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.
"Let the festival evening last forever – become one with Stay Out West"
Some venues are familiar from earlier years, but there is always a wind of change blowing. This year’s venues are Pustervik, Liseberg, Skeppet, Betlehemskyrkan, Musikens Hus, Oceanen, & Scandic Göteborg Central.
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.
When looking at our posters, you’ll find the Stay Out West acts in thin font, and the Slottsskogen acts in bold. It’s also listed under each artist bio here.
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.
Betlehemskyrkan. In the middle of Vasastan behind brick walls you’ll find a room surrounded by brutalistic concrete and colorful windows. The venue is frequently used for concerts and conversations of existential nature with the aim of creating an atmosphere for all people to explore faith, culture, and music.
Skeppet. A recent addition to Gothenburg’s flora of venues. Skeppet is part of Sjömanskyrkan, and old church for sailors, and has been transformed into creative hub housing a venue, restaurant and a recording studio. The heart of the building, the live stage, is feels and looks as timeless at time itself. Come witness it for yourself!
Liseberg. 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.
Folkteatern. Folkteatern, located at Järntorget nearby Pustervik, wishes to create performance artvof the highest quality – both provocative, touching and entertaining. They’ve been a part of Stay Out West for several years and slowly starting to become one of the classics. Swing by!
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.