What is Burning Man?
Burning Man is an annual event where people go to let loose and party hard! According to ‘Burning Man Website it is not a festival, it’s a community. A temporary city. A global cultural movement’ that takes place each year in Black Rock City- a temporary city erected in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada.
What Happens at Burning Man?
Attendees, also known as ‘burners’ join the effort to co-create Black Rock City, a momentary metropolis dedicated to art, community and self expression. Everything that happens here is created entirely by its citizens. They must build their city. And when it’s all over it’s as though it never happened, with no visible trace left.
A Group Of This Years Burners
What’s the entertainment like?
No acts are booked for this event; instead spontaneous musical experiences happen all the time. Usually the sets take place out of the back of creatively- festooned vehicles tricked out with massive sound systems which power the parties! Fireworks light the sky above these parties and banging beats play till dawn. Burning Man is renowned for attracting world famous DJ’s, see who showed up this year below.
Aside from the music there are various art instillations to be in awe of, and obscure sculptures to admire. Burners can participate in numerous classes and experiences, such as the ‘hugging tent’. Make no mistake though, this event is definitely one for the bold, hip and outrageous- and those looking to push beyond the usual boundaries society have become accustomed to. Hugging tents aren’t the only types that are found here, some take it way further but I’ll let you draw your own conclusions about what might happen in these tents.
Here is an example of one of the art instillations at Burning Man 2017
Who Played This Year?
Jamie Jones Dixon Carl Cox DJ Tennis Oliver Koletzki M.A.N.D.Y. Waff Noir DJ EZ Society Jade Perfect Stranger Hernan Cattaneo Alvaro Atmos Parker Perry Blond:ish DJ Three Tycho Ron Barnt Thugfucker Santé Cut Snake Earthling Jerome Ryanosaurus J.E.S.u.S. Nico Stojan Be Svendsen Burns Craig Richards Orion Cross DJ Kris Rebolledo Worthy Rustie Madmotormiquel Predator Desert Dwellers Miyagi Randy Britta Arnold Acid Pauli Behrouz Acid Mondays Clouds Douglas Random Rab Seth Schwarz Unders Blank Atish Fort Knox Five Rey & Kjavik Tara Brooks Treavor Moontribe Anthony Mansfield David Starfire Guy Mantzur Pena Porkchop Sc@r The Human Experience Leiel Rhys DJ EKG Rogue Shiny Objects Jozif Driss Skali Gab Rhome Trent Cantrelle Digoa Guillaume Holger Hecler TÂCHES Jon Charnis Electrocado KMLN Isaiah Martin Mowgli Slaptop Asylum Crussen Igor Marijuan Meta Reebs Wes Smith Amine K Mark Slee Wayward 909 Ricoshëi Dre Guazzelli Eric Duncan Jake The Rapper Siopis Anthony Motto Alexa Lola Villa Brad Moontribe Brett Rubin Cooky Gaby Endo Husky Rachel Torro 2melo KELLAM Syd Gris Shany Anton Tumas Chimera Sese Tok3n Zach Walker Liquid Giraffe illexxandra Mikey Moran Ducky Lachlan Elif Tanverdi Atman Bardy Dysphemic Everyman Nick Taylor Loboman Rollin Connection Adam Husa MK-ULTRA Concret amháin Mark Brody Electric Dandelion
Which Celebrities have been to Burning Man?
Burning Man attracts people from all walks of life, from regular people to adventurous celebrities and everything in-between! IT girls and celebs flock to Black Rock City each year to party hard. Past burners have included Cara Delevingne, Katy Perry, Heidi Klum and Paris Hilton to name a few.
Burning Man is also known to be a stomping ground for tech moguls and it’s not uncommon to find CEO’s of big businesses there. Mark Zuckerberg co-founder and chief executive officer of Facebook has been known to attend. Also at this year’s Burning Man Larry Page and Sergey Brin- the founders of Google not only attended but used the event to find their next CEO!
What do People Wear?
Burners use their appearance and dress to artistically express themselves. The event is very much about liberty and freedom from the restraints of everyday life. Burners are also encouraged to give something of themselves whilst at the event, that can be anything from sharing some cookies to decorating their bodies in the most outrageous body jewels!
Here are two of this year’s Burners – my friend Cat on the right and her mate.
Bondage Day at Burning Man 2017
Burning Man themed nail art
The 10 Main Principles of Burning Man
The event is influenced by 10 main principles “radical” inclusion, self- reliance, and self- expression, as well as community cooperation, civic responsibility, gifting, decommodification, participation, immediacy, and leaving no trace.
What was this year’s Theme?
How much does a ticket cost?
This event is not cheap, ticket prices start from $390
How Long Is Burning Man?
This year’s Burning Man took place between August 27- September 4, 2017. The festival is rounded off each year by living up to its title – with the burning of a giant wooden man-shaped construct.
The end of party burning