Samhuinn Fire Festival 2017

This information is specific to Samhuinn Fire Festival 2017. 

What?

Samhuinn Fire Festival 2017

When?

9pm on Tuesday 31st October 2017

Where?

This year we will once again be processing down Edinburgh’s historic Royal Mile.

Is it a ticketed event?

No. Tickets are not required for the Samhuinn Fire Festival. Attendance is by donation. You can donate your chosen amount to one of our lovely Bucketeers on the night, or via PayPal.

At Samhuinn, the veil between the worlds draws thin and the spirits gather close to bear witness as the courts of Summer and Winter battle for control of the seasons. In her wild ecstasy of grief and sorrow, the Cailleach ushers the last breath of Summer’s opulent decadence into the beyond to make way for the icy storms of Winter’s dark reign.

More information

About Samhuinn Fire Festival
Samhuinn Audience Experience
Samhuinn 2017 Performance and Production Groups
Samhuinn 2017 Court (Cailleach, Summer King and Winter King)
Samhuinn 2017 Blues
Samhuinn 2017 Event Coordinator

BFS online

Official Samhuinn 2017 Facebook event
Beltane Fire Society on Facebook
Twitter: @BeltaneFS #samhuinn2016
Instagram: @BeltaneFireSociety #samhuinn2016

For families with children

Families with children are welcome at the Samhuinn Fire Festival at parental discretion. Please familiarise yourself with the Accessibility section below before deciding whether or not you feel the event will be appropriate and enjoyable for your litle ones. We are also holding a Family Samhuinn event on the afternoon of Sunday 29th October in collaboration with the Scottish Storytelling Centre.

Accessibility

The processional route down the Royal Mile is on a cobbled incline with kerbed pavements. There will be loud noises, mostly in the form of drumming, and some flashing lights in the form of pyrotechnics and flash photography. Some costumed performers will be mingling, in character, with our witnesses throughout the evening. The festival is stewarded and complies with all relevant health and safety requirements but please be aware that it takes place in the dark with a mobile audience of thousands. For accessibility-related questions, please email festival@beltane.org in advance.

We request that you treat BFS performers and production crew, as well as your fellow audience members and the festival site, with respect and consideration so that we can share our celebration together safely and happily.

We are proud to be part of the year-round festival landscape of Edinburgh, keeping our incredible event in the heart of the city, but we do not want to negatively impact our environment or the residents and businesses who are kind enough to welcome us.

If you have questions about the festival itself, please email festival@beltane.org in advance. Please note that BFS cannot advise on parking or accommodation in, or travel to or within, Edinburgh.