About a month ago, roughly 20,000 folks traveled to Leipzig, Germany, to celebrate goth and dark music. Our photographer Paivi Salonen also was there, and here is an overview of her best pictures, including shots of Nitzer Ebb, Cubanate, Das Ich, White Lies, MINE, Empathy Test, London After Midnight, Lord of the Lost, and Welle: Erdball.
Wave Gotik Treffen hosted bands across the city in 40 venues like the AGRA fairground halls, which holds the largest concentration of goth enthusiasts in the world (with a capacity of about 10,000).
Here are some pictures of bands performing at Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig, Germany, on June 7-10, 2019. All photos copyright and courtesy of Paivi Salonen.