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Way Out West 2022 Festival

Music festivals are a bit like expensive restaurants. Sure, they’re everywhere. But only a few are worth your time and money.

Al77 is determined to help you make the best of your finances and time. With the Summer music festival season upon, we’ve decided to focus on the best live events on offer.

This page will highlight the events we find most interesting and supply you with the necessary details.

Highlighted Festival: Way Out West 2023

Location: Gothenburg, Slottsskogen Source

Performers: Blur, Tove Lo, Devo, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Håkan Hellström

Price: 2,295 SEK

Info: Way Out Way Festival, hosted at an idyllic outdoor location in Slottsskogen, Gothenburg. It has quickly become one of the world’s favorite cultural celebrations, drawing music and art lovers of all nationalities to come to enjoy its diverse performances and creative displays.

I attended Way Out West 2022 and was generally impressed with its setup. There’s a bit of an “everything for everyone” attitude to booking the performers that may rub some people the wrong way. Still, the line-up always seems to include some well-known and up-and-coming performers that make it memorable.

Way Out West is typically attended by Swedes and people from Nordic countries. However, we recommend you travel to it regardless of your location.

Best Music Festivals from Around the World

Pukkelpop 2023

Pukkelpop has acucmulated an almost mythical relevance to the alternative music scene. Founded in 1985, the Belgium event has hosted some of the biggest contemporary bands and artists from the world of alternative music.

Pukkelpop 2023 continues the tradition. Big-name performers are included, camping is free and transportation is guaranteed through the festival ticket.

There’s a stronger emphasis on the live music for this event. There are eight live stages and a music caters to a wide variety of interests.

While it’s struggled to distinguish itself this year from other festivals with similar lineups, Pukkelpop 2023’s headliners include Billie Eilish, Yungblud, Limp Bizkit or The Killers.

Sziget Festival 2023

Sziget Festival held anually in Hungary is one of the most treasured outdoor rock festivals in the whole of Europe. Historically, Sziget is known for playing host to some of the most important musical artists in alternative rock, punk, and even pop.

Held on an 108-hectare plot of land on Óbudai-sziget, the festival offers ample opportunities for camping. The concerts and musical performances stretch out from midday until dawn. However Sziget 2023 won’t be restricted to music, with various events taking place across the four stages and large festival grounds.

More info about Sziget Festival 2023 can be found here.

Strand Fesztival 2023

Info: Strand Fesztival is one of the last such events in Eastern Europe, arriving immediately after Sziget, also held in Hungary.

Strand Fesztival holds its own. Hosted in a gorgeous location at Lake Balaton, the event has a family-friendly vibe and features mostly local music acts.

More info about Strand Fesztival 2023 can be found here.


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