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More Artists to JOIN GOTHENBURG'S WAY OUT WEST 2016

Posted: 19th February 2016 08:34

Massive Attack and Young Fathers will team up to play Way Out West this year for a special collaborative performance with further exceptional UK talent also confirmed with Skepta and Jack Garratt. Taking place in Sweden's music capital of Gothenburg, Way Out West 2016 is shaping up to be the festival's biggest year yet with a wealth of international talent already confirmed including Sia, PJ Harvey, M83, Stormzy, Chvrches, Julia Holter, Jamie xx and more. Weekend tickets are on sale from £168 and for more information visit www.wayoutwest.se/en.

 

Way Out West is excited to reveal Bristol-born trip hop group Massive Attackwill join the Swedish music festival to play with fellow countrymen Young Fathers. Forming back in 1988 Massive Attack have become a household name, releasing five albums and selling over 11 millions copies, while Young Fathers have quickly become a force to reckon with thanks to their Mercury Prize winning debut album. The two groups are poised for a unforgettable performance at Way Out West this August.

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 in August. 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.

Way Out West returns 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.