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Wave-Gotik-Treffen 2017: Leipzig Guide and Festival Guide | Leipzig Blog – Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH. Every year, the streets of Leipzig are swarming with people dressed in black. All of a sudden, a black tram line starts operating, the shops in the city center start dressing their windows in black and the newspapers‘ headlines are all „Leipzig is black“. What’s going on? Wave Gotik Treffen is back in town! „WGT“ is the world’s largest goth festival and takes place each year over 4 days on Whitsuntide weekend – this year celebrations are held from June 2-5, 2017. Approximately 20,000 goths and people of all dark styles such as cybergoths, metalheads, steampunks, neo-Victorians, dark romantics, dark electro, industrial, medieval and fetish fans will meet in Leipzig and attend over 150 live concerts and cultural events.

In collaboration with German blogger Susi from Black Dots White Spots, we from Leipzig Tourism have put together a WGT Guide for you – including all you need to know about the festival, the shows and events, how to get around, where to stay and lots of cool Leipzig tips. Wave Gotik Festival (WGT) 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.

WGT is well-known for attracting an open-minded and relaxed crowd. For tickets and event For other useful planning info check out the following ‌Crisis in the music industry: The new volatility. There's no end in sight to the bad news for the music industry. Growth in digital business has been remarkable, to be sure, but too little to recoup losses. On the other hand, the fact remains that the recorded-music industry is here to stay, and some of the small labels already know how to hold their own in the market. Total sales of physical and digital products came to roughly 650 million Euro in the first six months of 2011, 1.5 percent down on the same period in 2010. On the whole, sales of recorded music in Germany had already declined 4.6 percent in 2010 to about 1.67 billion Euro, while worldwide shortfalls in the industry came to about 6 percent.

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