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Theme 2019: Primordial Wonderland

Nest is inviting you to come frolic in a co-created wonderland, across an ancient valley ready to be turned into the magic garden of your dreams.

Think giant plants and fungi, lush primeval jungles, primitive magical creatures, roaming herds of feral beasts, cocoon camps, ancient stone circles and land art.

This is your chance to lead a primal workshop, cuddle in a dinosaur nest, teach rewilding to wildlings, bond with your bioregion, go on a date with the Green Man, forage some botanical elixirs, rebirth extinct species, build an all-natural forest lair, dance with the elements, discover missing evolutionary links, or catalogue lost bestiaries..

Start planting the seeds now for an opulent harvest of delights this May!

Outside (credit to: Simon a.k.a. Cheese)

Nest 2017

Nest is an officially recognised regional event associated with Burning Man.



Nest 2019 will take place from 20 – 27 May.


At Nest, you don’t buy a ticket, you contribute to the feathering of Nest with your membership. Without our member contributions, we won’t have a Nest.


A beautiful part of the English countryside on an independent site near Exeter. The exact location for Nest will be shared with membership holders only, well in advance of May 20.


At Nest we have no visitors, no spectators. We only have participants. Our Nest is determined by the participants who create it. And all members are invited to be part of the creation.

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mug with writing on saying "what good shall I do this day?"

Volunteer Positions Still Open!

So we are well into 2019, and Burning Nest is just around the corner. Alas,…

Art Grant Applications Open Soon!

This year we want your BIG ideas. Overzealous, grandiose and terrifyingly ambitious pipe dreams. To…

Nest 2019: We need volunteers!

For those that attended one of the many Decom events in London recently, I hope…