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Leeds is well known as the city that spawned the likes of Sisters of Mercy and The March Violets, but in recent times its goth scene has been lacking. Now that's all about to change with the Launch of Goth City, a festival to celebrate the rich musical heritage of Leeds, and its importance to goth music and culture.

Taking place between 11-26 November 2016, Goth City is set to be one of the UK’s biggest goth events with a lineup of 20 performers and a range of club nights, discussions and much more.



Saturday 12th November: It’s Goth Up North presents
Carpe Noctum featuring Rhombus + Lesbian Bed Death + CaffEine Kill @ The Lending Room, The Library Pub, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds. 7pm-late.

Wednesday 16th November – Goth City Festival: Black Planet – Leeds Goth in Perspective. On the discussion panel will be: Rosie Garland (writer, performer and March Violets singer), John Keenan (Leeds alternative music promoter), Karl Spracklen (Professor of Leisure Studies, Leeds Beckett University) and Tim Synystyr (journalist and A Blogging Goth), chair: Joel Heyes (Goth City Promotions) @ HEART Centre, Bennett Road, Headingley, Leeds. 7.30-9.3pm, tickets £4.

Friday 18th November – Goth City Festival: Hot Goth Injection! featuring Chambers, Deathtrippers, Kittinger Freefall + more t.b.c @ Bad Apples Rock Bar, Call Lane, Leeds. Doors 8pm. Free entry, collection for artists’ expenses.

Saturday 19th November – Goth City Festival: Occupy LS6! – The Goth City Otley Run. Social event @ various venues, Otley Road/Woodhouse Lane, Leeds. 2pm start. Full details and schedule t.b.c.

Saturday 19th November – Goth City Festival: Occupy LS6! – The Goth City Otley Run. featuting The Sisters of Murphy @ The Fenton, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds. 8pm-11pm. £4 entry, all proceeds to PAFRAS

Sunday 20th November – Goth City Festival: Black Gold! – an alcohol-free social event. @ Wharf Chambers, Wharf Street, Leeds. 3pm-7pm. Further details t.b.c

Tuesday 22nd November – Nightshift presents Psydoll + Jan Doyle Band + Duck @ Santiagos, Grand Arcadem, Leeds. Full details t.b.a

Wednesday 23rd November – Goth City Festival: A Night of the Dark Arts featuring Rosie Garland, AMereKat, Alice Nicholls, Undead Poets Society and Nathan Ramsden @ The Fox & Newt, Burley Street, Leeds. Doors 7.45pm, entry £4. All proceeds to PAFRAS.

Friday 25th & Saturday 26th November – Goth City Festival: The Main Event featuring Salvation, Zeitgeist Zero, Last July, Quasimodo, Berlyn Trilogy, Dawn of Elysium, The Hearse, The Lost Souls, The Black Riders Cult + DJs to be announced @ Wharf Chambers, Wharf St, Leeds. Weekend tickets £20. All proceeds to PAFRAS.

Website: http://www.gothcity.co.uk/index.html

Tickets: http://www.gothcity.co.uk/tickets.html


About Jacob Ovington (9 Articles)
Dark music connoisseur and expert on all things gothic.

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