Burning Man Festival News
How Burning Man organizers are responding to festival attendee's death
After a man died from burns suffered at Burning Man in Nevada, the festival's organizers are focusing on the safety of its thousands of other attendees and staff with just hours left in the week-long event. Aaron Joel Mitchell, 41, broke through "two levels" of security and into the flames earlier
Burning Man 'a major safety concern' after wildfire shuts down highway
The main route between Reno, Nevada and Burning Man is closed due a fast-growing wildfire that has burned more than 30,000 acres of land, emergency officials said Thursday. Officials now worry the fire could encroach on the festival itself. The wildfire, dubbed the Tohakum 2 Fire, had grown to
Burning Man : 30 Years in the Making
It was the summer solstice of 1986, and two friends on a beach in San Francisco decided to burn a man made of sticks. The wooden effigy stood at about 8-feet tall. About 35 people showed up to see what was going on. “Well it began spontaneously, as a playful impulse,” Larry Harvey, one of those two
ARCHIVAL VIDEO: 1997 Burning Man 'Gathering' Heats Up Nevada's Desert
Sep. 8, 1997: A look back at one of the festivals that has become an annual cultural phenomenon.
Nevada Burning Man Festival Bugging Out Over Insect Swarms
Looks like fans might not be the only revelers attending the upcoming Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert. Organizers are reporting swarms of insects and possible stink bugs that are covering equipment and personnel as they prepare for the annual event. Organizers reported on the Burning Man
How Harry Reid Is Fighting for Burning Man
The Senate's top Democrat has joined the ongoing fight between the Burning Man arts festival and the Bureau of Land Management over adding amenities to the famed do-it-yourself celebration. The agency, which administers government-owned land, has asked organizers to construct a million-dollar
Burning Man Festival Temporarily Extinguished Due to Rain
Gates to the outdoor festival in Arizona's Black Rock Desert were closed due to inclement weather.
Burning Man Off to Late Start After Rain Soaks Desert
Burning Man attendees who were stranded overnight after torrential rains soaked the desert are finally being let inside the festival this morning. Hundreds of festival-goers were turned away and forced to spend the night in parking lots miles away after roads leading to the entrance gate were
Meet a Company Guiding Rich People's Burning Man Experience
When the first Burning Man took place in 1986, the wooden figure was 8-feet tall and stood scorching on Baker Beach in San Francisco. Fast forward to the annual event in 2014, which will begin on Monday in the desert of Black Rock City, Nevada. The figure will likely be at least five times as tall
This Is Burning Man
A 1997 "Nightline" report looks at the annual event held in Nevada's Black Rock Desert.