All the information below has been sourced from or provided by the people or team organising the events. If we've got any of the info on this page wrong (not the info contained in the links), let us know.

2014 Events


These are the all the World Goth Day events that have been announced so far for 2014.
We've tried to keep the geography as accurate and the links as simple as we can due to the vast amount of information we're getting.

United Kingdom:
Sunderland https://www.facebook.com/events/1494388407440808/
Manchester https://www.facebook.com/events/243431845864474/
Salford https://www.facebook.com/events/630847927009686/
Southampton https://www.facebook.com/events/415246335269131/
Bedford https://www.facebook.com/events/212442218966340/
London https://www.facebook.com/events/307233656096848/
Sheffield https://www.facebook.com/events/637245966307388/
Cornwall https://www.facebook.com/events/753731468005584/
Belfast Northern Ireland https://www.facebook.com/events/1403222296631064/

North America/Canada:
Quebec https://www.facebook.com/events/551053098346362/
Toronto https://www.facebook.com/events/214030402139368/
Winnipeg https://www.facebook.com/events/703984566310120/
Winnipeg https://www.facebook.com/events/607282169364357/
Nebraska https://www.facebook.com/events/680816995308674/
Atlanta Georgia https://www.facebook.com/events/316205205196402/
San Francisco https://www.facebook.com/events/1484635501749925/
Michigan https://www.facebook.com/events/1449614428610412/
Austin Texas https://www.facebook.com/events/297953170367657/
Houston Texas https://www.facebook.com/events/686250171418917/
Los Angeles https://www.facebook.com/events/639084719480847/
Arkansas https://www.facebook.com/events/329659863851572/
New Hampshire https://www.facebook.com/events/233767683483656/
California https://www.facebook.com/events/564382573674825/
Virginia https://www.facebook.com/events/625626367529658/

Mexico:
Mexico City https://www.facebook.com/events/594114617327536/
Mexico City https://www.facebook.com/events/718032998247421/
Monterrey https://www.facebook.com/events/225445384306131/
Toluca https://www.facebook.com/events/1402205380045297/
Puebla https://www.facebook.com/events/1388646614693530/
Queretaro https://www.facebook.com/events/539504349497670/
Mazatlan https://www.facebook.com/events/424687224343003/

South America:
Belém do Pará https://www.facebook.com/events/1451010015142415/
São Paulo Brazil https://www.facebook.com/events/804067129603576/
São Paulo Brazil https://www.facebook.com/events/1493856927503687/
São Paulo Brazil https://www.facebook.com/events/438831639594907/
Brazil City https://www.facebook.com/events/734189349959893/
Porto Alegre Brazil https://www.facebook.com/events/320791888069557/
Recife (Pernambuco) Brazil https://www.facebook.com/events/266846553494351/

South Africa:
Capetown https://www.facebook.com/events/450406835089194/
Zwartkop https://www.facebook.com/events/633883330032890/

Australia:
Melbourne https://www.facebook.com/events/748867748480842/

Spain:
Madrid https://www.facebook.com/events/1398139233773869/

Greece:
Attiki https://www.facebook.com/events/1599714196919613/

Germany:
Berlin https://www.facebook.com/events/653711891342518/

Bosnia:
Bihac https://www.facebook.com/events/413275095477624/

Macedonia:
Skopje https://www.facebook.com/events/222752561268976/
Skopje https://www.facebook.com/events/1424931797774027/

Serbia:
Belgrade https://www.facebook.com/events/233463350186575/


2014 Online Events:


World Goth Fair: A Second Life Event

WORLD GOTH FAIR will be taking place on Cursed, Sium & Port Seraphine on May 15th - June 1st, & proceeds will benefit the Sophie Lancaster Foundation. If you're a Second Life user or marketplace seller, please visit the Wordpress blog here:
http://worldgothfair.wordpress.com/



Terminatryx Free Song Download for WGD



South African band Terminatryx is making the title track from their new album "Shadow" available for free download for World Goth Day! On this darkly seductive song, the band taps into its Gothic side.
Go here: https://terminatryx.bandcamp.com/track/shadow (type in a zero value to get the track).

Death Party UK release 'The Last Ride' mini-album for WGD



In honour of World Goth Day, the new digital mini-album by Death Party UK 'The Last Ride' is to be released on the 22nd of May. You can buy a copy of the album HERE and download free Death Party UK music from their Reverbnation page
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The Von Vons Free WGD single/video premiere



No Big Wheel Records will be premiering a new video/releasing a new single, "Love Will Tear Us Apart" (Joy Division) by Atlanta darkwavers The Von Vons, to help celebrate World Goth Day 2014!
Download a copy of the song for free (or name your own price-all proceeds to The Sophie Lancaster Foundation) at: http://nobigwheelrecords.bandcamp.com/releases.




Dark Arts Horror Radio 24 Hour Ghost Story Marathon


Dark Arts Horror Radio will be playing non-stop 24 hour classic Gothic ghost stories, spine-tingling tales of terror and supernatural suspense by Masters of the genre including Algernoon Blackwood, Edgar Allan Poe, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, MR James, Conan Doyle, Oscar Wilde, Charles Dickens, William Hope Hodgson and more! Go to the Dark Arts Horror Radio website to read more.




2014 Other Events

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Incoming: DJ martin oldgoth & The Near Dark Tour

World Goth Day co-founder DJ martin oldgoth will be travelling to the US with The Last Cry for the Near Dark Tour, appearing alongside Strap On Halo at several dates between March 21st-March 29th 2014.
For more information, go to the Near Dark Tour page.

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2013 HALLOWEEN EVENTS

HAVE YOU GOT YOUR HALLOWEEN SORTED? Here's a few events going on that might take your fancy...





Free Halloween Single/Video Premiere for The Hot Place



The Hot Place is releasing a free single of their new song, "A Second to Live" to celebrate Halloween. They are also premiering a video of the song made by DJ Gori.
Visit their news page HERE
Download the free track HERE
Watch the video by DJ Gori HERE

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2013


World Goth Fair: A Second Life Event

World Goth Day in Second Life is now in motion!
WORLD GOTH FAIR will be taking place on Cursed & Port Seraphine on May 15th-31st & proceeds will benefit the Sophie Lancaster Foundation. If you're a Second Life user or marketplace seller, please visit the Wordpress blog here:
http://worldgothfair.wordpress.com/


World Goth Day 2013 Facebook Dance Party

Visit the event Facebook page HERE.


Music: The InsideOutcast Podcast: World Goth Day Goes Fourth.

Our wonderful friends at InsideOutcast have released a new podcast to celebrate World Goth Day.
Visit their GeekPlanetOnline page HERE.


Music: Free track giveaway for World Goth Day from The Hot Place


Atlanta's darkwave band THE HOT PLACE are giving away a free track 'Petals of Ruin' from their album 'The Language of Birds'.
You can download their track HERE and visit their website HERE.


Music: Sombrati Records-Gothic Rock Around The World 3

Sombrati Records free gothic rock compilation download.
Visit the event Facebook page HERE.


Music: Rotten Beats Mixtape Giveaway

Rotten Beats Productionz Presents Night Shades Of Moonlight's Enchanted Nightmare Mixtape Vol 1 Free download
Visit the event Facebook page HERE.


Music: Blackout Gothic Radio Show World Goth Day Special

Join Blackout Gothic Radio Show from 9:30pm until 12 midnight for a mix and mash up of Goth, Post-punk and Deathrock music.
Visit the event Facebook page HERE.


Music: Batbeat Show World Goth Day Special

Bat Beat and Radio Program "The Haunted Mansion" will be aired on World Goth Day
For more information, visit their Facebook page HERE.


Music: GothNite World Goth Day Radio Special

Join The Jester of Chaos May 22nd 3pm - 3am PDT on http://jesterofchaos.listen2myradio.com/.
For more information, visit the Facebook page HERE.


20% Discount at Phantomlovely on World Goth Day

Phantomlovely are having a promotion in honor of World Goth Day! Use code GOTHDAY to receive 20% off any phantomlovely order now through Friday 5/24/13.
Visit their shop HERE.


Shopping: Win an Ascension T-Shirt on Spiral Direct



To celebrate World Goth Day, Spiral Direct are offering one lucky guy or gal an Ascension t-shirt.
For details, visit the Spiral Direct contest page HERE.


Shopping: World Goth Day Discount at Subversion Clothing


Online store Subversion Clothing are again offering a 10 per cent discount up until World Goth Day so you can freshen up your wardrobe for the big day!
Use the discount code GOTHDAY when you checkout on your order.


Shopping: World Goth Day 15% Discount at The Black Angel Gothic Clothing store


Online store The Black Angel are offering a 15 per cent discount on World Goth Day.
Use the Redeem code WGOTHDAY2013 at the checkout.


Shopping: WGD Giveaway on Demented Faery

Online store DEMENTED FAERY is giving away a latex bat bag in a draw on World Goth Day

For details, visit the Demented Faery Facebook page.


World Goth Day event in Belfast, Ireland

Visit the event Facebook page HERE.

World Goth Day event in Dublin, Ireland

Dominion Club, The Cellar, Murrays Bar, 33 to 34 O'Connell Street Upper, Dublin 1 Dublin, Ireland
Visit the event Facebook page HERE.



World Goth Day in Swansea, Wales UK

Friday May 24th @ The Underground, St Helen’s Road, Swansea.
Visit the event Facebook page HERE.


Dark Waters Festival Warm up party, Nottingham, UK

Visit the event Facebook page HERE.


World Goth Day Party @ Subside, Birmingham UK

Visit the event Facebook page HERE.


World Goth Day event @ Hobgoblin Bath, UK

Visit the event Facebook page HERE.


Midlands Goth Festival, UK

Visit the event Facebook page HERE.


World Goth Day: GOTHIC HAFLA and Par-Tay @ Sam's Diner Southampton, UK

Visit the event Facebook page HERE.
Showcase & Bellydance Workshop details HERE.


World Goth Day Pub Quiz in London, UK

Visit the event Facebook page HERE.


World Goth Day Meet Up in Camden, London, UK

Meet up will take place at the Camden Town Canal.
Visit the event Facebook page HERE.


Dust @ The Doghouse, Nottingham, UK

Visit the event Facebook page HERE.

World Goth Day event in St Albans Museums, UK

Visit St Albans Museums website HERE.


California Deathrock Event

Visit the California Dathrock Facebook page HERE.


California Gothic Project World Goth Day Event

Visit the Phreaks Ov Thee Night Facebook page HERE.

Dancing Ghosts-A World Goth Day Darkwave Dance Party, San Francisco, USA

Visit the event Facebook page HERE.


World Goth Day Lunch Meet, Ozarks, Arkansas USA

Visit the event Facebook page HERE.


World Goth Day Trivia Night @ Hooters, Arkansas USA

Visit the event Facebook page HERE.


World Goth Day event @ Austin, Texas USA

Elysium 705 Red River St, Austin, Texas 78701. Visit the event Facebook page HERE.


World Goth Day event @ Milwaukee, USA

Club ? 807 S. 5th St., Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53204. Visit the event Facebook page HERE.


World Goth Day event @ Mid Michigan, USA

World Goth Day Picnic in Mt Hope Cemetery. Visit the event Facebook page HERE.



World Goth Day event @ Mueum of Funeral History, Houston Tx, USA

National Museum of Funeral History, 415 Barren Springs Dr., Houston, Texas 77090. Visit the event Facebook page HERE.


World Goth Day event at Riverside, California, USA

Vengeance at the Vibe, 1805 University Avenue, Riverside, California 92507.
Visit the event Facebook page HERE.


World Goth Day Dinner in Austin Texas, USA

Food & Music at The Parlor, 4301 B. Guadalupe Street, Austin, Texas 78751
Visit the event Facebook page HERE.


World Goth Day event in Washington DC, USA

KISS KISS BANG BANG, UPSTAIRS @ Little Miss Whiskey's Golden Dollar, 1104 H Street NE Washington, DC
21+ / NO COVER / Doors 9pm - 1am. Visit the event Facebook page HERE.


World Goth Day Dinner in Portland, Maine, USA

Friday May 24th @ Asylum, 121 Center St, Portland, Maine 04101-3923
Visit the event Facebook page HERE.


World Goth Day meetup in Winnipeg, USA

Wednesday May 22nd @ Second Cup River & Osborne location
Visit the event Facebook page HERE.


Playground Twist: Dark Culture Tea Party/Picnic in Missoula, Montana

Wednesday May 22nd 2.30pm til 7.00pm or after. Sacajawea park, across the street from Orange St. Food Farm.
Visit the event Facebook page HERE.


World Goth Day Picnic in Guelph, Ontario, Canada

May 22nd: Picnic event at Peter Miseresky Memorial Park, 122 Hadati Road, Guelph ON.
Visit the event Facebook page HERE.


World Goth Day II ELECTRO INDUSTRIAL MUSIC @ Bogota, Colombia

Universidad Nacional de Colombia carrera 30 calle 45, Bogotá, Colombia
Visit the event Facebook page HERE.


World Goth Day event @ Oaxaca, Mexico

Mauistik Bar, Oaxaca, Mexico. Visit the event Facebook page HERE.


World Goth Day event @ Toluca, Mexico

La Muerte Chiquita Rock Bar, San Pablo Guelatao No. 102 Col. Juarez, 50190 Toluca, Mexico.
Visit the event Facebook page HERE.


World Goth Day event @ El Real Under, Mexico City

Visit the event Facebook page HERE.


World Goth Day event @ Zaragoza, Spain

El Teatro de las Ánimas, C/SANTA TERESA DE JESUS Nº9, Zaragoza, Spain
Visit the event Facebook page HERE.

World Goth Day events in Madrid and Barcelona

Barcelona: 25th May at The Bunker Club, Plaza De La Navas, 9 Poble Sec, Apertura Puertas: 22:00hrs
Madrid: 25th May at 666 Gothic Club (Y'Sta), C/Valverde No.10 Gran Via, Apertura Puertas: 21:00hrs
Visit the event Facebook page HERE.


World Goth Day event in Romania

Visit the event Facebook page HERE.


World Goth Day event in Peru

1st June @ Diztorción Bar, Jiron Camana 858 - Centro de Lima.
Visit the event Facebook page HERE.


World Goth Day party in Poland

Visit the Underground Rock Bar, Poznan event Facebook page HERE.


World Goth Day event in Macedonia

Dancing In The Dark in Skopje. Visit the event Facebook page HERE.



World Goth Day events in Brazil

Visit the event Facebook page HERE



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Gotik Treffen - World Goth Day Celebration in Porto Alegre - Brazil
Visit the event Facebook page HERE.


World Goth Day in Fortaleza, Brazil

Brom's Partyhouse, Rua dos Tabajaras 402 - Praia de Iracema, 60.060-510 Fortaleza, Brazil
Visit the event Facebook page HERE

World Goth Day party in Cape Town, South Africa

Visit the event Facebook page HERE.


World Goth Day event in Gauteng, South Africa

Zeplins Cnr South Street and Lenschen Avenue Centurion.
Visit the NDE Productions event Facebook page HERE.

World Goth Day event in Melbourne, Australia

DV8 & Cab Noc present: WORLD GOTH DAY - May 18. Visit the event Facebook page HERE.



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NEWS: Attacks on Goths to now be recorded as ‘hate crime’ in the UK.

A major step forward happened in the United Kingdom this week.

“A police force has begun recording attacks on members of subcultures, such as goths and emos, as hate crimes.
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) is the first force in the UK to treat the offences in such a way.
Previously hate crimes were only registered for offences against race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or transgender identity.
GMP has worked with a charity set up following the murder of 20-year-old goth Sophie Lancaster in 2007.”
The full story can be found HERE.
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2012


Video Footage from World Goth Day Brazil 2012

Second Life World Goth Month raises over £500 for Sophie Lancaster Foundation

We've been told that the first ever World Goth Day even in Second Life (which lasted considerably longer than a day, I might add) raised over £500 for the Sophie Lancaster Foundation!
You can read the News From The Loft blog page HERE.

Free Track for World Goth Day by The Death Notes

Nottingham dark alternative band The Death Notes are going to be giving away a free download of their track 'Ghost' to celebrate World Goth Day. It will be available for download for 1 week from the 22nd of May from the following link HERE.

Sacramento, CA

Saturday 26th May: Converge at Club 21, with resident DJs Panic and Chattnoir plus guest DJ Mel Draper (Soulscape).
Club 21, 1119 21st Street, Sacramento. 18+, Doors open at 9:00pm, Admission $3 before 10pm / $5 after. Further details can be found HERE.

Brazil


Bands DJs, raffle prizes, photographic exhibition, recitals & more. Go to www.acidicinfektion.com for more details.

Hollywood, California

SATURDAY MAY 19 - WORLD GOTH DAY 2012 PARTY AT BAR SINISTER with LIVE performance by 45 GRAVE! Opening Bands: Inferno of Joy and Squirrelly Arts. Bar Sinister, 1652 N Cherokee Avenue, Hollywood CA 90028. Doors 10pm, ages 18+ welcome. Go here for more details.

Cape Town

Hosted by Mercury Live on Saturday May 26th. 43 Devilliers Road, Zonnebloem.

San Fransisco

World Goth Day 2012 Party in San Francisco, presented by Dancing Ghosts, Saturday May 26th at the Milk Bar (1840 Haight St.). Go to the Dancing Ghosts Website for details.

Portland Maine

This year's World Goth Day will be celebrated a bit early in Portland Maine on Friday May 18th at PLAGUE. Details will be on GothicMaine.com

Second Life Event hosted by Club Gothika




FULL DETAILS OF THIS EVENT CAN BE FOUND HERE.
Second Life users can jump to Club Gothika here.

S.O.P.H.I.E. Fundraiser in Tewkesbury, UK.



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Buy the compilation album 'Hope'-all proceeds go to the Sophie Lancaster Foundation.

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The WGD Team

Cruel Britannia & martin oldgoth run the Website, Twitter, forum & Myspace page. John Holley runs the Facebook page.