Festival marks a decade
Kiwiburn is turning 10.
From its humble beginnings in the South Island, Kiwiburn has become one of the most successful officially sanctioned Burning Man events in the world.
Unlike other festivals, it is based on the American Burning Man festival which encourages people to participate in all aspects of the event from planning and organisation to art and performance.
People can expect interactive art installations, music, workshops, themed camps, drummers, fire performers and elaborate costumes.
There is no paid entertainment; participants build the event themselves.
This year’s art theme, enlighTENment, was chosen by the Kiwiburn community.
Both the Man and the Temple are created with the theme in mind and are designed and built by teams of volunteers.
The event will be held at the Whakamaru Domain, Mangakino from January 23 to 28.
IT’S BACK: Kiwiburn is fast approaching and will mark its 10th anniversary.