AfrikaBurn 2024: 29 April to 5 May

Mutant: Loki the Rhino; Image credit: Reza Assar


Mobile art? Damn right! At AfrikaBurn a piece of mobile art is called a Mutant Vehicle and they can include motorised …anything, really. Cars. Bikes. Couches. Bars. Jellyfish. Bees. Mice. Bunnies. Zebra. Pacman. You get the picture.

But to drive your mutant vehicle, it has to be significantly modified – and licensed by our Department of Mutant Vehicles (the DMV). If your car looks like a car, and doesn’t invite participation, it won’t be allowed to drive around.


The same applies to e-Bikes: any electrically-powered vehicle (scooters, trikes, tuk-tuks etc) with over 400 Watts of power must be mutated, and registered.

To find out more about e-Bikes, please see our policy here.

If you are thinking about bringing a Mutant Vehicle to AfrikaBurn please download and read the guidelines:

Mutant: Armadillo
Image: Reza Assar

DMV Safety Guidelines

DMV MOOP Guidelines

DMV Flame Effects Guidelines

Flame effects emergency plan