Release The Beast
whitby krampus run
WKR VII - Release the Beast brought a whole new level of challenges to the event. It was our first time at a new location on the west Side of Whitby, a decision made necessary by growing number of spectators and the very real difficulties of managing an event whilst covid was still highly prevalent. The week before there was also strong storms across the UK which forced many events to be cancelled. A little bit of rain didn't dampen our spirits as we gathered once again to bring the noise and colour of Whitby Krampus run to the streets. The addition of Sunday's 'Horse' parade and race up at the Abbey Plains brought a welcome informal conclusion to the weekends activities with all horses meeting a similar fate at the finish post. The Krampus Ball was a sellout and huge success with stunning performances from local band Westenra, dark electronic/rock duo Auger and the much loved and celebrated Inkubus Sukkubus, Elvus Krampley of course once again brought the magic. The Ball raised a total of £3146.00 for St. Catherine's Hospice and the parade £1108.00 for Whitby Wildlife Sanctuary. Congratulations all round for making WKR VII such a success and huge thanks to Yorkshire Coast Bid, Scarborough Borough Council and the Metropole Lounge and Ballroom for your continued support. WKRVIII next.
The Krampus Ball
To komplete the nachts line up we are so proud to have one of a our favourites play for us and raise the dark energy in the room.
IT'S ONLY INKUBUS SUKKUBUS!!!!
Inkubus Sukkubus are a British Pagan GothFolk Rock band based in Gloucestershire with an international following. The subject matter of the music tends to veer towards the dark and supernatural, exploring witchcraft, magic, folklore, death rights and more.
The Inkies - as they’ve come to be known - formed in the summer of 1989 have been releasing albums and touring ever since.
To date they’ve brought out 25 studio albums and performed live in Mexico, USA , Australia, Russia, Turkey, Scandinavia, UK and most of Europe. They have also appeared on national terrestrial television in the UK, Greece, Germany and Finland.
In 2019 they celebrated their 30th anniversary with a series of live concerts and the release of a new album Lilith Rising.
We are so happy at last to have Auger play the Krampus Ball.
And in all that time what with things n stuff getting in the way for us, Auger have been building up a great catalogue of fine music and performances. Working especially hard this past year with regular online gigs and now the challenging task of releasing a single a month on their new label The Big Chair.
AUGER are Kyle Wilson (24) (vocals, programming and live keyboards) and Kieran Thornton (25) (Guitars and backing vocals). AUGER burst onto a unsuspecting scene in mid 2017 with their double 'A' sided debut single "My Guardian / New Life " (Rebco Records) quickly followed by their debut album "The Awakening" (Rebco Records). Both releases enjoyed critical acclaim and substantial air play on both scene radio shows and club nights worldwide.
They perfected their stage craft with a series of high profile support slots around the UK and now finally for The Krampus Ball.
Kicking off The Krampus Ball with the big, big sound of Westenra, we first heard them when they performed alongside SYD.31 at the Whitby Brewery for the Channel 4 program Trip Hazard.
You may have just seen glimpses of Otto Dixhead and Vaneßa Peltz bopping to them on the show.
::WESTENRA:: are three lost souls each drawn to the dark mysteries and legends of that most magickal place: Luciferia (vocals), Karl (guitars), and Dominique (bass).
They celebrated the release of their debut single “First Light” with a number of gigs over the November 2019 Goth weekend in Whitby, including the Little Angel pub and the inaugural Goth at The (Whitby) Brewery.
A performance at the Whitby Rifle Club in December 2019 was followed with the release of the epic second single “The Last Beat of Our Hearts” in February 2020.
The band’s debut album, “First Light” was released on 4th January 2021.
And now back out playing live again the Krampus Ball is a great chance to see this band perform.
The 2018 Kommenback Spezial is komming back again in 2019.
By popular demand...
DER KONIG IS HIER!!! You're eyes WILL deceive you.
Whitby Krampus Run have tracked him down from his retirement kave in the Alps and enticed him out with a promise of a 1/2 pounder Triple Peanut Butter, Bacon, Cheeseburger and Extra Fried Children (hold the gherkins)
You will be enthralled at magik that would usually get you burned at the stake.
For Eine Kleine Nacht Entertainment, we bring you the one and only...
"Well you can do anything, but stay off of my blue suede hoofs"