It was only a matter of time before the Burning Man Organization made the official announcement that this year’s trip back to the playa would be canceled due to the global pandemic.
After indefinitely postponing the official sale, it looks like the Org has decided, with good reason and heavy-hearts, to cancel the event for the first time in its history.
“After much listening, discussion, and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision not to build Black Rock City in 2020. Given the painful reality of COVID-19, one of the greatest global challenges of our lifetimes, we believe this is the right thing to do. Yes, we are heartbroken. We know you are too. In 2020 we need human connection and Immediacy more than ever. But public health and the well-being of our participants, staff, and neighbors in Nevada are our highest priorities.”