Wasteland Weekend 2017 brings you a wide variety of post-apocalyptic entertainment!
*We sometimes need to update the schedule with changes right before the event, so be sure to check this page again before you head out to the wastes!*
(Lineup subject to change)
The full printable daily/hourly entertainment schedule is now available for download!
Printouts of the schedule will NOT be available onsite but you can see the latest schedule at the Command Center and on the big activities boards at the DXC camp in Wasteland City.
Check it all out HERE at our music page
Wasteland Radio always broadcasts 24/7 on 88.3 FM
And now, check out the rest of our entertainment (in no particular order):
All attendees are welcome to join in at the free fire spinning area “HADES” (look for it on the MAP at the Southeast corner of the “Rolling Thunder” area). Many types of fire spinning, practicing, instruction, and performance are allowed, but no mechanical fire devices. Full rules and hours will be posted on site and overseen by our fire performance safety team who are always in the area.
THE FRIDAY FORMAL
New for 2017, we’re bringing a taste of the Wastelanders Ball to Wasteland Weekend! Friday night, from 8pm-10pm at the main stage and the Atomic Cafe (and wherever else you want to wander), wear your most elegant/distressed wasteland attire. (Wasteland costume theme rules still apply, it’s just a chance for you to make them more “fancy”). Anyone may join and it is not a closed off event. There will also be a special champagne cocktail at the Atomic Cafe (while they last), only for those in wasteland formal attire.
LAST CHANCE CASINO
Our very own Wasteland casino returns yet again. One of the most popular hangouts in Wasteland City. Bet your bottlecaps (only casino-issued bottlecaps will be allowed) on the games of chance. Spend them on incredible (or incredibly ridiculous) prizes at the casino auctions.
THE WASTELAND FILM FESTIVAL
The world’s largest gathering of post-apocalyptic vehicles!
A favorite each year. A low speed vehicular parade around the adjacent desert, with great opportunities for taking photos and video, and looking (not to mention feeling) totally badass.
Once again, we will be doing a combination cruise and car show with judges giving out awards for the best vehicles (including a motorcycle category). There will be a cruise both Friday and Saturday and for this year, we have added our first replica-only vehicle cruise! This will be Thursday at 5pm and is restricted to replicas of the actual vehicles from the four Mad Max films (no fan interpretations or vehicles from other franchises).
Wasteland holds the world’s greatest post-apocalyptic costume competition (also known as the Wasteland Style Awards). As always, we will have both an original and replica category. Replica costumes are anything from an existing movie, videogame, etc.
You are allowed to submit pictures to the judges (or just show them on your phone) if you are in the replica category and aren’t sure if we will know your character.
To enter, just be at the main stage a half hour BEFORE the competition begins (the judges want you gathered for PRE-JUDGING this year, so that awards can be handed out shortly after you all walk the stage).
THE WASTELAND FASHION SHOW
A post-apocalyptic runway show like no other. See the latest in wasteland fashion and accessories.
How does the fashion show differ from the costume contest? The fashion show is not a competition. Also, the clothing and weapons displayed at the fashion show must be FOR SALE. (Either for sale at the event, or for order). It’s a great opportunity for our onsite Wasteland vendors to show off what they have to offer.
And this year we are happy to welcome back the world-famous BOULET BROTHERS to host the fashion show, and they’ll be bringing a little Wasteland runway bonus of their own at the end of the show!
POST-APOCALYPTIC SWIMSUIT CONTEST
Created and administered by the Disciples Of The Deez – It’s the end of the world’s greatest swimwear revue! In the shadow of the reclaimed wreck of the Exxon Valdez, Wastelanders design and display outfits that harken back to when the world had enough water to take for granted. (We hear if you get near the front rows, the smokers might toss out some cigarettes, not to mention a generous splash of Aqua Cola.
More info at the tribe’s event page.
DEATH GUILD THUNDERDOME!
Returning yet again, it’s that mound of mayhem, that bubble of trouble, that hemisphere of heinous harm! Welcome to another edition of Thunderdome!
SMASHBOTZ! and the RC car Death Race!
Your favorite remote-controlled emissaries of mechanized mayhem will be back – Bigger! With new and improved carnage!
Featuring a no-holds-barred demolition race of Mad Max-style RC cars on Friday and traditional battle robots on Saturday.
Hells Sirens: Unearthly Belly Dance
The legendary post-apocalyptic belly dance ! The Hell’s Sirens production is organized by Saahirah Syn who offers a rotating cast each year featuring some of the most talented dancers in the world (or what remains of it). Hell’s Sirens trademark air raid sirens will sound at the beginning of their performances, so when you hear the sirens call head to the main stage! Be sure to check out their facebook page where you can keep track of their current and previous performers:
THE RENO AERIAL CO-OP
This collective of talented aerial artists have journeyed from the Reno-Tahoe radlands for their first ever Wasteland appearance. They’ll mesmerize you each and every night to the throbbing sounds coming from the PIT.
Look for them up on THE ROOST. A new aerial rig installation where our lithe and limber aerialists perch themselves to touch the sky.
Fire, drums, aerial acts, the veteran Wasteland performers from the Badlands bring it all!
CAPTAIN BURTON’S FUNTIME SIDESHOW CIRCUS
Bringing sideshow mayhem to our side stages! (Look for them at the Bombshells Stage or the Wasted Saints Stage)
Wasteland Drag Show with Lady Vajayjay
Lady Vajayjay is BACK, and she’s brought frenemies with her.
This epic fire performance group returns to the Wasteland. Previously, they’ve created amazing Fallout and Mad Max-themed performances. We can’t wait to see what they bring this year!
We have some incredibly talented solo artists coming to the Wasteland this year that you won’t want to miss, all making their Wasteland debut!
Hailing from the east and settling into the west this lady is nothing short of dangerous, a burlesque performer, cosplayer, and costumer always ready to take you to the Danger Zone!
Jain performs “alternative neo burlesque”. Each dance tells a story. A twisted, fascinating story… Your Favorite Unfamiliar Face – she’ll rip your heart out, tear it to shreds, make you wish you had never been born then bring you back to life before you even knew you were dead.
Fathom was the first ever burlesque artist to be featured on Jerry Springer FOR burlesque. She has traveled the world, traveled with the circus and is the only Wyoming tassel twirler. Don’t miss her FIRE TASSELS! She is creator and owner of the ONLY vaudeville/burlesque company in Wyoming: Keyhole Peepshow.
THE PUPPETS OF THE APOCALYPSE!
A lack of satellites sending shows means that in this new land of ours we return to old-school, analog forms of entertainment. The puppets help us ‘member! Watch them do their tell at the Wasteland side stages!
SUNDAY MORNING SERMON
by Brother Justify, the Wasteland Preacher. Each year, his radiation sickness gets worse, but his faith in the holy power of the atom grows stronger…
The sermon will take place on Sunday morning at a new location this year (to be announced) as we wait for a new Temple Of The Nuke to be constructed on our new homeland.
THE NUCLEAR BOMBSHELLS
Returning from fabulous Lost Vegas and bringing burlesque, fire, and patriotic fervor. They have their own official side stage this year (the Bombshells Stage) where they will also be hosting other great acts, but they’ll also be doing sets at our main stage.
SAND DEMON – The Wasteland Magician
There’s a demon in the wasteland. From the corner of your eye, you see him. Limbs twist and contort as he manipulates the material plane. In a world of sand and dust, he is a testament that magic never dies. Even after fallout.
In another life, he could be Jeff Favor: Professional magician, studying occultist, and author. He is based in Los Angeles, CA, and is a member of The Academy of the Magical Arts.
Some of our veteran tribes provide amazing atmosphere and entertainment as well. Such as…
Wasteland Gladiators in the battle cage!
Located near the Atomic Cafe and main stage. Check posted signs for fight times.
A newly-formed post-apocalyptic burlesque troupe, the Molotov Mollies are no strangers to the Wasteland, having performed on our sands before with various other groups. Their world is fire… and burlesque!
BOUNTY HUNTING with the Rust Devils!
One of the most popular daytime activities in the Wasteland.
Hunt humans, make new friends, er… enemies, and win fortune and glory. What could be more wholesome?
Learn more HERE (and be sure to read their 2017 updates on that page!)
This legendary tribe has been at every Wasteland Weekend. They’ll be playing a three-day tournament of the bloody, glorious, football-played-with-a-dogskull future sport known as JUGGER!