Whitby Goth Weekend 2019: All the best photos from the event

Thousands of goths descended on Whitby for the first goth weekend of 2019.

Goth family

It was the traditional Whitby Goth Weekend - an event which has come under threat after the creation of a rival festival called Tomorrow's Ghosts, which will take place in former WGW venue Whitby Pavilion just two weeks later. Both events will also have competing autumn dates - meaning Whitby will host four goth culture festivals in 2019 alone.

A goth couple enjoy the attention of passers-by

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Goths parade through Whitby in their costumes
Two women appear to be inadvertently recreating a scene from a period drama on Whitby's quaint streets
Goths enjoy the walk up to Whitby Abbey
A goth woman promenades through Whitby's quaint streets
Goths climb Whitby's famous steps to the Abbey
A goth couple enjoy a spot of cafe culture
An array of delightful costumes were on show
The goth festival now attracts families
A goth woman shows off her costume
A contemplative moment for a goth couple
Annabel Aston travelled from north Wales for the festival
Ruth and Hardy Davenport from the Midlands
Goths in the shadow of Whitby Abbey
A goth couple stroll through the town centre
A goth poses outside a traditional sweet shop
Goths at the bottom of the steps leading to Whitby Abbey
Goths on the beach overlooking Whitby Harbour
Goths show off their costumes
A goth couple walk up to Whitby Abbey