List of gothic festivals
|List of gothic festivals|
|Related genres||Gothic rock, gothic metal, dark wave, industrial music, cybergoth|
|Related events||Concert tour, music festival, rock festival, heavy metal festival, electronic dance music festival, technoparade, teknival|
|Related topics||Goth subculture, goth fashion|
The following is an incomplete list of gothic festivals, which encapsulates music festivals focused on gothic music. Goth festivals may feature genres such as gothic rock and gothic metal, as well as industrial music. The festivals also tend to feature aspects of the Goth subculture, such as fans and bands in goth fashion. Goth is a musical subgenre of post-punk and alternative rock that formed during the late 1970s. Gothic rock bands grew from the strong ties they had to the English punk rock and emerging post-punk scenes. The genre itself was defined as a separate movement from post-punk due to its darker music accompanied by introspective and romantic lyrics. Gothic rock then gave rise to a broader subculture that included clubs, fashion and publications in the 1980s.
|Dark Storm Festival||1997– present||Germany||1-day festival on christmas day, city hall of Chemnitz|
|E-tropolis Festival||2010– present||Germany||Dark electronic music festival in Germany (2010–2013 in Berlin, since 2014 in Oberhausen).|
|Dark Munich Festival||2012–2015||Munich,
|Annual festival is the largest gothic festival in the world. Every year hundreds of artists and band from various genres perform at different venues throughout the city over a span of four days.|
|Whitby Goth Weekend||1994– present||Whitby, North Yorkshire||Twice-yearly goth music festival.|
|Castle Party||1994– present||Poland||Above the town Bolków stand the ruins of Bolków Castle, built in the 13th century. Devastated in the Thirty Years' War it became a property of Grüssau Abbey in 1703, though restoration efforts did not begin until 1905. Since 1994 the ruin is the site of the annual "Castle Party" Gothic rock festival.|
|SPECIES||2015– present||Co. Leitrim,
|Gothic arts and culture gathering, a grass roots collaborative festival run by its creative contributors. Music from a diverse array of Ireland’s dark, Gothic and Industrial DJ’s with live bands and Performances, Gothic Décor, Art Installations, Live painting, Gothic market and camping over a span of two nights and three days. June bank holiday weekend.|
|Convergence||1995– present||North America||annual net.goth party run by and for members of the alt.gothic and alt.gothic.fashion newsgroup, and other related Usenet newsgroups.Events at Convergence typically included live bands and club nights, bazaars, fashion, art shows, panels, and tours of goth-themed locales in the host city. In recent years, however, the festival aspects of this event have been stripped away leaving the event transformed into a meet-up for old friends from past Convergences to get-together.|
|Bats Day in the Fun Park||1999– present||Anaheim, California||Started in August 1999 as a joint effort between the promoters of the goth/industrial and deathrock clubs Absynthe and Release the Bats. It has become an annual three-day event|
|Infest||2000– present||Bradford, England||An annual festival featuring a mixture of electronic, industrial and gothic music. The festival features club/DJ events, live concerts from established international artists & new bands to the scene, both clothes & music stalls.|
|M'era Luna Festival||2000– present||Germany||A festival of goth, metal and industrial music. It is held annually on the second weekend of every August, in Hildesheim, Germany.|
|Children of Night : Black Soviet||2000– present||Ukraine||A festival of goth, metal and industrial music. The largest on Ukraine and in the CIS festival of gothic/dark/electro music and art. Now a journey on a festival became annual tradition of admirers of gothic/dark/electro aesthetics from Russia, Ukraine, Belorussia, Moldavia and other former soviet union countries. Annually passes in September in Kyiv, Ukraine.|
|Lumous Gothic Festival||2001– present||Finland||commonly known as Lumous) is the largest festival dedicated to the goth subculture in Finland and the northernmost Gothic festival in the world. covering musical genres such as gothic rock, deathrock, industrial, EBM and neofolk|
|Reverence||2003– 2009||Madison, Wisconsin||An electronic music festival. Featuring primarily aggrotech, electro-industrial and synthpop bands, it has also included other electronic dance music genres as well.|
|Runes & Men||2012–2016||Leipzig,
|2-day neofolk festival.|
|Summer Darkness||2003–2013||Utrecht, Netherlands||Acts perform in various clubs throughout the city of Utrecht. The festival was a joint venture by Cybercase, Tivoli (Utrecht), EKKO and Mojo until EKKO made the decision in 2009 to quit.|
|Eccentrik||2004– present||Raleigh, North Carolina||A 3-day industrial and goth music festival. Started in October 2004, Eccentrik features various musical styles including deathrock, gothabilly, industrial, gothic rock, psychobilly, post-punk, synthpop and other related genres.|
|Amphi Festival||2005– present||Germany||A 2-day festival of dark music. It is held annually on the third weekend of July, in Cologne, Germany.|
|Blacksun Festival||2005 – 2007||New Haven, Connecticut||Was created in 2005 is a 3-day industrial and goth music international festival. Because larger goth festivals take place in Europe, the festival gives American bands a closer opportunity to play.|
|ENTREMURALHAS||2010– present||Portugal||It's Portugal's biggest goth and industrial music festival. It is held annually on the last weekend of every August, in Leiria, Portugal.|
|Alt-Fest||2014||England||a crowd-sourced alternative music and lifestyle festival, intended to run from 2014 onwards at Boughton Estate, Kettering, England. The inaugural festival promised six stages and 180 bands, but instead, the event was cancelled due to lack of funding, with the controlling company consequently going into liquidation.|
|Goth City||2016||England||A Leeds-based Goth festival over 2 weeks from 11th - 26th November.|
- Fans at Wave-Gotik-Treffen in 2004
- Castle Party 2008
- Castle Party 2008
- Castle Party 2007
- Castle Party 2007
- Location Species Festival, Leitrim, Ireland.
- 'Control Freak' at Species 2016 Ireland.
- 'Kraven Brainz' Live at Species 2016, Leitrim, Ireland.
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