Burning Man canceled for second 12 months in a row over coronavirus issues

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Burning Man was canceled for the second year in a row due to ongoing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.


Burning Man, the annual desert pageant that draws tens of 1000’s from everywhere in the world, is canceled for the second 12 months in a row due to the coronavirus pandemic

“Though right here within the United States we could also be feeling the burden lifting and the sunshine on the finish of the tunnel brightening, we’re nonetheless within the pandemic, and the uncertainties that should be resolved are not possible to resolve within the time now we have,” organizers wrote on the pageant’s web site.

“We’ve got determined to set our sights on Black Rock Metropolis 2022.”

Burning Man was canceled for the second year in a row due to ongoing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.

Burning Man was canceled for the second 12 months in a row on account of ongoing issues over the coronavirus pandemic.
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The enigmatic pageant had been bringing artists, musicians and revelers from across the globe to the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada since 1986, till the pandemic compelled organizers to name off the annual occasion final 12 months. 

It has gained elevated curiosity in recent times with all stripes of individuals attending, together with entrepreneurs like Google founders Larry Web page and Sergey Brin; musicians like Katy Perry and Sean “Diddy” Combs; billionaire hedge fund supervisor Ray Dalio; and actors, akin to Scott Eastwood and Will Smith. 

Burning Man organizers will still host a virtual festival. More than 165,000 people tuned in online to 2020's virtual Burning Man, according to organizers. 

Burning Man organizers will nonetheless host a digital pageant. Greater than 165,000 folks tuned in on-line to 2020’s digital Burning Man, based on organizers. 
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Burning Man CEO Marian Goodell stated earlier this month that organizers have been contemplating requiring proof of vaccination to attend the pageant, however have been conscious of issues that mandating vaccines “challenges the idea of ‘radical inclusion.’”

Organizers stated they’re nonetheless internet hosting a digital Burning Man that will “invite anyone with an web connection, wherever on the earth, to contribute to the creativity, group and tradition we so take pleasure in.”

The Related Press contributed to this report. 



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