For its second year in a row, Burning Man 2021 announced that it will be canceled due to COVID-19 with no apparent date set for 2022.
In a statement released on the festival’s blog, Burning Man said,
“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.
We have decided to set our sights on Black Rock City 2022.
This is not a decision that weighs on just one specific issue; rather, it’s a combination of problems that in an ever-changing world resist certainty to move forward.”Burning Man
The festival further elaborated in its frequently asked questions section, “We’ve heard from many who don’t feel ready to come to Black Rock City. While we’re confident in our ability to get a permit and to safeguard public health, we know that co-creating Black Rock City in 2021 would put tremendous strain on our community while we are still ironing out uncertainty.”
In September 2020, Burning Man replaced its 2020 edition with a multiverse live version with over 70 stages where fans could watch the event free of charge by an app on Apple and Android. It is still uncertain if Burning Man 2021 will follow in suit. For additional information on Burning Man, please visit the event’s official website.