Wave-Gotik-Treffen: 20 years of dark-romantic celebrations in Leipzig – Germany.
The massively popular German festival is now 20 years old. Attracting people from all over the globe this years lineup looks amazing.
Trebuchet recommends joined the 20,000 other likeminded individuals at what promises to a enlightening experience.
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.
Watch out for: Chris and Cosey, Front 242, The Legendary Pink Dots, and the continually mesmerising Lustmord .
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. – Aristotle