Way Out Västtrafik
Together with Way Out West, we celebrate that the pandemic is coming to an end – and that we can finally travel together again. A unique festival on November 13, aboard a tram, featuring some of the region's biggest artists such as Miriam Bryant, Little Dragon and the A36. A festival for sustainable travel and for the climate. For the price of a single ticket for one concert. And all concerts can be followed via a live stream.
Way Out Västtrafik is our way of thanking our travelers – those of you who had to travel with us during the pandemic, and those of you who cycled and walked to make room for others.
Thank you for traveling together. Again.
All concerts are now sold out.
We will livestream all concerts on this webpage. Tune in on November 13.
Miriam Bryant - 14.07
Stella Explorer - 15.33
Raghd & Jelly Crystal - 17.04
Jens Lekman - 18.31
A36 - 20.05
Little Dragon - 21.32
With her ability to bring together both desperation and joy in her versatile musical expression, Miriam Bryant has become one of Sweden's most appreciated artists. So appreciated that she has even had a tram named after her. On November 19, her long-awaited album "P.S. Jag hatar dig" will be released, in which the art forms have been unhindered and also resulted in an accompanying feature film (short film), in which Miriam herself stars alongside Kardo Razzazi.
Little Dragon has from the start done everything in their own way with a forward-looking electronic pop whose two most distinctive elements are the unmistakable groove and Yukimi Nagano's comforting voice, which is an instrument in itself. At first glance, it may seem like the quartet, founded in Gothenburg 25 years ago, is on the sidelines of both the mainstream and the alternative music world. Yet Little Dragon, with all their integrity, talent and uncompromising vision, always manage to become the center of events. Internationally, they might be one of Sweden's most respected bands in recent years, constantly in demand as partners or guests.
No one has been able to avoid the big star of the summer with the monster hit "Samma gamla vanliga" with over 23 million streams on Spotify that even now continue to tick on: A36 is his name. Since his debut in 2020, the Partille-resident has released four singles of his own, collaborated with Aden, Jireel and Macky. If he continues at the same pace, we have nothing but several new blockbusters to expect. "Samma gamla vanliga" tops not only Sweden's top 50 charts, but also the charts of our Scandinavian neighbours. He is also the first Swedish artist to reach Finland's top 10 in several years.
Jens Lekman broke through with his debut album When I Said I Wanted To Be Your Dog in 2004, and immediately became one of Sweden's most beloved indie artists, while being celebrated around the world. Since then, Lekman has received countless awards and glowing reviews, while establishing himself as one of Sweden's strongest and most reliable troubadours, with magical songs where his unique storytelling style and lyrics meet clever melodies.
Jelly Crystal & Raghd
Filip Johnson goes by the pseudonym Jelly Crystal, whose music is best described as suggestive glam pop. With his roots in the classical melodies of pop history and the Swedish indie rock scene, he has created his own expression, which is as timeless as it is futuristic. 2021 started with the single "I Don't Like Dancing" which was a first taste of the debut album "Freak Show" released in September. A concept album in which he remains faithful to all that has previously characterized him as an artist - through experimental, elegant and unconventional pop.
He will perform on the same tram as the starlet Raghd – a rapper, singer and producer from Gothenburg. With a new and honest sound, Raghd is a clearly rising star in the Swedish music sky. She recently released the awesome EP Are We There Yet? – you can quote us when we say that this is an artist to keep an eye on going forward.
Atmospheric dreamy pop and ambient composition are evenly balanced in an end product that is more than the sum of its melodious elements. That's the experience of listening to Stella Explorer. It's a musical record she admits was uncharted territory until she left her band two years ago to lift the lid on her own musicality. The new single "Kill It Before It Dies" is an echo that slowly increases in force and builds up to a point where the danceability of the track is set against the darkness of the lyrics. Stella's deeply personal texts remind us of the flaws and shortcomings of love - the potential toxicity of relationships and the power of love to blind.