According to Rolling Stone Magazine, Burning Man is the latest high-profile festival to announce its cancellation due to the coronavirus pandemic.
"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," said the organizers of the festival.
"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."
The Burning Man organizers aim to recreate the experience online and are currently working to put together a Virtual Black Rock City.The festival would have taken place from August 30 through September 7 in the Nevada desert. Ticket sales had already been postponed, but those who have purchased early-bird tickets will be refunded, although organizers ask would-be participants to consider donating to sustain the project.