Monday 21 August 2017

Leeds' Goth City Festival Returns For 2017

We are pleased to announce that Goth City Festival will return to Leeds, UK in October 2017.

Goth City Festival is a city-wide musical and cultural festival that celebrates the gothic and post-punk heritage of the city and of Yorkshire generally. Events include, gigs, clubs, discussions, spoken word, acoustic and social events at more than six venues and features more than 20 different bands and performers.

In keeping with the D.I.Y and underground spirit of the event, the festival will be held at the best alternative venues across the city, including the co-cooperatively owned Wharf Chambers and renowned underground Leeds' venues such as the Fenton, Packhorse, Fox & Newt, Cafe LS6 and The Hyde Park Book Club. It also feature other events during the fortnight such as Carpe Noctum, West Yorkshire's longest running goth club night and the largest event of it's kind in the north, which celebrates it's 18th anniversary on 7th October.

All proceeds from Goth City Promotions events during the festival are donated to PAFRAS (Positive Action For Refugees and Asylum Seekers), a local charity for destitute refugees and asylum seekers. The inaugural Goth City Festival took place between Friday 11th and Saturday 26th November 2016, and raised £3,500 for the charity.

This year's festival takes place between 5th and 22nd October. Headliners include legendary Bradford post-punks 1919 who continue to celebrate their musical legacy following the tragic death of founder member Mark Tighe this year, as well as legendary '90s goth survivors Manuskript and world-reknowned dark industrial pioneers Attrition. Also appearing will be David Wolfenden (former Mission, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry and Expelaires guitarist), recently reformed Sheffield darkwave greats Libitina and some of the very best acts in the UK goth scene today such as Terminal Gods, Luxury Stranger and In Isolation.

For more information contact:
Joel @ Goth City Promotions

Full Schedule:

Thursday 5th October - launch Party:
The Webb + Anxiety + the infamous Goth City raffle
The Packhorse, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds. Doors 8pm, entry £5.

Friday 6th October - Goth City Festival: Opening Ceremony
Attrition + Alice Moving Under Skies + Death Party (UK) + DJs
Wharf Chambers, Wharf St, Leeds. Tickets £10. Doors 8pm-late

Saturday 7th October - Goth City Festival community outreach of action

Monday 9th October:
Shadows of Goth – open mic ghost story night
Hyde Park Book Club, Headingley, Leeds. 8pm, free admission

Friday 13th October - Hot Goth Injection!: New band showcase
They Called Him Zone + Every Black Day + Byronic Sex & Exile + more TBA
Bad Apples Rock Bar, Call Lane, Leeds. Doors 8pm, free admission

Saturday 14th October:
Occupy LS6! - The Goth City Otley Run.
Social event. Various venues, Otley Road/Woodhouse Lane, Leeds. 2pm-8pm.

Saturday 14th October:
Gothzilla + Juratory + Circle of the Absurd
The Fenton, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds. 8pm-11pm. £5 entry.

Sunday 15th October:
Black Gold! - an alcohol-free social event featuring food & stalls.
Wharf Chambers, Wharf Street, Leeds. 3pm-7pm. Free admission.

Monday 16th October:
A night with David Wolfenden
Live interview by Tim Synyrstr (The Blogging Goth) and Q&A.
LS6 Cafe, Woodhouse Lane, 8pm-10pm. £5 entry.

Wednesday 18th October - Goth City Festival: A Night of the Dark Arts 2
Grassby & Walker, Ian FTG, A Short Dark Stranger, LMA Bauman-Milner.
Compere: AMereKat
The Fox & Newt, Burley Street, Leeds. Doors 7.45pm, entry £5.

Friday 20th & Saturday 21st October - Goth City Festival: Total Gothic K,O! Featuring 1919, Manuskript, Terminal Gods, Libitina, Luxury Stranger, In Isolation, The Creeping Terrors, The Glass House Museum, John Merrick's Remains + DJs to be announced
Wharf Chambers, Wharf St, Leeds. Weekend tickets £20, day tickets £10/£15.

Sunday 22nd October
Goth City FC vs Opponents TBA
1pm-4pm, 2pm kick-off, venue and other details TBA

Sunday 22nd October - Goth City Festival: Aftermath. Featuring DJs and surprises.
LS6 Cafe, Woodhouse Lane, 8pm-11pm, pay as you feel.

Full festival tickets: £35

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