Everything You Need To Know About Whitby’s Goth Weekend

5th October 2015

A staple for the North Yorkshire coast, Whitby’s Goth Weekend guarantees a Halloween weekend of fun, ghouls and amazing scenes!

Whitby’s Goth Weekend has a legion of fans thanks to its long history, with the first weekend taking place in 1994 and started with just a single group of friends interested in the town’s Dracula connections.

In the years since then the locals have embraced this alternative weekend and the twice-yearly influx of goths, punks and people from all walks of life looking to celebrate and enjoy this unique event.

Originally the name Whitby Goth Weekend was specifically for the two day Goth music festival in the Spa pavilion, but today universally covers all of the events taking place from the Thursday – Monday.

Today the weekend results in a £1.1m boost to the local economy.

WGW in 2015

The band line up for the music festival at the Spa Pavilion features Altered Images, Fearless Vampire Killers, Bad Pollyanna and Chasing Dragons on Friday 30th October and Spear of Destiny, The Last Cry, Vince Ripper and the Rodent Show and In Isolation on Saturday 31st October.

Visiting Whitby Goth Weekend with Stanley Travel

If you want to enjoy the weekend without worrying about travel and parking, our coaches should be just the ticket – find out more here.

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