Do I need to bring a tent and sleeping bag?
You will need both a tent and a sleeping bag, plus anything else to make your sleep more comfortable. It will be warm in Anji in May, but it still gets cold at night and it might still rain so come prepared! Check out our list of what to bring for more information.
Will there be tent rentals?
There are no tent rental . In the past this has caused the Burn to lose some of it’s non-commercial feel. It’s perfectly fine to rent a tent from somewhere else and bring that to the Burn, however.
How do I get to the Dragon Burn site?
There will be buses leaving Shanghai on Friday 26th at 8pm, Saturday at 9am and 8pm, and Sunday at 9am. If you want to take one of these buses you must purchase a combined ticket or a separate bus ticket before May 13th.
If you would prefer to make your own way to the site or are coming from outside of Shanghai, check out our guide to getting to the site.
When do buses come back to Shanghai?
Buses will run throughout the day on Tuesday 1st May, picking up from Anji and returning to Shanghai. You must have a bus ticket to use these buses.
How much space is there for camping?
Last time we were at Anji we camped 400 participants comfortably. This year we have a larger site with more camping space. There are designated areas for the theme camps and plenty of space for everyone else to camp, but if you show up late you may need to get a bit cosy.
Is there quiet camping?
If you’re showing up on the Saturday evening then it is unlikely you will find a quiet spot to camp. We will reserve some space in the quieter areas for people coming with young children. We will also have a quiet time from early morning until around midday during which sound camps will not be allowed to play music.
Can I bring my pet?
We are animal lovers ourselves and know they are cute and fun to play with. But in a multi-participant event, they can get lost and, unlike humans, they don’t use toilets or abide by the ten principals. No animals except service animals will be allowed at the event.
Where can I buy food/water/beer/other?
Dragon Burn is an event based on Radical Self Reliance. This means you need to bring everything you need with you for the entire Burn – shelter, food, water and anything else you want to bring.
Dragon Burn is also an experiment in decommodification. There will be no money exchanged on site, and there will be no food or drinks for sale.