What happens when a load of free-thinking people set up a temporary community for a week in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert? A man gets burned and minds get blown, that’s what.
An immersive festival experience unlike any other, Burning Man is – in simple terms – a week-long gathering in the middle of the baking Black Rock Desert in Nevada which culminates in a giant wooden effigy of a man being, as you’ve probably guessed by now, set on fire.
Though things have moved on from its early days in the mid-1980s as a tiny gathering of friends and hangers-on, Burning Man retains a sense of community brought about in no small part by its extreme location and lack of traditional big-name lineups or carefully orchestrated ‘happenings’.
There is, however, a sense of togetherness and participation brought about by exactly this otherness, and an annual art theme helps provide an aesthetic for the temporary community to anchor themselves to before the tens and thousands of Burners pack up and depart the Black Rock Desert for another year.
Bikes are a big part of the Burning Man culture – it’s a big area to get around, and motorised vehicles (except mutant ones created specially for the occasion) aren’t allowed. Decorate your bike to stick out from the crowd – and deter thieves.
How do I get there?
Travelling by Car: The GPS coordinates for Black Rock City are: 40°45’13.83″N, 119°16’37.20″W.
Car Share: Coordinate a ride sharing connection through the Burning Man Ride Share board.
Shuttle Bus Services: Burner Express shuttle buses take passengers from San Francisco and Reno to/from BRC!
Flying: The nearest airport is Reno Airport.
Individual Tickets Start from $380
When can I get them?
Tickets on sale now
Where can I get them?
Tickets will be available via the website.