10 Of The Weirdest Music Festivals In The World

David S.-June 19, 2017


You have probably heard of Coachella, Burning Man, and perhaps even the Gathering of the Juggalos, but these music festivals are fairly normal when compared to their weird cousins!

Music festivals have a way of bringing like-minded fans together, and whether you are celebrating the works of a particular band or rocking out to a particular type of music, these festivals are fun and unforgettable.

Forget about the same old music festival for a minute, and instead, consider that there are a ton of unusual, or even weird, music festivals out there. Settle in, turn up the tunes, and keep reading to learn more about 10 of the weirdest music festivals to discover throughout the world.

1. Wave-Gotik-Treffen – Leipzig, Germany

Wave-Gotik-Treffen - Leipzig, Germany

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Wave-Gotik-Treffen is a “dark” music festival that takes place each year in Leipzig, Germany. It is not unusual for more than 150 bands to play each time the festival is held, and well…things can get pretty weird.

Some of the music that you might experience at Wave-Gotik-Treffen include industrial, death rock, gothic metal, dark wave, and punk.

In addition to the music, Wave-Gotik-Treffen includes fairs, markets, film viewings, and literature readings. If you decide to go, you also won’t want to miss the late night clubbing or the celebration of all things absinthe.