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Whitby Goth Weekend 2023, Photos and Best Bits

We attended Goth Weekend in Whitby and had such an incredible day! Here’s a selection of photos and the best bits from Whitby Goth Weekend 2023.

Every year, Whitby Goth Weekend attracts goths from all around the globe to celebrate gothic culture, music, and fashion in none other than glorious Whitby! We visited Whitby Goth Weekend 2023 and loved every second.


What is Whitby Goth Weekend?

Whitby Goth Weekend was founded in 1994 by Jo Hampshire and is an alternative music event. The festival originated from around forty pen pals and has grown to become the world’s premier goth festival which attracts thousands of people to the town each spring and autumn. It has hosted famous bands such as The Damned and artists like Toyah over the years. Recent favourites include Fields of Nephilim and The Sisters of Mercy.

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Whitby Goth Weekend also hosts many fabulous fringe events during the long weekend of celebrations. Beyond the main stages are club nights, group meet-ups and a host of unofficial goth events at venues across the town. Many people love to visit during Goth Weekend to soak in the atmosphere and celebrate.

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Here are selection of photos and the best bits from Whitby Goth Weekend 2023.

We saw so many children getting involved this year, which was lovely! This is one of our favourite images shared with us, and this selection of photos is brilliant, incredible photography, costumes and models, of course! Thank you to local photographer Simon Mccabe for sharing his wonderful collection of Goth Weekend photos with us.

A girl dressed in Gothic clothing at WGW 2023
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Young girl dressed as a Whitby Goth
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Girl dressed in Victorian gothic clothing at Whitby Goth Weekend.
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Scary man at Whitby Goth Weekend
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Girls at WGW 2023
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WGW 2023
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Gothic girl dressed in a red dress at Whitby Goth Weekend 2023.
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Whitby Goth
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Whitby Girl Goth
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Goths walking down the 199 steps in Whitby
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Scary Whitby goth
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Punk costume at Whitby Goth Weekend
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The terminator costume
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WGW 2023
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Spooky girl at Whitby goth weekend
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WGW 2023 costumes
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Skeletons at WGW
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Helen of Whitby never disappoints when it comes to snapping fantastic photos. We also spotted this wonderfully dressed duo and very well-behaved companions on the day! So creative!

Dogs dressed up at Whitby Goth Weekend
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Goths enjoying fish and chips
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Outfits from goth weekend 2023
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A group of goths and Whitby goth weekend
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Spooky skeleton outfit at WGW
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Friends enjoying Whitby goth weekend
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We loved this reel, it really shows off the atmosphere over the weekend! Thanks for sharing it with us.

A couple of our favourite characters Jack and Sally even attended this year! It is nearly Halloween after all.

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Count Dracula at Whitby Goth Weekend
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Photo by Canongate Photography
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We love getting tagged in people’s photos and sharing them!

A special thank you to our local photographers who were out in force capturing the atmosphere and wonderful outfits at Whitby Goth Weekend 2023. The below video from local photographer, Glenn Kilpatrick, captures the weekend perfectly.


What a wonderful few days we’ve had celebrating Whitby Goth Weekend. We hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did? See you all next year!

1 thought on “Whitby Goth Weekend 2023, Photos and Best Bits”

  1. Unable to visit this year!????
    These pictures are as always amazing, well done. Well done to everyone to make this event AMAZING!

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