Fes­ti­val marks a decade

South Waikato News - - SPORT -

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.

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