Burning Man Festival Purchases New Land With Potential to 'Amplify Cultural Impact'

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Burning Man in Black Rock Desert, Nev. 

According to a recent statement posted on the Burning Man Festival blog, Burning Man has acquired the Fly Ranch, a 3,800-acre property located in Washoe County, Nevada. 

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“In 2012 we became a nonprofit with the intention of amplifying and extending Burning Man culture,” the statement reads. “So here we are, taking a big step in that direction. 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 festival acknowledges that it’s not yet sure what the new land will be used for. “We’re a long way from defining exactly what will happen at Fly Ranch,” the statement notes. “But it’s not too early to begin dreaming of the potential. We’re inspired by this milestone and hope you are too. At this stage there are simply more questions than answers.”

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Watch a video about the new property below. Burning Man is held annually in the Black Rock desert in Nevada. This year it starts August 28 and wraps up September 5.