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Wave Gotik Treffen
From: 2013.06.10 To: 2013.06.13
If you like dark arts, culture and music then you may be interested in one of Europe’s largest alternate meetings for Goth, Cybergoth and Rivithead subcultures. In German Treffen means meeting and Wave Gotik Treffen (WGT for short) attracts nearly 20,000 people to Leipzig each year. The festival runs over 4 days on Whitsunday, the Christian festival of Pentecost held 50 days after Easter Sunday. The festival hosts viking and pagan markets, film premiers, brunches, literary readings and of course many musical acts including the genres of dark electro, Gothic Metal, Industrial, Symphonic Metal and deathrock. Originally established in 1987 in Potsdam, this event was originally illegal in the German Democratic Republic, however, after reunification in 1992 WGT has been held annually in Leipzig. Despite its dark origins WGT has been known for its peaceful gatherings and this festival is a great spectacle, if one dares join the dark masses!