This is an official spin-off event attached to the infamous “Burning Man” festival in Nevada, USA. Except tickets here are a 1/8th of the price of “Burning Man” (starting at around £35), and the music festival in Africa has been described as “like Burning Man was 15 years ago” by festival-goers that have been to both. This really is a unique festival: no money is exchanged, and everything is instead based on a gift-economy, self-reliance, and leaving no ecological trace of your presence there. It’s a very communal event, right in the heart of a semi-arid desert under the milky-way sky. Indeed, community and participation are what really drive this festival, as the more you put into it, the more get out of it. In essence, you are the audience and the show. Much of the music is therefore unknown non-commercial artists from around the globe, everything from people strumming acoustic folk music to bongos and even DJs pumping out psytrance, progressive house, and all manner of eclectic genres and melodies well into the night via solar-powered speakers. This is definitely an essential one for those who love quirky art, self-expression, hippie culture along with a deep appreciation and respect for nature.