Way Out West 2016 – Festival Preview


Göteborg, Sweden – With musical talent and films from around the world and set at the perfect central location, in the flora and fauna of Slottsskogen, Way Out West has become one of the Europe’s biggest summer festivals.

2016 looks like it will be another record year of attendance as Way Out West has increased audience capacity at the 3-day festival. This year, Way Out West welcomes some incredible artists such as Morrissey, SIA and PJ Harvey, just to mention a few.

New this year, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Way Out West, is Way Out West Talks. The brand new ‘Talks’ stage will feature various panels, speeches, spoken words and debates focusing on different perspectives of creativity and sustainability.

Way Out West Film has been proud to present daily film screenings as an integral part of the festival for the past five years. Continuing with festival tradition, music-related films remain the core, but the line-up will also include many unique, social documentaries and a few will even be followed by Q & A with the film’s director.

The Way Out West film line-up will include many full-length and short films that will have their Swedish and Nordic premieres at Way Out West such as Bugs, the Girl with all the Gifts, Queens of Syria and The Swedish Theory of Love. In addition, Way Out West has the privilege to screen the first episode of the new Netflix series ‘The Get Down’, which tells the story about how a group of teens from the Bronx changes the world though their music. The fist six episodes will be released by Netflix the very same day that Way out West shows the very first episode.

Director: Andreas Johnsen
Screening Aug 12 15:45 at Capitol
Exclusive preview in cooperation with Doc Lounge and Nordic Panorama Film Festival.

The Girl with all the gifts
Director: Colm McCarthy
Screening Aug 12 13:30 at Capitol

Queens of Syria
Director: Yasmin Fedda
Screening Aug 11 14:15 at the Film Tent (Slottsskogen)

The Swedish Theory of Love
Director: Erik Gandini
Screening Aug 13 14:15 at the Film Tent (Slottsskogen)

For more details, check out the full film list and schedule by day

Way Out West 2016 takes place Aug 11-13 in Göteborg, Sweden with films being screened at the film tent in Slottsskogen or nearby venues of Capitol and Hagabion and all festival-goers are welcome to any screening with their festival wristband. HeyUGuys will be in attendance and providing reviews from the 3-day festival, so be sure to check out the site throughout the week.