Answers to current questions WGT

Dear guests and friends of WGT!
Because of the current situation, which we will not address in particular, you have of course many „burning“ questions regarding this year's WGT.
Due to complex considerations we have been reticent with statements until now, especially since the legal situation seems to be rather vague. We'd like to make sure that we are trying our best to keep the tradition of WGT taking place during Pentecost weekend alive. In fact we like to offer you a meeting with a cultural supporting programme this year. By following the link below you will find answers which we will update regularly, based on the current state of affairs.

  • Will the WGT take place during Pentecost weekend 2020?

    At present time, that question cannot be reliably answered, for the factual and legal circumstances are still being too vague. In fact, we are still working on different options of an implementation of WGT at Pentecost weekend 2020, in whatever form.
  • Is the WGT a „major event“ as officially defined by the authorities?

    The WGT can be regarded as a „major event“ solely to a limited extent. But, especially not as currently defined by a few German federal states. As is well-known, the WGT is a decentralised event. The numerous venues which all have a permanent concession to host events are spread across the entire city and offer different capacities. These facts being taken as a basis, a wide range of options are available for implementing the WGT in an alternative form, notwithstanding all adversities.
  • Has there been any correspondence with the government of the city of Leipzig?

    Up to the present day, there has been no offer of discussion about a possible alternative implementation of the WGT and no written correspondence either– a somewhat strange way of dealing with a company that has been privately financed from the very beginning,which did not receive any kind of monetary support from the city and which, at the same time, as estimated by several market research institutions, has generated an amount inbetween 12 and 16 million Euros of revenue spent by visitors of WGT in hotels, restaurants, taxis etc. to the city of Leipzig every year. To date, we also did not receive any written prohibition order!
  • Do owners of paid WGT tickets have legal security?

    Of course, in the event of a legally binding prohibition of the WGT at Pentecost, we guarantee that all paid WGT tickets will be valid for a forthcoming event. Should ticket owners not be able to attend WGT on Pentecost weekend due to reasons for which they can prove not to be responsible for, especially entry bans from foreign countries or cases of so-called quarantine, their tickets will remain valid for a subsequent event as well.

 Thank you very much for your loyalty and support! We're looking forward to seeing you again, hopefully already during Pentecost weekend!

Your Treffen & Festspielgesellschaft.


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