Archive | Burning Man

Beat drops & hook ups: new survey identifies the most ‘promiscuous’ music festivals

A new survey conducted by Tickpick sought to evaluate the hookup culture of the festival scene, and as the findings indicate, it’s thriving. Tickpick collected self-reported information from 1,050 people from Amazon’s Mechanical Turk about their sexual activity at music festivals. The statistics revealed 50.2% of festival goers to be open to a “weekend fling,” […]

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Smithsonian’s Burning Man exhibit will allow viewers to wander through the playa in VR

For those who can’t make it to Black Rock City, Nevada to witness the majestic art installments of Burning Man, the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C. is hosting an exhibition in their Renwick Gallery to bring art from the playa into the city. The exhibit, called “No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man,” will run through Jan. 21, […]

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Larry Harvey, Burning Man co-founder, dead at 70

Larry Harvey, one of the original founders of the transcendent festival experience known as Burning Man has passed away, according to a statement on the organization’s website and The Burning Man Project chief executive, Marian Goodell. Harvey had reportedly never recovered after suffering a major stroke on the morning of April 4 in his home. “Our […]

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Report: The most commonly used drugs at music festivals

Over the years, drug and alcohol’s relationship with electronic dance music has heightened its foothold in worldwide festival culture. Music festivals themselves undeniably afford a collective culture of intoxication — a palpable permeation of substance use and abuse that one can sniff out regardless of whether they choose to partake or not. Considering substance abuse’s assimilation, […]

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Burning Man founder hospitalized after massive stroke

Black Rock City has long been known for its 10 principles that foster a sense of authenticity and commitment to one another not seen at most festivals nowadays. At the heart of these principles lays the power of intention, of which the folks at Burning Man are asking its members to channel for their fearless founder and […]

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WATCH: Burning Man art gets an official exhibition at The Smithsonian

The art from Black Rock City is heading to The Smithsonian in Washington, DC. The exhibit, titled “No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man,” will finally give those who’ve not yet visited the playa the chance to experience its revolutionary art concepts. “The title is part of that kind of idea, we’re inviting people to come […]

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Questions linger as details from Burning Man death emerge

Five months have passed since Aaron Joel Mitchell ran head on into a wall of fire at Burning Man’s pinnacle celebration as the weeklong festival drew to a close. The 41-year-old — based in Switzerland — charged past Black Rock City safety rangers, who were tasked with tackling any one who tried to run towards the giant flaming effigy, and […]

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Carl Cox to hold fundraiser for Burning Man Playground production

Carl Cox announced he’ll be playing at San Francisco’s Midway on March 30 in an effort to raise funds for his annual Burning Man camp, Playground. Having been playing on Black Rock City’s playa for over a decade, the techno don has become a festival staple and announced that the funds raised for Playground will all go […]

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Toyota President On Its New Mobility Service: Think How Great It Could Be ‘At Burning Man’

Introducing Toyota’s new body pod concept called the e-Palette at this year’s CES, the automaker’s president, Akio Toyoda, offered up a few ideas on how it could be utilized: parcel delivery, ride sharing, mobile e-commerce. Toyoda had one more: Burning Man! Yowza. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Burning Man unveils 2018 temple design & ticketing timeline

Burning Man revealed earlier this year that its 2018 theme would harken back to Isaac Asimov’s 1950 collection of sci-fi short stories, I, ROBOT. Where past playa themes have centered around more open-ended concepts — ones like “Radical Ritual” in 2017 — the 32nd annual BM theme points to an eerily evocative, concise juxtaposition of humanity […]

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Burning Man could soon expand to 100,000 attendees

Black Rock City may be preparing to welcome more burners soon. Burning Man organizers recently met with state officials from Nevada’s Bureau of Land Management to discuss the local and environmental impacts of expanding the annual event to a capacity of up to 100,000 over the next few years. Organizers met with Nevada residents from the communities closest to the […]

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Burning Man begins permit renewal process for use of Black Rock Desert land

Burning Man Music Festival has been routinely held in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert for the past 27-years, a setting equally beloved by event organizers and attendees alike. As Burning Man looks to host its 28th edition in the desert from August 26-September 3, 2018, the geographical fate of the festival’s 2019 iteration hinges on the […]

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Burning Man reveals 2018 theme

In an interesting plot twist, Burning Man has selected a 2018 theme that harkens back to Isaac Asimov’s 1950 collection of sci-fi short stories, I, ROBOT. While past themes on the playa have centered around more open-ended, vague concepts — such as 2017’s “Radical Ritual” theme — the 32nd annual BM theme is no less imaginative, yet more precise.  In the […]

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STREAM: Carl Cox’s Burning Man set

Now in it’s 21st year, the mystique surrounding Burning Man and its ability to draw in the biggest names in electronic music have shown now signs of abating. This year was no exception, with contributions from Diplo, Skrillex, and a Burning Man favorite — Tycho’s sunrise set.One particular guest to Black Rock City that has until now remained rather elusive has been […]

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WATCH: Catch Skrillex’s Full Burning Man Set complete with custom visuals

After a slow start to 2017, Skrillex has rung the second half of the year in full force with some hot new releases and outstanding sets. Skrillex’s set at Burning Man was one for the books, and fortunately David Kupferberg has posted the full set in high quality video on YouTube letting viewers not only relive the […]

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Listen to Diplo’s full set from Burning Man’s Camp Questionmark

Every year, artists of every genre and every level of fame make the pilgrimage out to Black Rock City to take part in the creation of the pop-up community on the playa. They do this by bestowing Burning Man with their varied talents in DJing, playing sometimes into the wee daybreak hours. Producers like Skrillex have made high-profile […]

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Ascend to an alternate dimension with Tycho’s uber chill two-hour Burning Man sunrise set

Each and every artistic endeavor from the San Francisco-based designer and producer Scott Hansen is an effervescent effort, each more nuanced and meticulously crafted than the artist’s previous pursual. As Tycho, Hansen’s built a curatorial empire. From carefully curated sun-drenched captures on Instagram, to his design work, let alone his renowned and spiritually renewing sets at festivals […]

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Let them eat lobster: Google employees took Burning Man ‘glamping’ to the next level

Burning Man is what many describe as a spiritual, transcendent experience that happens once a year in the Black Rock Desert. This year, the event has been garnering attention for one peculiar reason. Somehow, a small group of Google employees brought a 10-pound box of live lobsters to the desert. This bougie dining plan was […]

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Another Burning Man attendee was sent to intensive care after being run over in his tent by a car

This year’s Burning Man has met with a sad conclusion.After news of the passing of a 41-year old who ran into the ceremonial man burn, unfortunately, the bad news has continued. Black Rock City news reports detail that another attendee had been sent to intensive care after he was hit by a car while sleeping in a […]

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