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GOTHENBURG'S WAY OUT WEST FESTIVAL 2016

Posted: 15th February 2016 08:57

Way Out West festival is excited to reveal that The Last Shadow Puppets, Julia Holter and Daughter will join the bill for 2016. Set in the music capital of Sweden, Gothenburg, this next wave of performers will add to an already stellar line-up of international talents including Sia, PJ Harvey, M83, Stormzy, Seinabo Sey, Chvrches, Jamie xx, Anna Von Hauswolff and more. Weekend tickets for Way Out West are on sale from £168 and for more information visit www.wayoutwest.se/en.

 

The Last Shadow Puppetsjoin Gothenburg's prestigious Way Out West festival. Made up from Arctic Monkeys' frontman Alex Turner and The Rascals' lead singer Miles Kane, these two friends took the music world by surprise in 2007 when they released their first studio album with a unique blend of strong pop melodies, garage and baroque pop. Back after a short hiatus their next studio album is predicted to be released this April and judging by the first single Bad Habits their performance at Way Out West is going to be something very special. 
LA based singer, songwriter, producer and composer, Julia Holter joins the already incredible and eclectic line-up. Her fourth studio album Have You In My Wilderness received huge critical acclaim last year and Julia's been riding the wave of success ever since. While Daughter fly the flag for the UK following the release of their highly anticipated sophomore album Not To Disappear and are THE band to watch this year.


Way Out West will be returning to its home in Slottskogen Park from 11th - 13th of August for one of Europe's biggest celebrations of music. Stay Out West will be back, giving revellers a chance to sample groundbreaking artists in the city's most striking cultural late-night hotspots. The Way Out West Music Conference enters its third year, with key influencers on board to discuss the future of its industry and its current position. Along with the musical offering will be the festival's inspiring Film Festival, which features the most innovative producers, directors and premiers from around the world.


Reducing its carbon footprint has been high on Way Out West's list of priorities since going meat and fish free in 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. Way Out West has won both national and international awards including Most Innovative Festival at the MTV O Music Awards, Gyllene Hjulet's 2012 Rights Holder for the Way Out West brand as well as Resumé's Monthly Outdoor Marketing Campaign.


Tickets are now on sale for 2016, with weekend tickets costing around £168 as well as a number of reduced price tickets on sale every month, incrementally increasing by £10 each month. Tickets and more info are available at www.wayoutwest.se/en.

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