The first artists playing at Burning Man 2015 have been revealed
For seven days each year, tens of thousands of people gather in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert for Burning Man: an event unlike any other, festival or otherwise. Burning Man describes itself as a “temporary metropolis dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance,” and the creative community of “Burners” are renowned for their faithful adherence to these values that allow the event to take place year after year.
On the playa, or flat lake bed where Burning Man takes place, one of the unbreakable laws is leaving no trace of any kind once Burning Man concludes at the end of the week. For this reason, many artists who have the opportunity to perform at the legendary event do so on art cars, each of which has a unique backstory and personality.
The Mayan Warrior art car has just released some of the first names who will play at Black Rock City this year. The Mayan Warrior was originally created to showcase the music of Mexican electronic artists at Burning Man. Pablo Gonzalez Vargas, the executive producer of the interactive mobile and sound system since 2011, explained that the car was inspired by the playa’s limitless creativity, and the Mayan visual concept comes from ancient Mayan culture, crop circles, and principles of sacred geometry.
This veneration for an ancient past is not hampered by Mexico’s bright future in the electronic space, with the rise of festivals like BPM and exports like Rebolledo and Damián Romero, who are curating this year’s Mayan Warrior lineup in addition to playing. The first release of artists reveals that there will be a strong techno and house presence at the car, including Maceo Plex, Mathew Jonson, Acid Pauli, and Jennifer Cardini. More announcements are to come as Burning Man, which will take place the first week of September, approaches.
H/T: Resident Advisor