It's the highlight of Sweden's music calendar, Way Out West is a three-day alternative festival, which takes place on 10 Aug – 12 Aug 2017 in the picturesque city of Gothenburg. And, this year promises a stellar line-up, with Vince Staples, Beth Ditto, Frank Ocean as well as The xx, Chance The Rapper and Lana Del Ray taking to the stage in Slottsskogen City Park later this month.

Vince Staples

Is the Californian-born man of the moment. He stormed onto the music scene in 2015 with his debut album, 'Summertime 06' and has enjoyed huge successes collaborating with the likes of hip hop artists Tyga, ASAP Rocky and Andre 3000.

Def Jam's latest prodigy will perform tracks his critically acclaimed new album 'Big Fish Theory' and his latest single, 'Rain Come Down'. Vince prides himself in being teetotal.

Beth Ditto

The eclectic ex-Gossip frontwomen real name Mary Beth Patterson is set to make a show stopping performance after reaching the dizzy heights of solo stardom earlier this year. She released her debut album Fake Sugar back in June with many of its tracks celebrating her deep-south roots. Beth's rise to fame began in 1999 when she formed indie rock band the Gossip with friends Nathan 'Brace Paine' Howdeshell and drummer Kathy Mendonçais who was later replaced by Hannah Blilie The band's big break came in 2006 after the release of their cult hit 'Standing in the Way of Control.'

Way Out West

Is one of Europes most diverse and sustainable festivals.

It prides itself in promoting local Swedish artists and showcases the very best of alternative music talent including track spinning duo Rebecca & Fiona and singers Rhys, Anna Of The North and Sarah Klang. It also offers an array of artistic entertainment with special film screenings, spoken word artists, art exhibitions and cultural lectures.

One thing all revellers should remember that the festival is very eco-friendly and completely vegan, so no meat and fish allowed and festival memorabilia is all made from fair-trade organic materials. It also bans camping and crowd-surfing, but unfortunately, it still promises plenty of mud. Since it began in 2006 Way Out West has also become famous for its all night parties which take across Gothenburg's hippest bars, clubs, churches and museums.

Way Out West takes place in Sweden's hip city of Gothenburg, 10th – 12th August 2017. Tickets priced from 1995 SEK plus booking fee (about £178) are available now. VIP options are also available.