Beltane Fire Festival

Join us at the 2019 Beltane Fire Festival taking place on 30th April and celebrate the first signs of summer with a blazing mix of fire, drumming, dance, and acrobatics!

Beltane Fire Festival

About Beltane Fire Festival

30th April 2019
8pm - 1.30am
Calton Hill
NA NA, Edinburgh New Town EH7 5AA
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Event organiser/part of TradFest
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Celebrate the first signs of summer with a blazing mix of fire, drumming, dance, and acrobatics.

For one special night, hundreds of otherworldly creatures will descend on Calton Hill to mark the change of the seasons. When the drums start to thunder, the May Queen awakens and leads her followers on a spectacular procession, watched by an audience of thousands against the backdrop of Edinburgh's stunning skyline.

BELTANE FIRE FESTIVAL brings ancient Celtic traditions to life with a unique modern twist. Through dazzling fiery displays, elaborate costumes, and immersive storytelling, we show the May Queen transforming the Green Man from his wintry guise so they can rule together over the warmer months.

Tickets can be purchased from Citizen Ticket:

£11 (inc. booking fee) in advance, £15 (inc. booking fee) on 30 April (subject to availability)
£5.50 ( fee) for children aged 2-16.
All children under 2 years old go free.

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult with a ticket.

Please note that if advance tickets sell out before the festival, there will be none available at the gate on the day of the event.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Beltane Fire Festival are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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