Whitby Gothic Weekend, often abbreviated to WGW or simply referred to by attendees as Whitby, is a twice-yearly festival for goths, in Whitby, North Yorkshire, England. The Goth culture emerged from the Punk scene in the 1980′s, developing its own music and fashion styles. The festival in Whitby is now in it’s 19th year and attracts around ten thousand people over the weekend.

Whitby Goth Weekend 2013

A woman sits on a wall with her boots off during the Goth feastival in Whitby. NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS

Whitby Goth Weekend 2013

Goth Tara Price poses for a photograph during the Goth festival in Whitby. NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS

Whitby Goth Weekend 2013

Goth Anne Sudworth poses for a photograph during the Goth festival in Whitby. NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS

Whitby Goth Weekend 2013

Goth Tara Price poses for a photograph during the Goth festival in Whitby. NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS

Whitby Goth Weekend 2013

Goth Tara Price poses for a photograph during the Goth festival in Whitby. NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS

Whitby Goth Weekend 2013

Goth's Dan Smith and Cas Carpenter pose for a photograph during the Goth festival in Whitby. NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS

Whitby Goth Weekend 2013

Goths pose for photographs during the Goth feastival in Whitby. NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS

Whitby Goth Weekend 2013

Goths pose for photographs during the Goth feastival in Whitby. NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS

Whitby Goth Weekend 2013

Goth poses for photographs during the Goth feastival in Whitby. NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS

Whitby Goth Weekend 2013

Goths pose for photographs during the Goth feastival in Whitby. NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS

Whitby Goth Weekend 2013

Goths pose for photographs during the Goth feastival in Whitby. NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS

Whitby Goth Weekend 2013

Goth poses for photographs during the Goth festival in Whitby. NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS

Whitby Goth Weekend 2013

Goth poses for photographs during the Goth festival in Whitby. NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS

Whitby Goth Weekend 2013

Goths pose for photographs during the Goth festival in Whitby. NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS

Whitby Goth Weekend 2013

Goth poses for photographs during the Goth festival in Whitby. NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS

Whitby Goth Weekend 2013

Goth poses for photographs during the Goth festival in Whitby. NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS

Whitby Goth Weekend 2013

Goth poses for photographs during the Goth festival in Whitby. NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS

Whitby Goth Weekend 2013

The footwear of two participants are seen during the Goth festival in Whitby. NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS

Whitby Goth Weekend 2013

Goths pose for photographs during the Goth festival in Whitby. NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS

Whitby Goth Weekend 2013

Goth poses for photographs during the Goth festival in Whitby. NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS

Whitby Goth Weekend 2013

Goths pose for photographs during the Goth festival in Whitby. NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS

Whitby Goth Weekend 2013

Goths pose for photographs during the Goth festival in Whitby. NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS

Apr 29, 2013