Tomorrow’s Ghosts Spring Gathering

Following a SOLD OUT Halloween event in 2022, Whitby’s premier Goth music led festival will be back for its first ‘Spring Gathering’ in over four years. Taking over the Whitby Pavilion – Friday 28th & Saturday 29th April 2023, like its predecessor it will be a true celebration of all things Gothic. Hosted at the Yorkshire town famed for being the birthplace of Dracula, Tomorrow’s Ghosts will be promising a darkly exhilarating weekend of alternative music and culture, street markets and club nights. With an international line-up that promises to cater to a broad range of sub-genres and tastes, the 2023 programme is offering plenty to sink your teeth into…

Alongside a must-see slot from *very special guests* Christian Death, an exclusive Friday headline appearance belongs to darkwave visionaries Cold Cave, who fifteen years into their career have established themselves as long-running luminaries of the underground and worthy headliners. Sublime supporting sets across the evening will also come from Leeds’ legendary goth-rock originals The Rose of Avalanche and UK-Irish post/punk acolytes Siberia. 

While on the Saturday night, Yorkshire-formed titans New Model Army will be continuing the celebrations for their 40th Anniversary in seismic style. Earlier in the night, expect another *very special guest* slot from Lebanon Hanover as the shadowy British-German duo bring their evocative darkwave sounds out to play for this rare UK appearance. Elsewhere, Mancunian industrialists in ascendance IST IST will be performing songs from their highly anticipated third album ‘Protagonists’, plus expect a theatrical set from revived gothic rock devotees The Nosferatu when they glide in as *special guests*.

Both evenings, Tomorrow’s Ghosts will also be offering choice club nights into the early hours, with Leeds’ living legends Carpe Noctum taking the reins to host a delectably dark death disco of their design at the Whitby Pavilion.

As with the 2022 edition, the Tomorrow’s Ghosts festival will be partnering with the Sophie Lancaster Foundation. A charity committed to stamping out prejudice, hatred and intolerance everywhere, the ideals of the Sophie Lancaster Foundation and Tomorrow’s Ghosts couldn’t be any closer aligned. 15 years on from Sophie’s tragic passing in a vile hate-related crime, Tomorrow’s Ghosts will be supporting the exceptional work of the Sophie Lancaster Foundation throughout the weekend.


Friday 29th April 2023

Cold Cave
+  Very Special Guests:
Christian Death
The Rose of Avalanche

Club Night: Carpe Noctum

Saturday 30th April 2023

New Model Army

+  Very Special Guests:
Lebanon Hanover
The Nosferatu

Weekend tickets (£73 + BF) are available here:

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Steve White

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