On the 30th April, as the sun sets, Beltane Fire Festival actors and dancers will be re-imagining the ancient Celtic festival of Beltane for the thirtieth time. They’ll mark the changing seasons with a wild mix of drums, fire and physical theatre – on a scale not seen anywhere else in the world.

Be prepared for a chilly night on a hill with semi-naked dancers and a lot of fire!

The event is on the Calton Hill and the only entrance this year is Waterloo Place (stairs) although we can exit anyway supposedly, so I propose we meet at Marriott The Glass House and walk up together. It’s going to be VERY busy, so best we not lose anyone!! We will be allowed to bring drinks with us up the hill – just no glass! Edinburgh Beltane, Edinburgh Fire Festival, Calton Hill Festival.

Tickets are £9 (£8 ticket + £1 booking fee) and can be bought online but must be picked up by the cardholder only OR can be bought in person at the Rose Street office (Tickets Scotland) by 5pm on Sunday. Tickets CANNOT be picked up at Calton Hill before the event starts.

Don’t forget to buy your tickets for the festival!
You can buy from the official website :

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