Burning Man festival has disaster holiday theme
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.