Burn in the Forest has a rich history of fire performances, live music, acting, spoken word, improv, and other wonderful human spectacles to behold!

Updates for 2023 are being made as information becomes available. Past content is available for reference.

Live Performance and DJs

All DJs and live performers at BitF are volunteers who generally participate in the creation of a sound camps or theme camp hosting an event. BitF is not a festival where the event producers hire or schedule performers. It is up to the sound camps and theme camps to recruit and schedule performers for their events. Here are some suggestions on how to perform at BitF:

  • Join a theme camp hosting an event or join a sound camp.  All theme and sound camps hosting events will also appear in the what/where/when guide. You are welcome to contact camps and offer to perform. TIP: If this is your first BitF, it’s a good idea to attend the event, get to know the people, and offer to get involved the following year. Making a personal connection with people running theme or sound camps is best.
  • Start your own theme camp and host an event.
  • Apply to create a sound stage. Sound stages can operate between 10am and 4am daily. There are a limited number of sound stages at the event so the application process is competitive.

There are a lot of opportunities to perform at BitF so don’t be shy! If you don’t line anything up ahead of time, just come ready to participate and start meeting people. We are an inclusive community and welcome new additions with open arms!

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