Further Way Out West Line-Up Confirmations: Queens Of The Stone Age, Röyksopp & Robyn, Mø + More

Further Way Out West Line-Up Confirmations: Queens Of The Stone Age, Röyksopp & Robyn, Mø + More

New acts join previously announced The National, Neutral Milk Hotel + Janelle Monáe

Festival to take place 7th – 9th August in Gothenburg, Sweden

www.wayoutwest.se

Following hot on the heels of their first artist announcement including The National, Janelle Monáe, Neutral Milk Hotel, Blood Orange and more, Way Out West festival has revealed another round of exciting acts for the 2014 edition.

The following will also be appearing at Way Out West, taking place 7th – 9th August in the leafy environs of Slottsskogen in Gothenburg, Sweden:

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE
ROBYN & RÖYKSOPP
THE JULIE RUIN

JONATHAN WILSON ^
CIRCA WAVES ^
JUNGLE ^

^ denotes Stay Out West set

Tickets go on sale 14th February at 9am CET via www.wayoutwest.se. International ticket-buyers can find out more about booking flights to Gothenburg and accommodation here.

Listen to all confirmed artists for Way Out West 2014 at Spotify: Way Out West 2014

Previous editions of Way Out West have witnessed star turns from St. Vincent, Kraftwerk, Solange, Tame Impala, Mogwai, The Knife and Odd Future throughout the day program. At night, Stay Out West takes over multiple venues across the city, hosting the likes of Factory Floor, John Maus, Postiljonen, Swans and many other up-and-coming luminaries over recent years. Last year saw the festival expand further into Gothenburg during the day, including an exclusive dj set from Giorgio Moroder in addition to art exhibitions, film screenings and a hack day happening in the centre.

Alongside their excellent line-ups, Way Out West are also well-known for their nifty use of the latest technology and this year proves no exception. Via Instagram, WOW are planning on showing clues to upcoming artist releases, great memories from previous years, movie trailers and lots of other fun bits an bobs. Follow them here: @wayoutwestfestival #wowgbg. And on Facebook and Twitter.

Additionally, Way Out West is an environmentally-conscious festival, not only for fitting resourcefully into the 137 hectares of beautiful woodland at Slottsskogen park but also for being the first European festival to have a vegetarian policy on site since 2012. Read more about that here and below.

About Way Out West’s 2014 second round of confirmed acts:

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE
The kings of desert rock are coming to Gothenburg! The musical legend that is Josh Homme, the man of many musical projects, from his work with Eagles of Death Metal and Them Crooked Vultures, to producing records for the Arctic Monkeys, to featuring on tracks for The Strokes. This man is a musical maestro, but it is when he is playing with QOTSA that he is really at home.

Formed in 1998 from the embers of the iconic Kyuss, Homme has seen this band through turbulent times, only to rise victorious with their aggressive punk and heavy metal-inspired bombardments overlaid with Homme’s tender vocals. This Grammy nominated band have picked up many fans along the way, from Elton John and Dave Grohl to Trent Rezner and Jake Shears, all of whom they have collaborated with in some way, demonstrating that their appeal is clearly far reaching. Way Out West cannot wait to welcome them and their high-octane performances to Slottsskogen, it is sure to be one hell of a ride…

RÖYKSOPP & ROBYN
WOW are more than a little bit excited to announce that Sweden’s very own pop-duchess Robyn and her long-time musical collaborators the phenomenal production duo Röyksopp are joining forces once again on their upcoming ‘Do it Again Tour’ of Europe and North America, choosing Way Out West as one of their selected stop-offs!

Having seen the results of Robyn’s astonishing alliance with Svein Berge and Torbjorn Brundtland before on the 2009 singles, ‘The Girl and the Robot’ and ‘None of Dem’, we know that this will be one awe-inspiring show, and can only dream of what wonders they have been working on together. Do not miss this Scandinavian dream team in action at Way Out West.

THE JULIE RUIN
Resurrected into a full band from her solo project of the same name from way back in the 90s, Kathleen Hanna (formerly of Bikini Kill and Le Tigre) is joined by her Bikini Kill cohort Kathi Wilcox, with Sara Landeau on guitar, drummer Carmine Covelli and Kenny Mellman on keyboards, to bring you the raucous punk wailings expected of a Riot Grrrl pioneer.

A few years after Kathleen’s fronting Le Tigre’s confrontational electro pop, on top of her impressive 20 years in the industry, we knew we were never going to be disappointed with the results of this new collaboration. Hanna is, let’s face it, is a feminist punk icon and the new album ‘Run Fast’ has the tough and snarling style we were hoping for. It’s Kathleen’s very own guide to life, and we are more than ready to hear her lessons.


Introducing the world to that strange looking letter Ø, Danish indie pop powerhouse is bringing her hand clapping, hair flipping, soulful/synth sounds to Way Out West.

Releasing her eagerly awaited debut album ‘No Mythologies to Follow’ in the UK soon via Chess Club, MØ, aka Karen Marie Ørsted, quickly gained notoriety when she released tracks from 2013’s, ‘Bikini Daze’ EP with the infectious Diplo collaboration ‘XXX 88’. She has been likened to a mixture between Lykke Li, Grimes and Lana Del Ray; not a bad set of gals to be associated with.

JONATHAN WILSON (SOW)
For his follow up to the 2011, widely acclaimed debut album, ‘ Gentle Spirit’, Jonathan Wilson called upon the crème de la crème of the Cali music scene with none other than David Crosby and Graham Nash coming on board along with a handful of other California greats.

The outcome is a like taking a trip to a chapel of 70s soft rock and being bathed in a dream-like, magical sermon. The moving sincerity of Wilson’s West coast song writing accompanied by his folk, funk and jazz concoction with added congas, organs and bird noises creates a sound that blends so naturally its seems to float over you before dragging you back into the moment with a sudden change in tempo. He has previously been likened to sunset psychedelia, and what better place to experience it than an intimate scene at Stay Out West. Join us and be mesmerised.

CIRCA WAVES (SOW)
Hailing from Liverpool, made-up of singer/songwriter Kieran Shuddal, guitarist Joe Falconer, bassist Sam Rourke and drummer Sian Plummer. They literally just signed a major deal with Virgin/EMI in January, having released their debut single ‘Get Away’ on Transgressive. The story is that they played a few of their early gigs under pseudonyms to put off the scouts who were hovering and created quite a bidding war, so you know this is one band to keep your beady eye on. Don’t miss them at Stay Out West this August.

JUNGLE (SOW)
One of the most exciting and mysterious bands to come out of the UK last year, the two-piece art collective and best friend duo known as T and J caused a bit of a frenzy with their video released singles ‘Platoon’ and ‘The Heat’. They sent Vimeo into meltdown – ‘Platoon’ has now reached a staggering 3.6 million plays, you have to check it out to catch the six year old dancer B-Girl Terra – as well as their first ever gig selling out in 24 hours on the basis of these blog released videos alone.

WAY OUT WEST 2014 – 7-9 AUGUST. SLOTTSSKOGEN, GOTHENBURG. FULL LINE-UP SO FAR:

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE
RÖYKSOPP & ROBYN
THE NATIONAL
NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL
BLOOD ORANGE
JENNY WILSON
JANELLE MONAE
JOEY BADA$$
THE JULIE RUIN

DEAFHEAVEN ^
JONATHAN WILSON ^
CIRCA WAVES ^
JUNGLE ^

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