Morning Gloryville Celebrates Sky High Solstice @The Shard

For the first time ever, London’s tallest building, The View from The Shard, will be opening its doors doors at dawn to welcome the summer solstice at the UK’s most exclusive event, taking place on Wednesday 21st June. Hosted in conjunction with Morning Gloryville, the immersive morning dance movement, the event will open at 4.15am, for Sky High Solstice, as visitors are able to gather above the capital and witness the new rays of light in a ceremony of celebration.

Located 800ft above the city’s skyline, The View from The Shard offers 360-degree panoramic views for up to 40-miles, the perfect place to bring in the longest day of the year. Rising above the urban jungle below, the attraction will be joining with Morning Gloryville to weave together the ancient and the modern, to create a new pilgrimage to honour the sun.

Events will kick off at the crack of dawn with a gong orchestra followed by a full summer solstice ceremony led by a trio of ceremonalists, each one representing one of the four elements. Blessings, live music and a morning rave will follow with an impressive line-up of some of the UK’s best DJ’s and live musicians. Morning Gloryville is renowned for featuring some of the hottest DJ’s around and Sky High Solstice will be no different, with the names of those performing a closely guarded secret until the day.

Spread over two floors, The View from The Shard is the highest point in the UK, the perfect location to worship the longest day of the year. The event, taking place across Level 69 and the open-air Skydeck on Level 72, will include theatrical performances, a head wreath workshop, a multi-sensory meditative pyramid experience, blessings from the elementals and a wishing tree. Pilgrims will be fully immersed into the Midsummer Magic theme and are encouraged to let their imaginations run wild with tribal face painting and wreath making.

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