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With so many festivals to choose from these days, it can be easy to miss some of those European gems, but here we have one of the best looking indie festivals of the summer – Way Out West 2012.

Way Out West takes place in Gothenburg, Sweden’s hub for music and creativity. Having been nicknamed “Little London”, Gothenburg is Europe’s most hidden secret with some of the best venues and festivals stretched across the intimate city location.

Bands already confirmed for this year’s festival include Blur, The Black Keys, Refused, Feist, Florence + the Machine and Bon Iver as well as Wilco, First Aid Kit, Mazzy Star, Bobby Womack, Thurston Moore, Hot Chip, Factory Floor and more.

Way Out West’s unique city based format taps into Gothenburg’s thriving music scene, with performances at some of the best venues the city has to offer. From Thursday evening to Saturday night (or Sunday morning if you can last that long) the city’s rock clubs, nightclubs, churches, theaters and cultural centers will showcase both breaking and more established acts as part of the festival’s club concept Stay Out West. Bands playing the club nights will not be appearing on the stages at the festival site. A 3-day festival pass is valid for admittance for all Stay Out West shows, Thursday through Saturday, but does not guarantee entrance.

Tickets work out at about £165 for the weekend and are available now, from www.wayoutwest.se/en – where you will also find more info on the line-up.