?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous | Next

Beltane!

Sunday night on Calton Hill is the 19th Beltane Fire Festival!

Advance tickets are still on sale. They're £3 in advance or £5 on the night. Also, if you buy before the night, you don't have to queue up as much. The event starts around 9:30pm, so not queuing is a good way to make sure you see everything.

Tickets are available from:We want to sell lots of tickets so we get a ton of people on the hill, and so that next year's Beltane can be even bigger and better!

The Beltane Fire Festival is a celebration of summer. It's not restricted to any religion or creed, it's much more a community event. Everyone involved is a volunteer from Edinburgh who's joined up because they want to do it. It's a world-famous festival — one of the biggest in Europe — featuring fire, drumming, acrobatics, fire, the rebirth of a king, drumming, and fire!



See you there!

Tagcloud:

Comments

( 5 informants — We want information! )
mythicfox
Apr. 25th, 2006 07:10 pm (UTC)
Also, if you buy before the night, you don't have to queue up as much.

Weird. I always figured that queue-ing is what you Brits do.
akicif
Apr. 25th, 2006 07:44 pm (UTC)
Contrary to rumours left over from last year, there is no alcohol ban on the Hill. There is, however, a GLASS ban: if you have any drink with you in glass containers, there will be a decanting station at the foot of the Hill to transfer your drink into a plastic container.

Given the number of almost-naked and often-barefoot people there'll be bouncing over the Hill, this really does make sense (carefully says nothing about the bits of sharp metal left by *n*q** *v*nts' torchlit procession).

Oh, and please don't bring any fiery stuff of your own - performers' costumes are all coated in fire-retardant, and hot wax from garden candles and similar is a lot more dangerous than you may think.

Finally, never mind not feeding the Red Men, if someone offers you something to drink, check what it is first.
galaxy_girl00
Apr. 26th, 2006 08:52 am (UTC)
spudtater* and I would like tickets. Will you be around on Sat night to get tickets from you orshould we get them from Ripping?

* I finally persueded him to go!
digitalraven
Apr. 26th, 2006 05:22 pm (UTC)
I have no idea where I'll be on Saturday. Possibly better to get them from Ripping.
galaxy_girl00
Apr. 27th, 2006 01:54 pm (UTC)
ok we'll get tickets from there, thanks!
( 5 informants — We want information! )

Links

Tagcloud

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Lilia Ahner