Burning Man festival 2021 canceled once more due to COVID-19 pandemic

Music event will get back to the Nevada desert in 2022.

The Covid pandemic has stifled Burning Man for the second sequential year.

Celebration organizers reported Tuesday that the famous festival will not occur in 2021 after months of behind-the-scenes deliberations, with the gathering rather zeroing in on bringing the occasion back in 2022.

“But, although here in the United States we may be feeling the weight lifting and the light at the end of the tunnel brightening, we are still in the pandemic, and the uncertainties that need to be resolved are impossible to resolve in the time we have,” festival staff wrote on the Burning Man website. “This is not a decision that weighs on just one specific issue; rather, it’s a combination of problems that in an ever-changing world resist certainty to move forward.”

The statement goes on to cite “collective trauma that is unprecedented in recent times” as a contributing factor to the cancellation, and stresses that fans ought to rather zero in on “very real rebuilding and healing that needs to be done before returning full force to the desert.”

Held every year in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert since 1990, Burning Man was established in San Francisco in 1986. It regularly features art installations, throughout the night dance celebrations, and other unconventional festivals of music and culture inside the constraints of its makeshift metropolis known as Black Rock City.

Consuming Man recently canceled its 2020 version as the pandemic deteriorated.

While other global music events, (for example, Britain’s mainstream Glastonbury celebration) have additionally dropped their 2021 sets, stars like Selena Gomez, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Jennifer Lopez, and Oscar-winning musician H.E.R. will saddle the force of music to rouse inoculation certainty all throughout the planet when their Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World airs Saturday, May 8, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC, ABC News Live, CBS, YouTube, and iHeartMedia radio broadcasts.