And the Art Theme for 2017 is…

Shelley Watson

Thank you for all your entries – the Art Theme for 2017 has been chosen and robots are coming to invade the Paddock! Congratulations to Karl Matthews for his winning idea: THE ROBOTS ARE COMING… “Robots of all shapes and sizes, from exotic and strange lands, from the past and the distant, and not so distant future. Many will give … Read More

Help The Giant Weta get to the Playa

Shelley Watson

The Giant Weta logo-1g

The Giant Weta is a 2016 Black Rock City Honoraria project from New Zealand which will bring a large steel weta to Burning Man, Kiwiburn and beyond. Older than some dinosaurs, the endangered Giant Weta needs your help! Not known for it’s beauty, the world’s heaviest insect is heading to the Playa this year as an art project led by Auckland Burners. To craft … Read More

2017 dates announced

Shelley Watson

We have some exciting news! Kiwiburn 2017 will be held from Wednesday 25 January through to Monday 30 January. Mark it in your calendars and diaries, book the time off work and let all your friends know. What will you bring? You have plenty of time to prepare and come up with fantastic ideas for art, camps and costumes, and … Read More

2017 Kiwiburn Art Theme – call for ideas!

Shelley Watson

Do you have ideas for an Art Theme yet for Kiwiburn 2017? We’re not suggesting there should be unicorns roaming the Paddock, men in spacesuits or people falling down rabbit holes, though we’d love to know what you’re thinking! Inspired? Head here to fill out the form with your idea and a short description by midnight, Thursday 7 April.

MOOP Map released

Shelley Watson

MOOP = Matter Out Of Place. Kiwiburn is a Leave No Trace event which means you are responsible for the condition of your campsite and nearby public areas on the Paddock. Kiwiburn’s first ever MOOP map, created by our first ever MOOP team, is now online here and shows the areas left clean as well as Theme Camps that could … Read More

Kiwiburn 2016 in the papers

Shelley Watson

Some of the local media came along to the Paddock to check out Kiwiburn. Click on the name of the publications to read their impressions: Kiwiburn festival comes back to Hunterville by Suff.co.nz art writer, Carly Thomas. Kiwiburn blazes by the Rangitikei from The Wanganui Chronicle‘s Zaryd Wilson. Feel the Burn, from The Wanganui Chronicle‘s Zaryd Wilson

Local paper on the Paddock

Shelley Watson

The Manawatu Standard arrived on the Paddock on Wednesday and our media team showed them round the site. Their observations are here.

Radical Self-reliance

Shelley Watson

Kiwiburn is built on the ten principles of Burning Man. Number four is Radical Self-reliance; you need to bring EVERYTHING you need to survive with you, including water, whether you’re a Theme Camp or a happy camper. There will be no access to farm water. It is not Kiwiburn’s responsibility to provide you with safe drinking water – you should bring … Read More

Respect our Burn Perimeter!

Shelley Watson

At the Effigy and Temple burns, we take special safety precautions to make sure our participants and the firefighters who help us with our burns are safe. DO NOT CROSS THE BURN PERIMETER! It is clearly marked out around each big burn and patrolled by volunteers and firefighters to ensure people stay safely behind the line until the structure has … Read More

Map of the Paddock

Shelley Watson

Where will you be camping? What will be happening on the Paddock? Is there a Pot Luck dinner every night? You’ll hardly be able to contain your emotions once you read the Event Guide, which is finalised and has gone to print! A copy is handed out at Gate when you arrive, or download the PDF. And download and print … Read More

Event Guide

Shelley Watson

What will you be doing on the Paddock? Download the Event Guide – there are so many amazing events happening. You’ll receive a printed copy at Gate when you arrive which also includes a site map! Have a read of the online version, being updated daily

Early Entry

Shelley Watson

IMPORTANT: Only volunteers, artists and Theme Camp representatives with approved early entry will be allowed onsite before 10am, 27 January 2016 – NO EXCEPTIONS. We are on private property and need to keep our pre-event population to a minimum. NOTE: being a volunteer does NOT get you on the list – only volunteers with early shift qualify for early arrival. … Read More

Ticketing update

Shelley Watson

Saturday’s ticket sale didn’t go quite as planned! Kiwiburn is well and truly oversold. Maybe there were ghosts in the machine, or Mercury being in retrograde is playing havoc with technology. Whatever the cause, ALL THE OVERSOLD TICKETS WILL BE HONOURED. Every cent of the money from tickets goes into making this and future events happen; from security, portable toilets, … Read More

Ticketing update after server crash

Shelley Watson

So many of you were trying to get tickets this morning that our server overloaded and died a horrible death, followed by the back up plan we had in place failing too. While we were trying to fix it all, a Kiwiburner unofficially posted a link taking you directly to the Cosmic page and their server had a spasm and … Read More

Surviving on the Paddock

Shelley Watson

Be prepared! Read the Survival Guide for essential information about the event, the site and for ideas on what to bring. Download the pdf now – here.

Town hall space for you to host an event

Shelley Watson

You know that twerkshop you wanted to organise? Or the barbershop afternoon? The ukulele jam which sounded like a good idea? Or the yoga class? But your tent is tiny and you don’t have anywhere to make your idea happen? Kiwiburn’s Town Hall is available to all – a space offering you the opportunity to host or be part of … Read More

Important ticket information – new release

Shelley Watson

The link to purchase tickets will be on the ticketing page of Kiwiburn’s website at 9am on Saturday 16 January – you must go Kiwiburn’s website to get the link rather than directly to Cosmic’s site. Tickets are limited to two per transaction. 100 tickets available at $155.00 +bf.

Kiwiburn Parking Policy for 2016

Shelley Watson

To make better use of the Kiwiburn site, and help create a more people-friendly space, there is a new parking policy for the 2016 event. Have a read on the KB-log:

DJing on the Paddock

Shelley Watson

Dancealot Camp

This is a call to all you lucky golden ticket holders who love to spin tunes and know how to mix those phat beats. It’s Dancealot‘s fourth year on the Paddock bringing you aural goodness, so if you’re keen to play any style of electronic music, reggae, dub, and everything inbetween, send a private message to Bing Crosby with your mix and your … Read More

Burning Man tickets

Shelley Watson

Information on tickets to Burning Man has yet to be released due to the planned introduction of Nevada’s Live Entertainment Tax, which Burning Man is disputing. Read more here.