For Immediate Release 

Burning Man logoSan Francisco, California – April 1, 2014 (Burning Man) – The Burning Man Project today announced the music lineup for the 2014 Burning Man festival.

“We’re very excited about this year’s music lineup.” said Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Burning Man’s musical talent coordinator.  “2014 is one of the most ambitious lineups in our history, and puts Burning Man squarely in the ranks of other popular Summer music festivals such as Coachella, Bonaroo, Glastonbury and the US Festival.”

The Burning Man festival will showcase five concert venues of varying sizes spread throughout the event.  Two venues will be reserved for smaller performances, two for medium sized performances, and one main venue will be placed just outside the man at the six o’clock road.  “We expect the Denial and Anger stages to be more intimate, and have located those within the city close to the three o’clock and nine o’clock plazas.  The Bargaining and Depression stages will be located on the open playa near the two o’clock road and the ten o’clock road.”

Kübler-Ross notes that the main venue, the Acceptance stage, is large enough to support a full production truss, with professional lighting and sound.  “The audience grandstands will face the Man,” said Kübler-Ross. “We plan to disassemble the Acceptance stage itself after the Friday night performance to make room for the crowds to gather for the main burn.”  Kübler-Ross also noted that the grandstands themselves would stay in place and serve as VIP seating for the burning of the man.

“Our five stages have something for everyone,” said Kübler-Ross.  “We expect that, as people attend the festival for the week they’ll gradually move through all the stages before finally attending the last performance on the Acceptance stage Friday night.  It is a very natural progression.  We understand that some people may prefer to stay at a particular stage longer, but expect everyone to experience all five stages before the end.”

“Some of our performers were very difficult to get,” added Kübler-Ross, “This year’s Burning Man event marks Keith Moon’s first public performance since he was invited to perform at the 2012 Olympic closing ceremonies in London, England.”  Keith Moon, the former drummer for The Who, was unable to appear at the 2012 Olympic closing ceremony due to issues with his availability.  Other artists on Burning Man’s 2014 roster are Jam Master Jay, Warren Zevon and Dave Brockie of GWAR.  “Dave Brockie only recently became available,” added Kübler-Ross.

The Burning Man event takes place on a dry lakebed in the Black Rock Desert north of Reno, Nevada between August 25th and Monday, September 1st, 2014.  For ticket or other scheduling information, visit the Burning Man website at http://www.burningman.com. 

Download a PDF of this release, and the concert schedule, here:  Press Release – Concert Lineup

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Burning Man 2014 Musical Performer Lineup


Denial Stage:

Monday, August 25, 2014:

      • 8:00 pm: Clint Warwick of the Moody Blues
      • 9:00 pm: Laura Branigan

Wednesday, August 27, 2014:

      • 8:00 pm: June Pointer of the Pointer Sisters
      • 9:00 pm: Ike Turner


Anger Stage:

Tuesday, August 26, 2014:

      • 8:00 pm: Notorious B.I.G.
      • 9:00 pm: Tupac Shakur

Thursday, August 28, 2014:

      • 8:00 pm: Mac Dre
      • 9:00 pm: Jam Master Jay


Bargaining Stage:

Monday, August 25, 2014:

      • 8:00 pm: Ty Longley of Great White
      • 9:00 pm: Maurice Gibb

Wednesday, August 27, 2014:

      • 8:00 pm: Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary
      • 9:00 pm: Pete Seeger


Depression Stage:

Tuesday, August 26, 2014:

      • 8:00 pm: Joey Covington of Jefferson Airplane
      • 9:00 pm: Ray Manzarek of The Doors

Thursday, August 28, 2014:

      • 8:00 pm: Barry White
      • 9:00 pm: Warren Zevon


Acceptance Stage:

Monday, August 25, 2014:

      • 9:30 pm: Mike Starr and Layne Staley of Alice in Chains
      • 10:30 pm: Ronnie James Dio

Tuesday, August 26, 2014:

      • 9:30 pm: Joe Strummer of The Clash
      • 10:30 pm: Keith Moon of The Who

Wednesday, August 27, 2014:

      • 9:30 pm: Mark Moreland of Wall of Voodoo
      • 10:30 pm: The Ramones (Featuring Joey Ramone and Dee Dee Ramone)

Thursday, August 28, 2014:

      • 9:30 pm: Dave Brockie of GWAR
      • 10:30 pm: Lou Reed

Friday, August 29, 2014:

      • 9:30 pm: Amy Winehouse
      • 10:30 pm: Robert Palmer


*** All appearances are tentative.  Appearances may be cancelled at the sole discretion of the event organizers due to, among other reasons, performer availability or death.

About the author: Caveat Magister

Caveat grew up wanting to be a Russian novelist, but the closest he ever came was getting personally insulted by the first democratically elected president of Poland. Now the volunteer coordinator for Burning Man's Media Team (itself a volunteer position), Caveat has been messing with Burners for the last five years, and has a hard time believing some of the stuff they've let him get away with. He is a publisher at Omnibucket.com, served as editor of Chicken John’s philosophical autobiography “The Book of the Is,” and archives his publications and personal blogs at www.TheWachsGallery.com.


  • Thank You BurningMan Staffers fro being fist class assholes….I have been out to the playa three times driving folks out there it is my job…. every time the staff has addressed me and my clients with less respect the the playa they walk on WTF do you own the dessert? and dude with the bullhorn I hope someone shoves it up you ass where it belongs. FU bunch of pricks I would not pay one red cent to join assholes like you….And you even treated the performers I picked up like shit too they could not stop commenting on what a bunch of pricks you all are. I hope your man burns in hell!!!!!

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