PERIOD: 28 August - 05 September 2016
PLACE: Black Rock City - Nevada, United States
Black Rock City it is a kind of ghost town, located in the expanse of the desert BlackRock in the State of Nevada, which every year, for only eight days, is populated by thousands of individuals; a sort of temporary metropolis dedicated to the community, art, self-expression and self-confidence; a place of creativity where everyone is welcome.
In this "no man's land" the Burning Man Festival 2016, an event that, due to its characteristics and expression, is unique throughout the planet and which, over the years, is finding more and more aficionados.
The name of the festival, which literally means "human torch", comes from the Saturday night ritual, when a wooden puppet is burned. No concert or event with recall names and no events advertised on a mediatic basis. Each participant can organize exhibitions, art exhibitions, workshops, performances, games and entertainment, possibly signaling them to the organizers.
Freedom is the keyword.
Freedom of expression, of initiative ... Thus, it is quite easy to see men or women who are completely naked or in particular clothes walking around. It is, as mentioned, a very unusual and unconventional festival: for this reason, except for coffee and ice (the only things for sale inside the temporary city) there is nothing because everyone has to provide by himself wearing a tent, food, water, generators and so on. And if someone had not brought it? In the city, donation and bartering are allowed (in extreme cases you could even get to offer your body in exchange for a nice shot of rum !!!).
Cell phones do not work here and it is also possible that some sudden sandstorms may occur; during the day temperatures exceed 40 ° C and at night they can drop by several tens of degrees: for this reason, most events take place after sunset. It is absolutely NOT RECOMMENDED, but not prohibited, bring children with you!
Finally, please note that all video / photo equipment must be recorded at the entrance and, for some shows, it is forbidden to shoot.
The cost to participate is not really within reach: well 390 $ to which must be added additional 80 $ plus taxes (not shown) for your vehicle. Only on the official website, through this link, you can buy tickets from mid-March. Everyone can purchase a maximum of two tickets and a car pass in pre-established periods.
For all the info and updates, we invite you to consult the official website burningman.org