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Get to Way Out West!

Monday 15 July 2013
Words Spindle
Festivals overseas are vast becoming more popular than festivals in England, our top pick for this summer is Way Out West in Gothenburg 8th-10th August. Some say Gothenburg is the new Berlin, so take a few days out after the festival to explore the sites of the city.
With close to a million residents Gothenburg is the second largest city in Sweden. And while it offers all the possibilities of a major metropolitan area it still manages to maintain its small city charm. Way Out West Festival is located in the heart of the city and is therefore in a prime position to enliven the already lively city center and compliment the already rich offering of culture and events. Utilizing the city’s clubs, living accommodations and easy connections we are trying to make use of the city’s existing infrastructure in a way that not only heightens the overall experience of Way Out West, but also Gothenburg as a whole.
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Way Out West is a three day festival taking place in Gothenburg, Sweden with an amazing line-up that includes The Knife, Kendrick Lamar, Mount Kimbie, Maya Jane Coles, James BlakeDisclosureHaimGrimesTom Odell and Cat Power. What’s great is that festival goers get access to the main festival site and stages as well as a series of intimate gigs across the city in various venues.

There is no official festival campsite and camping is not permitted anywhere in Slottskogen. Gothenburg has a wide selection of hotels, youth hostels and campsites in all price classes. Spindle recommends Hotel Flora a beautiful home from home hotel in the heart of Gothenburg. You can fly to Gothenburg directly from London Stansted with RyanAir for around £90pp return.

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Round up:

Most looking forward to seeing: Beach House and Disclosure

You’ll love this festival if: You want a city break and type getaway with a music festival rolled in.

Don’t miss: The film screenings throughout the festival, check HERE

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