LAST MONDAY OF AUGUST TO FIRST MONDAY IN SEPTEMBER.
ISN’T THIS A BUNCH OF HIPPIES DANCING AROUND IN THE DESERT?
We prefer to think of it as 70,000 free-spirits bringing their creative energy together to enjoy one of the world’s biggest arts and culture festivals.
No kidding. Since its organic inception in 1986, when founder Larry Harvey and friends spontaneously burnt an effigy of a man on a San Francisco beach, the festival has grown into a mind-boggling plethora of artistic expression, from supersized sculptures to interactive performances. Each night is a flaming, kaleidoscopic circus of light, sound, music and dancing.
IT MIGHT BE TIME TO LET GO OF ALL OUR TRADITIONAL, MATERIALISTIC HANG-UPS AND JOIN THE FUN.
That’s the spirit. The festival is not a spectator experience: be prepared to dive headlong into costumes and connections. Most attendees join a themed camp and help out by constructing the realisation of the camp’s ethos. Past camps have included concepts like Playasos, a light-hearted community of people who love spontaneous play and exploration; or ‘…and then there’s only LOVE’, for the ‘romantics’ who look forward to meeting up in the Orgy Dome. For real.