Whitby Goth Weekend 2018: The best photos from the weekend

India from Leeds poses for photographers at Whitby Goth Weekend . Saturday 28 October.  Picture: Ceri Oakes. w174302d
India from Leeds poses for photographers at Whitby Goth Weekend . Saturday 28 October. Picture: Ceri Oakes. w174302d
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Thousands of goths from all over the world descended on Yorkshire this weekend for the annual spring Goth Weekend.

The festival is centred around live music, stunning costumes and quirky shows.

advance of the event, which is believed to bring in around £1million to the Whitby economy in both April and October.

There was a bazaar selling gothic clothing and a huge range of stalls, while the headline act at the Circus of Horrors show was a person being ‘pickled’ in a jar.

The Whitby Goth Weekend began in 1994, when a group of mates sitting in the back room of the Elsinore pub discussed getting a few bands together to play.

Jo Hampshire was the original founder.

Today, goths and alternative scene members from all over the world now descend on Whitby for the bi-annual social gathering.

The goths’ own football team, Real Gothic FC, beat local side Stokoemotiv FC in a charity match which takes place every festival weekend.