Music in Gothenburg

Way Out West

In early August, Way Out West is a mighty three-day music festival pulling in big guns like the Pixies, Ryan Adams, Major Lazer, Regina Spektor, Band of Horses and the Shins.
Film in Gothenburg

Göteborg International Film Festival

One of Scandinavia’s major film festivals, with flicks spanning all continents and genres. It’s usually held in late January.
Music in Gothenburg


Metaltown is one of Sweden's biggest metal festivals. Taking place over a weekend in June, it attracts the likes of Slipknot, Korn, Napalm Death and Motörhead, as well as a large number of attendees featuring heavy …
Literature in Håverud

Bokdagar i Dalsland

Bokdagar i Dalsland is a three-day literature festival held annually in late July or early August at the Dalslands Center, with readings, seminars and book launches focusing on Nordic writers.
Art in Gothenburg


In September or October, Kulturnatt is a starlit spectacle of open studios and art installations, as well as dance and music performances and activities for adults and children.
Dance in Brännö

Dans på Brännö brygga

Every Saturday night in July through mid-August, join the locals and other enthusiasts dancing on Brännö's outdoor dance floor, right by the Husvik ferry dock.
Music in Trollhättan

Waterfall Days

A thumping three-day celebration held in mid-July with live bands, circus performances, fireworks and some impressive waterworks.
Art in Gothenburg


On a Saturday in April or early May, Kvarnbydagen sees local artists and designers open their studios to the public.
Sailing in Tjörn

Tjörn Runt

This hugely popular regatta takes place over two days in mid-August.
Music in Gothenburg

Clandestino Festival

A hip-shaking line-up of world music, held in June.