Goth City 6: The Vampire Strikes Back

A musical and cultural celebration of Yorkshire gothic, all for charity.

7th - 10th July 2022

Leeds, U.K.


La Rissa Out, Last July In


Last July

We are devastated to hear that Covid has got to La Rissa and they have had to withdraw from their performance at Wharf Chambers on Saturday. We are however very pleased and grateful that Last July have agreed to replace them on the bill. The show will go on! βœŒοΈπŸ§›πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

Goth City Saturday Update!





A few announcements to make about the Saturday at Goth City this year. Unfortunately our club night venue Boom have had their request for a late license turned down, which demonstrates the difficulties small venues are experiencing in the current circumstances. So live music has to end at 11pm, with curfew at midnight.

We are however delighted to be able to say that the club night will now take place at Wharf Chambers on the Saturday night, with The Futurist spinning the tunes when the live music finishes until DJs HGV and Kitty Klaws take over as planned around 11pm until 2am. Admission is free to all Goth City ticketholders.

Furthermore, we are sad to announce that Covid has got to Gothzilla so they will be unable to perform on the Boom stage on Saturday. We look forward to having you back next time, guys! (if there is a next time πŸ˜‰ ). However, we have lined up Whitby’s very own Westenra as replacements, thus keeping up the high quality of the night intact!

Although further changes and clashes may be unavoidable, we will continue to fill the gaps and make this event as wonderful as possible. See you at the bar!

β€˜A Night of the Dark Arts 6’ Moved to Boom Due to Public Demand!


We are massively chuffed to announce that due to the sheer demand for our opening night, 'A Night of the Dark Arts 6', has been moved from The Fox & Newt to Boom Leeds, Byron Street, Leeds. Accordingly, a further number of Thursday & full festival tickets have now been put back on sale.

Although we will miss our Burley Street snug for our opening night, this will give more people the chance to appreciate our incredible artists and a very rare UK performance from Caroline Blind Music. Get your tickets now!

Rose of Avalanche Headline Goth City Sunday at Boom!


The Rose of Avalanche

Credit: Mel Butler

West Yorkshire's goth festival Goth City celebrates our move to a new summer slot by announcing our biggest headliners yet - returning local goth legends The Rose of Avalanche !

The Rose Of Avalanche will headline our Boom stage on Sunday 10th July, building on their impressive return and finishing this year's event in fine style. Top class support comes from Chaos Bleak and System of Hate.

Goth City's Joel Heyes: "We are truly proud to welcome one of the true legends of Leeds goth to be our Sunday night headliners at Goth City 6. The Rose Of Avalanche are one of the very best acts to be associated with Leeds goth, soon to set off on a UK tour with The Mission, and we can think of no better way to celebrate the continued success of the scene and the festival in our new summer schedule then by welcoming them to complete this year's line-up. It looks set to be an unmissable event and we are proud to have them as part of it."'

Tickets for all Goth City events will go on general sale on Friday 11th February.

Golden Age of Nothing Headline Sunday Wharf Stage at Goth City 6!


Golden Age of Nothing

Credit: Oh my Goth!

We are honoured to welcome back recently resurrected trio The Golden Age Of Nothing to headline our Wharf stage on the Sunday of Goth City 6!

Special guests are Leeds' trance-goths Deathtrippers who also make their long-awaited return after making their debut at Goth City 2016, London-based dark-rockers Down From Above also make their welcome return, and opening for us are the exciting post-punk duo The Scarlet Hour, making their GCF debut!

Rhombus Headline the Goth City Boom Stage on Saturday



Resurgent northern gothic powerhouse Rhombus headline the Boom Stage on the Saturday, supported by rising Scots-goth stars Gothzilla and Sheffield's purveyors of sparkling gloom The Black Riders Cult! A triple treat of classic goth, reunited for the first time since Carpe Noctum in 2018!

Throw in a club night until late with DJs HGV (Carpe Noctum, Tomorrow's Ghosts) and Kitty Klaws (Noircastle) and we have ourselves one hell of a party!

Penance Stare and PAK40 Complete the Bill for the Extreme Stage!


Penance Stare

We are beyond pleased to announce that blackgaze project Penance Stare and York-based sludge duo PAK40 will be our acts on the Boom 2 Extreme Stage at Goth City 6!

Witch of the Vale Headline the Saturday Wharf Stage, with Special Guests La Rissa!


Witch of the Vale

Scottish dark-electronic duo Witch of the Vale headline the Saturday stage at Wharf Chambers, with local electronica heroes La Rissa as special guests!

South Yorkshire electrogoths John Merricks Remains make a welcome return to Goth City, and wonderful Sunderland darkwave duo HOLY Braille and Leeds electro siren Astrofaun complete an incredible lineup!

Stalls & Market Event


T & A Productions

We are delighted to be working with T&A Productions to bring you this stalls and market event at the Old Red Bus Station, Vicar Lane, Leeds - 12-5pm, free entry and accessible! All welcome to come and find a bargain!

Rome Burns Headline Goth City Opening Ceremony!


Rome Burns

Credit: Soulstealer Photography

UK goth-rock legends Rome Burns headline Goth City on Friday 8th July, for their much-merited second GCF headline appearance. Not only that, but they are joined by Leeds' romantic goth vanguard Byronic Sex & Exile and Sheffield legends The Way Of All Flesh for the first date of their Triumvirate triple-headline tour!

Plus a welcome return by DJ Pinkabelle spinning tunes after the bands!

All that at the wonderful Left Bank makes it a night not to miss!

Caroline Blind Headlines a Night of the Dark Arts 6!


Caroline Blind

We are very honoured to announce that US goth legend Caroline Blind will be the headliner at A Night Of The Dark Arts 6!

Also appearing is the acclaimed novelist Carlie Martece doing a reading, and the wonderful Ian FTG doing a solo performance. All that and your (g)host AMereKat making their sixth straight Goth City appearance!

New Website Launched


The new website

Welcome to our new website. This will be where you can find all the information you need about Goth City. That will start with giving you a line-up very soon – watch this space!

Closer to the time of the festival, you will find information on when artists are performing, how to get to each venue, what to expect when you arrive, and more.