In pictures: world’s largest post-apocalyptic festival in the Mojave Desert
Forget watching Mad Max, this week a festival in South California offered the full post-apocalyptic experience, with a custom wasteland camping ground being built to house the dystopian themed event.
The four-day festival is called Wasteland Weekend, and saw over a thousand people in unique costumes travelling to an enclosed site in the Mojave Desert to take part. Specially built sets were erected for the entirety of the event, with costumes being compulsory to create an authentic immersive experience for all attendees. Festival goers were even encouraged to bring customised Mad Max: Fury Road style vehicles to the camp.
Founded in 2010, this year’s Wasteland Weekend also featured live music and DJs as well as performance art that included fire dancers, combat demonstrations, burlesque shows and post-apocalyptic themed games and contests. Wasteland merchants even had their wares on sale in the special “Bartertown”section of the site.
The festival had a selection of prizes for best-themed campsites and vehicles, while attendees could also form “tribes” with groups of people coming together with a similar look or identity for their costumes.