Thousands stranded at Burning Man Music Festival

September 4, 2023
Desert festival

We are not allowed out of the playa, the gates are locked, we have enough tuna for a week.

Christine Lee, a circus performer at Burning Man, after thousands of people were stranded at the music and arts festival in Nevada due to flooding.

What To Know: Around 72,000 people were stranded over the weekend at the Burning Man music and arts festival in the Nevada desert. Nearly an inch of rain flooded the Black Rock Desert playa on Friday causing attendees to shelter in place with instructions to conserve water, food and fuel. The roads reopened on Monday and thousands tried to leave, though traffic remains heavily congested.

Burning Man Attendees Begin to Leave Soggy Festival Site

by Jenna Lee,