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!


It’s not yet possible to apply as a volunteer for Way Out West 2024. If you’d like to be notified when the application form becomes available, please leave your contact details in 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].


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.


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

More info about this will be announced closer to the festival.


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 closer to the festival. 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.

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 ticket and takes place at Hagabion and Capitol. Check out this year’s amazing Film program here (or in the app!) and stop by any film you want to see. Just make sure you have collected your wristband before. 


If you have any questions, contact [email protected] and we’ll answer you as soon as we can. Contact [email protected] for press photos, press contacts etc.