Beltane Fire Society

Looking to take part? Come to our Open Meeting!

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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!

If you see yourself in this list, we’d like to invite YOU to get involved in our Beltane Fire Festival! Help create our amazing public ritual celebration of the beginning of summer, alongside hundreds of other volunteers and an audience of thousands, overlooking the stunning city of Edinburgh.

We’re a couple of weeks into the new year now, which can only mean one thing. We’re kickstarting the preparations for Beltane Fire Festival with an Open Meeting in Lauriston Hall. Anyone with an interest in helping to create the festival is invited to come along and find out more.

Whether you’re a long-time BFS member, a seasoned performer, or you want to come along for the first time and give something new a go, Beltane Fire Festival offers an opportunity to learn new skills, meet new friends, and be part of a truly unique collaborative experience with a warm and welcoming community.

Why come to this Open Meeting?

We’ll break the festival down for you so you can learn about the performance and production groups you might want to join, talk to the organisers, get to know the story behind Beltane, and sign up to take part.

If you can’t make it 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 can email the individual organisers to let them know you’d like to be considered for their group if you can’t sign up in person.

Let us know you’re coming and help alert fellow Beltane enthusiasts by registering your attendance through Facebook.


Lauriston Hall is wheelchair accessible with a disabled toilet. There are Lothian bus stops located nearby where the 24, 27, 45, and the 47 all stop.

If you have any questions about accessibility of the venue, feel free to email festival [at] beltane [dot] org.

Copyright Dan Mosley for Beltane Fire Society.