• Burning Man Apr 11

    2020 Burning Man Festival to Go Virtual Due to Coronavirus

    Burning Man, the music festival that takes over the Nevada desert every summer, has been canceled, organizers announced Friday night. The event will instead take place virtually.

  • Burning Man Dec 26, 2019

    Burning Man Organizers Sue Over Millions in US Permit Fees

    Burning Man organizers sued the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to recover millions of dollars they say the government has overcharged them in fees over the past seven years at the counter-culture celebration in the Nevada desert.

  • Nevada Apr 30, 2018

    Burning Man Founder Larry Harvey Dies in San Francisco at 70

    Larry Harvey, whose whimsical decision to erect a giant wooden figure and then burn it to the ground led to the popular, long-running counterculture celebration known as “Burning Man,” has died. He was 70. Harvey died Saturday morning at a hospital in San Francisco, surrounded by family, Burning Man Project CEO Marian Goodell said. The cause was not immediately known...

  • Nevada Apr 10, 2018

    Burning Man Founder Larry Harvey Suffers Stroke

    One of the founders of the Burning Man global summer cultural event remains hospitalized in critical condition after suffering a stroke. The Burning Man organization on Monday said 70-year-old Larry Harvey had a massive stroke April 4. His prognosis is unknown, but the group says he’s “receiving excellent round-the-clock medical care.”

  • California Aug 24, 2017

    California's Tree Disaster Fuels Burning Man Temple

    They say good art is sometimes born out of bad situations. That theme certainly fits the group of Burning Man artists building the event’s annual Temple with lumber milled from some of the millions of trees felled by bark beetles during California’s prolonged drought.

  • San Francisco Jul 13, 2016

    Burning Man Disputes $2.8M Bill for Federal Land Use Permit

    Burning Man organizers are disputing their $2.8 million bill from the federal government — the cost last year of hosting its popular outdoor festival in the Black Rock Desert, a national conservation area in Nevada. The festival takes issue with the Bureau of Land Management’s discretion over the weeklong counterculture celebration, claiming that the authority has been overstaffing and overcharging...

  • CEO Aug 22, 2015

    Burning Man Staffer Dies on the Playa

    A longtime Burning Man staffer helping with festival preparations has died on the playa, the site of the annual festival, Burning Man organizers announced on their blog Friday.

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