Burning man has announced this Friday that the 2020 festival which was scheduled to take place in the Nevada desert from 30 August to September 7th has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic which has grasped the world in its fear. The organiser has cancelled the gathering, other cultural events and other sporting events that take place during the festival.
What Did the Organiser Have to Say About the Event:
The organizers have released a statement about the festival “After much listening, discussion, and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision not to build Black Rock City in 2020. Given the painful reality of COVID-19, one of the greatest global challenges of our lifetimes, we believe this is the right thing to do,”. The organiser said it was necessary to cancel the event because it said that the health of the participants, staff, and neighbours in Nevada is its first priority and for the well being of everyone the decision of cancellation was necessary.
About the Burning Man Event:
The burning man event is an annual summer event that takes place in the middle of the Nevada desert. The event is a nine-day long event that attracts approximately 70,000 people. The Burning Man event is an event in which people wear wild costumes, art installations, several musical performances and a people party a lot during the event. The event is closed with the burning of the Temple Galaxia, a 65-foot wooden structure that symbolizes how the universe brings together each living beings. People create a memorial for their loved deceased ones and also for their past relationships.
What’s Going on at Present:
After the cancellation of the event, the organisers are planning to hold an online event Virtual Black City Rock 2020. Though the organiser was not confident about this virtual event and said that it could be very messy and full of mistakes but will be full of fun and will be very engaging for the people. People who have already bought the ticket will be asked whether they want to donate the ticket amount or they want a refund. Though it is not clear about how will the ticket for the online event be released.