There used to be a Stonehenge Free Festival until the famous clash with the police that resulted in the Battle of the Beanfield. Hippies, pagans, free-spirited people against the British police in riot gear. Guess who won?
But people are allowed to gather once more at this ancient site to celebrate midsummer on June 21st and if you want to go and hang out and take part in some rituals, meet some fluffy people and sleep at the stones you can. You can expect around 20,000 others to be waiting for the sun to rise.
The organizers say:
“We have created an increasingly popular annual four day mini-festival with a wonderful vibe for those wishing to peacefully celebrate the Solstice season in the relaxed and magical atmosphere of Salisbury Plain itself. We grow every year and our live entertainment is becoming increasingly well known throughout the area for its inspirational range of artists and for representing the best of our local talent, as well as playing host to niche international acts who go on to Glastonbury to perform during the following week.”
Check out a bit more about the Stonehenge Summer Solstice Gathering.