Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Dates: 11th – 13th August 2016
With names like Sia, PJ Harvey, Chvrches, Julia Holter, Jamie xx and Anna Von Hauswolff already on board for this year’s special tenth anniversary event, Way Out West 2016 have just rolled out another list of dizzyingly impressive bookings, including a special collaborative performance by trip hop legends Massive Attack and 2014 Mercury winners Young Fathers.
Joining previously announced Stormzy to fly the flag for UK grime is DJ-turned-grime artist Skepta. After releasing his debut album Greatest Hits, the pioneer has rapidly risen to prominence, now seen by many as the face of grime and set to bring his undeniable live energy to Way Out West. Continuing to champion some of the UK’s finest, Way Out West also welcomes the multi-instrumental talents of BBC Sound Of 2016 winner and Brit Awards champ Jack Garratt to enter the fray.
Meat and fish free since 2012, the festival prides itself on its ability to integrate awareness of pollution and sustainability without detracting from the music or experience, thanks to this ethos it was the first festival in Sweden to become KRAV-certified. 2015 saw the festival team up with oat drink producer Oatly to launch a 72 hour campaign to reduce dairy consumption throughout the whole of Gothenburg with no milk whatsoever on site at Way Out West, to show people that little sacrifices can really help reduce our carbon footprint.
Weekend tickets are on sale from £168. For more information and tickets visit Way Out West website.