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Burning Man Has Purchased A Property For Year-Round Possibilities

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Organizers behind the week-long event have announced a recent purchase of a property north of the Burning Man grounds called Fly Ranch. The property is 3,800 acres, cost a lofty $6.5 million (from donations, not from ticket revenue) and will likely be home to future events that the Burning Man Project hope to introduce throughout the duration of the year before and after the event.

“As a year-round site, Fly Ranch has the potential to expand Burning Man Project’s activities and existing programs, as well as amplify Burning Man’s cultural impact into the wider world beyond Black Rock City,” the Burning Man website post reads.

Burning Man, however, will not be relocated to Fly Ranch and will remain an annual week-long event that takes place in Nevada towards the tail end of summer.

In fact, it may be a while before Burners are able to experience whatever may be in store for Fly Ranch as organizers have explained the first step is to “lay down the groundwork” and ensure that the space will be sustainable for years to come.

[Photo: Galen Oakes]

Valerie Lee is Mixmag’s US Digital Editor. Follow her on Twitter here