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Burning Seed 2019 – Dates are locked in!

It may still be 2018, but planning is in full swing for Burning Seed 2019. After our annual summit last weekend, we have now finalised the dates for our event - Wednesday 25th September - Tuesday 1st October.

 

Why is Burning Seed not on the NSW public holiday weekend?

The Burning Seed event usually falls over the NSW public holiday weekend, however our dates each year are set on advice and recommendations from the NSW Forestry Corporation.

For 2019, NSW Forestry are expecting a total fire ban after September 30th. This means that any burning of structures, needs to happen before this date. As the NSW Public Holiday for 2019 falls on Monday 7th October (almost a week later than this year), it will not work to hold the event on that weekend.

While we know that this is not ideal for some of our community, Burning Seed would not be what it is without the burning of the Effigy and Temple.

What about school holidays?

As with the public holiday, we try where possible to ensure the event falls during school holidays. However, we are limited by the NSW Forestry Corporation recommendation.

When do we need to be off site?

This year saw our first Burning Seed closing ceremony and we added an extra day for participants to be off site. This worked fairly well in 2018, however adding an extra day does not mean an extra night of parties and events!

The closing ceremony will be held at 6pm on Monday 30th September with no scheduled events or amplified music to happen after that time. This means you can use Monday evening to relax, pack, hydrate and be well prepared for your drive home. Everyone must leave the paddock by midday on Tuesday 1st October.

When can I get my hands on a ticket?

Woah there! Tickets for Burning Seed usually go on sale between April and May. All info about tickets will be released closer to that time!

 

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The theme for Burning Seed 2019 is…

After almost 100 theme submissions and over 300 votes, the Burning Seed Theme for 2018 is..... Zoophemism submitted by Jesseca

Here's is how Zoophemism became the Burning Seed Theme for 2019 (and probably the most unusual theme we have ever had).

  • We opened our event submissions and received almost 100 - we were surprised that there were no alpaca related themes!
  • We then opened voting on all 100, and received just over 300 votes - once plenty of spam votes had been removed.
  • The top 5 themes were taken to the annual Burning Seed summit held last weekend and voted on by the Facilitators, Team Leads and Town Council.

So there you have itHow will you interpret Zoophemism for Burning Seed 2019? You could follow the description submitted by Jesseca: "Imagine a world where all euphemisms are animal related and puns are considered currency" or you can come up with your own interpretation. One thing is for sure, this Burning Seed theme is bound to lead to some very creative costumes and art pieces. 

What happens next?: Early next year we will open the Theme Design process for Zoophemism. This is where we ask the talented designers in our community to submit their design ideas which will then be used on our website, Facebook pages, Survival Guide, WWW Guide and a whole bunch of other stuff. More info on this will be coming later.