Hundreds of goths and steampunks descend on Whitby's pubs and cafes for town's ...

A serving of something wicked! Hundreds of goths and steampunks dressed in all their finery descend on Whitby's pubs and cafes for the town's rather spooky music festival Goths take part in final day of Whitby Goth Weekend music festival in the seaside Yorkshire town today The ruined Gothic Whitby Abbey was said to be Bram Stoker's inspiration for classic novel Dracula Revellers enjoyed a musical Saturday with David Bowie tribute act and Siouxsie and the Budgiees 

By William Cole For Mailonline

Published: 18:55 BST, 14 April 2019 | Updated: 18:56 BST, 14 April 2019

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Thousands of goths and punks are enjoying the final day of their biannual takeover of a small seaside town.

Finely dress enthusiasts filled the streets and cafe of Whitby in Yorkshire for the first Goth Weekend music festival of 2019.

Brilliant images show off some of the skilled artistry work of wicked witches and ghoulish guys. 

A couple attends the twice-yearly Whitby Goth Weekend alternative music festival in Whitby, Yorkshire which has grown to be one of the world's most popular goth events

A couple attends the twice-yearly Whitby Goth Weekend alternative music festival in Whitby, Yorkshire which has grown to be one of the world's most popular goth events

A man cuts a sinister figure in a black robe and a Guy Fawkes mask as a shopper walks on in bemusement at the small town being invaded by gothic revellers

A man cuts a sinister figure in a black robe and a Guy Fawkes mask as a shopper walks on in bemusement at the small town being invaded by gothic revellers

A group of goth enthusiasts enjoy an English fry-up in a cafe in the centre of Whitby yesterday during the weekend festival

A group of goth enthusiasts enjoy an English fry-up in a cafe in the centre of Whitby yesterday during the weekend festival

The coastal resort playing host to the festival was also the inspiration for writer Bram Stoker's celebrated novel Dracula.

The festival involves two nights of live music at the town's Spa Pavilion, and a large 'alternative' market of trade stalls at sites around the town.

Revellers enjoyed a musical Saturday featuring a David Bowie tribute act and performance by 'Siouxsie and the Budgiees'.

The three-day event happens twice a year at the town's pavilion. A rival festival, Tomorrow's Ghosts, is set to take place in Whitby in just two weeks time

The three-day event happens twice a year at the town's pavilion. A rival festival, Tomorrow's Ghosts, is set to take place in Whitby in just two weeks time

The festival has grown to be one of the world's most popular goth events, attracting attendees from across the globe

The festival has grown to be one of the world's most popular goth events, attracting

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