2020 is proving to be one of the dullest years in terms of large scale events.
With the COVID 19 pandemic spreading all across the world, many big-name festivals like Ultra, Coachella, and Tomorrowland were forced to cancel their events.
However, some events remained notoriously calm and have responded with slightly mixed messages and Burning Man is one of them.
Burning Man is supposed to take place from August 30th to September 7th. However, the recent pandemic outbreak is leading to a lot of confusion and many festival-goers questioned whether the event is set to happen this year or not. In order to calm these fans, Burning Man made an announcement addressing their concerns.
Burning Man mentioned that the event, although 5 months away, will be thought about very carefully and action will be taken. They have also mentioned that they are thinking of ways to provide for a refund which is against their terms and conditions and this is only if the event won’t be happening due to unforeseen circumstances. They have assured that they are working with their local government to ensure the festival’s occurrence this year as much as possible. Here are their exact words from the announcement.
“We believe the responsible course is to proceed with caution and not make a premature decision one way or the other. For now, we are going to continue to thoughtfully and mindfully prepare for Black Rock City 2020. We have reached out to our government partners and have been working with state agencies in Nevada. We recently announced our Black Rock City 2020 Honoraria recipients and released our callout for designs for civic plazas near the Man Base. We will continue to consider the facts and make thoughtful, informed decisions about next steps.”
Many of the undertakings leading up to the Burning Man have either been cancelled or postponed.
There is not much information on other aspects. However, the organization seems to be operational at the moment. We personally hope that these testing times pass away quickly and many get to experience the magic that happens in the desert every year.
For more information, stay tuned to the page.
UPDATE (April 12, 2020)
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