Back in February 2007, Kiwiburn moved to the North Island and became a standalone event. A time of great change and growth, the theme was MEGAmorphosis, which gave rise to MEGAmorphosis Man featured on all our posters. Burning Man has announced its theme for 2019: Metamorphoses. “A celebration of change, and an exploration of uncertainty.” Read more about the theme here. … Read More
…or are we? With no Kiwiburn this year, it’s always nice take a look at regional events around the world (official or no) to either go to, or be inspired from. There is always something happening somewhere it seems! Not everyone has the means to travel physically but we can always attempt it in our minds or with our communities. … Read More
Burning Seed… starts this week! If you are heading to that other paddock across the ditch, make sure you have a ticket because the event has sold out. Check out their Facebook page, and their website for updates. And if you need a ride, find it here! Be in the know about the law before you go. Save the Date. 24 … Read More
Burning Seed… is approaching fast, September 26 and counting. The tickets have sold out so if you are lucky enough to be going or want to keep up with the action anyway, check out their Facebook page, and their website for updates. Burning Man… Playa restoration is underway. What is restoration you ask? Well looky here and all your questions will … Read More
Factoids from Burning Man 2018: Dates: 25 August – 3 September Location: Black Rock City, Nevada. As the crow flies that’s 8 miles NNE of Gerlach… 100 miles NNE of Reno… and 7000 miles NE of New Zealand Temples burned: 2 Plane crashes: 1 (no injuries) Carjackings: 1 (the car was soon recovered) Arrests: 44, which is 14 fewer than … Read More
An amazing account of anecdotes and articles from areas far away from Aotearoa. In America – the big kahuna Burning Man is overrrr, but only just. A whopping 70,000 dust monsters will be dragging their heels across the country/planet as you read this, and the crew gearing up for strike. Here are some things from over there, in list form: … Read More
Since 2013, Art of Trees has planted 40,000 seedling trees to replenish wood burned at Burning Man. This Burn year, Art for Trees will honour Larry Harvey and Burning Man through a legacy project: the Larry Harvey Memorial Grove. Read more about how you can contribute to the Indiegogo campaign, here.
Not on the playa this year? Wish you were there? Burning Man 2018 has begun and you can watch live here!
Artists head to the desert to build a utopia. But does their work hold up in the real world? Read more here.
From a huddle of hippies on a beach to a city of 70,000 in the desert, here’s how a festival became a lifestyle. Read what the Washington Post has to say here.
Photo of Larry Harvey by John Curley “We don’t book acts or provide entertainment. NO velvet ropes, NO barricades that separate you from truly participating in BRC. What happens at Burning Man is up to you, as a citizen of BRC. We value who you are, not what you have. And when given the opportunity participants are turned into … Read More
Get your fix! Things that are happening where we aren’t… but where you could be… In Australia: BURNING SEED TICKETS HAVE NOW SOLD OUT! Didn’t get your hands on a ticket in time? Need to sell your ticket? Their STEP (Secure Ticket Exchange Program) has launched, in order to match up those selling tickets with those needing them. And keep … Read More
Electronic music wasn’t always part of Burning Man, but it does go back a very long way, to 1992, the seventh year of the event and the third year on the playa. Read the story here.
Burning Man is applying for a 10-year permit with the Bureau of Land Management to ensure our future building Black Rock City in the Black Rock Desert, and we need your help! The Environmental Impact Statement process examines a range of issues and how they affect the environment, the surrounding communities and the government’s ability to manage the Special Recreation … Read More
Holy worldwide community Batman, take a look at what’s happening where most of us aren’t! In South Africa: Check out AfrikaBurn 2018 in illustrations. And, the 2019 theme has been announced! It is Ephemeropolis and they are currently calling out for poster submissions. Release the artist in you. In Israel: Memories from Midburn – read all the snippets about what happened this … Read More
Photo by John Curley. You can hear a pin drop at the Temple at Burning Man on Sunday night as thousands of people gather to see their written words, photos and tributes go up in flames. This year, many community members will be honouring Larry Harvey in their individual ways, paying tribute to and remembering the man that started it … Read More
Heading to BRC this year? Hosting an event? Get it listed in the WWW. Only the first 1,500 events submitted to be published will make it into the print guide (all events will be available in the online guide). Details are here.
On Thursday 21 June 2018, Burners around the world gathered to pay tribute to Burning Man founder, Larry Harvey, who passed away after a stroke. His life was celebrated and honoured in many different ways. How did you show your gratitude? View some of the written and visual tributes from around the world here. #thankslarry
Volunteerism inspired more than half of Burners to learn or practice creating art after attending, with the majority of people finding those skills useful in their everyday lives. Read a summary of the Census results here. Read more about volunteering for Kiwiburn here.
The Burner Express Bus PLUS tickets go on sale 12.00pm 13 June (PST). You can find more information here under the Burner Express Bus Plus heading. The Plus program is a Burner Express Bus ticket PLUS a Burning Man ticket and a great way for folks to grab a ticket who want to take the bus.