While some music festivals are being announced to take place as soon as next month, Burning Man most likely won’t be happening this year due to COVID-19 health and safety concerns. The city is taking measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 but is planning for reduced capacity events in the coming years. However, the limited tickets are coming in at a pretty penny. Would you spend $10,000 for a chance to possibly get a ticket?
According to Burning Man’s official announcement, “Those who have the financial means can buy a reservation that guarantees access to purchase one ticket to each of the next two Black Rock City events at the published Main Sale price.” However, this doesn’t guarantee you a ticket simply a shot at buying a ticket, “securing a reservation ensures you have an opportunity to get a ticket the next two times we can gather together in Black Rock City.” The music festival will be capped out at 1,000 reservations starting at $2,500 to $10,000 per reservation. With that hefty price, you wonder if music festivals will be for the rich only? Some Burners thought so:
Yet some defended the new ticketing approach but still, Burners think it suspicious:
The cost to get a reservation is at least five times more than the cost of a festival ticket ($400). All attendees will be required to have proof of vaccination to attend.
More details via Burning Man below: