May 25th to 28th, 2012
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.
4-Days-Ticket for all events within the 21st Wave-Gotik-Treffen Whitsun 81,- € each in advance ticket sale (including
advance sale charges). There are no tickets for single days or events (except for the medieval markets of the WGT).
The tickets are available via http://www.wave-gotik-treffen.de/english. The Treffen-Event-Ticket includes free usage of public
transport (tram, city-busses, regional trains, suburban trains) within the zone 110 of MDV (”Mitteldeutscher Verkehrs
Verbund”) from June 25th (Friday), 8.00 am to June 29th (Tuesday), 12.00 am (except for special routes).
For camping you need a special ticket called Obsorgekarte for 25,- € (including advance sale charge). It contains the
• Camping at the Treffen-Campground (agra-fairground)
• “Pfingstbote” (“Whitsun-herald”) – the extensive Treffen-program book
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-fairground) is definitely not possible without a parking vignette.
– Expected number of visitors:
Phone: 0049-341-2120862 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
– Photos of the last years:
Wave-Gotik-Treffen: dark-romantic celebrations every year at Withsun in Leipzig – Germany
21 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.
In 2012, the WGT takes place for the 21st time. From May 25th to 28th again more than 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.
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 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. You can even visit Leipzig’s Opera House for some magic hours of opera performances and for an
evening with the world-famous bel canto diva Montserrat Caballé.
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.
Until now 114 artists have confirmed their performance:
Accessory (D) – Adorned Brood (D) – Ahráyeph (B) – Ain Soph (I) – Arise-X (D) – Aura Noctis (E) – Autodafeh (S) – Bad
Sector (I) – Binary Park (GB) – Black Light Ascension (GB) – Blitzmaschine (D) – Christopher Anton (USA) – Clan Of
Xymox (NL) – Coma Divine (A) – Combichrist (N) – Controlled Collapse (PL) – Corde Oblique (I) – Coronatus (D) – Cut
Hands (GB) – Cylix (GR) – Dark Fortress (D) – Diary Of Dreams (D) – Dogma (ARM) – Douglas J McCarthy (GB) world
premiere – Dr. Geek And The Freakshow (D) – Dreadful Shadows (D) – Dreams Divide (GB) – Eden Weint Im Grab (D) –
Eisbrecher (D) – Element (USA) – Empusae (B) – Escalator (H) – Euzen (DK) – Evi Vine (GB) – Ex.Order (D) – Finntroll
(FIN) – Fliehende Stürme (D) – Freakangel (EST) – Frozen Plasma (D) – Funker Vogt (D) – Galerie Schallschutz (D) –
Galskap (D) – Genetiks (D) – Global Citizen (GB) – Gnomonclast (USA) – Grendel (NL) – Haujobb (D) – Hekate (D) 20th
anniversary show with special guests – Illuminate (D) – Imperial Vengeance (GB) – In Slaughter Natives (S) – Irfan (BG) –
Jamey Rottencorpse And The Rising Dead (D) – Jännerwein (A) – Jordan Reyne (NZ) – Klutae (DK) – Larva (E) – Legion
(GB) – Les Jumeaux Discordants (I) – Les Yeux Sans Visage (CH) – Lola Angst : Dark Kasperletheater (D) – Love Is
Colder Than Death (D) – Luftwaffe (USA) – Massiv In Mensch (D) – Melotron (D) – Mesh (GB) – Mignon (D) – Minamata
(F) – Mueran Humanos (RA) – Musk Ox (CDN) – Nachtmahr (A) – Oniric (I) – Opera Multi Steel (F) – Ordo Equitum Solis
(I) – Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio (S) – Press Gang Metropol (vormals Corpus Delicti) (F) – Project Pitchfork (D) – Projekt
Mensch (D) world premiere – Qntal (D) – Red Lorry Yellow Lorry (GB) – Rhombus (GB) – Romina Salvadori (I) –
Rummelsnuff (D) – Schöngeist (D) – Secret Discovery (D) – Sixth June (SRB) – Spiral 69 (I) – Steinkind (D) – Steven
Severin (GB) presents Carl Theodor Dreyers “Vampyr” (GB) – Subheim (GR) – Synapscape (D) – Terrolokaust (E) – The
Arch (B) – The Crimson Ghosts (D) – The Danse Society (GB) first show after their reformation – The Eden House (GB) –
The Exploding Boy (S) – The Fright (D) – The Hellfreaks (H) – The House Of Usher (D) – The Invincible Spirit (D) – The
Names (B) – The Wars (D) – Thorofon (D) – Thrudvangar (D) – Torul (SLO) – Toxic-N-Blue (D) – Traumtaenzer (D) –
Trobar De Morte (E) – Tzolk’in (B/F) – Unto Ashes (USA) – Vendemmian (GB) – Wardruna (N) – Wieloryb (PL) –