After rising from the smouldering ashes of the Phoenix our Swan takes a dive as she goes underwater to a world of luminous bubbles, ferocious sharks, undead pirates, mysterious mermaids, bloodthirsty kraken, powerful sea Gods and sunken ruins of ancient empires. As she submerges into the depths, the Swans feathers turn green and blue, growing scales that replace her feathers. Swimming deeper through the hidden pirate shipwreck she discovers worldly sunken treasures and lost cities. Despite entering the world deep below the ocean’s surface the Swan re-ignites the fire alive through the magic of Poseidon’s Flame.

Welcome to Blazing Swan 2022: Poseidon’s Flame

The Eighth Annual Event dedicated to Radical Self-Expression and Radical Self-Reliance. Seven Days of community over the Easter Long Weekend.

13 April 2022 (noon) – 19 April 2022 (noon)

Blazing Swan is an Official Australian Burning Man Event. After entering the front portal we practice decommodification, we let go of our livelihood in the default world in favour of an economy that works only through unconditional gifting to one another.

Through communal effort, Blazing Swan is what it is because of the magic we weave, be it as an individual or as a group. This is not a spectator event, involvement is by participation be it by coming together as a theme camp, creating an art piece or just expressing your own unique gift that is you!

You can register for art grants by following the form here:

https://forms.gle/afo3NpPLocrTNiXy5 

Or register as a theme camp by sending an email to:

themecamps@blazingswan.com.au

Our friendly theme camp coordinator will guide you through the application process.

You can volunteer in one of Jilakin Rock City’s core teams by registering below:

https://www.volcor.net/TakeSurvey2.aspx?s=2484_blazingswanvolunteer2022

Thinking of bringing a mutant vehicle to Blazing Swan? Register here:

https://forms.gle/GrGjhDc9PoW9oHAv8

Relationships are created and experiences shared in the moment through immediacy. What you wish to create and experience are limited only by our respect for each other’s autonomy through consent, civic responsibility towards our shared community and leaving no trace in the environment gifted to us by the planet. Everything brought to Jilakin Rock must come out at the conclusion of our event.

 

It is difficult for you to take a role in the Community if you are in Jilakin 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?

  1. 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 Jilakin Rock City.

If you forget something vital, your best bet is to make friends with your neighbours.

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 and you’ll have to obtain a special exit pass.

Driving on site:

You may drive to your camping spot but do not plan to use your vehicle as transportation 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 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 https://blazingswan.com.au/theme-camp-information/. Theme camps are located throughout Jilakin Rock City. Assigned placement comes after approved advanced registration. Though registration is not mandatory, 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.

  1. What about amplified music at Blazing Swan?
  2. Amplified music is one of the methods 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.

  1. 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. Therefore it is best to register your theme camp or art installation early. 

  1. I have some handmade crafts that I’d like to sell in order to cover my travel costs. Where can I set this up?
  2. Blazing Swan flourishes through sharing 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.