Beltane 2016 Open Meeting

Beltane 2015 by Martin McCarthy

The Open Meeting for Beltane Fire Festival 2016

2.30pm – 5.30pm on Sunday 21st February 2016

The Calton Centre, 121 Montgomery Street, Edinburgh, EH7 5EP


The Calton Centre has an entrance ramp and the inside of the building is also completely accessible to people using wheelchairs and other mobility aids. Nearby on-street parking is available (free on Sundays) on Montgomery Street and the surrounding area.

Calling all drummers, dancers, clowns, musicians, acrobats, fire spinners, puppet makers, techies, artists, crafters, costumers, photographers, film-makers, event stewards and all-round epic people with a desire to be part of a world-famous festival, bringing an exciting and fiery modern twist to Celtic traditions!

Yes, it’s Beltane time again and we’d like to invite YOU to come along and get involved in creating our amazing public ritual celebration of the beginning of summer with hundreds of volunteers and an audience of thousands, overlooking the stunning city of Edinburgh. Whether you’re a long-time BFS member, a seasoned performer or you want to come along for the first time and take part, Beltane Fire Festival offers an awesome opportunity to learn new skills, meet new friends and be part of a truly unique collaborative experience with a warm and welcoming community.

The Open Meeting provides an opportunity for you to hear about the performance and production groups you can join, talk to the organisers, find out more about the festival and sign up to take part. If you’re unable to attend but would still like to be involved, details of all performance and production groups, including contact information for the organisers, will be posted here at shortly before the Open Meeting.

You are welcome to register your attendance on our Facebook event page.

Photo of Beltane 2015 by Martin McCarthy

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