The Wave Gotik Treffen 2017 occurred in June 2-5 in Leipzig, Germany. More than 220 bands performed, and punk cabaret performer Amanda Palmer and Legendary Pink Dots frontman Edward Ka-Spel teamed up to serve as one of the headlining acts on June 2.
Parklife DC photographer Paivi was there and got these fantastic photographs.
Amanda and Edward collaborated on an album, I Can Spin a Rainbow, released in May via 8ft. Records. They turned up at Wave Gotik Treffen to perform some of the tracks from the album.
Wave Gotik Treffen drew an estimated 20,000 people for dark music and arts from the genres of goth, industrial, neo folk, and others. Concerts were held in venues like the AGRA fairground halls.
For more information on Wave Gotik Treffen, visit the excellent English language guide to Wave Gotik Treffen at SadGoth.com as well as the official festival website at www.wave-gotik-treffen.de. The Wave Gotik Treffen organizers have already announced the dates for the next edition of the festival on May 18-21, 2018, in Leipzig, Germany. Tune into the website to keep track of developments and band announcements for next year.
Here are some pictures of Amanda Palmer and Edward Ka-Spel performing at Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig, Germany, on June 2, 2017. All photos copyright and courtesy of Paivi.
All photos by Paivi