The dates of 28 September to 3 October were proposed at the Burning Seed Team Leads’ Summit in November 2015 and agreed in January 2016 after consultation with NSW Forestry and other local stakeholders.
There are a number of factors are at play in terms of how we land on these dates:
They occur at the start of the statutory bushfire danger period 1 Oct-31 March. This gives us optimal site conditions while making sure we manage risk effectively.
They’re consistent with the timing of previous events and we are confident of the broader community’s support for these dates.
They don’t clash with other major burner events or festivals eg Burning Man.
The period includes the NSW/ACT October Labour Day Public Holiday (3 Oct) and the Victorian AFL Grand Final Public Holiday (30 Sept).
The dates fall within the NSW School Holidays (24 Sept – 9 Oct) and Victorian School Holidays (17 Sept – 2 Oct) making it easier for burners with kids.
Are there any options for early entry before 28 September?
Limited early entry will be available ONLY to registered Theme Camps, registered Media, artists and volunteer crew eg build crew. If you turn up early and you are not eligible and registered for early entry, you will be turned away.
What about leaving later than 3 October?
All participants will need to vacate the site by NOON on Monday 3 October. There will be a 24hr pack-down grace period as in previous but only for registered Theme Camps.
When will tickets be available and how many will be available?
Tickets will be available and on sale in the next few months. As in 2015, there will be a cap on tickets for Burning Seed in 2016.
Why is there a cap on ticket sales?
We need to manage responsibly and sustainably the growth of Burning Seed. The cap on participant ticket sales is linked to the number of crew volunteers each year who have committed to support the production of the event.
So it’s kinda that simple… more crew = more participants.
The 2015 Crew Survey shows only around 8% of participants volunteered – we need to improve on that so get your wriggle on and firstname.lastname@example.org