Way Out West, August 8-10
This year’s Way Out West festival in Slottsskogen City Park will feature headliners such as Jorja Smith, Solange, The Cure and Erykah Badu. The leafy park location makes the festival very special and every year it draws tons of music lovers to Gothenburg. In addition to the gigs in the park, the festival uses a large number of venues all over town. There’s also an exciting film programme (e.g. Suede: The Insatiable Ones, New Order: Decades and Bohemian Rhapsody) and loads of good food for everyone. The festival is vegetarian and has been completely meat free and largely dairy free since 2012.
Gothenburg Culture Festival, August 3-10
With 700 events at 30 festival venues and about one million yearly visits (!), the Gothenburg Culture Festival is one of the largest culture festivals in the Nordics. There’s always a great mix of opera, art, music, theatre, arts and craft, literature and film. This year’s international headliner is Haifa Wehbe who’ll perform at the Square Kungstorget on August 10.
As always, Gothenburg Culture Festival will continue to push the limits of how tasty and sustainable festival food can be. At Green Corner (located in the park Bältespännarparken) you will find lots of vegetarian food and locally sourced produce. Also, 30 of Gothenburg’s many acclaimed craft beer breweries will be teaming up with the festival under the slogan “Eat Local, Drink Local”. To reduce waste, you will pay less if you bring your own lunch box when you buy food instead of using a traditional take-away box.
Go to the festival programme.
European Choir Games, August 3-10
This is your chance to fall in love with choral music. During one week, about 6000 singers from all over the world will take part in the European Choir Games which is both a festival and a competition. There will be concerts at different venues (like churches and arenas) but also in the city streets and squares.
1. The inauguration at Partille Arena.
2. The Parade of Nations on August 7 including the big outdoor concert at the square Kungstorget.
3. Closing Concert with Gothenburg Symphony, Solala and a choir of 500 singers.