Samhuinn Fire Festival 2018 | Calton Hill  Edinburgh  | Wed 31st October 2018 Lineup

Samhuinn Fire Festival 2018

Calton Hill in Edinburgh

Wednesday 31st October 2018

7:00pm til 11:00pm

No age restrictions

Immerse yourself in the struggle between Winter and Summer brought to life by a wild mix of fire, drumming, and acrobatics on Calton Hill.

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Samhuinn Fire Festival 2018 on Wednesday 31st October 2018

Edinburgh’s most unique Hallowe’en event returns to the capital this October with one of our biggest Winter festivals yet.

Some big changes are in the air this year. For the first time ever Samhuinn Fire Festival marks the turn of the seasons at the top of Calton Hill. That means more space, more performers, more drummers, and MORE FIRE.

This Samhuinn Fire Festival will be totally immersive as you wander between hundreds of otherworldly creatures battling it out all over the Hill. Get up close to this spectacular struggle between the seasons, brought to life by wild drumming, fire-dancing, acrobatics, and vibrant costumes.

SAMHUINN FIRE FESTIVAL brings the Celtic New Year to a modern audience, who witness the ritual struggle between the Summer and Winter Kings that brings the warm sunny months to a close. The dramatic stand-off between the two seasons is embodied by a vivid mix of volunteer performers, with the mysterious Cailleach ultimately deciding each King’s fate.

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