Nutty New BM Ticket Policy

In case anyone missed it, Burning Man has a new, nuttier ticket policy this year. Instead of just raising ticket prices to match market demand they’re going with an odd “lottery” system that will randomly assign you a price or tell you you’re out of luck and can’t have a ticket. Ugh.

Ticket Presale

For all of you who JUST CAN’T WAIT, Burning Man is holding a presale for tickets this year. See below, reposted from the JRS newsletter.



Back by popular demand, we are pleased to announce the triumphant
return of the Burning Man Ticket Pre-sale, in advance of the holidays,
for Burning Man 2010!

Last year we heard so much positive feedback from enthusiastic early-
planner types, those gifting tickets to friends and loved ones for the
holidays, and others who simply aren’t so concerned with holding out
for the lower-priced tickets available on launch day and are happy
avoid the rush, that we decided to do the pre-sale again!

Here’s how the pre-sale will work: we’ll offer 1,000 tickets at $280
each (this will be the third tier ticket price for 2010; more details
on the full ticket launch will be posted on our web site on December
12). These tickets will be a special allotment and the quantity will
NOT come out of any of the pricing tiers for our regular ticket launch
on January 13. (And no, it won’t affect your chances to try for any of
the first or second tier tickets when they’re available, but it WILL
prevent you from qualifying for either our Low Income or Scholarship

Pre-sale tickets will be available online beginning Friday, 11/20/09
at 10:00am PST.

Tickets will stay on sale until 11:59pm PST December 30 OR the
allotment of 1000 presale tickets run out, whichever comes first.

For all the nitty gritty details (and this is where you’ll ultimately
buy your tickets, too), please visit:


Ticket Update

In case there are any slackers out there, here’s the skinny on tickets:

$210, $225 AND $250 tickets are SOLD OUT online! Tickets are currently available at $295.

July 31, 2008
All tickets purchased online after July 31st WILL NOT BE MAILED and are WILL CALL, to be picked up at the Box Office located at the front gate of Black Rock City. You will need to show your photo ID and have a confirmation number to pick up your tickets.

August 22, 2008
Internet ticket sales end: 12 midnight PST (Friday)