On behalf of the Beltane Fire Society Board of Directors, we are pleased to announce the exciting groups for this year’s Beltane Fire Festival.
Some will be groups you have encountered before, others may be new or unfamiliar. There will be more information and ideas from all the groups which will be posted on beltane.org as well as through our blog and facebook page over the next few weeks. There will also be a chance to talk to the GOs at the Open Meeting, due to take place on 23rd February.
We would like to thank everyone who submitted an application to facilitate groups for us this year. We are not always able to take each of the proposals we receive forward and a lot of care and consideration goes into decisions that are made. We hope that anyone who was unsuccessful at this time will submit applications again in the future.
Without further ado, your groups are…
Anansi (Jo shuttleworth and Alice Latchford)
Aos Sidhe (Mowley and Naomi Johnston)
Beasties (Tom Caine and James Armandary)
Beltane Bees (Dani Jakwerth)
Blues (Andy Meechan, Joe Hope and Bob May)
Bower (Claire Milne)
Bud Om Brann (Ross Atkinson and Trisha ‘Iolana)
Cambium Force (Blue Hesse and Ella Humphries)
Contact Point (Steven Turner and Marie Murphy)
Fire Point (Victoria Trimm and Bruno Marchand)
Guardians of the Veil (Becky Salter and James Nisbet) subject to confirmation of space and resources
Hillusphere (Alan Howse)
No Point (Sage Dean and Robin Crane)
Photopoint (Mark Taylor and Stephen Yu)
Processional Drummers (Lindsay Hunter)
Reds (Claire Freake and Dave Rowell)
Stewards (Nick Toth and Andrew Marshall)
Tech (Adam Exell and Helen Bradburn)
Torchbearers (David Simpson and Tanya Simpson)
Watchers of the Sacred Fire (Robert Lee and Nicky Harrison)
White (Louise McCloy and Sara Ferreira)
Helping to lead our journey into Summer will be our May Queen, Anna Chaney, as well as our Green Man, Charlie Piper.
We hope you will join with us in wishing all of them the best in their volunteer roles this Beltane.
And coordinating it all is our Producer, Robert Williamson.
Tradfest and Family Beltane
As well as the exciting groups you can join for the Fire Festival, as part of Tradfest we will be putting on a Family Beltane on Sunday 4th May. Tom Gibson will be leading a group in the run up to Beltane who will be creating this fantastic event.