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! <3
The volunteer application is now open here.
The accreditation for Way Out West 2023 is now open!
If you work in the Music Industry, please fill out this form.
If you are a journalist or photographer interested in covering Way Out West this year, please fill out this form.
If you don’t fit into either of these categories but feel you may be eligible for accreditation, please fill out this form.
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].
When is Way Out West 2023?
Way Out West will take place in Slottsskogen and around central Gothenburg between August 10-12 2023.
Which artists are playing?
You can see the artists on our line-up section. We will announce artists throughout the year and the full line-up will consist of around 100 names.
What is the ticket price?
You can find all the ticket prices on our ticket section.
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).
What is 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. Some of the venues lie within walking distance from Slottsskogen. Others are a tram- or bus ride away.
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.
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.
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.
If you have any questions, contact [email protected] and we’ll answer you as soon as we can.
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