Fringe festival back in town

The Whitby Goth Weekend Fringe Festival is back to cloak Whitby in black this weekend.

The festival began yesterday and runs through to Monday at a number of venues across the town.

If you’re a fan of alternative, non-mainstream music, then there are plenty of bands and musicians, such as Eureka Machines, Alexa DeStrange & the Sisters of Seduction, Bad Pollyanna, Eileen Daly and the Courtesans and Alice Moving Under Skies, to enjoy in a variety of settings.

There’s also ample opportunity to visit the Gothic Market, which takes place over four venues – The Met, Whitby Leisure Centre, Whitby Rifle Club and The Coliseum – and boasts nearly 100 stalls peddling their wares over three days.

Traders provide an amazing selection of corsetry, cloaks, dresses, hats, hair accessories and much more.

The market is open 10am-5pm today and tomorrow and 10am-4pm on Sunday.

Fortunately, as an added bonus, the Fringe Festival runs alongside the Bram Stoker International Film Festival this year, providing a plethora of things to do during the day as well as shopping and enjoying the bustling Gothic Market.

Film showings and events such as the Vampire Ball with Rosie Lugosi perfectly complement the festival’s evening events.

There are also other club evenings and walking tours taking place around town during the long weekend.

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