At roughly 4:52am on the morning of June 21, thousands of folk will gather at Stonehenge to watch the sun come up through the sacred stones. People have been gathering at the spot for hundreds of years, and from 1974-84 there was even a festival, the Stonehenge Free Festival, which took place over the event, culminating with the Summer Solstice sunrise. We look back at some of the fun that’s been had at the special site over the years.
Sunrise in 2014. Feel the vibes, man.
Nudity and jolity at a music festival near Stonehenge in 1978.
A procession of Druids at Stonehenge in 1978.
17,000 people travelled to watch the sun rise in 2006. Our fave is the raver on the rocks.
The druids get down in 2010.
The yearly gathering is basically Ye Olde Ibiza.
Hoodies, scarves and sombreros - all are welcome at Stonehenge.
As is terrible/terrifying facepaint.
Having a sing-song is also encouraged, if not mandatory.
It's the one day of the year the general public is actually allowed to get up close and personal with the rocks. As you can see, some people get rather excited by the whole thing.
Lana Del Rey eat your heart out.