On April 10, Burning Man announced it would not be hosting its festival in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, where it’s been held every year since 1990 and which in 2019 attracted 70,000 participants.
“I am here to tell you that we will not be collaborating on Black Rock City in the desert this summer,” said Marian Goodell, CEO of Burning Man Project (BMP) in a video message. Goodell added that Burning Man would instead be held virtually — noting that, anyway, this year’s theme was “The Multiverse.”
Matador reached out to BMP, but Communications Manager Dominique Debucquoy-Dodley wrote by email, “We aren’t doing interviews at the moment,” and referred us to the official announcement. So we spoke to some devoted Burners instead.