Burn­ing Man fes­ti­val has dis­as­ter hol­i­day theme

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

This month’s Ki­wiburn Burn­ing Man event is themed Dis­as­ter Hol­i­day.

The fes­ti­val, which starts on Jan­uary 18 at the Whaka­maru Do­main, is New Zealand’s an­nual re­gional Burn­ing Man event.

Ki­wiburn is the New Zealand in­ter­pre­ta­tion of Ne­vada’s le­gendary Burn­ing Man fes­ti­val.

Each year vis­i­tors flock in their hundreds with wacky burn nick­names to watch ‘‘the man’’ burn.

The man, a 20-me­tre high fig­ure, rep­re­sents dif­fer­ent things to dif­fer­ent vis­i­tors.

Ki­wiburn is based on the prin­ci­ples of Burn­ing Man, where at­ten­dees are en­cour­aged to par­tic­i­pate in all el­e­ments of the fes­ti­val from art and per­for­mance to or­gan­i­sa­tion and plan­ning.

Just like the Ne­vada burn, there is no money on site and peo­ple must bring every­thing they need to sur­vive for five days.

There is no paid en­ter­tain­ment and par­tic­i­pants build the event by them­selves, for them­selves.

The five-day event show­cases a num­ber of in­ter­ac­tive art in­stal­la­tions, mu­sic, work­shops, themed camps, and fire per­form­ers.

MES­SAGE BOARD: Ki­wiburn at Man­gakino is ap­proach­ing fast.

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