Once a year, tens of thousands of people gather in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert to create Black Rock City, a temporary metropolis dedicated to building a strong community that builds itself around various forms of art, self-expression, and self-reliance.
Burning Man 2016 is fast approaching and ticket information has just been released detailing this year’s important dates for ticket registration, ticket sales and more. The first important date is this coming Wednesday 10th of February at 12pm (noon) PST, when the first Pre-sale registration opens.
It’s important to know that ticket prices and information has changed for 2016. While price for regular tickets is the same as it was last year at $390 per ticket, a 9% tax is being added amounting to $34 for each ticket. This is to cover the Live Entertainment Tax being imposed which Burning Man ends up falling under. Please note, however, that the creators of Burning Man have submitted an inquiry on the matter with the Nevada Department of Taxation and should the tax be found not to apply after ticket sales commence, they will issue a refund for the 9% collected.
This year’s Leonardo Da Vinci’s Workshop theme has also pushed Burning Man to introducing a small tier of 1,000 tickets at $1,200 for those who are willing and able to offer support through this medium. Pre-Sale ticket prices will also rise from $800 to $990, with the aim to keep prices the same for everyone else.
Please note that all sales require registration through Burner Profiles, so it’s highly recommended that those interested in making the trek to Black Rock City do so as early as possible. Registering does not guarantee access to a ticket or vehicle pass and due to the event’s ever-growing popularity is is important to be on top of dates to increase your chances. Burning Man does a great job in providing a handy timezone calculator so that you don’t miss any crucial dates, no matter where in the world you are coming from.
See below for the initial important dates to keep in mind:
For more information about the Pre-Sale, you can head directly to the Pre-Sale section of Burning Man’s FAQ.