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Calling all Festival Lovers! The Star Shade is For You


The festival for all festivals is happening right now in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. This is the 32nd anniversary of the Burning Man, an experience like no other as “almost everything that happens is created entirely by its citizens, who are active participants in the experience”. KD Kanopy’s high-quality products make us a popular choice for Burning Man attendees.  Our StarShade stood out as being a crowd favorite on ePlaya, an online community where Burning Man attendees can gather to exchange ideas about their week in Nevada. It’s a forum operated by the Burning Man Project and is full of information.

Burning Man & the festival-goers create a temporary city of sorts in Black Rock City Nevada from August 26th-September 3rd this year. People gather from all parts of the country to celebrate their diversity, art, music, community togetherness and at the end of the week, they pack up and head out as if nothing ever happened.

 Our StarShade design stands out as being especially perfect for a week in the desert. Here are 3 reasons why festival goers picked our product to help them out this week.

It’s not going to blow away if you leave it for the day.

When you attend Burning Man, you’re not just going to sit around your camp all day & tell campfire stories. Your time in Nevada will be spent getting out & exploring all of the fascinating parts of the event. You will be drawn to the endless art exhibits, vendors & music so staying at your camp won’t happen often. This is where the StarShades  comes into play. They are great because once they’re up, they’re not going anywhere. One of our customers has a good reminder, “with the right stakes, this one should have no problems”. These structures can be set up using ground stakes or can be set up on hard surfaces using our  StarShade plates. Another customer said “we’ve seen what the wind can do to structures and I think this shape lends itself to lower wind resistance and the open nature helps as well”.  Feel confident knowing that your structure will be there when you get back from a long day of exploring all the event has to offer.

They’re perfect for camping out.

The StarShade, or shall we call it the “Rolls Royce” of structures, is the perfect place to set up camp. Burning Man attendees mentioned it was “impressively stout and unphased by the elements”. They couldn’t be more right. The StarShade is a tension-fabric structure that will withstand the elements that Nevada weather could easily bring. But don’t let us scare you. Weather will never be a problem, our side panels quickly and easily enclose your StarShade so that you are left dry and ready to party.  One Burning Man participant mentioned that he would “have no problems placing my bets on this one”.

They look cool while providing shade!

The StarShade design was introduced by us at KD Kanopy back in the early 1990s & it revolutionized the look of portable tents. Its unique look helps it stand out among others & is the perfect alternative to the square four-post canopy tent. One customer even referred to it as being “amazing and so sweet to look at”. Shade is something you are going to be seeking while spending a week in the desert and the StarShade will have you covered, literally. With our single center pole, you can choose from 3 sizes, each covering you with an adequate amount of shade.

The StarShade is multi-functional and could be perfect for your next event, whether you are planning for next year’s Burning Man or not! Check out our website for more details.