Goth Times will of course be there, covering the concerts, the fashion and the parties!
June 9th to 13th, 2011
Leipzig, eastern Germany (at about 40 venues, spread all over the city); camping site and main venue at the edge of
town at the „agra-Messepark“ Markkleeberg; for information on the city you may check
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leipzig or the official city website http://www.leipzig.de/int/en/.
If you travel to the WGT for the first time, you can find lots of useful information for planning your trip on:
- Music styles:
All sub-genres of dark music: Gothic; EBM; Industrial; Ambient; Neofolk; Synthpop, Goth-Metal etc.
- Advance ticket sale:
5-day ticket for all events within the 20th Wave-Gotik-Treffen Whitsun 2011 for 81,- Euro in advance ticket sale (including
advance sale charges), available via „Ticket Order“ at www.wave-gotik-treffen.de.
Possible with Obsorge ticket, limited up to 9999 tickets for 25,- Euro (includes advance sale charges), contains the
• Camping at the Treffen-Campground (agra-fairground)
• "Pfingstbote" ("Whitsun-herald") - the WGT program book
• CD with music by artists of the 20th WGT
Please note: Entrance to and use of the campground is impossible without an Obsorge ticket. The Obsorge ticket is only
valid in connection with the WGT-Event-Ticket.
For car parking at the main venue of the Treffen-area you have to purchase a Parking Vignette for 15,- Euro (includes
advance sale charges).
Please note: Parking at the Treffen-area (agra-Messepark) is definitely impossible without a Parking Vignette.
- Expected number of visitors:
Phone: 0049-341-2120862 / Email: email@example.com
- Photos of the last years:
See „Photogallery“ on our website
Wave-Gotik-Treffen: 20 years of dark-romantic celebrations in Leipzig - Germany
Twenty years ago, two Gothic people from Leipzig had an unusual idea: They didn’t want to create yet another dark
music festival but rather a supra-regional gathering of like-minded fellows for relaxed meeting, chatting and celebrating.
When in 1992 the 1st Wave-Gotik-Treffen took place in 1992 at the edge of Leipzig with about 2,000 visitors and just a
handful of bands, it is unlikely that anyone imagined that within a few years the WGT would become the largest meeting
of Gothic people in the world, taking possession of a whole city every year at Withsun.
Now the WGT celebrates its 20th annual occurrence. From June 9th to 13th 20,000 Gothics from all over the world are
expected to come together again in Leipzig to celebrate the Wave-Gotik-Treffen as THE international gathering of the
dark family. To celebrate the 20th WGT adequately, there will be a grand opening show on Thursday night (June 9th)
featuring most of the bands that played at the 1st WGT in 1992, among them the veterans of Gothic rock Love Like
Blood with their final show and only concert since 1999.
All over the city there will be about 200 bands performing, projects and single artists covering the whole wide range of
Gothic music: from Electro-Pop to Goth-Metal, from EBM to Neofolk, from medieval music to Industrial. The concerts
and events take place at more than 30 venues spread throughout Leipzig, for instance in the vaults of the Moritzbastei,
in the splendid neo-antique cupola hall of the Pantheon (the former Volkspalast), in the green round of the open-air
Parkbühne, as well as in large concert halls. Traditionally, the crazy Gothic concerts are contrasted by including some
beautiful classical music in the program as well. So you can listen to the bombastic requiem by Brahms and we have
even booked Leipzig’s Opera House for a ballet evening accompanied by Mozart choirs and for Richard Strauss’
dramatic opera Elektra.
From its beginning the Wave-Gotik-Treffen 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, the pagan village. We will have authors reading,
unusual theatre and cinematic performances will take place as well as a big live action role play. One of Leipzig’s most
beautiful cafes with an outstanding historical interior will be the daily setting of an opulent brunch meal accompanied by
live chamber music. People in historic clothing will gather in the park for a Victorian Picnic. For four days a large hall on
at the agra-Messepark will turn into the biggest Gothic-wares marketplace in the world.
In countless clubs DJs from all over the world will invite you to dance until dawn. There will also be a large fetish party
where entrance is only possible by following a strict voluptuous dress code. A stroll through the winding passages of city
centre of Leipzig with its historical buildings of the Renaissance, Baroque and Jugendstil eras is especially worthwhile
for art lovers: entrance to the huge fine arts museum with its important collection of painting, graphic art and sculpture is
again free for WGT-guests.
Cheap and entertaining accommodation is available at the huge Treffen camping ground. To enter, you need a special
ticket (called Obsorgekarte) which includes also the extensive WGT-program-book. Public transport in the city is free for
all WGT-guests from Friday morning until noontime Tuesday.
The inhabitants of Leipzig have become familiar with the Treffen over the last two decades - there are no longer any
prejudices and the gothic guests are very welcome here. The most fascinating aspect of the Wave-Gotik-Treffen is
surely its unique magic atmosphere that covers the whole city. Gothics from all over the world celebrate their gathering
in a peacefully relaxed manner, turning Leipzig into a diverse wave of black. Once a year about twenty thousand
Gothics come home: to the Wave-Gotik-Treffen.
We would be happy to welcome you in Leipzig too. Celebrate the 20th anniversary of your Treffen with us!
See you in the City of Goth! The Treffen-Team
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the latest WGT-news.
Currently there are 197 bands and artists confirmed (status of May 1st):
100Blumen (D) - 13th Monkey (D) - 18 Summers (D) - Absurd Minds (D) - Age Of Heaven (D) - Agent Side Grinder (S) - Agrezzior (S) - Alkonost
(RUS) - Ally The Fiddle (D) - Alter Der Ruine (USA) - Analog Angel (GB) - Anathema (GB) - Andrew King (GB) - Arian 1 (PE) - Artwork & Gäste
(D) 20th anniversary show - Assemblage 23 (USA) - Aun (CDN) - Backworld (USA) - Balzac (J) - Barren Earth (FIN) - Beati Mortui (FIN) - Black
Tape For A Blue Girl (USA) - Blacklist (USA) - Blind Passenger (D) - Bloodsucking Zombies From Outer Space (A) - C.3.3. (GB) co-founder of
TEST DEPT. - Camouflage (D) - Cawatana (H) - Chris & Cosey (GB) - Chthonic (RC) - Cinema Strange (USA) - Clock DVA (GB) first live show
since 1994 - Coppelius (D) - Covenant (S) - Crib45 (FIN) - Crimfall (FIN) - Cryo (S) - Culture Kultür (E) - Curl (F/GB) - Dance Or Die (D) - Das
Ich (D) - Das Präparat (D) - Deine Lakaien (D) - Destroid (D) - Devil's Whorehouse (S) - Die Braut (RCH) - Die Vorboten (D) - Diorama (D) -
Dive (B) - Dornenreich (A) - E.D.O. - Ethereal Dark Orchestra (I) world premiere - EF (S) - Egida Aurea (I) - Eluveitie (CH) - Empyrium (D) world
premiere - Eraldo Bernocchi (I) - ESC (P) - Estampie (D) - Eviamara (D) - Eyes Shut Tight (D) - F.O.D. (D) - Faderhead (D) - Faun (D) - Feeding
Fingers (USA) - Feindflug (D) - Fields Of The Nephilim (GB) - File Not Found (D) - Finsterforst (D) - Front 242 (B) - Gernotshagen (D) - Giardini
Di Mirò (I) - Girls Under Glass (D) 25th anniversary with special guests - Gothika (J) - Gothminister (N) - Heidevolk (NL) - Helevorn (E) - Helheim
(N) - Henke spielt Goethes Erben (D) - Herzfeind (D) - Hocico (MEX) - Homo Futura (D) - House Of Dolls(IRL) - Ikon (AUS) - In The Nursery
(GB) - Inade (D) - Inertia (GB) - Infrawarrior feat. Monica Richards (USA) - Jo Quail (GB) - Killing Joke (GB) - Kyoll (D) - Lacrimas Profundere
(D) - Lake Of Tears (S) - Lamia Vox (RUS) - Larrnakh (H) - Las Fuegas (D) fire show - Les Discrets (F) world premiere - Love Is Colder Than
Death (D) - Love Like Blood (D) first and only live show since 1999! - Lustmord (USA) - Mani Deum (GR) - Marita Schreck (D) - Mark Benecke
(D) - Mediaeval Baebes (GB) - Megaherz (D) - Menschdefekt (S) - Mephisto Walz (USA) - Mercydesign (D) - Midnight Caine (S) - Militia (B) -
Mind In A Box (A) - Misfits (USA) - Moctan (D) - Moonsorrow (FIN) - Nachtwindheim (D) - Narsilion (E) - Nehl Aëlin (F) - Neon Kross (USA) -
Neun Welten (D) - Nim Vind (USA) - Nitzer Ebb (GB) - Noisex (D) 20th anniversary show - Nordarr (D) - Northland (E) - Nosferatu (GB) -
Obscenity Trial (D) - October Tide (S) - Orchis (GB) - OWLS (GB/I) world premiere - P:HON (D) - Performance (GB) - Plastic Noise Experience
(D) - Pouppée Fabrikk (S) - Prager Handgriff (D) - Quellenthal (D) - Rabenschrey (D) - Raggedy Angry (CDN) - Raison D'être (S) - Recoil (GB) -
Resist (GB) - Rezurex (USA) - Roger O'Donnell (GB) ex-The Cure - Rome (L) - Sarah Jezebel Deva (GB) - She's All That (D) - Sieben (GB) -
Soman (D) - Sophia (S) / Karjalan Sissit (S) - Soul In Isolation (D) - Spiritual Front (I) - Squishy Squid (A) - Substaat (N) - Sweet William (D) -
Tactical Sekt (USA) - Temple Of Twilight (D) - Terminal Choice (D) - Terrill (D) -The Anti Group / TAGC (GB) - The Beauty Of Gemina (CH) -
The Cemetary Girlz (F) - The Cold (D) - The Damned (GB) - The Eternal Afflict (D) - The Foreshadowing (I) - The Green Man (I) - The Hiram
Key (GB) - The Holy Hack Jacks (D) - The Last Days Of Jesus (SK) - The Legendary Pink Dots (NL) - The March Violets (GB) - The Moon And
The Nightspirit (H) - The Other (D) - The Pain Machinery (S) - The Storm (DK) - The Twins (D) - Thee Flanders (D) - Theodor Bastard (RUS) -
Tiamat (S) - Tides From Nebula (PL) - Tony Wakeford (GB) - Trobar De Morte (E) - Tying Tiffany (I) - Umbra Et Imago (D) - Uni_Form (P) -
Vinterland (S) world premiere - Visions (CDN) - Vlad In Tears (I) - Vreid (N) - Vroudenspil (D) - Waves Under Water (S) - Wolfenmond (D) - X-
Divide (D) - Xabec (D) - XMH (NL) - Zackenflanke (D) - Zero Degree (D) - Zombiesuckers (S) - Zombina And The Skeletons (GB) –
For more information about the confirmed artists, take a look at their official web pages listed here:
Grand opening concert (Thursday, 2011-06-09, show starts at 6PM AGRA-Halle 2):
To celebrate the 20th anniversary adequately, there will be a grand opening show featuring most of the bands that had played at
the 1st WGT in 1992: AGE OF HEAVEN, SWEET WILLIAM, THE ETERNAL AFFLICT, DAS ICH, HENKE performs songs of
GOETHES ERBEN and the exclusive and final performance of LOVE LIKE BLOOD (first and only live show since 1999!)