This is the calendar of upcoming events The Blogging Goth will be attending, or strongly recommends you attend!

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Goth City 2017

5th – 22nd October 2017

Leeds, UK


A brash new contender on the UK goth festival circuit, Goth City is both ambitious and already successful after a superb 2016 launch. I’ll be attending as much of Goth City as possible, and in particular I’ll be hosting a Q&A with Dave ‘Wolfie’ Wolfenden, guest of honour of the entire festival.
Wolfie has performed with some of the key bands of the burgeoning goth scene, like Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Expelaires and The Mission, and we’ll discuss his experiences in this long and illustrious career!

Leeds Festival of Gothica

14th October 2017

Leeds, UK


Held in the gorgeous City Museum and organized by the local authority, this looks to be a fantastic exploration of Leeds’ rich subcultural history and part in the rise of the contemporary goth society and sound. Launching on the 14th, I’ll be there to experience it!

Goth Weekend

11th – 28th October 2017

Newcastle, UK

A brand new experience for The Blogging Goth – a humorous play based on the most famous UK goth event ever, Whitby Goth Weekend!

During the play’s run at Live Theatre in Newcastle, I’ll also be joining Dr Claire Nally of Northumbria University for a discussion on Goth Identity and Subculture on the 19th October.


Whitby Goth Weekend

27th – 28th October

Whitby, UK



The jewel in the (black) crown of the UK’s goth scene, Whitby Goth Weekend returns just prior to Halloween! As always, I’ll be there to review the bands, events, shopping and sandcastle building (probably not)

Gothic Manchester Festival

14th September – 28th October

Manchester, UK

Sadly clashing with Whitby Goth Weekend, the Gothic Manchester festival is always an enjoyable and cerebral exploration of gothic-tinged creativity, guided by the darkest of academic minds.
I’d like to attend the Gothic Styles discussion on the 26th October, then race up (even further) North the next day. Watch this space, and check out my previous writing on Gothic Manchester for a preview!




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