Well this is all very uninformative (nothing new there!)
Whitby is in the UK on the east coast in Yorkshire.
unfortunately, for anyone wishing to visit the town whilst in the vicinity you will find it nigh-on impossible to find anywhere to park as there are yellow lines all over town and restrictions to the few and very small car parks !! My feeling is that this will mean a certain decline in attendance at what is a fantastic festival.
I for one am giving it a miss - have fun anyway.