Burning Man Acquires Nearby 3,800-Acre Ranch For Year-Round Gatherings

first_imgWhat started as an intimate counterculture gathering became a major phenomenon, as Burning Man continues to attract new attendees on an annual basis. With the clear need for expansion, a mysterious group of donors has contributed over $6 million for the festival to purchase the nearby Fly Ranch in Gerlach, NV. Fly Ranch has 3,800 acres of land, and will eventually be opened by Burning Man for year-round gatherings.According to a video posted by Burning Man, “The site opens the door to new possibilities, new cultural experiments, and year-round art and innovation projects on a scale never before envisioned. And like Black Rock City, Fly Ranch will be a collaborative endeavor requiring a vast array of skills, ideas, and contributions… Fly Ranch is the next step in the grand experiment that is Burning Man.”Watch their video showcasing the new land, below.Interestingly, Burning Man does not own Black Rock Desert where the current festival is held annually, and pays $4 million for a permit to the site. It’s the largest such permit in America. Fly Ranch has been in the sights of Burning Man for years now, and the purchase of the new land paves the way for the festival’s expansion.“Our intention in the longer term is to have it more accessible or available, but we have a lot of work to do before we host anyone or anything there,” said spokeswoman Megan Miller. The land is currently undeveloped, but the plan for a year-round event should certainly motivate Burning Man’s staff to get the job done.[H/T Reno Gazette-Journal]last_img

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