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Friday, May 06, 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, 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 Dolitz 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 



Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH

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