What are the opening hours of WHY NOT?  

Opening hours: Friday 30th of Sept 6 p.m. - 3 a.m. , Saturday 1st of Oct 4 p.m. - 3 a.m. 

Entrance and Queue

As soon as you passed our bag check our dear Volunteers will divide you into three lanes: 
the super fast lane for those with a bracelet already and everyone on the guest list, the fast lane for those with a pre-sale ticket and one for those who haven’t got a ticket yet. 
Your ticket will be exchanged by a bracelet. Each day’s bracelet, as well as the full festival bracelet have different colours. 

Please notice: if you have no pre-sale ticket and come late, you have to take long waiting times into consideration. 
So WHY NOT avoid nasty queues, join our warm-up party and making the most out of your festival ticket? 

Ticket Support

You did not receive your ticket after you bought it? Your payment does not work smoothly no matter what you try? In this kind of scenarios you can contact WHY NOT's ticket support via here

Can I leave the festival site during the event?

Yes, you can re-enter if you already have the festival bracelet. Nevertheless you have to pass the bag-check every time. 

I have lost something or found something lost, where can I find / bring it?

Our closet team will have a box with all the things that have been found. Just come by and we will gladly try to help you out.

I don’t feel well and need medical assistance, where can I go?

Next to our closet our medical emergency team has its station. In case of emergencies you can just pass by or talk to one of our volunteers on the festival site, they will guide you there.

How to get there?

WHY NOT-Festival is easy to find, as Bananpiren (Frihamnen) is pretty close to the city center and Göteborg Central Station. Actually, it is the geographical heart of Göteborg and it is in walking distance from bus station Hjalmar-Branting-platsen and Frihamsporten. Follow the instructions below how you can find us the easiest and quickest.

Södra Frihamnspiren 1, 417 55 Göteborg

How to get there by walking? 

3 days before why not opens its gates we ll do a video for you in order that you won’t get lost on your way to us. Until then, have a look at the map!

How to get with Västtrafik to Bananpiren? 
Bus Stop: Frihamnsporten
Tram Stop: Frihamnen
Schedules for all busses and trams to the festival site you can find here
To find the best connection to the festival site, we recommend Västtrafiks journey planner. 
After you hopped off tram or bus, follow our signs to the festival area. 
On top of our security and welcome staff, “Nattvandrarna” are patrolling between the stop Frihamnsporten and the festival site to take care of your safety and orientation. 

By car

Unfortunately, we do not have parking space for all festival visitors available. Please use public transportation to the fesival site. It’s also good for your environmental karma. Check out Göteborg’s parking possibilites:


Bring Your Credit Card

Swedes might not have any problem at all with this, but if you are coming to WHY NOT from abroad please notice: Most of our bars only take credit cards! Only at the door and at outside bar cash is accepted. 

What is the age limit?


Music is the only drug

Please respect Swedish laws - only alcohol and nicotine is OK. Thank You

Can I bring my own drinks?


Where can I stay?

We can bring back summer into your hearts, but we cannot make it July back again. Unfortunately we have no space for camping and we are moreover pretty sure, that camping in october won’t be very cozy anyway. So get yourself a hostel bed in a 12-bed dormitory, book an airbnb, find a couchsurfing host or you just spend your night dancing!