For the second year in a row, Burning Man has been canceled due to ongoing uncertainties of COVID-19
The Burning Man Project released an official statement today, revealing that instead of hosting Burning Man this year, the festival would instead focus its efforts on Black Rock City 2022, Burning Man’s community dedicated to art, self-expression, and self-reliance. Last week, Burning Man CEO Marian Goodell wrongly informed fans that attendees of large events in Nevada were required to have a vaccine. Goodell retracted her statement, informing fans that she misspoke and that a decision as to whether or not vaccines will be mandatory for the festival will be made by the end of the month.
The decision was made via a video posted by Burning Man that featured Goodell, who confirmed that the Burning Man Festival had heard the calls and expressions from fans, but that the festival had decided to set its sights on Black Rock City 2022. Goodell went on to state that although Black Rock City (Burning Man’s in-person event) will not be taking place this year, online events will. Burning Man will be hosting a Burn Night on Saturday, September 4, similar to last year’s online event.
This is the second year in a row Burning Man has been canceled due to ongoing uncertainties of COVID-19, and joins a small list of other festivals that have also decided to move events to 2022.
Feature Photo – Eleanor Preger