Whitby Goth Weekend (WGW) is (normally) a twice-yearly music festival for the gothic subculture. It has grown over the years and is now a biannual celebration of all manner of weird and wonderful characters, music and art. The main events are held at the Whitby Spa Pavilion, but during the weekend many of the local hotels and pubs put on additional live music acts. There is also the popular Bizarre Bazaar Goth Market selling all things Gothic from jewellery and clothing to art and music. As well as Goths, Whitby welcomes Punks, Steampunks, Emos, Bikers, and Metallers during the weekend festivities and Goths and non-Goths alike can be seen parading around the town in weird and wonderful costumes creating a wonderful and friendly atmosphere to be enjoyed by all.
Address: Whitby Pavillion, West Cliff, Whitby YO21 3EN is the venue for the main events but photography opportunities occur throughout the town.
Open: Traditionally held one weekend in April and again in October:
2020: 30th October – 1st November 2020
2021: 23rd April – 25th April 2021
29th October – 31st October 2021
Entry cost: See website for individual venues: http://www.whitbygothweekend.co.uk/
Useful info: As well as street and portrait photography during the WGW, the town is well worth a visit any time of year for architecture and landscape photography.