The Black Rock desert of Nevada is converting more than 5½ square miles into creative space and workshops to participate in, bringing different people together to celebrate life in a rather unusual and spiritual way. And how can life be celebrated if not by music? Yes, we are talking about the Burning Man! It is an incredible gathering made of unusual and wonderful human beings searching for the lost bits and pieces of their souls.
Currently, there isn’t an official line-up, however, big artists are known to have made surprise gigs, such as: Maceo Plex, Diplo, Mathew Johnson, Thugfucker, Hernan Cattaneo and many more. If you admire deep melodies featured with contemporary, electronic oriental music, then the perfect stage for you would be Robot Heart, which brings out the desert atmosphere in a most remarkable way. Moreover, being the type of person who appreciates the artistic side of the festival, Burning Man would be your heaven on Earth. In addition, throughout the entire festival there are different performances from various artists such as flamethrowers, acrobats, dancers and much more making Burning Man stand out from any other festival.
Why the man Burns?
This is not the essential meaning of the festival, instead the spiritual purgatory is prevailing. It all begins by building the city from scratch in the Nevada desert, followed by the creation of art sculptures and exhibitions. Each year starts with an open invitation to everyone to participate in the creation process of building the wooden art installations connected directly to the process of burning. Later, on them the attenders write notes, a gesture of paying final tribute to their utmost intimate thoughts and memories literally and figuratively burning them away from their lives forever. Probably that answers the question of why they put an enormous amount of effort into building a city that is going to burn to ashes.
How to get to Burning Man
As a Burner you can either fly into either Reno or San Francisco. Hiring an RV is also an option, accompanied with a stop at Lake Tahoe or a casino hotel.
WATCH THE OFFICIAL BURNING MAN 2015 AFTERMOVIE.
The Man Burns on September, 03, 2016, do you have a memory to pay a final tribute to?
TICKETS FOR BURNING MAN
Get tickets for the festival here.
HOW TO GET TO BURNING MAN
Travel information to Burning Man can be found here.
ACCOMMODATION AT BURNING MAN
Information regarding accommodation and camping can be found here.
Hope you have enjoyed our guide to Burning Man, and to see you there next year.
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