Leadership / 05.05.21
Burning Man Cancels for Second Year, Makes Plans for 2022
The organizers of the Burning Man summer music and cultural festival announced the cancellation of the event for the second straight year because of the pandemic. A video posted by the group said there are too many uncertainties to address in time to hold the event as scheduled from Aug. 26 to Sept. 3 in Nevada's Black Rock Desert. "We know the need for community has never been stronger," said Burning Man CEO Marian Goodell. "And building community is what Burners do best. We also recognize the pandemic is not over. We have decided to focus our energy on building Black Rock City 2022." The group added that multiple factors influenced their decision, rather than a single overriding issue. "Although here in the United States we may be feeling the weight lifting and the light at the end of the tunnel brightening, we are still in the pandemic, and the uncertainties that need to be resolved are impossible to resolve in the time we have," the organizers concluded.
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