If we’re comparing the many summer music festivals of the world using the simple metric of musical diversity, I daresay that the 2016 edition of Way Out West is far ahead of the pack.
This Gothenburg, Sweden festival, happening from August 11th through the 13th has a staggering range of artists arriving to play one of their three stages. Space jazz courtesy of Kamasi Washington, cut-and-paste jams from The Avalanches, futuristic funk from the queen Grace Jones, and the politicized post-punk of PJ Harvey…all are represented, as is a wealth of electronic music, hip-hop, rock, and punk acts from around the world. I’m getting all tingly just thinking about it.
If you feel the same, we want to make this festival become a reality in your world. Click here to start investigating ticket and travel packages for Way Out West, and head into the dog days of summer with a knowing grin on your face. The kind of look that lets the world know that you’ve got a vacation coming and it’s going to be a doozy. And while you’re at it, you can dip into the Spotify playlist that the festival handily put together for you, highlighting the acts playing in Gothenburg this August.