As per previous editions, 2018 Burning Man is the continuity of the foundational 10 Rules that encourage radical self-reliance, self-expression, and inclusion. It created a utopia-like city for 10-day duration, opened for more than 70,000 guests this year.

Weather:

On the first 2 days of the 2018 edition, Burning Man was severely affected by a windstorm on the playa. Festival-goers were forced to put on goggles and mask for self-protection.

 

Art Installation:

The theme for 2018 Burning Man is I, Robot. Artists all around the world have fully expressed their creativity and belief in the 10-principle, and created hundreds of art installation far beyond our imagination.

Bjarke Ingels and Jakob Lange, THE ORB, 2018.

FoldHaus Art Collective, RadiaLumia, 2018.

Miguel Angel Martin Bordera, Step Forward – Joining Minds, 2018.

 

Music:

For the 2018 edition, Burning Man has gathered hundreds of DJs from the electronic and house music spectrum. Here are some of the highlight from our favourite performances in Burning Man this year, including American Trance House DJ Seven Lions:

 

Diplo also brought in an amazing B2B set with future house DJ Flume:

 

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If you have time to swipe – here are a couple of sets I played at Burning Man. My job is usually make songs that you hope people can dance too and to go out and play lot of sets every weekend . As you can imagine even that gets tiring . I’m guilty of getting lazy and keeping some of the same routine and playing same songs .. but at BM I get to play records for the first time bring back old records . Improvise .. connect with old friends find new energy .. do amazing back to back sets .. find random art cars to pull up get lost in some lights and find songs I never heard before . Just creating a vibe w friends and random people riding bikes around you is some of the moments that make me feel like DJing is still one of the greatest jobs in the world . And I’m so lucky .. thank you to robot heart .. the church . No name camp . Camp question mark . Camp jou jou. Bounce art car . The 747. Bunk bed . The Christina The sol riser and everyone else .. especially to @flumemusic and @simihaze and @richmedina for rocking with me also @gene.vi.eve ?

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as well as ​Skrillex’s b2b set with TOKiMONSTA​.

 

Fashion:

Here are some of the new Burning Man festival Fashion looks that never fail to surprise us:

Holographic Pattern: checked!

Model: @parissinclair; Photographer: @lizzierosemedia, Outfit: @shopeasytiger

Black Leather: checked!

Model: @leilabenkhalifaofficial; Photographer: @karimtabar

Psychedelic Pattern: checked!

Model: @majoarevalo_

Of course, Rainbow-coloured: checked!

Model: @letiicia_0oliveira, @schynaider, @lays_s, @santamaria.love, @ludidelfino, @laisribeiro, @alessandraambrosio; Photographer: @raul

Face-Gem: checked!

Model: @thenaventwins; Makeup: @thegypsyshrine

Stripes: checked!

Model: @mikagurovich

Goggles: checked!

Model: @lizzyperridon

Space Odyssey: checked!

Model: @rosacrespo

Platform Boots: checked!

Model: @chloshow

 

Safety:

Although local sheriff reported more than 40 arrests, 1 death and armed jacking in this edition of Burning Man, there is yet a drastic drop of arrests this year compared to last year’s 58.

 

 

Disassemble:

To uphold with its principle of constructing a self-reliant city in Black Rock Desert, the 9-day long festival is actually going to take several months to disassemble, and ultimately leave no trace of its existence.

 

Conclusion:

In the Memoriam for Mr Larry Harvey, Founder of Burning Man, he explained “It doesn’t matter, we understand it (Burning Man) as a blank canvas onto which to project our own thoughts and feelings, a ritual outside of context and unfettered by explanation.”

So so much love in one place:

 

Rate your FOMO level now! Don’t miss out the next Burning Man Decompression event in San Francisco this upcoming October, it is an annual post-Burning-Man urban version event for the incarnation of “Black Top City”, it will be held in the starting place of Burning Man – Potrero Power Station. Click here for more!

 

 

Read more:

First Glimpse of the Otherworldly Art of Burning Man 2018 on My Modern Met

Burning Man Artists on 15 of This Year’s Most Anticipated Artworks on Artsy

What it’s like to visit Burning Man, one of the wildest, most surreal events in the world on Business Insider