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30th Wave Gotik Treffen Festival (26.05.2023 - 29.05.2023, Leipzig, Germany)

Welcome Message

Hallo friends of darkness!

Like every year on Whitsun, the next Wave Gotik Treffen Festival (the 30th annual!) will take place in Leipzig (Germany) on June 3rd - June 6th, 2023. WGT is biggest gathering of the «dark family» worldwide! It'll cover the whole wide range of «dark music»: from electro-pop to goth-metal, from EBM to neo-folk, from medieval music to industrial.

All over the city it will be a lot of bands, projects and single artists, performing on many stages. Their well-known names will be proudly announced a bit later. However, from its beginning the Wave Gotik Treffen has been much more than a music festival: our guest will find a medieval market place and a pagan village, we will have authors reading, performing arts and films. One of the big halls on agra-fairground (the wide place of the German agricultural fair) will turn into the biggest Gothic-warehouse of the world for four days.

On this fairground there is also the WGT-campingground. With the special ticket you need for this (we call it «Obsorgekarte») you can also use the public-city-transport for free – so you can reach all WGT-locations without extra costs. The inhabitants of Leipzig are familiar with the WGT already 30 years. You will be welcome here!

The most fascinating thing during the Wave Gotik Treffen is the unique atmosphere. Gothics from all over the world are celebrating their gathering peacefully and with relish. Once a year about twenty thousand goths are coming home - to the Wave Gotik Treffen.

We would be happy to welcome you in Leipzig, too. Visit the WGT – your friends from all over the world are already there!

See you!

The WGT Team


Already confirmed 85 bands/artists (last update 16.02.2023) at WGT2023: A Place To Bury Strangers (USA) - Absolute Body Control (B) - Aeon Sable (D) - Antipole (N) - Ash Code (I) - Assemblage 23 (USA) - BFG (UK) - Blackbriar (NL) - Blind Delon (F) - Blitzkid (USA) Reunionshow - Bloody, Dead & Sexy (D) - Bootblacks (USA) - Bragolin (NL) - Buzz Kull (AUS) exklusive Europashow 2023 - Cat Rapes Dog (S) - Corpus Delicti (F) - Covenant (S) - Curse Mackey (USA) Europapremiere - Das Ich (D) - De / Vision (D) - Deine Lakaien (D) Dark Star Jubiläums Konzert - Der Tod (Death Comedy) (D) - Die Andere Seite (D) - Edwin Rosen (D) - Eisregen (D) - FabrikC (D) - Faun (D) - Fiasko Leitmotiv (I) - For All The Emptiness (CDN) - Forced To Mode (D) - Frank The Baptist (USA) - Front 242 (B) - Frontline Assembly (CDN) - General Dynamics (UK/CDN) Livepremiere - Ghosting (D) exklusive Reunionshow - Gitane Demone solo (USA) - Grausame Töchter (D) - Harsh Symmetry (USA) Europapremiere - Hocico (MEX) - J:Dead (D) - Jäger 90 (D) - Je T'aime (F) - Kaelan Mikla (IS) - Kiew (D) - Kreign (USA) Europapremiere - Leatherstrip (DK) - Lebanon Hanover (D/UK) - Lord Of The Lost (D) - Lucas Lanthier (USA) - Minuit Machine (F) - Mono No Aware (D) - Monolith (B) - Nachtmahr (A) - Neuroklast (D) Livepremiere - Paradox Obscur (GR) - Patenbrigade:Wolff (D) - Perchta (A) exklusive Deutschlandshow 2023 - Qntal (D) - Ragnarök Nordic & Viking Folk (I) - Rein (S) - Rosegarden Funeral Party (USA) - Rotting Christ (GR) - Sebastian Fitzek (D) - Shaârghot (F) - Skeletal Family (UK) - So Long Until The Seance (NI/UK) - Solitary Experiments (D) - Soman (D) - Steintor Herrenchor (D) - Stranger & Lovers (MEX) Europapremiere/Europa-Exklusivshow 2023 - Suicide Commando (B) - Sündenklang (D) - Super Besse (BY) - Temmis (D) - The KVB (UK) - The March Violets (UK) - The Mission (UK) - The Other (D) - Toal (D) - Ultra Sunn (B) - Untoten (D) - Unzucht (D) - Versus Goliath (D) - Vision Video (USA) Deutschlandpremiere - Zanias (AUS)

Festival FAQ and Terms

Adolescents (young people under 18)

The German law for the protection of the youth is in effect without restriction of any kind on all days and in all venues of WGT. Therefore young people under 16 have no access to WGT without an accompanying parent or person having the care and custody of the child (with a signed confirmation by the parents in written form and a valid passport/ID of the accompanying person). Young people under 18 can attend WGT events without an accompanying person until 24:00 / midnight. Single events may be age-restricted (e.g. the «Obsession Bizarr fetish party» etc.). Further information about age-restricted events can be found in the WGT program.


Children under 12 have free access to WGT if accompanied by their parents. During live concerts an appropriate hearing protection for children is absolutely necessary! Without hearing protection access will not be granted. The German law for the protection of the youth is in effect without restriction of any kind on all days and in all venues of WGT.


During WGT from Friday to Monday (each day between 3:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.) professional and experienced personnel is looking after your children (from an age of 3 years) in an indoor facility near the Agra Halle. There they can play, do handicrafts or paint with playfellows of the same age.

The child care is limited to a time period of 3 hours consecutively. Refreshments (beverages) will be supplied, food catering is not supplied. Toilet facilities are of course available as well.

Disabled visitors and required accompanying person

Disabled visitors who have a respective note in their handicapped ID receive a discount of 100% on the ticket for their accompanying person. To receive the respective wristbands both the disabled visitor and the accompanying person have to register together with our main box office (main entrance to Agra Messepark, Bornaische Strasse 210).

Dogs, animals

It's not allowed to take dogs or any other animals to the camping site or into any WGT venue. Therefore you should find an appropriate accommodation for your pets for the whole duration of WGT well in advance.

Caravans, mobile homes, camping trailers

There is a seperate parking area for caravans, mobile homes and camping trailers at the Agra Messepark (Bornaische Strasse 210, Leipzig-Markkeeberg).

For a car with a camping trailer you will need 2 parking tickets («Parkvignette»), one for the car and one for the trailer, as they have to be parked at two different areas. For mobile homes 1 parking ticket is sufficient. Each person who sleeps in a caravan/mobile home/camping trailer needs an «Obsorge»-ticket (camping ticket) as well.

Depending on the available space it is allowed to build a small awning.

Propane gas containers are allowed as long as they are firmly installed.

Please note that there are no power- or water-connections or disposal facilities for faecal waste.

Catering, Food, Drinks

Catering (food and drinks) is supplied at almost every single WGT venue. Please note that it's not allowed to bring your own drinks and food into any of the WGT venues.

Exception: visitors with «Obsorge»-ticket/-wristband are allowed to take drinks and food to the camping site for self-supply.

Day tickets

Since 2001 only tickets for all 4 days (Friday to Monday) of WGT are available.


WGT tickets have to be exchanged upon arrival for a WGT wristband which allows you access to all official WGT events. There are two different types of wristbands for visitors with or without an «Obsorge»-Ticket (Camping ticket).

«Obsorgekarte», «Obsorge»-ticket (camping ticket)

The «Obsorge»-ticket (camping ticket) authorises the owner to use the WGT camping site and caravan parking area. It is only valid in combination with a WGT ticket and has to be bought per person (not per tent or per caravan).

«Parkvignette», parking ticket

The parking ticket authorises the owner to use the WGT parking area near Agra Messepark on all days of WGT. It is available both in pre-sale with your online ticket order or directly at the entrance to the parking area.

«Pfingstbote», program book

The «Pfingstbote» is the official WGT program book. It's available on all box offices and the central WGT merchandise stand at the Agra market hall.


At the wristband exchange you will receive a free folding map containing the WGT running order and a simple city map of Leipzig as well as a map of Leipzigs public transport system.

Festival locations

WGT takes place at about 50 different venues at the same time, spread all over the city of Leipzig.

Public transport (trams, buses, S-Bahn)

The WGT ticket includes the free use of all public transport within Zone 110 of the MDV (Mitteldeutscher Verkehrverbund), this includes all trams, buses and S-Bahn lines except special lines e.g. sightseeing tours). Detailed information (e.g. period of validity) is to be found on the reverse side of your WGT ticket.

Running order, timetable

The exact running order (which concert/event takes place in which location at which time) is always released a few weeks before the festival. Due to organisational reasons there might be last minute changes and alterations at any time. We hope for your understanding.

Showers, sanitary facilities

Sanitary facilities are available in all locations. The use of showers on the camping site is subject to a small fee, toilets are always free.

Electrical connections, charging of electronic devices

A limited amount of plug sockets to charge electronic devices are supplied in the shower containers at the camping site. We strongly advise to bring portable powerbanks to charge your mobile phones etc.

With the purchase of the ticket the WGT visitor is agreeing to the following terms:

- After arriving you need to get a wrist strap accompanying with the entrance ticket which legitimates to participate in all events at the information booth of the Wave-Gotik-Treffen. The ticket will be devalued and loses its validity. The wrist strap is not transferable and will not be replaced in case of loss or damage!

- The taking of glass containers, cans, plastic bottles, fireworks, torches as well as weapons of any kind or other dangerous things to the venues is strictly prohibited. You will be expelled from the location in case of breaking the rules. At the entrance there will be a security check. The security guards are instructed to carry out body checks. Note: Owners of the «Obsorge» ticket are permitted to take containers (cans, cartons or plastic bottles) for providing themselves with food on the camping site only on the day of arrival. It just goes for the camping area!

- The taking of tape and disc recorders, cameras, camcorders to the locations is not allowed at all. Taking photos or recording videos at the venues are strictly not permitted for private use as well! Note: Except pocket cameras for taking private pictures recorders of any kind, video cameras as well as high definition cameras and digital cams are prohibited in all locations!

- We do not assume any responsibility for damages caused to someone's health like hearing defects caused by loud sounds during a concert.

- In case of important matters especially if visitors commit a crime on the festival area they will be expelled by the staff.

- Any reimbursement for the tickets is impossible.

- Unfortunately there is no guarantee for entrance to every single location because of different capacity and response of the audience

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