Event information

Location: Germany, Leipzig
Date: 09-13 June 2011
Website: wave-gotik-treffen.de

Tickets:

Festival ticket: 81
Camping ticket: 25
Parking ticket: 15
Buy at wave-gotik-treffen.de
 
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Germany's annual Wave-Gotik-Treffen (WGT) is one of the world's biggest gatherings for everything gothic, industrial, metal, (neo-)folk and medieval as well as dark literature and cinema. Taking place in more than 30 venues all over the city of Leipzig during the holiday of Pentecost there's a lot to be done, a lot to be seen and a lot to be bought at what has become the world's biggest marketplace for gothic fashion. But as the average metalhead isn't so much into showing off his newest renaissance dress or flokati gauntlets, or into re-enacting the days of yore, there's also a whole lot of live music with more than 200 live bands performing at the festival, of which many are immensely interesting for fans of heavy metal.

The biggest highlight, at least for metalheads, probably is the first - and maybe only - concert of the acclaimed gothic metal/neofolk band Empyrium. The dual-core of the band consisting of vocalist Thomas Helm and guitarist Ulf Theodor Schwadorf will be complemented on stage by Neige (Alcest, Amesoeurs, Lantlôs, Peste Noire) and Eviga (Dornenreich, Angizia) on guitars, Fursy Teyssier (Les Discrets, Amesoeurs, Alcest) on bass and Allen B. Konstanz (The Vision Bleak) on drums. Yes indeed, that's a three guitar lineup for one of metal's most interesting bands!

More live premieres will be by French folk-gaze act Les Discrets and long-running Swedish black metal band Vinterland. And then there's of course a whole lot of less exclusive, but no less attractive bands like Tiamat, Anathema, Fields Of The Nephilim, Eluveitie, Lake Of Tears, Killing Joke, Lacrimas Profundere, to name just a few metal-relevant ones. A full listing of all announced bands can be found below.

Most of the concerts will take place at the Agra Hall on the Leipzig exhibition grounds, but the festival wristband allows you to use trams and buses in Leipzig as much as you want; just in case you want to check out some other venues, hit the clubs, stroll through the pagan village, watch a special screening at the Cinestar theatre or attend a reading in the crypts of the Monument of the Battle of Nations, the tallest monument in Europe and one of Leipzig's main landmarks.

The price of a regular 5 day ticket amounts to 81 . If you want to camp on the grounds right in front of the Agra Hall, you'll have to purchase a so-called "Obsorgekarte" for 25 , which includes the WGT program book and a CD with artists performing there. Purchase is possible via the festival's website at this location.

The city of Leipzig is located in Eastern Germany, about 170 km south of Berlin. It is connected to three German autobahns, is home to Europe's largest railway station and is served by the international Leipzig/Halle Airport. Check the airport's Wikipedia page to get a quick overview of airlines and destinations.

Need any more information? The unofficial guide to WGT at sadgoth.com should answer all remaining questions.

Who was there?

100% bif91 (Sweden)
100% Eärendil (France)
100% Shurayukihime
100% Biscaine (Spain)


DAY 1 (09.06)

Love Like Blood
The Eternal Afflict
Age Of Heaven
Henke spielt Goethes Erben
Sweet William


DAY 2 (10.06)

Anathema
Tristania
Gothminister
Umbra Et Imago
Vreid
Bilocate
Sarah Jezebel Deva
Ignis Fatuu
Diorama
Chthonic
The Moon And The Nightspirit
18 Summers
Ally The Fiddle
Analog Angel
Arian 1
Black Tape For A Blue Girl
Clock DVA
Covenant
Dance Or Die
Deine Lakaien
Der Prager Handgriff
Diamanda Galas
Donner & Doria
Fakir Gaukeley
Feeding Fingers
Ferdinand Von Langen
File Not Found
Griseldis Wenner; Axel Thielmann & Tilo Augsten
Hammelhorn
Jakob Hein
Jo Quail
Kyoll
Las Fuegas
Lipsi Lillies
Los Dilettantos
Lotus Feed
Merciful Nuns
Mercydesign
Nachtwindheim
Neun Welten
OWLS
Quellenthal
Rabenschrey
Raggedy Angry
Resist
Roger O'Donnell
Ronald Galenza
Schattenerbe
Second Version
She's All That
Sieben
Soror Dolorosa
The Anti Group / TAGC
The March Violets
Uni_Form
V2A
Vroudenspil
Weltfremd
Xabec
Zero Degree


DAY 3 (11.06)

Empyrium
Tiamat
Lake Of Tears
Dornenreich
Les Discrets
Vinterland
Lacrimas Profundere
Helheim
Barren Earth
The Moon And The Nightspirit
Agent Side Grinder
Agrezzior
Camerata Sforzesca
Capella Fidicinia
Capud Draconis
Castrati
Chor der Oper Leipzig
Cinema Strange
Das Präparat
Destroid
Die 12 Thüringer Cellisten
Donner & Doria
Ethereal Dark Orchestra
E.K.G
EF
Egida Aurea
Ensemble Wilde Jagd & Wieland Lemke
EnsemblediX
Eviamara
Eyes Shut Tight
F.O.D.
Faderhead
Fakir Gaukeley
Faun
Feindflug
Friedemann Röhlig
Front 242
Gewandhausorchester
Giardini Di Mirò
Girls Under Glass
Gothika
Greyhound
Griseldis Wenner; Axel Thielmann & Tilo Augsten
House Of Dolls
Hybryds
Ikon
Jennifer Porto
Katrin Strocka
Kunst Als Strafe
Las Fuegas
Leipziger Ballett
Los Dilettantos
Mark Benecke
Mendelssohn-Orchester & David Timm
Midgards Boten
Militia
Moon Far Away
Morbus M.
N.U. Unruh
Nachtwindheim
P:HON
Rabenschrey
Rome
Rosa Rubea
Spiritual Front
Squishy Squid
STÜBA-Philharmonie
The Cemetary Girlz
The Cold
The Damned
The Green Man
The Hiram Key
The Last Days Of Jesus
The Murderous Mistake
Tides From Nebula
Tony Wakeford
Torsten Low
Vlad In Tears
Zackenflanke


DAY 4 (12.06)

Katatonia
Fields Of The Nephilim
Killing Joke
Megaherz
Heidevolk
Gernotshagen
October Tide
Finsterforst
The Foreshadowing
Helevorn
100Blumen
13th Monkey
Alter Der Ruine
Andrew King
Assemblage 23
Backworld
Balzac
Beati Mortui
Blind Passenger
C.3.3.
Camouflage
Capud Draconis
Carmen Stefanescu
Cawatana
Clemens-Peter Wachenschwanz
Crib45
Cryo
Culture Kultür
Devil's Whorehouse
Düsterpiano
ESC
Esplendor Geometrico
Eviamara
Fakir Gaukeley
Infrawarrior feat. Monica Richards
Johanna Zmeck
Jung-Youn Kum
Katrin Bräunlich
Kazumi Hashimoto
Laetitia de Beck Spitzer
Lamia Vox
Larrnakh
Las Fuegas
Los Dilettantos
Love Is Colder Than Death
Mani Deum
Marita Schreck
Mark Benecke
Menschdefekt
Minerve
Moctan
Monokelpop
Nachtwindheim
Narsilion
Nassib Ahmadieh
Noisex
Nosferatu
Obscenity Trial
Orchis
Performance
Pouppée Fabrikk
Raison D'être
Recoil
Rezurex
Sabina Egea Sobral
Soman
Sophia / Karjalan Sissit
Substaat
Tactical Sekt
Temple Of Twilight
Terrill
The Pain Machinery
The Twins
TheaterPack
Theodor Bastard
Trobar De Morte
Ulterior
Visions
Waves Under Water
Wolfenmond
X-Divide
XMH
Zackenflanke
Zombina And The Skeletons


DAY 5 (13.06)

Eluveitie
Moonsorrow
Crimfall
Northland
Absurd Minds
After White Smoke / Errorrhythmus
Artwork & Guests
Aun
Beramid
Bloodsucking Zombies From Outer Space
Capud Draaconis
Centhron
Chris & Cosey
Coppelius
Cryo-Tekk
Curl
Die Braut
Die Guitarreros
Die Vorboten
Dive
Eraldo Bernocchi
Estampie
Eviamara
Fairydust
Fakir Gaukeley
Goldkint
Herzfeind
Hocico
Homo Futura
In The Nursery
Inade
Inertia
Los Dilettantos
Luno
Lustmord
Mark Benecke
Mediaeval Bæbes
Mephisto Walz
Midnight Caine
Mind In A Box
Misfits
Nachtwindheim
Nehl Aëlin
Neon Kross
Nim Vind
Nitzer Ebb
Nordarr
Plastic Noise Experience
Seadem
Soul In Isolation
The Beauty Of Gemina
The Holy Hack Jacks
The Legendary Pink Dots
The Other
Thee Flanders
Thomas Elbern's Twilight Worldz
Tying Tiffany
Vroudenspil
Wolfenmond
Zackenflanke
Zombiesuckers


News

 26.03.2011 - Empyrium - First-Ever Live Show Announced


Reviews

 Wave-Gotik-Treffen 2011 in Leipzig, Germany: Days 1-3 by Promonex
 Wave-Gotik-Treffen 2011 in Leipzig, Germany: Days 4-5 by Promonex


Photo galleries

Wave-Gotik-Treffen 2011 in Leipzig, Germany: Days 4 & 5 by Ven (47 images)
Wave-Gotik-Treffen 2011 in Leipzig, Germany: Days 2 & 3 by Ven (56 images)
Wave-Gotik-Treffen - Leipzig, Germany, 9-13 June 2011 by Shurayukihime (88 images)




 
Updated: 01.06.2011




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Elodie Artour - 04.06.2011 at 22:41  
Wow, I can't believe that Metal Storm has finally started to support that event!
Promonex - 06.06.2011 at 00:37  
Well, we've just never managed to get our people there before. And if it wasn't for the Empyrium live premiere, it still probably wouldn't be a must-see (or must-cover if you will) for us.
Actually we still don't manage to get our people there as jupitreas has been invited to a marriage on short notice and I'm at hospital now (which also means no Hellfest for me ), but I've found two replacements to fill in for us. I'm actually working on their individual running orders right now, but with some 30 venues that sure is a PITA, I can tell ya

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