The Plage Noire („Black Beach“) is an exclusive gathering of the dark scene. The two-day festival at the holiday resort “Weissenhäuser Strand” is designed to be a short vacation that entangles its visitors in the somber myth of a merchant daughter eternally condemned to look for her missing husband, and who, just once a year, returns to the beach bordering on the festival grounds. In addition to its unusual setting, the Plage Noire has other aspects worth exploring: Well over 25 concerts of national or international acclaim entertain the visitors who are lodged in comfortable apartments or hotel rooms. Aside from the music, guests may explore other facets of dark culture as well: Art, lectures, workshops – all events are tailored to their need and are held indoors. The stylish resort turns into its own world that will capture the visitor’s minds long after the festival itself.