Friday 25 May 2012 — Monday 28 May 2012
Wave-Gotik-Treffen (ger. das Treffen means "the meeting") is an annual world festival for "dark" music and arts in Leipzig, Germany. More than 150 bands and artists from various backgrounds (gothic rock, ebm, industrial, noise, darkwave, neofolk, neoclassical, medieval, experimental, gothic metal, deathrock and punk being examples) play at several venues throughout the city over 4 days on Whitsuntide. The festival also features several fairs with medieval, gothic and cultural merchandise.
With 18,000 to 20,000 regular attendants, the WGT is one of the largest events of the Goth-, Cybergoth-, and Rivethead- subcultures worldwide.
official program: http://www.lastfm.de/festival/1830553+21.+Wave-Gotik-Treffen/forum/219198/_/2034679
Inofficially announced bands can be found in this thread:
http://www.wave-gotik-treffen.de/forumwgt/viewtopic.php?t=13219 and over here: http://www.lastfm.de/festival/1830553+21.+Wave-Gotik-Treffen/forum/219198/_/2034286