Burning Man's CEO has announced a ban on an elite campsite costing up to $100,000 while slamming social media influencers in the wake of the Fyre Festival disaster.
Marian Goodell revealed a number of changes to the week long event in a blog post over the weekend, including the fact that Camp Humano has not been invited back in 2019.
Humano offered accommodation starting at $25,000 for a 160 square foot 'Single Bedouin Tent' with minibar and air conditioning, according to price list seen by Mashable.
Those prices reportedly rose to up to $100,000 for with two bedrooms, a private bathroom, and 'super-powerful' AC in rooms dubbed a 'Moon Village'.
But Goodell announced the pricey camp would not be back, writing: 'After negative reports from participants and nearly every Black Rock City operations team, we told Camp Humano that they are not invited back in 2019 as a placed camp.
'Humano was a strain on resources, had a poor ‘leave no trace’ record for three years, had a very poor 2018 environmental compliance record including multiple BLM citations, and was the subject of many complaints from neighboring camps.'
Goodell revealed a number of changes to the week long event in a blog post and used it to hit out at social medial influencers using Burning Man for their sponsored posts
Goodell said the posts were now 'wildly out of control', adding 'this really isn’t Burning Man'
CEO Marian Goodell has announced a ban on an elite campsite costing up to $100,000 at Burning Man. Festival goers pictured at the event in 2017
Humano offered accommodation starting at $25,000 for a 160 square foot 'Single Bedouin Tent' with minibar and air conditioning rising to $100k for two bedrooms
Goodell also called out social media influencers and sponsored attendees, saying their posts were now 'wildly out of control'.
She wrote: 'Whether it’s commercial photo shoots, product placements, or Instagram posts thanking 'friends' for a useful item, attendees including fashion models and social media 'influencers' are wearing and tagging brands in their playa photos.
'This means they are using Black Rock City to increase their popularity; to appeal to customers and sell more 'stuff.' Is this okay? How could it be?