2008.05.09~12 > 17ª Edición del Festival Wave Gotik Treffen


17ª Edición del Festival Wave Gotik Treffen
9th - 12th of May 2008

- Town:
Leipzig, Germany (at more than 20 venues, spread all over the city), camping site and main venue at the edge of town at the „agra-fairground“ Markkleeberg (a location plan will be published on our internet page within the next weeks); for information on the city you may check http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leipzig.

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- Confirmed artists:

- Music styles:
All kinds of dark music: Gothic; EBM; Industrial; Ambient; Neofolk; Synthpop, Goth-Metal etc.

- Description:
Like every year on Whitsun the next Wave-Gotik-Treffen (the 17th !) will take place in Leipzig / Germany from 9th to 12th of May.
Since many years we've been celebrating the Treffen as a big gathering of the “dark family”.
It is the biggest gathering of its kind worldwide.

All over the city we´ll have more than 150 bands, projects and single artists, performing on about 20 stages. Our events take place for instance in the vaults of the “Moritzbastei”, in the splendid neo-antique cupola hall of the “Volkspalast”, in the crypt of the “Völkerschlachtdenkmal”, a famous monument of the battle of 1813, as well as in large concert halls. Once more we´ll cover the whole wide range of Gothic-music: from Electro-Pop to Goth-Metal, from EBM to Neofolk, from medieval music to Industrial.

However, from its beginning the Wave-Gotik-Treffen has been much more than a music festival:
Our guests will find a medieval market place and a pagan village, we will have authors reading, theatre and cinematic performances. 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.
DJs from all over the world will let you celebrate unforgettable special parties until dawn. There will also be a large fetish party where entrance is only possible following a strict dress code.

A cheap and entertaining accommodation is the huge Treffen camping ground. To enter, you need a special ticket (we call it “Obsorgekarte”) which includes also the extensive WGT-program-book with a CD featuring some of the artists who will perform. The public transport in the city is free for all WGT-guests.

The inhabitants of Leipzig are familiar with the Treffen since 16 years. You will be welcome here.
The most fascinating thing during the Wave-Gotik-Treffen is the unique atmosphere that covers the whole city. Gothics from all over the world are celebrating their gathering peacefully and with relish, turning Leipzig into a diverse black.
Once a year about twenty thousand Gothics are coming home: to the Wave-Gotik-Treffen.

- Advance ticket sale:
4-days ticket for all events within the 17th Wave-Gotik-Treffen Whitsun 2008, 58,- Euro in advance ticket sale (including advance sale charges), available via „Ticket Order“ at our internet page. The Treffen ticket includes free use of public transportation (tram, city-busses, regional trains, surburban trains) within the zone 110 of MDV ("Mitteldeutscher Verkehrs Verbund") from 2008-05-09 12.00h to 2008-05-13 12.00h (without special routes)

- Camping:
Possible with „Obsorge“ ticket, limited up to 9999 tickets for 21,- Euro (includes advance sale charges), contains the following service-package:
• Camping at the Treffen-Campground (agra-fairground)
• Silver Disc (Compact Disc) "Artists at the 17th WGT"
• "Pfingstbote" ("Whitsun-herald") - the Treffen-programbook
Please note: Entrance to and use of the campground is impossible without an "Obsorge" ticket. The "Obsorge" ticket is only valid in connection with the Treffen-Event-Ticket.

- Parking:
For car parking at the main venue of the Treffen-area you have to purchase a Parking Vignette for 15,- Euro (includes advance sale charges).
Please note: Parking at the Treffen-area (agra-fairground) is definitely impossible without a Parking Vignette.

- Capacity (expected number of visitors):
about 20000

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

See you!

La organización del Treffen

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4 comentarios:

Anónimo dijo...

Nunca he entendido por que no se menciona que la única banda chilena que participo en el WGT ha sido VIGILANTE (Junio 2006), lo cual no es menor para un artista nacional.

Anónimo dijo...

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Anónimo dijo...

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Anónimo dijo...

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