Reservations for Burning Man Can Cost You Up To $10,000

Burning Man
Author : Nathan Christopher
April 19, 2021

Reservations for Burning Man Can Cost You Up To $10,000

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.

Screenshot of the Burning Man site with reservation options


More details via Burning Man below:

  • The Invitation to the Future opens April 10 and can be accessed through your Burner Profile (set one up or update yours now!)
  • Up to 1,000 reservations will be available for $2,500 each, with the option to contribute more.
  • Individuals will be able to secure a maximum of two (2) reservations.
  • Each reservation will ensure the holder future access to purchase one (1) regular-priced ticket to each of the next two (2) iterations of Black Rock City. (A reservation cannot be redeemed to purchase two tickets to the same iteration of BRC.)
  • These reservations are nonrefundable and nontransferable. However, when reservations are redeemed to purchase tickets, those tickets will be fully transferable subject to the terms and conditions applicable to that event.
  • Please check with your tax advisor as to the tax-deductibility of any of the amount paid for a reservation.