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Thousands dress up for Germany's quirky Wave Gothic Festival

AP

Published : Jun 6, 2017, 2:44 pm IST
Updated : Aug 12, 2017, 4:15 pm IST
Approximately 20,000 goths and other dark subculture fans attend the world's largest gothic and 'dark' culture festival until June 5, 2017.
Approximately 20,000 goths and other dark subculture fans attend the world's largest gothic and 'dark' culture festival until June 5, 2017.
Approximately 20,000 goths and other dark subculture fans attend the world's largest gothic and 'dark' culture festival until June 5, 2017. (Photo:AP)
Approximately 20,000 goths and other dark subculture fans attend the world's largest gothic and 'dark' culture festival until June 5, 2017. (Photo:AP)
The festival is held in Leipzig, Germany.(Photo:AP)
The festival is held in Leipzig, Germany.(Photo:AP)
Cyber goths, metal heads, steam punks, neo-Victorians, dark romantics, dark electro, industrial, medieval and fetish fans are expected attend the 'dark' culture festival.(Photo:AP)
Cyber goths, metal heads, steam punks, neo-Victorians, dark romantics, dark electro, industrial, medieval and fetish fans are expected attend the 'dark' culture festival.(Photo:AP)
Participants in fancy costumes perform during the Wave Gothic Festival (WGT) in Leipzig, Germany, Saturday, June 3, 2017. (Photo:AP)
Participants in fancy costumes perform during the Wave Gothic Festival (WGT) in Leipzig, Germany, Saturday, June 3, 2017. (Photo:AP)
The Wave Gothic Festival (WGT) first started in 1987.(Photo:AP)
The Wave Gothic Festival (WGT) first started in 1987.(Photo:AP)
People attending the festival go all out in lavish weird and eccentric constumes, fitting perfectly with the theme.(Photo:AP)
People attending the festival go all out in lavish weird and eccentric constumes, fitting perfectly with the theme.(Photo:AP)
The festival features more that 100 bands playing Gothic rock, church tours and literature readings. (Photo:AP)
The festival features more that 100 bands playing Gothic rock, church tours and  literature readings. (Photo:AP)

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