Robot Heart—the arts and music collective responsible for some of the most memorable and beloved events and gatherings at Burning Man and in its native New York City—will produce a festival-type happening called Further Future May 1-3 in “a secret location in the mountains not far from Las Vegas,” according to an email sent out to supporters.
Details remain scant, but we know it will be a 21-and-over event featuring electronic music, art displays and “visionary speakers,” and will likely utilize the customized mobile Robot Heart sound system, which has never been publicly used outside of Burning Man or NYC. We also know an initial 48 musical acts have been revealed, such as Thugf*cker, The Orb, Tim Hecker, John Tejada, Nosaj Thing, Rob da Bank, Henry Saiz and Las Vegas DJ Brett Rubin. Finally, the rub: Would-be attendees—said to be limited to 5,000—will only be able to buy tickets if they receive a unique Wantickets access code from the Further Future inner circle “to ensure the integrity of our community.” (Start making burner friends now.) More details to come.
Speaking of electronic-music gatherings, Electric Daisy Carnival general admission tickets are already sold out. A limited amount of $699 VIP passes remain.
Omnia will dub its posh, LED screen-adorned ultra-lounge Heart of Omnia, located near the entrance, and will feature talent such as DJ Ruckus and Rev Run, Questlove and DJ Jazzy Jeff, among others. However, it’s for VIPs. It opens along with the main club on March 13 for Tuesday and Thursday-Sunday operation.
After is teasing (but not yet divulging) “a new concept” for April called The Deep End, surely a double entendre suggesting that the afterhours entity is about to, ahem, wade into new waters.
Finally, LAX isn’t the only party spot sporting a new look. Rhumbar has refreshed its interior bar and outdoor patio, the latter boasting improved features that allow comfy cocktailing in cold and hot temps.