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Solskin

Ways of Old

Pagan & Heathen Festival

28th - 30th June 2024

Peak District | United Kingdom

What's it all about then?

Sólskin - Ways of Old, is a festival in the hills of the Peak District! Our festival is designed to celebrate and honour the ancient Pagan traditions of our ancestors. During the festival, we will join together in a variety of rituals, connecting us to the old ways and bringing us closer to our past. Don't miss out on this unique and immersive experience.

Fire, fire and more fire!

"Sólskin," meaning "sunshine" in Old Norse, will have a heavy focus on FIRE! From torch-lit processions and fire dancers to fire-burning rituals and much more...

We provide a safe and welcoming environment for our guests to immerse themselves in the beauty of fire and its connection to Pagan history and culture.

FEAST! FEAST! FEAST!

Join us on Friday and Saturday nights in our fairy-lit tipis for a Viking feast to remember! Come feast with fellow Pagans & Heathens and toast to the gods with free-flowing ale, cider, and, of course, MEAD! We have seating for up to 400 guests next to our live stage, where musicians from all over Midgard will entertain you as you feast.

The menu for Friday and Saturday will be different each evening and will include 1 meat option and 1 vegan option.

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LIVE MUSIC!

At Solskin - Ways of Old, we take you on a journey of music and culture that celebrates the old ways. Inside our 5 giant tipis, we showcase live performances on stage featuring some of the best pagan and heathen music from Europe and beyond!

Our festival has something for everyone, and for three days each year, we curate a special atmosphere and vibe unique to each day. Come and join us for a truly unforgettable experience!

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What's on?

We have a jam packed weekend of events!

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Merch!

Check out our range of festival merchandise!

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Who Are We?

Meet the team behind Solskin Festival

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Vibe...

The Solksin festival weekend will be a journey for all those attending.  Each day will have a unique vibe.  The festival is open to all Pagans, Heathens & Witches and suitable for families.

 

Friday – (Past)

On this day, we can remember our ancestors, lost loved ones, and/or let go of something.  It’s about honouring their memory and the impact they've had on our lives. But it's not just about looking back; it's also a time to let go of the past, releasing any burdens or regrets that may have been holding us back.  During the day, guests can leave messages in the sacrificial wooden animal.

As night falls, the festival takes on an enchanting atmosphere.  A torch lit procession to the rhythmic beat of drums, will encircle the ram.  As the flames reach for the stars a mesmerizing fire show unfolds casting shadows that tell stories of those who have come before, and those who gather now

 

Saturday – (Present)

Celebrations!  The beat of live music fills the air! It’s time to embrace the now, it’s a time to make new friends and new paths.  The people around you are no longer strangers, they are brothers, sisters in this new family!  Let’s celebrate this day together in a truly unforgettable experience for all.

More feasting will ensue, raise a horn of mead and Skol to your new friends and connections.  As the night progresses, so will the tempo of live bands!  Dance the night away and celebrate this new path we have started.

 

Sunday – (Future)

The energy is more relaxed compared to the vibrant celebrations of yesterday.  it's a day for contemplation, conversations about new paths in life, and the exciting journeys that lie ahead.  The music still plays a central role, but today's tunes are more mellow.  It's a time to pause, embrace the calm, and engage in conversations about new beginnings.

Solskin Festival is located in the Peak District National Park Derbyshire UK.  We have 6 fields of pure bliss to have the festival on

Festival address:  Fields off Sir William Hill Road, Grindleford, Derbyshire, S32 2HP

Getting here by car

Parking is included in the price of your ticket.  To get here simply enter Sir William Hill Road, Grindleford into your sat nav, once here simply follow the signs to Solskin Festival

Getting here by train

Getting to the festival by train is possible by getting off at the Grindleford Station, from there it is a 45 minute walk!  Even though this is possible I wouldn't recommend it especially if you have lots of gear with you as it's mainly up-hill!

Location

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Solskin Festival

Fields off Sir William Hill Road

Grindleford, Peak District

Derbyshire

S32 2HP

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Contact us (office)

Solskin Festival Ltd

Unit 14b Brough Business Centre

Vincent Works

Brough, Bradwell

S33 9HG

info@solskinfestival.co.uk

28th to 30th June 2024

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