Burning Man Attendance Stays Well Within BLM Cap

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A year after being placed on probation for drawing too many people, the Burning Man music and arts festival attracted crowds well within the maximum cap allowed by federal land managers.

Bureau of Land Management officials say the festival's peak attendance was 52,385 on Friday, down 1.7 percent from a year ago.

The agency established a daily cap of 60,900 for this year's gathering, which ends Monday.

The BLM placed organizers on probation and threatened to pull their license for exceeding the attendance cap at last year's festival.

The offbeat fest drew daily crowds of more than 53,000 to the Black Rock Desert on both Sept. 2 and 3 last year. A daily cap of 50,000 was allowed then under terms of its special recreation permit.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLO-TV 4850 Ampere Drive Reno, NV 89502
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 168359366 - kolotv.com/a?a=168359366