Burner events are aplenty, but nothing is quite like Afrikaburn. This years edition proved that and more!
AfrikaBurn just ended. The majestic African cousin of Burning Man promised to make it’s 2016 edition better than ever and it sure as hell was. Though it is just about a fraction compared to Burning Man, AfrikaBurn packed a pretty solid punch. In some ways, it was pretty much like how it’s always been. Throngs of eager, young crowds travelling from distant lands to be a part of an experience like no other, elaborate costumes, eclectic people, music and art.
The festival is known for its massive art installations almost as much as it is known for it’s environmentally friendly policy of ‘Leave No Trace’, which the attendees strictly follow. Everything here is art. Right from the sand soaked winds to the eccentric people to the massive signature San Clan structure, which is known as the symbol of AfrikaBurn. This year, was nothing short of strung out, trippy exhibition of people and their art.
The festival is a space to truly let go. Here, is where people come to be their over-the-top, passionate selves and it’s striking to so many people just be themselves without holding back. This year gave us the chance to see some gorgeous people experiment with some seriously crazy costumes. Here, check them out.
Though this year the weather threatened to ruin the party with storms and rain playing spoilsport, it thankfully wasn’t enough to stop the people from having an amazing time. This probably has a lot to do with the never-say-die spirit of these Burners.
In the past few years, art at music festivals has become a dynamic and multi-dimensional field that has no limits for experimentation. AfrikaBurn was one of the first festivals to embrace this trend. And proof of that is seen every year in it’s impossibly bizarre and dazzling art.
Also, the true nature of this insanely pretty T-Rex is for the night, when it transforms into THIS-
The raw, striking desert landscape is in sharp contrast with the colourful burst that is the festival. Especially at night. Just like the T-Rex, the people and the music transformed after the sunsets. Everything takes on a darker appeal.
Already excited for the next year? So are we!