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Beltane Fire Festival

Beltane Fire Festival returns on 30th April, bolder, brighter and fire-ier than ever before!

Beltane Fire Festival

About Beltane Fire Festival

As the wheel of 2024 continues to turn evermore, the days get longer, and the flowers show the first signs of sprouting…we invite you to a celebration into warmer seasons, a traditional Celtic retelling, and an immersive experience of revelry with us as we set Calton Hill ablaze on Tuesday 30th April!

Beltane is a living, breathing re-interpretation and modernisation of an ancient Iron Age Celtic ritual which is over three thousand years old. Established in Edinburgh, the Beltane Fire Society is a community which brings people from all over the world together for the largest Celtic festival of its kind!

Join us for the spectacular Beltane Fire Festival, where we will retell the traditional stories of The May Queen, and The Death and Rebirth of The Green Man, set amongst fire-play, acrobatics, drummers, dancers, musicians, witches, actors, a cavalcade of curious and larger-than-life characters, and even a little…kaos!

With the on-going climate crisis, we ask ourselves how we approach our seasonal celebrations when those seasons no longer resemble those of our ancestors? For us, our story is one of empowerment in the face of climate change, as we invite witnesses to join the May Queen in observing and righting the natural cycles of the world.

Melding together audience and performers, Beltane Fire Festival calls allies to nature to come together and celebrate the beginning of Summer in this cultural institution of Edinburgh. All are welcome!

This is a ticketed event. Tickets are only available from our box office partner, Citizen Ticket. Do not buy tickets from other locations, they are not be genuine.

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