The dates for Burning Nest 2024 are Monday, May 20th to Monday, May 27th. In past years, participants are welcome to arrive on site from 8am on Monday the 20th. The last day of programming is the Sunday, but participants are welcome to stay on Sunday night and pack up on Monday morning. Please be off site by noon of Monday the 27th.
You are welcome to arrive anytime from Monday the 20th. Nestlings tend to filter in over the course of the week.
Upon arrival, you will be greeted by our fantabulous Gate Team! They will welcome you to the Glade, check your ticket, and direct you to the appropriate camping area. If Gate is closed, please return the next day when it is open!
We’re called Burning Nest for a reason! We have two burn nights each year. The Effigy Burn is on Saturday Night – a raucous, fun-filled celebration, with music and dancing and all that good stuff. The Temple Burn is on Sunday Night, and serves as a closing ceremony and opportunity for reflection. The Temple Burn is mostly silent.
If you’d like to get involved with building the Effigy or Temple, please get in touch!
If you want to help safeguard the community as a fire warden, sign up here!
Vehicles On Site
To protect our safety and the Glade itself, vehicle movement on site (past parking at free camp) will be severely limited after the Monday. On the Monday at the end of the event, they will be permitted to (carefully!) navigate on site for striking.
Build and Strike
Build Crew can arrive on Site one week before the event, from Monday, May 13th. Theme Camps and Art Installers may arrive from the Friday before the event, May 17th.
Early entry is only granted by filling out a WAP form. (Work Access Pass). Be warned, this is a working site, which means if you are here to work, there is no such thing as a lay in! The DPW alarm goes off at 8am across the whole site.
Strike will be operating for three days after the event, from Monday 27th to Wednesday the 29th.