 pm
Thur Aug 11: 11.00 am – 10.00 pm
Fri Aug 12: 11.00 am – 10.00 pm
Sat Aug 13: 11.00 am – 10.00 pm

 

I have a Youth Ticket. Which acts can I see?

You can see all major acts playing in Slottsskogen! For example, Dave, Burna Boy, Central Cee, Tame Impala and AJ Tracey can all be viewed with a youth ticket. The youth ticket does not include acts playing in the Dungen area (DJ:s only) or at Stay Out West. You can see which act is playing where by clicking on them in the lineup section!

 

I have a question regarding the accessibility at Way Out West.

At Ticketmaster you can find more information about the accessibility at Way Out West. Read more HERE under “Info”. Don’t hesitate to pop us an email at [email protected] if you have any further questions. You can also contact Ticketmaster HERE.

How do I know which acts are playing Stay Out West?

Stay Out West is 18+ only and starts when the last tone in Slottsskogen is played. If you check out our lineup poster, all bolded names are playing in Slottsskogen and all non-bolded names are playing Stay Out West. Simple as that.

 

Will proof of COVID vaccination be required to enter the festival?

As of now we will not require vaccine certificates, however we do encourage everyone to get vaccinated! All Covid-19 restrictions in Sweden have been lifted. If there were to be new regulations set by the Swedish Government we will of course follow them. If there is any new information regarding this, all ticket holders will be contacted via email.

 

Are refunds available if Way Out West is postponed or canceled due to Covid-19?

If the unlikely event of the festival being postponed or canceled your festival passes will automatically be valid for the rescheduled date. If you wouldn’t be able to attend the new date, refunds will be offered and more information will be sent out to all ticket holders. It is safe to buy your tickets now! We cannot verify the policies of any third-party ticket resellers.

 

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.

 

The festival area – do’s and don’ts

 

Alcohol

It is not permitted to bring your own alcoholic beverages to Way Out West. For those of you over 18 there are bar areas serving alcohol on the festival site. Due to Swedish alcohol laws you are not allowed to take or consume alcoholic drinks outside of these areas.

 

Animals

Animals are not permitted on the festival site, so please leave your pets at home. We also ask you to show respect for the animals that call Slottsskogen home as they might not share your sense of humor.

 

Cameras

Photographing for publication (be it print, digital or any other professional context) is not allowed without authorization from the festival. Filming and sound recording are not allowed – however, no authorization is needed when photographing for private use. As a private person you are allowed to bring cameras and lenses with a zoom of up to 55mm. You are not allowed to bring extra gear such as selfie sticks, tripods, battery grips, etc and it is not allowed to use flash. However, cell phones with built in cameras, are of course permitted to use for social media etc.

 

Camping

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.

 

Bottles 

Empty plastic and aluminum bottles are ok to bring. You can fill these with water at the festival site.

 

Cash

Way Out West is a cash free festival. Bring your credit card or pay by Swish!

 

Entering the site without a valid wristband

Anyone found on the festival site without a valid wristband will be removed from the festival. This is a prosecutable offense and will be reported to the police.

 

First aid

First Aid teams are stationed at the side of the stage by Flamingo and Azalea. First aid teams will also be at all concerts and walking around the area.

 

Food and drinks

There will be several bar areas at Way Out West that sell both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages as well as food. There will also be many food vendors outside the bar areas selling a variety of meals and snacks. A large percentage of the food is organic. Everything is vegetarian. You may not bring your own food into the festival site. Read more about the food program here.

 

Hygiene 

There are toilets and water faucets at the festival. Free drinking water is also available on site. We encourage everyone to use hand sanitizer often. These can be found at food vendors and at the toilets.

 

Opening hours for the festival

Slottsskogen:
Thursday: 14–00
Friday: 12–01
Saturday: 12–01

 

The Stay Out West venues usually close around 03.00-04.00. Read more about the opening hours here.

 

Parking

There is no official Way Out West car parking. We kindly ask you to walk or use public transport when you need to get around in Gothenburg.

 

Security

The festival site and its perimeter are patrolled by security guards 24 hours a day. They are there for your protection and to help you if you need it.

 

Selling merchandise & advertising

It is not permitted to sell goods or merchandise without prior agreement. It is also not permitted to put up posters or advertise on the festival site without prior permission. Failure to obey these rules can result in fines.

 

Stages

Way Out West has five outdoor stages:
Flamingo – the largest stage
Azelea – the second largest stage (though not much smaller than Flamingo)
Linné – the marquee stage
Dungen – the place to go if you like dance music (18+)
Höjden by Spotify – the stage for intimate shows and podcasts

 

Stay Out West

Stay Out West is the late night club program that takes place at various clubs around Gothenburg. Stay Out West has an 18+ age limit and the program is included in the festival ticket. Some of the venues lie within walking distance from Slottsskogen. Others are a tram- or bus ride away.

If there’s something you really wish to see, please come early as some shows can be full. You can find the SOW schedule here and more about the venues here.

 

Tickets

Luger and Way Out West reserve the right to make any changes to the line-up and performances before and during the festival. Tickets are only sold to the festival and not for individual artists or performances and cannot be redeemed in the event of cancelled or altered acts at the festival.

Only tickets purchased through Ticketmaster or Way Out West verified partners are valid. If you purchased from an unauthorized source and/or the ticket is counterfeit, there’s a risk it isn’t valid when you arrive to the entrance and that you because of that won’t be allowed to enter the festival.

 

Wristbands

You must exchange your ticket for a wristband at the festival entrance at Linnéplatsen before you can enter the festival site or attend any Stay Out West shows. The tickets are not personal but once the festival wristband is on your wrist it cannot be transferred to someone else. You cannot collect a wristband for someone else as the wristband is put on the wrist at the wristband exchange.

The opening hours for the wristband exchange are:

Wed Aug 10: 12.00 am – 10.00 pm
Thur Aug 11: 11.00 am – 10.00 pm
Fri Aug 12: 11.00 am – 10.00 pm
Sat Aug 13: 11.00 am – 10.00 pm

 

Umbrellas

Umbrellas are not allowed at the festival. Unfolded umbrellas obstruct the vision of those behind you in the crowd, so please bring rainwear instead.

 

 

Tips & advice

 

Clothing: Please bring suitable clothing. If rain is forecast, bring rainwear. The evenings can be chilly, so please bring something warm to wear even if the weather is hot.

 

Earplugs are for sale at the official festival merchandise tent and you are of course allowed to bring your own. We recommend you to use earplugs if you experience that the sound is too loud. Take care of your ears <3

 

Food and drink: It’s important to drink plenty of water during the day especially if it’s warm and you’re also consuming alcohol. It’s also easy to miss putting some real food in your stomach when you’re busy running around seeing all your favorite artists, so please, don’t forget to drink and eat regularly throughout the day. There’s water stations around the area to fill your empty bottle, please bring one to the festival.

 

Sunscreen can be a good idea if you’re out in the sun all day, so bring some with you.

 

Where should I stand?

It is often quite crowded the closer to the stage you get. If you’re not used to being at concerts it may be wise to stand a bit further back. Should you wish to stand close but avoid the crowd, the sides are always a safe bet. Please show respect and look after the people around you!

 

Traveling within Gothenburg

Like any metropolitan area, Gothenburg has an efficient public transportation system that can get you to and from the festival site and just about anywhere else you need to go in the city. There’s also bikes to rent at various place. More information can be found here.

 

Tree climbing

It’s forbidden to climb the trees on the festival site.

 

Wardrobe

Wardrobe and storage units can be found outside the festival entrance.

 

Dare to Care
Way Out West is part of Dare to Care, which is a joint effort between live music organizers, artists and audience to promote communication, mutuality and consensual sex. Read more on how you can contribute here.

 

Stay out West

Stay Out West is Way Out Wests club program (age limit 18+) that opens up in different areas/clubs around Gothenburg when the festival area in Slottsskogen closes. If you are over 18, these gigs are included in the festival pass. You can not buy a single ticket for Stay Out West only.

 

Please note that the clubs have limited capacity and you’re not guaranteed entrance. If there’s something you really don’t want to miss, come early.

This year’s Stay Out West venues: 

Pustervik. Claimed as a classic for a reason, as Gothenburg’s CBGB’s. This location consists of one larger and one smaller stage reviving the nostalgia created withing these halls, memories that keeps the atmosphere of Pustervik as great as it’s always been.

Nefertiti. Gothenburg’s jazz mecca has recently had a huge revival. They have been a part of the festival in the past but returns this year with the flag waiving high. This place has magic within its walls.

Liseberg. A long-awaited returnee and the biggest venue of the year! Polketten is a venerable dance floor that has been around since 1926 and offers the opportunity to hang out both outdoors and under the roof.

Scandic Göteborg Central. During this year’s Stay Out West, you’ll find The Grand Container – the festival’s only black box. You go here to dance, not to stand still.

Oceanen. A creative center on Stigbergstorget – across the street from the record store Bengans. A place for cultural expression of all kinds as well as one of the best concert venues in town for smaller acts. Here you’ll be able to experience tomorrow’s big stars in a venue that oozes modern contemporary.

Musikens Hus. In the heart of Majorna, you’ll find this cultural centre that includes everything from restaurants to concert venues. This is a relatively new location with a long history that is also within walking distance of Slottsskogen, a perfect place for those who don’t want to compromise.

Folkteatern. One of Gothenburg’s finest theatres and a popular part of Stay Out West in the past. The theatre’s stages and foyer are usually a lively meeting place for talks, concerts, poetry, film art and more. During Stay Out West, the focus is entirely on the concert experiences.

Contact

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