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 2024 are being made as information becomes available. This page is not fully up to date as of yet.

Fire Performances

Saturday Night

Choreographed Fire Show Finale

Calling all fire dancers!

You are invited to come together and light up the night!  

We will create a choreographed fire performance to present to our community as part of the effigy ceremony on Saturday night.

You don’t have to be a God of Fire (whatever that means), but you do you have to be able to spin comfortably and safely for 1-3 full burns.

Please fill out the form below indicating that you are interested in performing in the finale so our Fire Performance Lead can get in touch.

To participate in a fire performance at BitF, you MUST be an experienced fire performer. That means BitF isn’t your first or second time wielding a flaming tool.

Plan B: If for some reason fire is no longer permitted at the event, you will be invited to participate in an LED and glow performance.

To participate in the Fire Show: 

  • Sobriety is a must. If the Fire Performance or Safety Lead think you are not sober, you are out
  • Bring your own Fire Tools
  • Attend a rehearsal on-site Friday afternoon 
  • Show up to perform on-site at call-time 

To participate in the LED\ Glow Show (Plan B if fire is not permitted): 

  • Be sober. If the Performance Leads think you cannot participate safely, you are out
  • Bring your own LED \ Glow Tools
  • Attend a rehearsal on-site Friday afternoon 
  • Show up to perform on-site at call-time 

Click here to apply to join the fire performance!

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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