Sunday, May 8, 2016

Wave-Gotik-Treffen from 13 to 16 May 2016: 25 Years of Dark-romantic Celebrations in Leipzig

Wave-Gotik-Treffen from 13 to 16 May 2016: 25 Years of Dark-romantic Celebrations in Leipzig

LEIPZIG, Germany, May 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

The Wave-Gotik-Treffen (WGT) is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. From 13 to 16 May, more than 20,000 Goths from all over the world are expected in Leipzig, Germany, again to join the world's largest gathering of the dark family. For the anniversary edition, a grand opening party is going to be held at "AbenteuerReich BELANTIS", an amusement park in the south of Leipzig.

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When in 1992 the first Wave-Gotik-Treffen took place on the outskirts of Leipzig with about 2,000 visitors and just a handful of bands, no one imagined that within a few years the WGT would become the largest Goth festival in the world, taking possession of a whole city every year at Whitsun.

About 250 artists and bands will be performing at about 50 venues spread throughout Leipzig, and covering the wide range of Goth music: from Electro-Pop to Goth-Metal, from EBM to Apocalyptic Folk, from medieval music to Industrial. Famous bands of the scene - like In the Nursery, Leaves' Eyes, Lament, My Dying Bride, or Project Pitchfork - can be experienced along with real underground bands. The programme also includes classical music, readings, theatre and film performances. In addition, the admission to several of Leipzig's museums is free for WGT-guests. The Leipzig Museum of City History emphasizes the importance of the WGT for the city with the special exhibition "Leipzig in Black. 25 Years of Wave-Gotik-Treffen" (until 29 May).

From its beginning the WGT has been much more than a music festival: Its guests may step back to the romantic atmosphere of ancient times at the medieval market place at Moritzbastei, the pagan village at Torhaus Dölitz or the Victorian Picnic in Clara Zetkin Park. In countless clubs DJs from all over the world will invite the crowd to dance until dawn. All of Leipzig turns into a black colourful catwalk - to the delight of both residents and tourists.

Tickets and further information:

Leipzig Guide and
WGT Festival Guide 2016:

Press contact Wave-Gotik-Treffen: Cornelius Brach, e-mail

Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH, Augustusplatz 9, D-04109 Leipzig
Press contact:
Steffi Gretschel (Head of International PR Tourism)
Tel. +49-341-7104-300

SOURCE Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH

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