A federal judge ruled that a lawsuit against Pershing County, Nev., by the organizers of Burning Man can move forward.
Judge Robert Jones on Friday denied Pershing County’s motion to dismiss the entire lawsuit, which Black Rock City LLC, the nonprofit that organizes the yearly event, filed in August over a new fee for the festival. Read More
So much for the lack of drama around ticket sales for Burning Man this year. Earlier this week 40,000 tickets went on sale to the general public, and while some burners got their tickets in less than 60 minutes, others endured a frustrating wait of several hours only to find themselves unexpectedly kicked out of line. Read More
Pershing County has fired back at Burning Man in a legal argument over a major fee increase that could threaten the future of the Nevada desert event. Read More
Five. That is the number of people who were arrested at Burning Man last year, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal.
Five people out of a population of 54,000. That makes Burning Man just about the safest, most civilized festival in history. Imagine a Super Bowl going that smoothly. More people will be arrested at next week’s Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., and not just for political demonstrations. Read More
Organizers of Burning Man have filed a lawsuit against a Nevada county in order to stop a major fee increase that could threaten the future of the event.
Scroll down to read the full complaint filed by Burning Man. Read More
After a new permit was issued allowing Burning Man to grow to as many as 60,900 people this year — 2011’s limit was 50,000 — event organizers announced last week that only a small number of extra tickets will be released. Read More
Devout Burning Man campers and more agnostic party people are saving their ducats for the Pink Mammoth Burning Man Camp Fundraiser at club Mighty.The Mission district dance party Saturday night promises “deep funky disco Latin dirty soulful house bombs, classic and fresh” in exchange for helping fund the artist collective’s camp on the Playa Aug. 27 through Sept. 3. Read More
The population of Black Rock City can grow to as many as 60,900 people this year.
A new permit was issued Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management for the temporary city in the Nevada desert, where the annual Burning Man festival is held. But organizers will need to keep a close watch on the number of people entering the festival or face further permit sanctions. Read More
Burning Man hopes to attract 58,000 patrons this year, and organizers boast that the festival is already sold out.
But the event is technically on government probation for exceeding last year’s attendance limit, and its authorized 2012 population is still unclear. Read More
The annual Christmas tree burning tradition on Ocean Beach is advertised with a Burning Man-esque spirit of leaving nothing behind. But this year, participants did not follow suit.
"It took three days to clean up," said Alexandra Picavet, a spokeswoman for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which oversees Ocean Beach. Read More