May 2016 25

Lineup announced for 22nd annual Whitby Gothic Weekend
This year’s Whitby Goth Weekend kicks off on Guy Fawkes weekend, November 4th and 5th. The winter leg of the festival’s 22nd year features headliners Heaven 17, Friday, and The Mission on Saturday.
On Friday, the spectacle that is Sigue Sigue Sputnik returns to Whitby, festival favorite Manuskript takes the stage for their lucky thirteenth appearance, and psychobilly group Kitty in a Casket rounds out the night. Saturday’s lineup includes goth rock mainstays Skeletal Family, hard rockers Chasing Dragons, and Children of Stun in the band.
Children of Stun’s website notes that the band’s third Whitby performance will be an emotional one, as they “will be supporting [late guitarist] Simon’s favourite band The Mission, which will be a bittersweet moment for us as we’ll be achieving an ambition on behalf of the great man. I’m sure his spirit will be cheering us on, if that’s what old goth spirits do…”
The festival is open to all ages and family passes are available. Single day and weekend tickets are on sale now through the Whitby Gothic Weekend website.


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Lizzie Marie (MenagerieMacabreArt)

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