The AfrikaBurn event is not a music festival: it is a participatory art event, at which you are expected to actively contribute and volunteer. In addition, you are expected to bring all necessary food, beverage and camping needs (including accommodation) for your entire stay. If flying in, you will need to organise the transportation of everything you cannot take by air, with your own campmates.
NOTE: AfrikaBurn is not an airline service.
How Do I Fly To AfrikaBurn As A Passenger?
If you wish to fly to Tankwa Town as a passenger, you will need to contact your preferred charter company. To find others wishing to share a flight to AfrikaBurn please visit our Share a Flight to AfrikaBurn Facebook page.
Please be aware that each passenger arriving at Tankwa airfield is required to pre-purchase an Airspace pass. To purchase an Airspace Pass, click here. This is over and above your AfrikaBurn entrance ticket, and over and above the cost of your charter.
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE OF ENSURING YOU HAVE THE NECESSARY EVENT TICKET AND AIRSPACE PASS. If you do not have an event ticket, you will not be able to enter the event and will be asked to return to your departure location. You are responsible for knowing when your departure flight is leaving. It is recommended that you confirm with your pilot 24 hours before leaving.
PERSONS ARRIVING AFTER 17h00 on Friday 1 May 2020 will NOT be allowed to enter. If the returning flight is full or there is no return flight for that day, you will be escorted by security to the gate and have to find a ride somewhere.
WORKING CREW AND THEME CAMP members arriving before Monday 27th April 2020 will need to have a Work Access Pass. Please speak to your people: Airspace does not arrange this.
Do not embark without an event ticket in your name.
To buy a ticket to the AfrikaBurn event, please log into our website and then click the green ‘Tickets’ button.
Find more info on the Airspace pass in the Fees section.
Lastly, whilst the team do everything in their power to ensure operations run as smoothly as possible at the Tankwa airfield, this is a private airstrip run by volunteers in an extremely remote desert environment with extremely limited connectivity.
WARNING – WAARSKUWING – CUIDADO – PELIGRO – INGOZI
Our event, and Airstrip, take place 120 kilometres from the nearest hospital, services or mobile networks – you MUST do whatever is necessary in order to be completely and radically self-reliant.
If you have to remain in contact with friends or family, we advise hiring a satellite phone.
WE DO NOT OFFER A TRANSFER OR TRANSPORT SHUTTLE, and NO PERSONAL VEHICLES ARE PERMITTED TO PICK UP PASSENGERS AT THE AIRSTRIP. The AfrikaBurn event is a pedestrian, bicycle and Mutant Vehicle environment – no personal vehicles are permitted to be driven around (the only exceptions to this are emergency and crew vehicles).
If your campmates are expecting you to arrive on a flight, please inform them that they would need to find (or own) a Mutant Vehicle to pick you and your luggage up. Camps are a minimum of 1 kilometre, or more, from the airstrip. Please plan ahead – our Airspace team cannot and will not provide transport, and will turn away any personal vehicle that approaches the airstrip, which is a restricted area.
Flying to and from Tankwa Town is extremely challenging. Weather conditions from departure city and in Tankwa can cause flights to be delayed or cancelled. Technical difficulties, lock downs and other events can also result in flights being delayed. ALLOW 24 hours for delays in your onward adventures. Ask your pilots if they have contingency plans.
Passengers are encouraged to Participate and support this wild and wonderful social experiment. VOLUNTEER HERE.
Did you buy a package for a luxury AfrikaBurn experience, at a hefty price, that enables you to just party, instead of participate? Do you have staff serving you in your camp? Does your package provider make a profit? Do you have camp duties? Are you part of Plug & Play camp?
Please be aware that AfrikaBurn is not a music festival – rather, it’s a collaborative city of creativity and participation, at which no paid luxury camps or paid staff are permitted.
Find out more here.
About The AfrikaBurn Event
If you’re flying in to the AfrikaBurn event, here’s some very important into about the way the event works:
- AfrikaBurn is a radically self-reliant event at which nothing (other than ice) is for sale, and where all participants are expected to set up, break down and maintain their own camps and campsites. No paid staff are permitted to maintain camps, clean them or cook for the campers.
- Flying into the event limits the amount of baggage that you would be able to carry to the event – for all your other camp infrastructure, you must arrange transport and/or erection with your fellow campmates.
- The event does not offer an airport pick up or transfer services, at all. If you are flying in or out as a passenger, the onus is on you to organise members of your camp to be available at your designated time of arrival or departure, to ferry you or from our Airstrip – and this can only be achieved by the use of a registered Mutant Vehicle (mobile artwork). No personal vehicles are permitted to approach our Airstrip under any circumstances – because no personal vehicles are permitted to drive around the event site. If a personal vehicle approaches the Airstrip, our Event Guardians and Airport staff will instruct the driver that they must return the vehicle to their campsite until they leave the event site (which is the same policy for all personal vehicles at the event).
- All staff at our Airport are volunteers who are giving their time and skills to ensure all flying vehicles and their passengers and pilots (as well as the participants of Tankwa Town) remain safe. Please treat them with courtesy.
There will be little to no contact between the Airspace team and the Charter companies during the burn and the Airspace team do not sell or re-book flights during or leading up to the event. It is up to you to organise your flights and have a means of contacting your selected charter company should you need to change your flights at any stage.
For any queries please contact: [email protected] See also: SHARE A FLIGHT TO AFRIKABURN Facebook page
BY ATTENDING THIS EVENT YOU PERSONALLY AND VOLUNTARILY ASSUME THE FOLLOWING RISKS FOR YOURSELF AND ANY MINORS ACCOMPANYING YOU TO THIS EVENT OR ENTERING THIS EVENT ON A TICKET PURCHASED BY YOU ON THEIR BEHALF: INJURY, SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH AS A RESULT OF ATTENDING THIS EVENT AS WELL AS RISK OF DAMAGE, LOSS OR DESTRUCTION OF PERSONAL PROPERTY BROUGHT BY YOU TO THE EVENT (WHETHER OR NOT OWNED BY YOU). YOU VOLUNTARILY ASSUME LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY AND THE RISK OF SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH BY ATTENDING, FLYING TO, OR ENTERING THIS EVENT FOR ANY REASON WHATSOEVER OR USING THE AIRSPACE ASSOCIATED WITH IT, AND RELEASE AFRIKA BURNS CREATIVE PROJECTS NPC (“AFRIKABURN”) FROM ANY CLAIM ARISING FROM THIS RISK. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT AFRIKABURN ACCEPTS NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOU AND/OR YOUR PROPERTY, AND YOU INDEMNIFY IT AGAINST DAMAGE OR LOSS TO YOUR PERSON OR YOUR PROPERTY HOWEVER CAUSED AND YOU RELEASE AFRIKABURN FROM ANY CLAIM ARISING FROM THIS RISK AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS BY THIRD PARTIES FOR INJURY, DAMAGE OR LOSS SUSTAINED RELATING TO YOUR PARTICIPATION, ATTENDANCE AT, OR ENTRANCE TO THE EVENT OR YOUR BREACH OF THESE OR ANY AFRIKABURN POLICIES OR TERMS. YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ALL OF AFRIKABURN’S APPLICABLE POLICIES, RULES AND TERMS AND CONDITIONS, INCLUDING IN RESPECT OF SERVICES AS WELL AS HOW AFRIKABURN PROCESSES YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION.
Mutant vehicles, artworks, performances, theme camps, personal camps, passenger vehicles and aircraft are not owned or operated by AfrikaBurn. You assume any and all risk of injury, death or loss associated with or arising from their operation and/or existence at the event. YOU MAY NOT ACCESS THE AIRFIELD AREA INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE RUNWAY.
You are expected to insure all property brought by you to the event whether or not you own such property. If you need medical treatment, or to be medically evacuated, you will be expected to cover these costs and so you should ensure you have adequate medical insurance in place.
You must bring enough food, water, shelter and first aid to survive for a week in a harsh environment. Commercial vending is prohibited, as are all weapons, firearms, fireworks, rockets and other explosives. You agree to read and abide by all the rules contained in the survival guide, as well as abide by all valid instructions from all event staff and/or independent contractors and/or volunteers, and to follow national and local laws. This is a LEAVE NO TRACE, pack it in, pack it out event. You are asked to contribute two hours of general clean-up in addition to cleaning your own camp before departure.
You understand and agree that this Event is a private event on private property where your use or creation of any intellectual property, is subject to the ownership use rights of AfrikaBurn, or other attendees, and that promotional or commercial use of images, audio or video taken at the event, including but not limited to photographs and video footage of people, objects and artworks and their use in print or social media, is prohibited without the prior written consent of AfrikaBurn. You appoint AfrikaBurn as you representative to take any action necessary to protect your intellectual property or privacy rights, recognising that AfrikaBurn has no obligation to take any action whatsoever.
All vehicles including trucks, trailers, caravans, RV’s and aircrafts entering and exiting AfrikaBurn are subject to search by the Gate staff and/or volunteers. You consent to reasonable examinations and searches by authorised AfrikaBurn staff and/or independent contractors and/or South African Police to ensure your compliance with South African laws and the event rules and you acknowledge that illegal substances are not permitted in the event premises. Tickets are non-refundable even in the event the event is terminated or cancelled due to harsh weather, acts of nature, governmental regulation or other conditions beyond AfrikaBurn’s control. This ticket is a revocable license that may be revoked by AfrikaBurn for any reason. In the event that your license to attend the event is revoked you agree that you will leave the event immediately.
USE OF AN ENTRANCE TICKET, VEHICLE PASS, AIRPASS, LANDING PASS OR USE OF THE AIRSTRIP CONFIRMS YOUR AGREEMENT TO THE TERMS REFLECTED ABOVE.