“Wave Gotik Treffen (WGT) is world’s largest festival for “dark culture” held every year in Leipzig, Germany (at about 40 venues, spread all across the city).
Wave Gotik Treffen 2011 will be held between 10th and 13th June and is expected to attract about 20,000 visitors from all across the world.
For many years WGT has been regarded as the biggest international gathering of the “dark family” and a great opportunity to see your favorite artists and bands at one place. About 200 performers will be covering the whole wide range of Gothic music: from Electro-Pop to Goth-Metal, from EBM to Neofolk, from medieval music to Industrial.
The festival also features numerous events like city and historical cemetery tours, goth and pagan markets, movie screenings, literary readings, classical music concerts, opera, fetish events and late night parties. WGT takes place all around the city – even the city public transport is free for all WGT guests.
There are currently 174 artists confirmed.
Some big names from that list are:
Anathema, Assemblage 23, Black Tape For A Blue Girl, Das Ich, Deine Lakaien, Destroid, Diorama, Dornenreich, Feindflug, Fields Of The Nephilim, Girls Under Glass, Hocico, Lustmord, Megaherz, Mephisto Walz, Recoil, Tiamat, Umbra Et Imago