Beltane 2016


Gates open 8pm

Please read customer information before booking as no refunds

* Collection can be only made by the card holder as stated when booking*

* Tickets are available in store with us as well to buy over the counter*

*Please note no refunds for non collection of tickets, uncollected tickets CANNOT be collected at The Venue Box Office on the night*

*Please ensure that the cards billing address is entered on the payment screen *

Gates open 8pm
Entry via Waterloo Place

To Purchase Disabled patrons & Carers Tickets please call on 0131 220 3234 to book .

The festival takes place on Calton Hill. It is a procession, which starts at the Acropolis and is driven by the beat of drums which urge it inexorably towards summer. At the procession’s head is the May Queen and the Green Man, followed by a cavalcade of characters who are intrinsically linked to them and their journey.

After a dramatic stage performance signifying the inception of summer the May Queen and Green Man spark the birth of summer by lighting a huge bonfire. From here the finishing movements of the festival are played out in a dance of reds and whites. The boundaries between performers and audience then fades and the festival, performers, music and audience drift off into the night, taking away the memories of a unique and special event.

£8 until 15th April * Finished*

Cash only sales on the gate

Conditions of Entry

Please do not bring BBQs, dogs, fire lanterns, wax torches, fire toys, fireworks or flares. Please do not bring glass on to the site.

Under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Under 12s will be admitted free but must have a ticket.

If bringing under 18s, parental discretion is advised – the event and performance contains semi-nudity, and uninhibited behaviour. The event space is dark, busy, and noisy. Should you have any questions please contact [email protected]

Please be aware that flash photography can be very distracting for performers. The Beltane Fire Society kindly request that you view the event with your eyes, and not just your smartphone.

The Beltane Fire Society aims to provide a welcoming and celebratory atmosphere. Harassment of performers or other audience members will not be tolerated. Please be considerate to our neighbours when leaving the venue.

Wheelchair access is possible but we do advise that there are limited hard surfaces, and that the grassed areas of the hill can be uneven. Due to the nature of the performance, we do not have a viewing platform. Please note that the event is busy, noisy, and can be dark in places. A wheelchair-accessible toilet will be available. First Aid, ambulance service and welfare will be in attendance. Carers for patrons with a disability or otherwise requiring accompaniment will be provided with a free ticket, which should be ordered at the same time. Access to the site is by a sloping ascent, drop-off to the site before the gates open can be arranged, and carers are admitted free of charge – please contact [email protected] should you have any queries or concerns, and we will do our very best to answer them.

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Calton Hill

Waterloo Place
United Kingdom

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