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A funeral for festivals in 2020?

As the live music sector struggles with an ongoing lockdown and insufficient government support, I’ve turned a weary eye towards the UK’s music festivals which are both a social and sonic lifeline for the scene. Will there be any band-led social gatherings this side of 2021? The reality seems unlikely… Continue reading

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World Goth Day: In the Shadow of CORVID-2020

You’d think being forced to stay indoors, hiding from the sun and shunning close contact with other humans would be pretty easy work for goths. In reality of course, we’re just as hungry for interaction as everyone else – so it’s a joy to concentrate on celebrating World Goth Day 2020 even if we’re restricted to only what we can experience through our screens. Continue reading

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Whitby Festival Season – Winter 2019

Greetings to everyone attending Whitby Goth Weekend right now, and hello to everyone travelling down next weekend for Tomorrow’s Ghost Festival. Yes, we’re in the final throes of the great Whitby division, where the two competing events are occurring at separate times. Continue reading

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Reformation: Rose Of Avalanche

It’s my delight to be conversing over email with founder guitarist Paul James Berry, bassist Allan Davis and guitarist Glenn Schultz, as they announce the return of Rose Of Avalanche at the leading UK alternative festival, Tomorrow’s Ghosts… Continue reading

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Whitby Ghosts: goth festival season

As Spring, and Easter, and all those sickeningly sweet signs of renewal come rolling round, it also heralds the arrival of ‘Whitby’, the generic term for a horde of Goths heading to the seaside for drinks, dancing and drama.  Continue reading

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