Burning Man has announced their 2017 theme to be 'Radical Ritual.' Each year has a specific theme for the art and music to surround themselves. In 2015, the theme was 'Carnival of Mirrors,' and in 2016, the theme was 'Davinci’s Workshop.'
About the announcement, the festival notes:
“In 2017, we will invite participants to create interactive rites, ritual processions, elaborate images, shrines, icons, temples, and visions. Our theme will occupy the ambiguous ground that lies between reverence and ridicule, faith and belief, the absurd and the stunningly sublime. The human urge to make events, objects, actions, and personalities sacred is protean. It can fix on and inhabit anyone or anything. This year our art theme will release this spirit in the Black Rock Desert.”
The festival will return in 2017 on August 27th to September 4th in Black Rock Desert, Nevada. Below is an artist rendering of the proposed monument, and more information about the event can be found here.