Whitby Goth Week 4th - 11th November 2016
One of the world's premier goth festivals returns to the Yorkshire Coast, bringing thousands of people to the town of Whitby year after year.
Whitby Goth Weekend (WGW) was set up 18 years ago by the current organiser Jo Hampshire simply to meet up with some fellow Goth pen friends. She chose Whitby as the venue for this meeting due to its Dracula connections. This first meeting ended up attracting over 200 people and today there are two events a year, one in Spring and one in late Autumn.
The main events are held at the Whitby Pavilion, but there is also live music at various hotels and public houses which has grown this into one of the most popular Gothic events in the world, attracting all generations from across the UK and around the world.
As well as Goths, there are Punks, Steampunks, Emos, Bikers, Metallers and all manner of weird and wonderful characters, all of which are welcomed through the Pavilion's doors.
This is a rare opportunity to see live International acts, from as far away as the USA and Australia, along with dancing, drinking, eating and shopping at the massive popular Bizarre Bazaar Goth Market. This market sells clothing, footwear, art and music, accessories and jewellery and much more Gothic related trinkets and services.
Whilst gearing up for the night time events, throughout the town Goths and non-Goths alike, from babies to octogenarians (!) parade around in weird and wonderful costumes and it all makes for a wonderful and friendly atmosphere, to be enjoyed by all.