WGT 2017

From June 2nd to June 5th the eastern German city of Leipzig will become THE place to be for all goths from near and far. Because Wave Gotic Treffen is back in it's 26th year. More than a quater of a century the yearly meeting takes place and is far more than just a music festival.

Around 20,000 goths from all around the globe get together to enjoy a very special weekend over Withsun. More than 200 bands that cover basiclly the whole range of dark music. No matter if you prefer EBM, Electro-Pop, Minimal Techno, Neofolk, Post Punk, medival music, Gothic Metal, Dark Ambient, Dark Wave, Neoclassical or anything else that you might expect people dressed in black could listen - you will surely find some concerts you would not want to miss. They will play in more than 50 venues spead out through the whole city. For instance in the vaults of the Moritzbastei, in the splendid neo-antique cupola hall of the Volkspalast, and in the historical public bath Stadtbad, as well as in large concert halls. But also classical music like operas, chamber music, choral and organ concerts will be par of the program. Besudes all this, you can find authors readings, theatre and cinematic performances. There will be a small mediaval market on the Morithbastei and a big pagan viallge in "Heidnisches Dorf". You can go shopping in the biggest Gothic-wares marketplace in the world (except for taobao, of course...). For a bit of culutre, you can take a stroll through the winding passages of city centre of Leipzig with its historical buildings or make use of the fact that the entrance to several of Leipzig’s museums is free for WGT-guests. And, of course, you can dance the night away in noumerous parties with DJs from all around the globe. And if you like it kinky, try the large fetish party where entrance is only possible by following a strict voluptuous dress code and you can find actual playrooms with sex toys for the visitors to use that makes the Shanghai based "pervert parties" look like the cheap attempt it is...
But the most fascinating aspect of the Wave-Gotik-Treffen is not even the diverse and huge program. It is its unique magic atmosphere. Goths from just everywhere celebrate their gathering in a peacefully relaxed manner, turning Leipzig into a diverse wave of black. Once a year about twenty thousand Goths come home: to the Wave-Gotik-Treffen.
If you now want to become part of this huge, black family, here are some hard, cold facts that might help you:
26 th Wave-Gotik-Treffen - Date: June 2nd to 5th , 2017
Location: Leipzig, eastern Germany, at about 50 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 www.leipzig.de/int/en.
If you are travelling to the WGT for the first time, you can find lots of useful information for planning your trip on:
App: WGT-Guide – useful and free app to download at Google Play, iTunes or Amazon
Tickets: 4-Day-Tickets for all events within the 26th Wave-Gotik-Treffen Whitsun 2017 are available for 120,- € each in advance ticket sale (including advance sale charges). The Treffen-Event-Ticket includes free using of public transport (tram, city-busses, regional trains, suburban trains within the zone 110 of MDV) from June 2nd , 8.00 a.m. to June 6 th , 12.00 p.m. / noontime (except for special routes).
Camping: For camping you need a special ticket called Obsorgekarte (available for 25,- €) that allows you to stay at the TreffenCampground (agra-fairground) from June 1st to 6th .
Parking: For car parking at the Treffen-area you have to purchase a parking vignette for 15,- € (including advance sale charges). Parking at the Treffen-area (agra-Messepark) is definitely not possible without a parking vignette.
All tickets can be ordered via www.wave-gotik-treffen.com
Photos of the last years: www.wave-gotik-treffen.de/english/photogallery.php

Currently there are 115 artists confirmed (as of March 22).

13th Monkey (D) - 
Aeon Sable (D) - 
Ah Cama-Sotz (B) - 
Ah! Kosmos (TR) - 
Alcest (F) - 
Amanda Palmer (Dresden Dolls) & Edward Ka-Spel (Legendary Pink Dots) (USA/NL) - 
Amorphis (FIN) - 
Andi Sexgang (GB) acoustic show - 
Andyra (D) - 
Angels & Agony (NL) - 
Annwn (D) - 
Autodafeh (S) - 
Azar Swan (USA) - 
B-Movie (GB) - 
Besides (PL) - 
BFG (GB) - 
Black Nail Cabaret (H) - 
Bloody, Dead & Sexy (D) - 
Cabaret Voltaire (GB) exclusive German show 2017 - 
Cephalgy (D) - 
Chemical Sweet Kid (F) - 
Corde Oblique (I) - 
Cryo (S) - 
Cuelebre (E) - 
Da-Sein (E) world premiere - 
Decoded Feedback (CDN) - 
Der Blaue Reiter (E) - 
Der Fluch (D) - 
Desperate Journalist (GB) - 
Drab Majesty (USA) - 
Eden (AUS) european premiere - 
Eisfabrik (D) - 
Emma Ruth Rundle (USA) - 
Empusae (B) - 
Esben And The Witch (GB) - 
Fïx8:Sëd8 (D) - 
Finsterforst (D) - 
Folk Noir (D/NL) - 
Frankenstein (USA) - 
Hamferð (FO) - 
Hautville (I) - 
Hørd (F) - 
Herbst In Peking (D) - 
Hexperos (I) - 
Iamtheshadow (P) - 
Ianva (I) - 
Illuminate (D) - 
In the Woods... (N) - 
Iszoloscope (CDN) - 
Jarboe (USA) exclusive acoustic show - 
Johnny Deathshadow (D) - 
Klangstabil (D) - 
Klez.e (D) - 
Landscape Body Machine (CDN) - 
Larrnakh (H) - 
Lebanon Hanover (GB) - 
Lucifer's Aid (S) - 
Machine De Beauvoir (D) - 
Masquerade (FIN) - 
MGT & Friends (GB) - 
Mlada Fronta (F) - 
Moon Far Away (RUS) - 
Nikolas Schreck (USA) - 
Noisuf-X (D) - 
Nox Interna (D) - 
Odroerir (D) - 
Ohm (CDN) - 
Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio (S) - 
Peter Bjärgö (S) - 
Peter Heppner (D) - 
Pouppée Fabrikk (S) - 
Principia Audiomatica (HR) - 
Ragnaröek (D) - 
Red Cell (S) - 
Red Mecca (S) - 
Revolting Cocks (USA/B) exclusive German show 2017 - 
Ritual Howls (USA) - 
Romuvos (LT) - 
Rotersand (D) - 
RRoyce (D) - 
S.P.O.C.K (S) - 
Saigon Blue Rain (F) - 
Sündenrausch (D) - 
Scary Bitches (GB) - 
Schneewittchen (D) - 
Sex Gang Children (GB) - 
She Past Away (TR) - 
Shireen (NL) - 
Sinistro (P) - 
Sixth June (SRB) - 
Skinny Puppy (CDN) exclusive German show 2017 - 
Soviet Soviet (I) - 
Suicide Commando (B) - 
Superikone (D) - 
Sylvaine (N) - 
Technique (BR) - 
The 69 Eyes (FIN) - 
The Agnes Circle (GB) - 
The Creepshow (CDN) - 
The Devil And The Universe (A) - 
The Mission (GB) - 
The Pussybats (D) - 
This Morn' Omina (B) - 
Thrudvangar (D) - 
Unlight (D) - 
V2A (D/GB) - 
Vain Warr (USA) ex-Blacklist - 
Varg (D) - 
Virgin In Veil (FIN) - 
VNV Nation (IRL/GB) - 
Vogelfrey (D) - 
Wednesday 13 (USA) - 
Whispering Sons (B) - 
Wires & Lights (D) - 
Xandria (D) -