NME: Burning Man Festival cancelled for second year running due to coronavirus. “Burning Man 2021 is the latest festival to be axed this year as coronavirus concerns continue across the U.S. Organisers of the Nevada event said that ongoing ‘uncertainties’ had forced its cancellation for the second year running.”
The Guardian: Burning Man cancels festival amid coronavirus and plans virtual event. “The organizers of Burning Man announced on Friday that they will not be assembling 80,000 people in the Nevada desert this summer to build giant works of art and then set them on fire. Instead, due to an ongoing global pandemic, they will hold a ‘Virtual Burning Man’, which they hope will attract 100,000 participants.”
CNBC: How the Burning Man community is helping to get masks and other supplies to hospitals. “It’s still uncertain whether Burning Man, the annual arts festival held in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, will operate this summer. But Burners are still gathering, albeit virtually, to donate supplies like masks for hospitals and others in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
My Modern Met: Can’t Make It to ‘Burning Man’ This Year? Here’s How to Watch All the Action Live. “Wish you were able to experience Burning Man but couldn’t make it to the 2019 festival? Don’t worry, there are a couple of ways you can follow all the action on the playa from the comfort of your own home. And if it makes you feel any better, you can take it all in without experiencing the desert heat. By tuning in to Burning Man’s live webcast, you’ll be able to watch coverage 24 hours a day until the conclusion of Burning Man 2019 on September 2.” You can also sign up to get a phone call?…
New-to-Me: an archive of music recorded at Burning Man. From the home page: “Music recorded at Burning Man from 2010 to 2017. Over 1,500 sets.” They’re divvied up into SoundCloud playlists by year.