Hopefully at this point your Burning Man tickets are manifested and your camp secured. Now, you only have to worry about the fun stuff, like putting together breathtaking ensembles. No pressure, right?
On August 12th from 12-9pm, prepare for the festival fashion event of the year. In what will be the first festival market experience of its kind, the 3-story San Diego nightclub will be transformed into the most unique Sunday market around. Featuring over 20 diverse vendors providing all of the necessities and luxuries that your festival lovin’ heart could desire- this will be a comprehensive shopping event for Burners and festival fashion enthusiasts alike. A $5 entry fee at the door gets you full access to the best vibrant clothing, moop-free sequins, menswear, crystal crowns, and handmade jewelry that Southern California has to offer. Need to test-drive electric bikes and schedule a hair-braiding appointment? The inaugural Festival Market has you covered there, too.
Participating Vendors will include:
The Thriftsy Gypsy
Maddie Moon Designs
The Elephant Tribe
Jewelz by Jewelia
Merka Babe Designs
One Stop Soul Shop
That Dome Piece
Like Wild Fire
Glitter by Jen Jenny Jennifer
Cassie Lynn Designs
And, in typical Thriftsy Gypsy style, there will also be an on-site alteration station and a live coat painting to unleash even more color and creativity.
San Diego-based DJs Matteo and Collette will get the market warmed up with some luscious house and techno. Then, LA-based DJs, Idean and Nasser of Oleeva Records, both of whom have performed at Burning Man camps Distrikt and Never Sleep Again, will provide the festival market with some Playa flair during the day. Once the night falls, another special guest from L.A., who has graced the decks at Desert Hearts, Lightning in a Bottle, Umbrella Weekend and Burning Man, will take over.
The music will begin in the main room from 12pm – 3pm and will then be moving upstairs for a rooftop party until 9pm. And for $5? You know I’ll be there- even if I’m not making it to Burning Man this year.
Featured photo: Andrew Jorgensen