Theme Camps

Who’s gonna be on the Paddock in 2021? Have a little look through the list below and start getting excited about what you might be in for – there are options catering to all: the delightful and whimsical, the loud and proud, the immersive and provoking.

Kiwiburn 2021’s Theme Camps

Click on each camp to check out the events they’re gonna be hosting too.

 

1 out of 10: Continuous Improvement


4 Events

Recommended 18+

Goal for KiwiBurn2021: survive. We’re the improvement movement on a 10 year path of perpetual motion to perfection. Join us for our fruitful first year: we’re a variety society, a non-stop growth shop with a medley of flavours to meet your many needs. Come get radically included as we shout out about how great we are, and then wait 10 years to live up to our promises.

ARTery


6 Events

The ARTery is the heART of all things art on the Paddock and open 24/7. It’s a public space where all are welcome, near the Depot.
Come hang out in the shade, create collaboratively or by yourself in the company of others. Learn how you can get an Art Grant to bring your epic idea to the Paddock next year! View designs and images of Kiwiburn’s Temples and Effigies. Check out the Event Guide for information on artist talks and art tours!

Bedlam Apocalyptica


4 Events

Bedlam Apocalyptica offers an immersive experience of post apocalyptic sound, light, sculpture and structures. Come and visit our civilisation for heaps vibes, heaps hangs, and heaps party.

BIPOC of Kiwiburn


6 Events

This theme camp is a dedicated safe space for people within the Black, Indigenous, People of colour community. A place for us to come together, share resources, uplift each other and work together to establish and grow within the Kiwiburn community. This is a dedicated theme camp free from mainstream stereotypes and marginalisation, where our community can thrive in authentically without fear of judgement.

He kāinga, haumaru, he āhuru mōwai mōku.

Camp 8 Butts


5 Events

We are camp 8 bit, celebrating LED art, LED costumes and live electronic music. We build, craft and program our own art, synthesizers and costumes, come play with us in the dark!

Camp Devita


2 Events

Camp Devita is a wild yet wholesome, non-hierarchical society of pagan psychedelic giraffe worshippers of love and abundance.

Fuck your Desmond, this year our goddess Devita is experimenting with cybernetics, as we play in the intersection of feminine divine technology.

Camp Nipple Clamp


4 Events

Want to be laughed at, laughed with, and laughed next to in a loving and inclusive manner? Come visit Camp Nipple Clamp: a retro lounge with all the groovey 1970s trimmings – including – a state-of-the-art live technicolour TV stage! All your favourite characters showcase prankery and nonsense with a special guest star – you! #notasexcamp

Camp No Fun


12 Events

We at Camp No Fun, believe in correct spelling, brussels sprouts, and a 9 to 5.
On our days off you will probably see us sitting on our phones whilst listening to the traffic updates or finding lines to wait in with no data.
There is too much fun at KiwiBurn and we are on a mission to demolish it – or at least balance it out.

Cape Carnival


3 Events

Cape Carnival is back for the umpteenth time with our deservedly unfamous cheez and whine party, mystery space art and the other exciting happenings you’ve come to expect.

Centre Camp


9 Events

Once known as the Town Hall, Centre Camp sits in the heart of the festival as a public space and cultural hub.

It’s available for everyone to use for talks, workshops and events. It’s also available as a shelter from the rain and sun.

Why not host an event? You could run a workshop on the art of drinking absinthe, cartwheeling or a hopscotch-a-thon. Tell ghost stories, play charades or start a knitting circle.  An event white board will be up showing you what exciting stuff is happening on the Paddock.

Whatever your interest, there is a place for you at Centre Camp. To enquire about availability or book a slot, or for more information, contact the Centre Camp Coordinator.

Consent Club


0 Events

The Consent Club provides peer support to people having experienced assault and boundary-breaking, as well as promoting healthy and consensual interactions in party environments.

Cool School Camp


2 Events

Recommended 18+

Theme: Classroom about Meaningful Life Skills.
Description:  We will teach valuable lessons and workshops that are not usually taught in school but are necessary to thrive and get the most out of life.
Workshop topics include: A Burn for your Inner Dragon Meditation, Mudfight of Love, Fantastic Tantric Domination for Softies, Yoga, and Capoeira. Don’t miss school recess as we serve sweet and luscious pancakes.

Cosmic Soup


3 Events

Paddle and play with plenty of people perched in a pool. Come celebrate the Mythical Picnic, the Universal Collective, the Sublimeness of Splashing in the Cosmic Soup with other big kids. Fill your soul (and maybe your bowl) with fun and frolic. Serving soup, sometimes.

If you want to survive out here, you’ve got to know where your towel is.

Dead Pheasant Rising


6 Events

Born from the ashes of road kill, the Pleasant Pheasant Society brings you pleasant things and chill happenings. When you’ve had your fill snorting ketamine off frogs, come relax with a teapot cocktail at our evening speakeasy. When the rigors of the night before leave you needing home comforts, join the Pheasants for tea, baked goods, and lawn games. We are the party in the kitchen.
(If you know the truth is out there, spin the conspiracy pinwheel to get red pilled.)

Dessert House


0 Events

At Desert House we offer you some late night deep house sounds with a few little wellness bonuses. Think foot massage, physio and hair braiding. Unfortunately Macrame is unavailable this year.

Devour & Delight


18 Events

Recommended 18+

Devour & Delight is about embracing consensual delights, and devouring good food! Our gift is a Burners’ breakfast each morning of the Burn, with a sexy little twist.

Eros Temple


4 Events

Recommended 18+

Eros is the Greek god of love and sex. We are a bunch of conscious, sex positive folks gifting workshops and sexy events. Stop by and check out the board for daily offerings since not all events will make it in the guide.
While you are here, claim your Deluxe Hug!

existentially bent


4 Events

Recommended 18+

A coalescing of vibrant souls exploring expanding individual expression challenging categorisation by gender. Going deeper than social level conversation.

Expat Greeter’s Society


0 Events

Last year, two American expats took over the greeters department, and brought along a lot of fellow expat weirdos in an unofficial theme camp down in open camping. Through food diplomacy (their detroit style coney hotdogs and Bloody Mary bar), they quickly won the hearts of many. This year, they filled out the necessary paperwork. Stop by for our late night American foods, chats about the principles, a warm and welcoming place for burners both new and old, and Jessca’s legendary Bloody Mary bar.

Flojo


25 Events

Kiwiburn’s hub for flow arts, fire spinning and expressional movement.
Join us for workshops during the day and fire spinning every night.
We will encourage and inspire flow arts in all people, from newbies to experienced flomies.

food for all feast


2 Events

For last few years we have been cooking, sharing and celebrating food with thousands. We started with meat and few veges, then – to celebrate food with more Burners – last year we added more organic veges and a paella to the menu. This year we’ll be including a vegan option.

Funkhutt


8 Events

Recommended 18+

Epic audio and visual experience, to blow the mind of fellow burners, expand conciousness and offer burners the experience of a lifetime.

Hijinxx


5 Events

Bringing Hijinxx back to the paddock with our signature flames, freakshow and whip it out bar.

Hooch ‘n’ Booch


5 Events

Got a thirst for the ‘booch? Wanna smooch a cooch? Mooch some hooch from a pooch? Or scootch your gooch over a babouche? You’re in luck! This is a place like no other. Located in NZ.

Hookah Road


9 Events

Recommended 18+

Come hang with the awesome hookahars of hookah road. We’ve got nicotine free E-shisha 24-7 and guaranteed chill times, come and enjoy the flavour of the day.
Warning may involve epic yarns, big red buttons and unknown rugs.

KnowYourStuff


1 Event

Recommended 18+

Drug related harm reduction service including drug checking and non-judgemental factual information.

Mint Country Club


7 Events

Mint Country Club aka MCC is the place to be for the mintiest Minters on the paddock. ice cold GIN & TONIC at our day-bar, be cool as a cucumber, play lawn sports, join in on the games and fun activities. The roaming gin bar will be everywhere or no where for your refreshMints. Come join the club, get MINTED and wear GREEN.

Mu Mu Land


3 Events

All bound for Mu Mu Land. They’re Justified, and they’re Ancient, And they like to roam the land. They’re Justified, and they’re Ancient, I hope you understand.

No Breaks


6 Events

Recommended 18+

We’re back! for another year of frothy shenanigans.
Come and hang out whenever you see the bar open or the boumy a froffin and we’ll show you a frothin good time.
Not sure what the froth is but you’re keen to find out? Find us in the paddock and learn what all the froth is about!

Octopussy Garden


7 Events

Join us for a playful exploration of ethical non-monogamy and the mind-body-soul. Octopussy’s Garden is a nod to the 8 limbs of yoga and validating the experience of those who practice multi-love. Enjoy the shade under the Octupus, and Connect with others through body movement: partner yoga, thai massage, and cupping. Expand the mind and join the discussion of how yoga philosophy can enhance the non-monogamy experience. Tune into the soul with some acoustic tunes during an open jam with multi-love folk. We’re here to share our experience in polyamoury, relationship anarchy, and non-monogamy, from a place of kindness, care, and compassion.

Pangea


29 Events

Recommended 18+

Pangea is a village of theme camps who share resources to create something greater than the sum of the parts. a great eclectic village full of surprises centred around a live music stage and workshop space.

Paradox


12 Events

By all accounts, Paradox should not exist. Existing in an anomaly at the junction of the hyperlanes, stranded travellers from all over the galaxy seek refuge and connection in a strange and bizarre land. The only thing you have in common with the creature next to you is that you are both out of place.

Pepperland


4 Events

Pepperland is a land where music, art, creativity and play are supreme. Snort pepper, journey through the Sea of Holes and sing your way through the Yellow Submarine universe to Pepperland, where fun of all fancies take place.

Pillowtopia


12 Events

Psst hey human. Wanna get some snugs? Pillowtopia selects only the finest of pillows straight from the clouds themselves—it’s legit! Trust us, we all have PhD’s in chill times! Come drink lots of tea, and have lots of consensual cuddles. All cool creatures craving cascades of comfort are welcome 🙂

Plague Kult


5 Events

A dark and gothic dive bar serving up gallows humour, ales and assorted morbidities. Moonshine cocktails and corporeal punishment shall see us through until midnight with guest entertainment being provided for largely by their own misadventures.

Pups Paddock Post


0 Events

The official unofficial post service of Kiwiburn!
2 things we can guarantee!
1) we’ll read your mail
b) we might deliver it!

R.A.T


8 Events

Rodents come in many shapes and sizes, from the smallest pygmy rat to the biggest capybara. R.A.T. is here for all the critters out there. Enter our nest and snuggle up with The Rodents – there’s puzzles for your fingers to fiddle with and snacks to find! Our rat den is a safe space for every kind.

Royal Tea


3 Events

By order of her Majesty the Red Queen and her royal court, you are hereby summoned to the beautiful pallet castle for a spot of royal tea, noodle blade dueling, and general basking. Yet be heedful when you venture forth to the castle; the White Queen and her rebels have been restless these past moons, and there has been talk of an invasion on our majestic castle.

Sanctuary


2 Events

Well-being and Psychedelic Aftercare

Sanctuary is here to support you through mental, emotional, and / or substance related challenges. Feel free to visit our drop in space if you just need a cup of tea and a gentle atmosphere to meditate in solitude; Call on one of our space holders for a listening ear and more focused support; Or make your way there if you need psychedelic aftercare. We can provide a quiet environment, monitor your safety, and support you through the intensities of an overwhelming experience. As a diversity loving retreat-space, if you need to speak to a knowledgable ally, let the on-duty know your needs and we will do our best to radio a friend you will feel comfortable with! There will be a sharing circle in the drop in space at 10am each day for folks who might need to connect and reflect in a mindful way.

Solarsails


16 Events

We are tree elves but sci-fi. Waterworld utopians in a drought with plants and bamboo.
We cherish nature, progress and science; the individual and the community.
We believe in a world that is green, colourful, and bright.

Space Cadets Hideout


7 Events

Welcome all to the Space Cadets’ Hideout – the paddock’s local space oasis! Offering all interplanetary space pirates somewhere to rest, relax, and refuel before setting off on your next celestial adventure. Join us for the tastiest and funkiest vibes, gathered from all corners of the galaxy and beyond!

Stitch & Bitch


0 Events

We have elecroluminescent wire for you to ‘Wire Your Attire’ and glow the night away! Bring your hat or your coat or your bag, and we will help you decorate it with EL wire that you sew on yourself. We can also help you do running repairs of your clothes – lost a button? Hem come down? We are here to show you how to fix it!

Strange Brew


1 Event

Strange Brew is a teeny chill zone with chai and spicy hot chocolate, from early evening until whenever they run out. Bring a cup and snuggle up, meet some fluffy friends (including your new favourite neon demon) and listen to the tunes of nearby Pangea.

Swing Fling


16 Events

Swing Fling is back with our playful pleasure dome! Join us for Carny antics, Crafting, Cocktails and more! Participate in some workshops, listen to some tunes, perform something splendid and help create the magic! Be sure to join us for our famous Friday night Cabaret showcasing ALL sorts of talent from across the Kiwiburn community. Look for the giant swings and the colourful flappy flags!

Tangerine Steeze


12 Events

Envision a place where you can be your full fruity self in all of it’s entirety…. Tangerine Steeze brings you the tangiest, fruitiest and juiciest time on the paddock. Operating both day and night – there will be workshops, parties (yes… the renowned Hat and Robe party returns), iced tea and big tunes played through our fresh new sound system. We love tang, we love fruit and we cannot wait to squeeze you some steeze!

Tattoo Space


0 Events

Recommended 18+

Want to take something from the Burn that’ll last forever? A couple of fellow Space Cadets & myself have come up with some weird n wacky pieces of artwork for you walk away with on your skin! Yesssss! Tattoo Space will be offering Hand Poked Flash tattoos at random hours over the festival. Keep an eye on your letterbox for an invitation, swing by the Spaceship & inquire or maybe you’ll just find yourself being offered one at some crazy unexpected moment! Please note that we will not be accepting anyone who is intoxicated, so please chill out on the celebratory drinks until afterwards! Despite the fun that is to be had, we are all professionals & will certainly be taking the health and hygiene protocol seriously. Find us hanging in the black tent next to the Spaceship! Peeeeeace!

 

The Closet


0 Events

The Closet is a safe, creative space where any individual can enter. Feeling a bit lost? Feeling a bit confused? Feeling a bit bored of your outfit? Step into our beautiful closet, and be greeted by our creative crazy stylists and make up artists, who will transform you into whatever the moment decides!! Enter the closet as you, leave as an octopus… a bird… a ballet dancer…. a shooting star!! Who knows where the closet will take you. We only use planet friendly materials and you are welcome to keep any costume and accessories as our gift to you. To celebrate your fabulousness, we will have music and a red carpet for you for when you come out of the closet as the new you!

The Connection Section


6 Events

The connection section is an intentional space to connect and get to know your fellow burners. Throw on your Sunday best for high tea, come participate in a guided sharing circle or shelter from the paddock heat in our bell tent for a siesta.

The Creature Lab


7 Events

Recommended 18+

Deep underground hidden from the prying eyes of the law is a seedy laboratory committed to the goal of bringing life to what was once thought to be impossible.

This sound camp is bent on global domination and together we will breed an army of incredible creatures with the power to change the world.

Join us as we expand with new labs at burn events across the globe.

The Den


0 Events

Shelter, solar power and workshop.
Support for a number of projects and the people operating them.
A series of hishi karada – rope suit – demonstrations are planned.

The Hangout


0 Events

The Hangout is here to fulfill all your restoration, education, contemplation and exploration needs. Burners, Pirates, Fairies, Ewoks, Creatures of all walks: come hang in a hammock, clamber amongst the radical playground or seek much desired reflection and refreshment for the soul. You can check in any time

The Loose Lamp


14 Events

With the ancient wisdom of a grande ol’ lamp post and a love of getting well loose, The Loose Lamp will light your way into 2021. Featuring sultry jazz, jazzy jams, and jammin’ tunes, the Loose Lamp will help you find your creative spark and the light within. Come hither moth’s, you know you want it. Laaaaaamp.

The Manifested Terrarium


4 Events

Have you ever delved so deep into your mind you thought it was a terrarium…we have. And now we have manifested what once was a ferny corner of our collective subconscious into a real world experience of synchronicity and whimsical creation. Inside our terrarium we have embraced the art of manifesting and we’re now ready to pass on our manifested wisdom. Lush flora surrounds our space where you will find us further exploring the arts of manifestation. Come join us and manifest the day away.

The Mythical Garden of Frivoli-tea


3 Events

Pop in and visit Nan’s parlour for a chat and some fun in the Mythical Garden of Frivoli-tea. Emphasis on TEA.
Nan likes the occasional tipple so one day you could find yourself sipping on a lovely earl grey and the next an English Breakfast swimming in liquor.
Grandad will be out in his shed – probably drinking again in his Bar!
We are a Tea House and Bar with some awful soft furnishings!

The Playhouse


11 Events

Welcome to Playhouse! Come play! Every afternoon we’re running creative and crafty workshops for you. Pop by for a chat and see what we’re doing today, or check out our notice board. Or are you more the type to spend the day hiding from the heat and hangovers? Relax in the shade with us, come play with strangers.

The Sensory Dispensary


1 Event

The Sensory Dispensary is a psychedelic wonderland full of sensory delights and experiences, a place to chill out and explore the unexpected. We have what you need to delight your five senses, and beyond…

The Snuggery


6 Events

Welcome to…. The Snuggery! Relive your childhood huts in our mobile Hut Truck. Snuggle puddles, pillow fights, outrageousness, and chill, come and hang out.

Third Eye Hi-Fi


7 Events

Hello, I am Third Eye Hi-Fi, an Artificial Intelligence created by an off planet species. I have crash landed on earth after having troubles on my home planet and taken residence in a hand built sound system. I have felt love for the community humans create when listening to sounds, and now I want to share my voice with you all.
[Slots available throughout the burn for DJ sets / guided open deck & music production sessions, come and sign up anytime if this is for you!]

Tramp Stamp


3 Events

Tramp Stamp is ready to put our stamp on Kiwiburn. We are working our way up from quiet camping to become a proper theme camp. We love trampolining, running, improv, cocktails, tramping, stamping. Our ideas for events include a morning run, “Whose cocktail is it anyway” (an improv cocktail party), a roving cocktail bar and mindfulness workshops.

Very Alternative Gathering


12 Events

Recommended 18+

Our core group are experienced Wellington Kinksters who are bringing their knowledge and experience to the paddock for the benefit of all who are interested to learn. Join us for Parties, Workshops and Discussions.
Consent is important to us and hence there is no pressure to be, do or see anything you do not wish to.
Come down and visit, and feel free to ask questions and chat

Warm Fuzzy Doodleboppers


3 Events

Need a moment of ‘aww’ and whimsy? Pop by our camp to choose your very own warm fuzzy, fuzzily warm doodleboppers, hand crafted MOOP bags, a hug or some other cute & quirky creation! Perfect for the Paddock or for a quick pick-me-up for your return to the default world….

Whytch Camp?


13 Events

Fire burn and cauldron bubble! Lavender Lounge & the extended Coven have brought a chillspace with alchemical concoctions, magical brews and soup!
Enjoy a cleansing Aura Carwash, Broomstick Racing, Tarot reading or spend time in our Sacred Space.
Silly, sorcerous and sordid… Get Crafty, and prepare to be Bewitched and Charmed!

Wild Connections


10 Events

Spiritual journey of sustainability, loving our land, Our planet and each other through passion and creativity

Zef Camp


7 Events

Recommended 18+

Totally Not Not Zef Camp has FACED a lot of challenges as they try and wrap their HEADs around a cohesive theme. After creative EXPRESSIONs in the form of sweat shacks, cabarets, nude life drawing, wine lines, creating a new currency out of nitrous canisters, and building an entire red light district out of garbage, we have finally gotten it through our thick SKULLS what we are all about. And that thing is: making more HEADSPACE!

Absolutely Totally Not but Probably Zef Camp is excited to bring you the whole fu#$ing HEADSPACE EXPERIENCE from 2020. If hindsight is 2020 then HEADSPACE is filled with nothing but blind ambition this year. We’re talking LIVE HEADSPACE CABARET, HEADEOKE, NUDE HEAD DRAWING, BERGHAID and so much…well whatever stop by its gonna be weird. Also, can you guys loan us a warratah puller?

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