nest 2022 - Burning Nest

Ticket drop next week!

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We’re happy to announce that the next drop of 300 tickets will be on 19th April at 7pm (UK time)!

Tell me more…

We’ll be releasing Standard, Starship, Thundership and Sparkleship tickets on Tuesday evening, from our ticket page here. You will also be able to buy Child tickets and Parking passes, and optionally donate to our Art Grants and Leave a Better Trace funds.

These funds allow us to offer more money to people bringing art or projects to Nest, and work on initiatives that will improve Burning Nest’s impact on our beautiful site. If you’re able to donate, please do! Burning Nest is not-for-profit, so every penny we raise get invested back into making our event better every year.

Inclusion tickets

If you have filled in an inclusion form but not yet bought a ticket, don’t panic. You will be contacted soon with a direct link to purchase your inclusion ticket. 

If you bought an inclusion ticket without filling a form in (naughty!), please contact us to provide your details. You must do this by 30th April or your ticket will be refunded.

Rollover tickets 

If you have a ticket from 2020 that you have not refunded, you need to claim it to be able to attend Burning Nest 2022. You will have been sent an email with a unique link and a code – please follow the instructions and claim your ticket by 30th April.

Any rollover tickets (both standard and inclusion) not claimed by 30th April, will be added back to the pot. You will not be refunded, and you will not be able to get in at the Gate with just a 2020 ticket!

Be part of the What? Where? When? guide!

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What? Where? When?

Are you being called to organise a creative expression of your own? Maybe it’s a morning rave, comedy workshop or open deck hour – we have seen it all.

The What? Where? When? is our guide that will help Nestlings to navigate activities occurring throughout the event. We would like to invite submissions for community led events of any and every nature. You can do this with a group of fellow festival heads or if you have something special to bring as an individual, please feel free to tell us about it.

Please note – Submitting your events early guarantees their inclusion in the official program. 

The nature of our community is such that much much more will be happening than we could ever document, so if you miss the cut off date feel free to spontaneously create wherever calls to you on our beautiful site. You will then be able to communicate it on the day by visiting The Point (formerly Centre Camp) for the latest announcements. 

Volunteers needed for build and strike!

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Want to be part of the best crew at Burning Nest? Want to do something crucial for the event and give back to your community? Nest Department of Public Works (DPW) needs you!

Nest is an event unlike any other. It’s not a festival, it’s a social experiment in temporary community. The Department of Public Works (DPW) is one of the cornerstones in that community, building our infrastructure and taking it down again (and having a ton of fun along the way). DPW is responsible for running power, lights, co-ordinating toilets and overseeing waste removal (via Leave A Better Trace), as well as organising Rangers and Welfare. They also create and place signage, work with the Arts team to place installations, and help with parking.

No experience needed for most roles, there’s space for everyone on the crew, as long as you have a willingness to graft, learn, can work in a team with loads of new friends in a field in the sunshine (we hope).

We have some specialist roles still to fill too: we need people urgently for Lighting, Workshop & General Build and Kitchen (aka Fluffers).

If you have any questions at all, or want to volunteer, please get in touch!

We need you to adopt a loo!

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This year we’re very excited to announce that we’ll have composting toilets on site for the first time! If you’ve used them before, you’ll know that they smell much nicer than standard chemical portaloos, and are also way better for the environment. Plus, nothing beats the refreshing morning breeze on your bum!

We’re looking for people to adopt these loos – to decorate them, and keep them tidy over the course of the event. Our Nestlings are usually very clean, so this isn’t the daunting task you’d have at other, less friendly events.

This is a chance to turn the smallest room into something big and beautiful – think posters inside, lighting, even music? Something to read while you ponder the meaning of life? A mirrored disco ball?

You can adopt a loo as an individual, a group or even as a theme camp – if you’d like to, please contact DPW today!

Some inspiration…

Come with us for a site visit in April!

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a beautiful stately home across a large lake, with vegetation growing around the egdes

Every year we get the chance to walk around our beautiful site in Exeter before the event. It’s a perfect opportunity for people bringing theme camps or art installations to see where they could be placed – and if you’ve not attended Nest before, it’s a chance to meet some new friends and get a preview of our Glade!

We’ve planned for a group to attend on 9th April (possibly staying overnight) – if you’d like to join us, please fill in this form as soon as possible so we can get an idea of numbers.

Important ticket news for 2022

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Our tickets sold out in record time this year! If you missed out, all is not lost just yet.

  1. Unclaimed rollover tickets: we still have rollover tickets from 2020’s event, waiting to be claimed. If you purchased a ticket in 2020 and you have not followed the instructions in the email sent to you yet, please do so ASAP! The deadline for claiming rollover tickets is 30th April – after that, they will be added back into the ticket pool for resale. If you are unsure of whether you have a ticket, or have not received the email, please get in touch.
  2. Private resale of tickets: if you bought a ticket (either this year or in 2020) and cannot attend, you can transfer it to someone else within Quicket. Simply log in, click My Tickets to view your ticket, then Transfer Tickets. You can fill in the recipient’s details and the tickets will be safely transferred. The deadline for transferring tickets is now 30th May (increased from 30th April previously)If you want to resell a rolled-over ticket, you must claim it first.
  3. Possibility of increased capacity: we are currently in discussion with the local council to expand our capacity over the current limit of 500 people. This would allow us to release another wave of tickets all at once, and increase the funding available for art grants. To make this possible, we need an idea of how many people want to attend, but have not been able to buy a ticket yet – so we have created a way to register your interest. Please fill in the form here, and send this on to anyone you know who would like to attend!

Important inclusion ticket note

We have noticed there are a few Inclusion tickets that have been purchased without filling in an Inclusion form first. You must fill in a form so that we can assess your situation and decide whether we can grant you a ticket – we have a limited amount available each year. If you have purchased a ticket and not filled the form in or spoken to our Inclusion team first, please do so now – otherwise your ticket will be refunded to you and your ticket added back to the pool. The deadline for this is 30th April.

Co-lead for Welfare Enough needed!

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We are searching for a co-lead to help produce Welfare Enough for Burning Nest 2022. Welfare Enough is a critical part of our event, providing support to Nestlings in need (with the full help of our on-site medic and security team) as well as helping organise Ranger shifts.

Key responsibilities

  • Liaising with, preparing and scheduling volunteers before the event via email & spreadsheets
  • Maintaining the rota before and during the event to ensure full staffing
  • Contributing to volunteer training
  • Acting as “Super” on call/on radio during 24 hour periods during the event (Meaning being largely sober every 24 hours, then taking 24 hours off. Sleeping, eating, swimming, dancing and frolicking during these periods is all well and great)
  • Supporting and debriefing volunteer sitters while acting as Super
  • Medical and ranger liaison in acute circumstances on site while acting as Super
  • Liaising with DPW and production team for build, strike and maintenance of the Welfare site while acting as Super
  • General site & volunteer herding, including stepping in for shift no-shows as needed
  • If possible, arriving on site Monday 30th May and leaving the next Monday 6th June

Skills needed

  • Experience sitting & being sat with
  • Good with rotas/admin/logistics
  • Can-do attitude
  • Committed to non-judgement as a core value
  • Open and collaborative
  • Works well in a team and event ecosystem
  • Medical, crisis or social worker, or has experience producing harm reduction or emergency services at burns or festivals a huge plus

If this sounds like you, or if you have any other questions, please get in touch!

Oh em gee, we got a Discord!

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Hey Nestlings! We know that building a community and chatting amongst ourselves is a bit difficult on Facebook, because of The Algorithms. Not to mention that you might not want your Great Aunty Jean reading your conversation about the best roll-on body paint for your Smurf costume…

So we’ve decided to launch our own Discord server! If you are down with the kids and know all about Discord already, follow this link to join.

If you aren’t sure how Discord works, don’t despair! There is a great beginner’s guide here, and in short: it’s a free server with multiple channels that allow you to chat! You can talk via text (like Slack) or in a voice channel. The app is available for your phone, tablet or computer, so you can chat on the go too.

A community is only as good as its members though, so join up, and tell your friends! We want our Discord to be a place for all burners – old, new and prospective! Feedback is very welcome too – if you think we need a channel for something, tell us!

Join the Edge of Chaos!

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Edge of Chaos (Health & Safety/Licensing / Legal & ops) Needs YOU!?!

Seeking Gods/ Goddesses and general Heavenly beings of co-ordination to help keep us all legal and compliant during the Nest event this year.

Do you know your booze licensing from liability? Insurance from Indemnity? Want to help us insure an effigy burn (seriously, this IS a thing)? Fancy helping us chat to the council, medical folk and assorted ‘grown-up official type folk’ to allow us all play (safely) this Summer?

It may seem an oxymoron in multiple of multiple ways, yet we need organised burners to help us organise to disorganise!

We have an experienced Edge of Chaos team, ready to show you the ropes and pass on their knowledge – so you’ll be supported every step of the way.

If all this sounds interesting, please get in touch!

Ticket information for Nest 2022

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Are you excited?

We certainly are! It’s not long until tickets go on sale (12 noon UK time, 30th January, AKA this Sunday), but we have a few updates for you to make note of, before you steam ahead with your fistfuls of hard-earned cash.

What do I need to do before Sunday?

You need to make an account on Quicket, and bookmark the ticketing page on our website, so you can hit the big blue button at 12 noon.

What about Burner Bios?

We have decided to scrap Burner Bios this year, as we feel they are a bit confusing. They were intended to ensure that everyone attending Burning Nest was aware that it is not a normal festival (with a sponsored beer tent, and paid-for acts, and overpriced burgers in styrofoam boxes), and that lots of Radical Self-Reliance is needed!

We will still be asking everyone buying a ticket to read and agree to our 11 Principles, and it would be a very good idea to have a look at our Survival Guide, too. Why not do it in advance, now, like extremely eager beavers?

Rolled-over tickets

There are some important things to note, for Nestlings who kindly rolled their 2020 tickets over to 2022. Each one of you will be receiving an email soon, with a voucher code that will give you 100% off this year’s Nest ticket. Cool, huh? This will enable you to claim your rolled-over tickets easily, and also means that if you’d like to sell or donate your ticket to someone else, all you need to do is send them your code – it will only work once! 

Rolled-over ticket allocation will happen separately to standard ticket sales, so there’s no need to rush on Sunday. There will be an eventual deadline for this process though, so don’t wait until the last minute!

Inclusion, carer, child and parking tickets

If you’d like to apply for an inclusion or carer ticket, please fill in this form as soon as you can, so we can assess your needs. If you would like to bring a carer with you, please enter their details on the form too. Carer tickets are free.

If you are bringing Fledgelings with you, you can buy their tickets through Quicket as well – they can be added during the checkout process.

You can also select a parking permit as you check out – this covers both vehicles in our car park, and live-in vehicles. No pass, no parking!