Blazing Swan - 2018 - Beyond The Black Stump

Wed Mar 28, 12:00 - Tue Apr 3, 12:00
Jilakin Rock City


Blazing Swan - 2018 - Beyond The Black Stump

***Event Date For the internationals are noon from Wednesday 28th March until noon Tuesday 3rd April 2018 (West Oz Time)***

Blazing Swan is an annual experiment in temporary community dedicated to self-expression and self-reliance. 

Blazing Swan is an official Australian Burning Man event 

Blazing Swan website 
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Blazing Swan is an experiment in temporary community. Relationships are created, neighbors meet one another, and our collective survival is challenged. This is not a spectator event. It is difficult for you to take a role in the community if you are in Jilikin Rock City for less than 24 hours. In order to experience the true essence of Blazing Swan, you will want to become part of the community. Therefore, there are no day passes sold, and no discounts given based on your length of stay. Of course, it is not necessary that you come for the entire week. You are welcome to arrive early in the week and stay for just a portion of the event. 

What should I bring?
A. Thank you for asking the million-dollar question. Blazing Swan is an exercise in self-sufficiency. You have to bring all you need to survive, and then some. Some people bring only the basics; others bring everything including the kitchen sink.
Water, food and shelter are imperative 
After you have taken care of your survival, everything else is up to you.
If you are fond of sleep, earplugs are a participant’s best friend.
A bicycle (with a bike light) is vital for enjoying our vast landscape, and a puncture repair kit may be required as we have at the moment some large double gees (big bloody prickles that can harm your tyres)
For maximum enjoyment of the event, bring toys or costumes with which you can express your creative spirit.

Blazing Swan is a commerce-free event.
You need to bring ALL supplies, food, water and tools you will need for survival in a harsh environment. No food or sundry items are sold anywhere in Jilikan Rock City.
If you forget something vital, your best bet is to make friends with your neighbors.
If you really need something, you can head into Kulin a short 15-20 minute drive from site. Be warned: they have a minimal selection of goods for purchase compared to the city!

Driving on site:
You may drive to your camping spot, but do not plan to use your vehicle as transportaion on site for the duration of your stay. This is a serious safety issue and will be strictly enforced. No driving will be allowed without a Blazing Swan DMT (Department of Mutant Transport) permit.

What is a Theme Camp?
It’s an interactive camp designed by the camp members with the intention of engaging participants. More information can be found in the Theme Camp section on the website Theme camps are located throughout Jilikin Rock City. Assigned placement comes after approved advanced registration. Though registration is not at all required, only registered theme camps will be cited on the city map. Those who register early get choice spots and placement on the map. For registration deadlines, see the above link. Please see below for information about sound.

Q. What about amplified music at Blazing Swan?
A. Amplified music is a favored method of participation and self-expression at Blazing Swan, and one that influences a large number of people.
We are asking that amplified music in camps be kept at a reasonable level.
Large scale sound art/systems MUST register for placement.
This year, large scale sound systems are restricted to those camps located in allocated areas at Blazing Swan (more detail to follow)
Sound systems should be no bigger than 300 watts for non large scale Sound Camps.
Sound levels produced by any electronic system or device should not exceed 90 decibels outside of a camp or village.
Sound levels emitted from any camp should not cause serious disruption to adjacent camps.

Placement Theme Camps and Art:
This year, we will continue to endeavor to place all registered theme camps, who will then be mapped and assigned a space prior to arrival on the site. The same goes for art installations on the paddock and on the open playa (Lake). Therefore, it is best to register your theme camp or art installation early.

Q. I have some handmade crafts that I'd like to sell in order to cover my travel costs. Where can I set this up?
A. Blazing Swan flourishes through sharing, trading and the giving of the gift of yourself. We have found the buying and selling of goods is a distraction to connecting and creating relationships. Selling is a transaction-based activity. There is NO VENDING at Blazing Swan. Participants who are found vending /selling will be asked to leave.

Q: Where is the rave this year?
A: Blazing Swan is not a rave. While our ranks include many individuals from the electronic music community, they are not the majority. Blazing Swan is an experiment in temporary community, and one that is all-inclusive. Yes, this includes ravers.

Q: Can I reserve a campsite?
A: No. While there are marked roadways, there are no “camping sites,” other than the spaces previously allotted for pre-placed theme camps and art installations. Those awarded placement have applied in advance. Come early if you need space to add friends.

Terms and Conditions of Sale

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions, Waiver and Release Form (“Terms and Conditions”) 
In consideration of being allowed to participate in and attend the 2015 Blazing Swan event (the “Event” or the “Blazing Swan Event”), I agree to comply with any and all rules, regulations, terms and conditions of the Blazing Swan Event, including but not limited to the following:

1) I certify that I am physically able to participate in the Blazing Swan Event and in any activity or performance associated with it, and have not been advised otherwise by a qualified medical professional.

2) I acknowledge and fully understand that as a participant, I will be engaging in activities that involve risk of serious injury, including permanent disability and death, property loss and severe social and economic losses. These risks include, but are not limited to, those caused by: (a) the actions, inactions or negligence of the organizers of the Blazing Swan Event, i.e., Blazing Swan, Incorporated and its officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, volunteers, contractors or affiliates (collectively, “BS”), and participants, volunteers and spectators; (b) conditions of the premises or equipment used; (c) rules and regulations regarding the activities; (d) temperature; (e) weather; (f) condition of participants; (g) the widespread use by participants and by BS of fire, pyrotechnics, flame effects, explosions and other similar activities; and (h) vehicular traffic. I further acknowledge and fully understand that there may also be other risks that are not known or foreseeable at this time. 


4) I understand that during the Blazing Swan Event, art installations, theme camps, vehicles (including but not limited to ‘mutant vehicles’ and ‘art cars’), events and performances will be held and/or on display and I understand that most of these activities are not owned or operated by BS, and I ASSUME ALL RISKS OF INJURY OR DEATH ARISING FROM THEIR OPERATION AND FROM PARTICIPATION IN ANY OF THESE ACTIVITIES, AND THE RELEASE IN PARAGRAPH 2 APPLIES TO ANY INJURY I MIGHT SUSTAIN RELATING TO MY PARTICIPATION IN ANY OF THESE ACTIVITIES.

5) I, on behalf of myself, my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, hereby waive, release, discharge, and agree not to sue BS, its officers, directors, members, employees, volunteers, representatives, agents, contractors and subcontractors, and other participants, sponsors, affiliates, and if applicable, owners and lessors of equipment, art installations and premises used to conduct the Blazing Swan Event or related activities (collectively the “Releasees”), from any and all claims for damages, injuries, losses, liabilities and expenses which I may have or which may subsequently accrue to me, relating to, resulting from or arising out of my use and/or participation in the Blazing Swan Event, including any programs, events, art installations or activities at the Event, and including any injury or damage to my person or property, or to that of any other person or property. However, if Blazing Swan files a claim against me, I may file a counterclaim related to the same facts and circumstances. I agree to indemnify, defend and hold the Releasees harmless from and against any and all claims by third parties for damages, injuries, losses, liabilities and expenses relating to, resulting from or arising out of my participation in the Blazing Swan Event, including in any program, event or activity at the Event. I intend that the waiver and release of liability contained in these Terms and Conditions shall be construed broadly to provide a release and waiver to the maximum extent permissible under applicable law.

6) I understand that some participants at the Event may engage in expressive activity and dress, which may include partial nudity or nudity and other types of expressive activity. I agree that such expressive activity and dress is not indecent nor offensive to me, and that I have decided to attend the Event with full knowledge that such expressive activity and dress may occur. If I am accompanied by minors at the Event, I acknowledge that I have made a choice that the minors may be exposed to the expressive activities and dress that take place at the Event, and that I have exercised parental responsibility and control in bringing the minors to the Event. Should I find that any activity at the Event is offensive to me, or to any minors accompanying me, I acknowledge that I can avoid such activity by, among other things, leaving the vicinity of the activity or leaving the Event.

7) Blazing Swan's is an all ages event. Anyone under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Guardians should bring a signed and dated letter from one or both parents of the minor authorizing guardianship during the event.

Everyone 13 years old and older must have a ticket. Children 12 years old and under get into the event for free. Children should always have some form of identification on their person at all times at Blazing Swan.


Blazing Swan - 2018 - Beyond The Black Stump
Jilakin Rock City
Jilakin Rock, Jilakin WA 6365, Australia
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