Gothic going glam as festival gets underway

Amelia Davies at this weeks goth weekend
Amelia Davies at this weeks goth weekend

It’s that time of year again..

Whitby is set to become a hive of all things weird and wonderful today with the first of the year’s Goth weekends.

Goths, music lovers and those who just want to express themselves and escape reality are set to descend on town today and tomorrow to celebrate the unique festival which has now been running over 20 years.

Starting in a pub’s back room it is now one of the biggest festivals of its kind - attracting people from all over the world.

From Victorian to steam punk - outfits of any kind are what goes and each year they get more elaborate, while some people come to see the bands and fringe acts at the Pavilion and the Met while others come just to soak up the party atmosphere.

Whitby Goth Weekend is seen as the event which kick starts the summer season and provides a welcome boost in takings for guest houses, pubs, restaurants and cafes.