Monday, August 8, 2011

Those Dancing Days - Reaching Forward

Way Out West, a festival in Sweden’s second city, Gothenburg, is already known as one of the best music festivals in Europe despite being in only its fifth year.

For three days Gothenburg is home to the crème de la crème of national and international music. The line up for 2011 so far includes Prince, Kanye West, Pulp, Robyn, Fleet Foxes, Thåström, Explosions In The Sky, Janelle Monáe, Wiz Khalifa, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, The Jayhawks, Twin Shadow, The Avett Brothers and Warpaint.

Way Out West’s unique city based format taps into Gothenburg’s thriving music scenes, with performances at venues all over the city; rock clubs, nightclubs, churches, theaters and cultural centers are all used to showcase breaking and more established acts as part of the festivals club concept, Stay Out West.

Slottsskogen is the Gothenburgers favourite park: a wonderful green space in the heart of the city with large lawns, wooded areas, lakes, and even a zoo with elks, seals and penguins. Right in the city centre, it’s within walking distance of two of the city’s best-loved districts; the culturally diverse Linné and historic Haga, as well as a large selection of hotels and hostels in all price classes.

Way Out West is environmentally certified. The festival aim is to respect the park environment and leave a little environmental footprint. The food and drink is mostly organic (in fact, one of the city’s star chefs runs one of the food tents), the power is green, and the waste is recycled.

To get some feeling, Tune Of The Day will focus on this festival for a week. During this period, we will offer music from the acts playing at this festival, and hopefully also lots of pictures to be published, depending a bit on how we have time, but we will of course give it a try.

Here is a few pictures from yesterday and today!

First out on this Way Out West week will be Those Dancing Days that plays on ”Stays Out West” on Brewhouse, Thursday 00:00

Those Dancing Days are an indie pop band from Nacka, a suburb of Stockholm, Sweden. Most frequently compared to Northern Soul and 1960s era girl-groups, the band formed in 2005 while the members were all still in school. They are currently signed to Wichita Recordings. The band consists of five girls from Stockholm. Their name derives from the Led Zeppelin song "Dancing Days”.

The band was chosen personally by Belle & Sebastian to perform at their second Bowlie Weekender festival presented by All Tomorrow's Parties in the UK in December 2010.

Todays tune ”Reaching Forward” is taken from their latest album ”Daydreams & Nightmares"

Way Out West - Essential Information

When: Friday 12th and Saturday 13th August, with Stay Out West (club performances) from the evening of Thursday 11th until the early hours of Sunday morning.

Where: Slottsskogen city park in central Gothenburg.

Tickets: 1,395 Swedish kronor (approx £115) for a full two day festival pass including Stay Out West.

All festival passes except Festival Pass DELUXE are sold out. For more information please click here.

For more information about the festival, click here.

Ticket sales: Ticnet (Ticketmaster), and telephone +46 771 707 070.

For more information on Gothenburg, and to book hotels online: More information on West Sweden:

For more information on Those Dancing Days click here.

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