Where the Sheep Sleep 2017

Gate opens on: Thursday 27th of July @3 pm
Exodus on: Monday 31st of July @12:00pm (noon)

This is Where the Sheep Sleep!

A transformative event needs a special environment… it’s to be found deep in the woods of the Dutch Veluwe… A place for amazement, creativity and community!

This year, Where the Sheep Sleep will be held on the beautiful Bosweide inside Park Berg & Bos in Apeldoorn.

Green slopes, majestic trees and even a tranquil spot for our Temple: Berg & Bos has everything our Sheeps need for a weekend of dreamed reality.

Berg & Bos is part of a nature reserve and is granted to us, thanks to our continuous effort in Leaving No Trace and cleaning all MOOP. This does however limits the use of open fires and amplified music at night. Other than that, it’s the perfect spot for this Burn Event where we invite all co-dreamers that want to make their dreams a reality.

Where the Sheep Sleep is an event that needs a lot of preps and planning. To help you out, here are additional dates to mark in your calendar, so you know what to expect:

  • May 10: Start ticket sale for BM NL event members (max 2 tickets per person).
  • May 12: Opening of applications forms for artists, theme camps, performances, music and volunteers
  • May 18: Start open sale for wanna-be sheeps!
  • June 24: Final entry date for ThemeCamp, Art, Music & Performance applications (see forms on the right)
  • June 28: Final entry date for GRANTS for the Temple and the Entrance Gate
Secure your tickets here!

In the meantime, the planning & organizing of such a great event is picking up pace  quickly. And with that we really mean FAST. Oh my, the things that need to be done before we can spend this fantastic weekend together!

Therefore we are looking for experienced and committed co-leads in the following area’s:

  • Project colead WtSS
  • Event colead WtSS
    Together with the Event Lead you are responsible for production of the event and working with all sub-teams (Art, Music and Performance; Communication; Infrastructure, Safety; Volunteers; etc.) to create and shape the event. May be mentored by Production and Admin Full-Year Team. Must have event experience! Role can be demanding, so you must be stress-resistant ;-).
  • Communications (co)lead WtSS
    Responsible for creating and executing communications and publicity materials and communication & publication plan with their team. Works in cooperation with the BMNL Comms-team, who can advise, support and train. Ideally has project management experience, social media and writing skills, familiar with software for e-newsletters (mailchimp) and cms (wordpress), and PR experience when working directly with media.
  • Hospitality lead
    Responsible for organizing, planning and working with all the volunteers who are the visible event ambassadors. Their mission is to kickstart and support the event by scanning tickets, greeting and helping with Lost&Found or general information (InfoHub) for all participants.
  • Team leads for: Education, Performances, Logistics & Build, Deco, Volunteers
  • Wolf Rangers


Events of Burning Man Netherlands exist solely by the artistry, creativity and radical participation of the community, existing of people of all ages. To ensure and protect the quality of the Burning Man core principles and ethos during our events, we have chosen to grow the community organically. Just like our big brother in the United States, which started small on a San Francisco beach.

Everybody who has bought a Event Membership had the first chance to buy a maximum of 2 tickets, until supply runs out. If you do not have a membership, the open sale -with limited tickets available – started on 18th of May. Its no longer possible to buy memberships for Burning Man Netherlands. More on this here.

Our 2016 Summer Event Where the Sheep Sleep was awesome… Click here to visit the event page to relive some amazing memories!

There you find some official photos (credits: Huybert & Brenda) and the aftermovie (credits: Cameltown).

Burning Man is not a festival. It’s a catalyst for creative culture in the world.