AfrikaBurn, the annual arts and music event that draws about ten thousand  people to the Karoo desert, next to Cape Town in South Africa and tens of thousands of dollars to the area is not clear when will be re scheduled as so many other festivals due to the corona virus pandemic.

Now that the vaccines are rolling over many of the fans and people that had their tickets for the 2020 event are mouth watering with the possibility of a 2021 edition. The option of another online event for this year and the comeback for 2022 is also more than likely to happen.

This festival feels more like a community. AfrikaBurn is an official Burning Man regional event, held annually at Stonehenge Private Reserve, in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa since 2007. Like a small and more intimate Burning man the small Nevada cousin is at the moment without a new date but held a very extensive online program in the 2020 edition that took place Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 of May 2020.

As the AfrikaBurn website explains the event as “a community of participants who come together to create art, burning structures, costume, performance, theme camps, music, mutant vehicles and much much more. All of this is created through the volunteer culture of the citizens of Tankwa Town”.

AfrikaBurn is an entirely volunteer event, meaning everything that comes in is brought for the community. Nothing is for sale, there are no vendors. The event aims to be inclusive for all people to create a gifting economy that makes the whole experience so especial.

We are more than excited to be back whenever is taking place again.

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Jaime O´Connor
“Don’t feed me after midnight”