The gothic Subculture began in England during the early 1980s and it has reached to several countries since then gaining followers who enjoy it through events. These festivals and events mainly feature gothic style of fashion and music. Goth world is dark, loud and elegant. Festivals celebrating the gothic subculture bring together like-minded people to dance, shop and play. Artists from various backdrops- Gothic Metal, Punk, and Industrial etc. perform at various venues. Below infographic, created by Blue Magik, revolves around 9 festivals celebrating the gothic subculture.
This annual world festival for dark music features more than 150 acts and artists. 18k-20k people attend this festival making it one of the largest events of the gothic, cybergoth and steampunk subcultures around the world.
It is bi-yearly music event for Goths and it attracts 1500+ attendees from across the UK and beyond. Often referred as Whitby, this is one of the most popular gothic music events.
This annual gothic event is run by and for members of the alt.gothic and alt.gothic.fashion newsgroup, as well as other related Usenet newsgroups. This event features various music events, art shows, bazaars and more.
It is an annual 3-day event held at University of Bradford Union. This event features alternative musical acts from various genres.
This annual 3-day event basically started as a small goth “meet up” event of about 80 people from two dance clubs. Now, this event has included more aspects of gothic subculture as well.
It is held annually on 2nd weekend of August in Hildesheim, Germany. With its 20k-25k attendees, M’era Luna is one of the largest dark music events.
This 4-day event is organised every summer and it is the largest gothic event in Finland. Gothic rock, deathrock, industrial and EBM are the musical genres covered in this event.
This is the festival where black-shirt-wearing “vampires” meet with white-shirt-wearing “civilians”. A civilian turns vamp after being tagged twice by Vamp. This festival is so much fun.
This is a one-night club event held annually in New Orleans, New York City and Berlin. This event features Burlesque and cabaret performances.
Article & Infographic by Blue Magik