Renowned goth/electro/industrial festival Wave Gotik Treffen has announced plans for this year’s celebration, the event’s 25th Jubilee, taking place in Leipzig, Germany from May 13-16, during the English Whitsun. Renting the AbenteuerReich Belantis amusement park for the grand opening, the main party will be held on Thursday, May 12, with DJs Moonchild, Mystic Mountains, and Knüpfi spinning from Midnight to 5:00am; fireworks and further attractions are still in preperation. Spanning 20 confirmed venues, this year’s festival will feature 110 bands and artists, including Aesthetic Perfection, Velvet Acid Christ, Voltaire, Das Ich, Suicide Commando, Die Krupps, Haujobb, and more! A complete list of confirmed artists, venues, and tickets purchases can be found via the Wave Gotik Treffen website; tickets include free public transport.
The first official Wave Gotik Treffen festival was held in 1992 following the reunification of Germany, held in Leipzig’s Eiskeller club; encompassing various subgenres including industrial, EBM, goth/rock, darkwave, metal, and all points in between, it is one of the largest subculture events in the world, with regular attendance reaching up to 20,000.