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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!



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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.
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.
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!
Apr. 26th, 2006 05:22 pm (UTC)
I have no idea where I'll be on Saturday. Possibly better to get them from Ripping.
Apr. 27th, 2006 01:54 pm (UTC)
ok we'll get tickets from there, thanks!
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