Decompression is run by you. Volunteer and give back to the magic.
Applications open now!
London Decompression is co-created magic. You are the event.
We have a new venue this year, which is very exciting!
A new website is coming, until then you can find details about the venue, theme, and grant funding within the application form.
Sign up as a member to receive all updates about the event.
Applications close on Wed Oct 4th 2023
Theme camps take full ownership for programming a room or an outdoor space at Decom. You’ll get to decorate and set-up the space, including sound and lighting (the venue will provide basic set-up for most rooms), and schedule your own activities, performances, workshops or DJs.
Previously we’ve had a techno dance club vibes room, a cabaret lounge, a psychedelic party room, a chillout space – anything goes!
Come and perform at Decom! This can be a performance on a stage, outside, or you can roam the entire venue – let us know what you have in mind.
Past performances have included: fire, aerial, live music, burlesque, comedy, and more – it’s up to you!
You don’t need to be a pro: this is a burn, and your chance to experiment, do something new, and get cheered on by a super friendly audience. Seriously, we’re mad supportive.
Bring your art and help us turn our new venue into a magical space! Your art can be an installation, a sculpture, visual art or projections. It can be interactive, it can be big, it can be small, it can be transparent – it’s up to you!
Workshops typically take place in an existing space for a shorter period of time.
The key thing that makes it different to a theme camp is that you’re not running decor for a space, or programming for anyone else’s act – you’re just hosting your workshop!
From making creepy masks to teaching others how to clown, from partner massages to shibari, from authentic relating to a silly dance workshop – anything goes!
There’s 2 options for DJing at London Decompression: you can join forces with a theme camp, who are in charge of the programme for their space, or you can apply below.
Our DJ curators will select a small number of DJs to play the room curated by the London Decom Entertainment team.
We will also pair up theme camps who have capacity in their schedule with DJs who fit their vibe.
You will see our events announced on this website, or you can follow us on Facebook.
Decompression is one of the world’s longest running burner events. Participation is one of our guiding principles. The world is better when you get involved.
Volunteering at Decompression is a huge part of the experience. Everything is run by volunteers. Help keep people happy, apply for a welfare shift, a ranger shift, a gate shift.
Be a real hero, and sign up for strike! The team that removes evidence of the realms, and leaves a better trace.
When you volunteer you become a part of the the magic, make new friends, and leave knowing that you did your bit to make the realms of unearthly delights a little bit better.
How it Works
You’re involved by being there, you can get more involved once you’ve become a member and bought your ticket.
There you’ll see an option to sign up for volunteer shifts. These are an essential part of the Decom experience.
Got an idea, or more to give? Email us, and we’ll help make your dreams a reality.
The story is not over when the realms close.
There are thousands of burner groups around the world keeping the magic alive, waiting for you to join them.
Here are a few from the UK: