Here is the first announce­ment for Tomor­row’s Ghosts fes­ti­val
Hal­loween Gath­er­ing 2023 at Whit­by Pavil­ion, Whitby

Fri­day 27th and Sat­ur­day 28th October.

A head­line set to die for, ‘Goth ‘n’ Roll’ supre­mos THE 69 EYES will be top­ping the bill on Sat­ur­day night. Con­ceived in dark­est Fin­land in 1989, the band have been peer­less­ly shap­ing the genre for over three decades. With the cogs cur­rent­ly in motion for their first activ­i­ty since 2019’s star-stud­ded 12th album ‘West End’, pre­pare to be plunged into their sin­ful cos­mos of love, death and eter­nal melan­choly all over again as they rock up to Whit­by for this head­line show.

On Fri­day and Sat­ur­day, the head­lin­ers will be flanked by sup­port­ing slots from Very Spe­cial Guests each night. Step­ping out of the shad­ows and into the lime­light, 80s’ scene orig­i­nals THEATRE OF HATE will per­form some of their pitch-black post/punk cre­ations. Fea­tur­ing found­ing mem­bers Kirk Bran­don and Stan Stam­mers plus esteemed musi­cians Adri­an Por­tas, Chris Bell & Clive Osborne the band will con­tin­ue their suc­cess­ful reunion of recent years with an appear­ance at Tomorrow’s Ghosts. 

Saturday’s very spe­cial guests will be York­shire-born alt/rock mav­er­icks THE MARCH VIOLETS. Extend­ing their first live tour since 2015 , the Leeds band will be serv­ing up one of the weekend’s most sought-after sets. With dark majesties like “Walk into the Sun” or “Crow Baby” in their canon, TMV will be bring­ing them to life with a live col­lec­tive fea­tur­ing found­ing mem­bers Rosie Gar­land (per­former, poet and author) and Tom Ash­ton (Gui­tarist, pro­duc­er and stu­dio own­er), plus William Faith (musi­cian and vocal­ist with Faith & the Muse, Con­flict, The Bell­wether Syn­di­cate). Intend­ing their 2023 shows to be a cel­e­bra­tion of The March Vio­lets’ lega­cy, while also hon­our­ing the irre­place­able con­tri­bu­tion of friend and found­ing mem­ber Simon Den­bigh, expect a set strewn with clas­sics and surprises.

Leeds based super­heroes SALVATION will deliv­er a spe­cial­ly curat­ed per­for­mance, hand-picked for Tomorrow’s Ghosts. An exclu­sive set for Whit­by enti­tled ‘Sin­gles & EPs 1983–86’, expect the psy­che­del­ic goth trail­blaz­ers to revis­it clas­sics from their piv­otal extend­ed play releas­es includ­ing ‘Girl­soul’ and the ‘Seek EP’.

Drilling down into their own goth­ic-shad­ed archives, Blackpool’s lead­ing indus­tri­al rock out­fit AUGER are also con­firmed for Sat­ur­day. Releas­ing their acclaimed album ‘Nighthawks’ last year, the band front­ed by Kyle Blaqk will cher­ry pick high­lights from across their four albums. 

The­atre of Hate

And, cut­ting the rib­bon for the 2023 gath­er­ing will be local leg­ends of the Whit­by scene WESTENRA (main pho­to). Their uplift­ing and dance­able songs fall some­where between the realms of Siouxsie & The Ban­shees, Fields of The Nephilim, With­in Temp­ta­tion and Evanes­cence. Hav­ing per­formed at Whit­by Abbey as part of the offi­cial cel­e­bra­tions for the 125th anniver­sary of the nov­el Drac­u­la, West­en­ra are well versed in what it takes to get a goth­ic crowd going. 

The Goth­ic and Alter­na­tive mar­kets at the fes­ti­val are FREE entry and are open between 10AM – 5PM on Fri­day, Sat­ur­day and Sunday.

Tomorrow’s Ghosts fes­ti­val will be part­ner­ing with the Sophie Lan­cast­er Foun­da­tion. A char­i­ty com­mit­ted to stamp­ing out prej­u­dice, hatred and intol­er­ance every­where, the ideals of the Sophie Lan­cast­er Foun­da­tion and Tomor­row’s Ghosts couldn’t be any clos­er aligned. 16 years on from Sophie’s trag­ic pass­ing in a vile hate-relat­ed crime, Tomorrow’s Ghosts will be sup­port­ing the excep­tion­al work of the Sophie Lan­cast­er Foun­da­tion through­out the week­end.

The fes­ti­val will also be team­ing up with the excep­tion­al, Vive Le Rock Mag­a­zine, who will be the festival’s offi­cial media part­ner for 2023.

TICKETS are on gen­er­al sale on Fri­day Jan­u­ary 20th @ 10AM, with select tick­ets avail­able for pre-sale on Thurs­day 19th Jan­u­ary @ 10AM.

Tick­ets are priced as fol­lows:
Fri­day Tick­ets – £42.00 Advance STBF
Sat­ur­day Tick­ets – £42.00 Advance STBF

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