Thousands of goths brighten up Leipzig at festival
DDP/The Local · 23 May 2010, 11:52
Published: 23 May 2010 11:52 GMT+02:00
Visitors decked out in traditional black, but also increasingly elaborate and historical costumes, have come to Leipzig from around the globe, including the US, South America, South Africa, Japan and Israel.
Nearly 200 international artists are also booked to play during the weekend, at suitable venues such as the crypt of the enormous monument to the battle of nations and the Leipzig Opera House.
There is an array of events from classical music performances and medieval fairs to dark electronic and rock band shows, and even a Victorian picnic.
Gothic fashion has expanded to include those Victorian-era and Japanese-inspired Visual Kei and Harajuku styles, which are often brightly coloured and comic-inspired creations.