Wave Gotik Treffen


Wave-Gotik-Treffen (WGT) is a gothic music and fashion festival held every year in Leipzig. It’s the biggest of its kind anywhere and is considered the ‘Mecca’ for this sub-culture. The exact dates for Leipzig’s WGT change from year to year but it’s always four days sometime between the middle of May and middle of June.

[For travel and accommodation tips check out this blogpost]

Previous and future planned WGT dates:

2015: May 22-25
2016: May 13-16
2017: June 2-5
2018: May 18-21
2019: June 7-10
2020: May 29-June 1

WGT is a massive international gathering with around 50,000 attendees. There are 300+ bands and DJ’s playing throughout the city day and night from small indoor venues to the huge Agra Messepark concert stage. In recent years the music has broadened considerably. There’s a Pagan village, shopping and other non-music events as well.


WGT is well-known for attracting an open-minded and relaxed crowd. It’s predominately a younger scene although you’ll find aging older goths and even goth families. There is rarely any report of trouble which is incredible given the scale of this event.


For tickets and event info:

For other useful planning info check out the following resources:


[content last updated February 2015]

5 thoughts on “Wave Gotik Treffen”

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  2. It used to be much larger and at it’s peak there were “1001 events” such as bands, lectures, signings and DJ nights, not including a tremendous amount of non-official things.

    It’s still a lot of fun though. 🙂

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