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Wave Gotik TreffenLeipzig, Germany
17th to 20th May 2024
31st Wave Gotik Treffen with Frozen Plasma, Zweite Jugend, Amduscia, The Foreign Resort, Rose of Avalanche, The Beauty of Gemina, Veljanov, Gothminister, Banane Metalik, Batboner, Lament, Anneke van Giersbergen, Nürnberg, Dive, Blitzkid, Agent Side Grinder, In Strict Confidence, Die Kammer and many more

Welcome to the 31st edition of the Wave Gotik Treffen in May 2024! This festival taking place in Leipzig has a rich history and is always a great place to enjoy big scene names along with exciting new discoveries. Probably anyone could imagine how this event would turn out back in 1992 when about 2,000 people met in Leipzig to celebrate the Dark Wave and Goth music and lifestyle and get to know others with similar way of life. After last year’s anniversary edition, we are now getting into the 4th decade of Wave Gotik Treffen.

The Wave Gotik Treffen is not just a festival, and so it is not called a festival, but a very special gathering and with its uncountable number of events and activities it is one of a kind. Though concerts make up the main part of it, there are a lot of other events to be discovered: the huge Victorian Picnic that traditionally opens the festival on Friday afternoon with all the visitors who dress up in breathtakingly beautiful historical and creative outfits. Seeing the city of Leipzig being conquered by visitors in all their diversity is a fantastic experience. As there are many different events at the same time all over the historical city of Leipzig there are also almost no “main events”. However, some rituals definitely sneak in over the years and everyone has their own - be it the welcome beer at Moritzbastei on Thursday or the Horror Punk Monday at Täubchenthal (at least it’s been the last couple of years for us). Besides concerts and meet-ups, the program offers wine tastings, theatre, classic concerts, authors’ readings, cinematic performances, creative workshops and much more. A children’s day-care program makes it even for parents possible to enjoy an industrial concert while their children are taken care of by professionals and can play with other children.

Over 50 venues offer a program that makes it for literally everyone possible to find something to enjoy. Visitors from all over the world of all identities and ages come once a year to Leipzig during Pentecost to celebrate all shades of dark music and lifestyle culture that can be very colourful as well. One of the most special things about Wave Gotik Treffen is probably that it does not just take place in a limited area, but all over the city and so it feels like having entered a fantasy world while even being in the city centre and strolling around.

While for those who would like to stay in a hotel, it is recommended to hurry up as some hotels are fully booked months before Pentecost, those who decide to stay at the camping ground get not just the short ways to the main venue AGRA with the biggest concert hall and a shopping hall, but also the AGRA party hall 4.2 is just next to it as well as the Pagan Village (Heidnisches Dorf) and last but not least the full festival atmosphere. For being able to use and enter the camping ground you need to buy the “Obsorge-Ticket” in addition to the festival pass. Also, if you want to use the parking ground next to the AGRA an extra parking ticket, so-called “Park-Vignette” is needed. For more information check the info and links below.


Currently there are 185 artists confirmed (per 10th May 2024):
12 Illusions (D) - A Projection (S) - Abu Nein (S) - Agent Side Grinder (S) - Agnis (PL) - Agonoize (D) - Almara (D) - Amduscia (MEX) - Andi Sex Gang (GB) solo - Angels & Agony (NL) - Anneke Van Giersbergen (NL) Heavy Strings - Årabrot (N) - Argine (I) - Artwork/Belladonna (D) - Ashbury Heights (S) - Aska (IS) - Ausgang (GB) - Automelodi (CDN) - Autopsia (YU/CZ) - Backworld (USA) - Barnacle Boi (USA) - Basscalate (D) - Batboner (N) - Blackbook (CH) - Blanche Biau (D) - Blitzkid (USA) - Bloodsucking Zombies From Outer Space (A) - Bon Harris (GB) "Songs from the lemon tree" - Brigade Enzephalon (D) - Brothel (USA) - Camerata Mediolanense (I) - Chain Of Flowers (GB) - Christian Death (USA) - Circuit Preacher (USA) exklusive Europapremiere - Clout Blued (D) - Corde Oblique (I) - Cumulo Nimbus (D) - Dalriada (H) - Dancing Plague (USA) - Daniela Bedeski & David Cabi (I) - David Leubner (D) - Dead Astronauts (USA) Europapremiere - Death Loves Veronica (USA) Europapremiere - Deloraine (CZ) - Derniere Volonte (F) - Deus Vult (D) - Die Habenichtse (D) - Die Kammer (A/D) - Diva Destruction (USA) exklusive Europa-Show nach 20 Jahren - Dive (B) - Dorsetshire (D) Farewell-Show - Echoberyl (F) - Editors (GB) - Eihwar (F) - Elbland Philharmonie Sachsen (D) - Emmon (S) - Enemy Inside (D) - Ensemble Nobiles (D) - Esplendor Geometrico (E) - Estetica Noir (I) - Extize (D/F) - Flawless Issues (D) - Frozen Plasma (D) - Gossenpoeten (D) - Gothminister (N) - Gvllow (USA) Europapremiere - Haunt Me (USA) Europapremiere - Heppner (D) - Hope (D) - In Strict Confidence (D) - Irdorath (BY) - Kareful (GB) - Karin Park (N) - Keep Of Kalessin (N) - Kellermensch (DK) - Kirlian Camera (I) - Klez.e (D) - Klutae (DK) - Knight$ (GB) - Kollaps (AUS) - Kontravoid (CDN) - Ladytron (GB) exklusiver Auftritt in Deutschland 2024 - Lament (D) - Lili Refrain (I) - Lisieux (F) - Luigi Rubino & Riccardo Prencipe (I) - Maerzfeld (D) - Martial Canterel (USA) - Martin Dupont (F) - Maschinenkrieger KR 52 (D) - Massiv In Mensch (D) - Megaherz (D) - Melotron (D) - Merciful Nuns (D) - Meta Meat (F) - Mia Morgan (D) - Mila Mar (D) - Miranda Sex Garden (GB) - Model Collapse (D) Livepremiere - MorphiuM (E) - Mr. Irish Bastard (D) - Neila Invo (I) - Nemuer (CZ) - Nico Wieditz (D) - Night Club (USA) - Nils Keppel (D) - Nitzer Ebb (GB) - Noelia Sarris Gothic Piano (ARG) - Nürnberg (BY) - Omnimar (RUS) - Opernensemble der Landesbühnen Sachsen (D) - Orphx (CDN) - Ostara (AUS) - Other Day (D) - Petra Hermanova (CZ/D) - Placebo Effekt (D) - Plantec (F) - Plastikstrom (D) - Playfellow (D) - Position Parallele (F) - Prayers (MEX/USA) Europa Premiere - exklusives Konzert 2024 - Primordial (IRL) - Principe Valiente (S) - Psyclon Nine (USA) - Public Memory (USA) - Reaper (D) exklusive Band-Reunionshow - Rendez-Vous (F) - Rosa Anschütz (D) - Rose Of Avalanche (GB) - Rroyce (D) - Safi (D) - Saint City Orchestra (CH) - Schattenmann (D) - Schwarzer Engel (D) - SDH (Semoitics Department of Heteronyms) (E) - Sex Gang Children (GB) - Sextile (USA) - She Hates Emotions (D) - Sierra (F) - Sirenia (N) - Skeler (AUS) - Skuppin (D) - Social Station (USA) - Soviet Soviet (I) - Sowulo (NL) - Spiritual Front (I) - Statiqbloom (USA) - Stoneman (CH) - Strikkland (S) - Sublab (D) - Suono (D) - Tanzwut (D) - Terence Fixmer (F) - The Beauty Of Gemina (CH) - The Bellwether Syndicate (USA) - The Cassandra Complex (GB) - The Cemetary Girlz (F) - The Danse Society (GB) - The Feelgod McClouds (D) - The Foreign Resort (DK) - The Hellfreaks (H) - The Secret French Postcards (S) Livepremiere - The Slow Show (GB) - Theatre Of Hate (GB) - This Morn Omina (B) - Tiamat (S) Clouds & Wildhoney-Set - Topographies (USA) - Tourdeforce (I) - Tragic Black (USA) - Twin Noir (D) - Twins In Fear (UA/CH) - Two Witches (FIN) - Umbra Et Imago (D) - Use Knife (B) - Vanaheim (NL) - Vanguard (S) - Vera Lux (D) - Vive La Fete (B) - Walt Disco (GB) - X-RX (D) - Xeno & Oaklander (USA) - Years Of Denial (F) - Zombeast (USA) Reunionshow/Europapremiere - Zombiesuckers (S) - Zweite Jugend (D)

For more information on the confirmed artists, there is a list of their official webpages here: On the WGT website, a newsletter quickly informs you about the latest program updates.

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Event Ticket
4-days tickets for all events during the 31st Wave Gotik Treffen 2024 are available for 170 EUR in pre-sale (incl. pre-sale charges, plus 8 EUR shipping cost).

Parking Vignette
In order to use the parking places on the Treffen Area, a parking vignette for 15 EUR (incl. pre-sale charges) for the whole time of the festival is necessary. Important! Without a vignette you’re not allowed to park at the area.

Possible with “Obsorge Ticket”, limited up to 9,999 tickets for 40 EUR (includes advance sale charges). The ticket contains camping at the Treffen-Campground (agra-fairground). Important! Without an Obsorge Ticket, the entering and the use of the camping grounds is not possible. The Obsorge ticket is only valid in combination with an event ticket and must be bought for each person separately.

You can order your tickets here: (Germany) (foreign countries)

Official WGT program book “Pfingstbote”
The book will be available for a price of t.b.a. EUR both at the box offices and the central WGT merchandise stall at the Agra market hall.


Additional Festival information

Further information will follow soon and are always available at
WGT on Facebook:
Event on Facebook:

Leipzig, eastern Germany (at about 50 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 or the official city website; overview of where events will take place:

Music styles
All kinds of dark music: Gothic, EBM, Industrial, Ambient, Neo Folk, Synth-Pop, Goth-Metal etc.

Expected number of visitors
About 20,000

Info line
0049-341-2120862 / Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The useful and free (unofficial) app WGT-Guide can be downloaded in the app stores of Google Play, iTunes or Amazon.

“Low emission zone” in Leipzig
Since March 2011 about 60 percent of the urban area of Leipzig has been declared a “low emission zone” to protect the environment from air pollution. Therefore, within this zone only vehicles which have an official green sticker placed on the front windscreen are allowed. To obtain such a sticker, the vehicle must meet certain standards (i.e. age, type of fuel, diesel particulate filter etc.). This regulation is also valid for foreigners who travel to Leipzig by car. If you cannot show a valid sticker during a traffic check, you will have to pay a fine of 80 euros. The stickers are available for about 5 euros at most car repair shops in Germany or via internet, e.g. the website of TÜV-Nord (6 euros): ATTENTION: The agra-area with parking lot and camping site can be reached via A38 / B2 without having to enter the "low emission zone"! That means it is possible for visitors to park their vehicle at the agra-parking lot (you will need a WGT parking ticket in this case, which can also be obtained on location) and reach all other locations by public transport. Please use the following links to find more information: / /

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