Living the theme

It’s almost official. This year’s Burning Seed is set to be one of the greatest Burns in the history of burning ever in the world ever. Our community has gone doolally crazy gangbusters in terms of participation this year, with around 50 (yes fiddy, half-a-ton, 49+1) Theme Camps set to facilitate our playtime on the Paddock.

And while we love us some Sound Camp, we LOVE that you guys are flexing other Theme Camp muscles by creating more healing, theatrical, chill, food and art spaces. Here’s a few tasty teasers to tickle your ‘tashes and tushes:[bra_border_divider top=’10’ bottom=’10’]

Star Shitty

Brazenly billed as James Packer’s worst nightmare brought to life, Star Shitty is keeping a tight wrap on the details of what to expect when it lands for the first time at Seed this year.

Safe to say that this cocky crew of crappy croupiers are likely to bring the tone at Seed down to new and unimainable lows with rumours of human pokies, awkward magicians, filthy bingo, and an all-too-literal space for VIP high-rollers.

This chintzy nightmare has been wrenched from the bowels of the imagination of the MWA, a Sydney-based arts/events crew that embody the principle of participation and community. Are you prepared to gamble your clothes, your dance moves or your dignity? Hop aboard the Star Shitty courtesy bus. It would be rude not to.

Malt Shop Be-Bop Hop Roller Arena

Looking for the best place to find your feet at Seed? Well, this is it. The Malt Shop Be-Bop Hop Roller Arena promises an all-in wild ride of roller skating goodness and it’s literally the most authentic way of achieving your balance at Red Earth City this year.

You’ll be coxed and coaxed by the one and only Tambalamslam, an internationally renowned all-star roller from the Victorian Roller Derby League. Step back from the brink, take it to the rink and lose yourself in the beautiful mayhem of the Malt Shop Be-Bop Hop Roller Arena. Go on! Get your skates on!

The Soupery

These superheroes of soup will be dishing up cupfuls of comfort and nourishment for the Red Earth City community this year (Bring Your Own Cup!). Veteran burners, the Soupery crew will be ladling their lovely selection of liquids from around noon each day, together with bread made on-site and more. The crew saw an opportunity last year to take their love of gifting to the next level with a dedicated Theme Camp at this year’s Seed.

There’ll be flavours to suit every palate, a solar-powered/trike-powered sound system with a vinyl-only set, and in the spirit of participation and self-reliance the Soupery will love you even more if you want to get involved and make a contribution. Are we there yet?

What’s your fave Theme Camp this year? Want to know more? Check out the What Where When for another sneak peek at what’s in store at Burning Seed.


Dress to express

It’s a fact: we love costumes! You don’t need an excuse to dress up (or down) at Burning Seed, but if you’re seeking inspiration or want to be sure to be dressed the part, here’s a run down of all the events registered for What Where When 2014 that have specified a dress theme. And…go! 


ALL DAY || Tutu Tuesday on Thursday
A day to celebrate the divine tutu. Wear your tutu proudly everywhere all day…all week even!Paul

13:00 || Vogue-a-thon – ‘Having it, giving it, working it @ SHIT HOT; BURN AND TURN
A workshop to free your inner FABULOUS. No one is sexier, fiercer or fresher than YOU, so bring your killer poses, over-the-top confidence and above all ATTITUDE. On this catwalk anything goes.

14 – 15:45 || Meet the Minters @ MINT COUNTRY CLUB
Pop in for a GIN. Practice your swing, get friendly with the clubhouse courses, tables and the Minters! Wear Green, be seen.

14:00 for departure 14:15 || The Tutu Tuesday on Thursday Grand Parade >>> MEET AT CENTRE CAMP
The grandest parade of tutus ever. We’ll gather at Centre Camp and then parade the paddock to crash whatever is going on!

SUNSET || Urban Turban @ BEAN BAG BABYLON [R] Join us for our signature brand of low-slung beats, sumptuous decor, dazzling lights, and a fully stocked donations bar. BYOC, dress in your finest turban/headpiece, and let us spoil your ears, eyes and hearts!

19:30 – LATE || Kaftanopia @ CBI
Indulge in the most fashion-forward event of Burning Seed 2014. Funky Middle Eastern musik and men in dresses. Dress code: strictly kaftan. Underwear: optional.

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12:00 – LATE || The Dragon Ball @ BETA STAGE – BURNING DRAGON
Presenting our Dragon Masquerade Ball. Bring out all your comical, crazy and exotic masks and outfits! For it will be a ball of extraordinary extravagance.

14 – 16:00 || Human Chess @ TRASH MANSION
The subjects of the Kingdom of Seed will battle it out on a checkered board, armed with foam swords. The chess pieces will all be human: YOU!

HeART Tribe presents FRIDAY FLURO & FOREST FIESTA! Cocktails, raw treats, sexy peeps and costume defeats. Wear your fluros, black light attire and get painted!

17 – 00:00 || The Wedding of Nancy Xi & Peter Piro @ CENTRE CAMP
Come join Piraninia’s finest and celebrate the Seed wedding of a lifetime!  The dress theme is traditional Chinese. The party will have great music, lighting, entertainment, drinks and more!

SUNSET || Capes and Corsets @ BEAN BAG BABYLON [R] Join us for our signature brand of low-slung beats, sumptuous decor, dazzling lights, and a fully stocked donations bar. BYOC, dress in your finest corset and cape, and let us spoil your ears, eyes and hearts!

20:00 – || Dragon Burn >>> MEET AT KIDS CAMP
Meet then head up to the Dragon Burn performance. Wear your best animal onesie or forest folk costume and participate in the show.

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12 – 18:00 || Classic Sports Day @ MINT COUNTRY CLUB
An afternoon of raucous racquets, pumping clubhouse tunes. Live Performances uniting three global DJs: Simon Slieker, Halo,


SUNSET || The B Party @ BEAN BAG BABYLON [R] Babylon brings the heat with some serious tunes from local and international heroes. BYOC, dress in your finest B costume, and let us spoil your… you know the drill!

SUNDAY (5 Oct)

13:00 || The Walk Off – Come and Strut Your Stuff @ SHIT HOT; BURN AND TURN
After a week of expressing yourself on our catwalk, let’s see who’s hot to trot. Wear your most impressive outfit, or pick up something from the change-room. Everyone will get the opportunity to be fabulous! At the end there will be a prize for the best burn and turn.

SUNSET || Onesie Sunday @ BEAN BAG BABYLON [R] Join us for our signature brand of low-slung beats, sumptuous decor, dazzling lights, and a fully stocked donations bar. BYO Cup, dress in your finest onesie, and let us spoil your ears, eyes and hearts!

For more event inspiration from your WWWhopper guide, download it here.