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Goths gather in the sun at Leipzig festival

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Goths gather in the sun at Leipzig festival
Photo: DPA
11:40 CEST+02:00
Goths from around the world came out into the sun in Leipzig over the weekend, peppering the town with a bit of black during the hot weekend, as costumed followers met for the 20th annual "Wave Goth" festival.

Goths from Iceland, Venezuela, Mexico, Russia and Australia were among the some 20,000 participants attending the gathering, organisers said. The four-day festival ends on Monday and includes more than 200 bands and DJs.

And if putting chalk on your face and black on your eyes isn't your thing, opera singer Montserrat Caballé was also part of the program.

Other musical offerings include the bands Dark Drive Clinic, Final Selection and Brighter Death Now.

Last year the goth festival coincided with a Bach festival, producing an interesting culture clash.

Click here for a photo gallery of goths in Leipzig last year

One highlight of the event is the “Obsession Bizarre Fetish” festival within the festival. Only those 18 and over can participate in these events, which have a worldwide following.

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