Burning Man 2016 Ticket Information

Welcome to the 2016 Burning Man Ticket Page. This is the official source for information about Black Rock City 2016 tickets.

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2016 IMPORTANT DATES

Date
What is Happening
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 12pm (noon) PST: Pre-Sale ($990 & $1,200) registration opens
Friday, February 12, 2016 12pm (noon) PST: Pre-Sale ($990 & $1,200) registration closes
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 12pm (noon) PST: Pre-Sale ($900 & $1,200) SALE starts
Thursday, February 25, 2016 12pm (noon) PST: Directed Group Sale form opens
Friday, March 4, 2016 12pm (noon) PST: Direct Group Sale form closes
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 12pm (noon) PST: Directed Group Sale ($390) SALE starts
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 12pm (noon) PDT: Main Sale ($390) registration opens
Friday, March 18, 2016 12pm (noon) PDT: Main Sale ($390) registration closes
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 12pm (noon) PDT: Main Sale ($390) SALE starts
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 Low Income Ticket Program application opens
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 12pm (noon) PDT: STEP opens to participants submitting $390 tickets & vehicle passes
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 12pm (noon) PDT: STEP opens to participants wanting to purchase $390 tickets & vehicle passes
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Last day to request delivery/shipping changes
Mid-June Ticket order delivery begins
Sunday, July 17, 2016 12pm (noon) PDT: STEP closes to sellers
Friday, July 22, 2016 12pm (noon) PDT: STEP closes to buyers
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 12pm (noon) PDT: OMG Sale ($390) registration opens
Friday, July 29, 2016 12pm (noon) PDT: OMG Sale ($390) registration closes
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 12pm (noon) PDT: OMG Sale ($390) starts

2016 SALE STRUCTURE

PRE-SALE

  • There are two ticket prices available in this sale: approximately 5,000 ticket at $990 each, and 500 Leonardo da Vinci Art Tickets at $1,200 each, plus applicable fees and taxes. Learn more about the $1,200 Leonardo da Vinci Art Ticket in this Burning Man Journal post.
  • You can buy a maximum of eight (8) tickets in the Pre-Sale—up to four (4) $990s and four (4) $1,200s— and up to four (4) $80 vehicle passes.
  • Register from 12pm (noon) PST on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 until 12pm (noon) PST Friday, February 12, 2016.
  • First-come, first-served sale starts at 12pm (noon) PST Wednesday, February 17, 2016.
  • Ticket orders are fully transferrable and eligible for name changes.
  • Buying tickets in the Pre-Sale does not preclude you from buying tickets in a later sale.
  • Vehicle passes can only be purchased in conjunction with tickets. Any Pre-Sale orders consisting solely of vehicle passes will be cancelled.
  • Pre-Sale & Leonardo da Vinci Art Tickets are NOT eligible to be resold through the Secure Ticket Exchange Program (STEP).
  • For more information about the Pre-Sale, please read through the Pre-Sale section of our FAQ.

DIRECTED GROUP SALE

  • Burning Man targets specific collaborative groups within the community for participation in the Directed Group Sale. This is to ensure that critical theme camp, art installation, mutant vehicle crews and other core Black Rock City infrastructure providers gain access to tickets. This program does not have an application process.
  • Approximately 25,000 tickets available at $390 each and approximately 13,000 vehicle passes available at $80 each, plus applicable fees and taxes.
  • You can buy a maximum of two (2) tickets and one (1) vehicle pass.
  • Participation in the Directed Group Sale requires pre-registration through Burner Profiles.
  • The Directed Group Sale starts at 12pm (noon) PST, Wednesday, March 9, 2016.
  • Another round of directed sales will happen later in the summer with approximately 4,000 additional $390s for artists, groups, staff and volunteers.
  • For more information about the Directed Group Sale, please read through the Directed Group Sale section of our FAQ.

MAIN SALE

  • Approximately 30,000 tickets at $390 each, and approximately 10,000 vehicle passes available at $80 each, plus applicable fees and taxes.
  • You can buy a maximum of two (2) $390 tickets and one (1) $80 vehicle pass.
  • Participation in the Main Sale requires registration. Register from 12pm (noon) PDT, Wednesday, March 16, until 12pm (noon) PDT, Friday, March 18, 2016.
  • You can only register to buy tickets in the Main Sale if you have not previously bought tickets through the Directed Group Sale.
  • The Main Sale starts at 12pm (noon) PDT, Wednesday, March 23, 2016.

LEONARDO DA VINCI ART TICKETS

  • 500 tickets at $1,200 each, plus applicable fees and taxes, will be available through your completed Burner Profile.
  • These tickets will be accessible through your Burner Profile, after the Main Sale.
  • You can buy a maximum of two (2) tickets and one (1) vehicle pass.
  • If you have already purchased any of these tickets in the Pre-Sale, you are ineligible from purchasing more.
  • Vehicle passes can only be purchased in conjunction with tickets. Any orders in this sale consisting solely of vehicle passes will be cancelled.
  • For more information about the Leonardo da Vinci Art Tickets, please read this Burning Man Journal post.

OMG SALE

  • Approximately 1,000 tickets at $390 each, and approximately 1,500 vehicle passes available at $80 each, plus applicable fees and taxes.
  • You can buy a maximum of two (2) tickets and one (1) vehicle pass.
  • You can only register to buy tickets in the OMG Sale if you have not previously bought $390 tickets through an earlier sale.
  • For those who have not purchased a vehicle pass from us yet, there will be an option to register to purchase just a vehicle pass in our OMG sale.
  • Participation in the OMG Sale requires registration. Register from 12pm (noon) PDT, Wednesday, July 27, 2016 until 12pm (noon) PDT, Friday, July 29, 2016.
  • The sale starts at 12pm (noon) PDT Wednesday, August 3, 2016. It is only accessible through Burner Profiles.
  • The only delivery methods available for this sale are UPS 2nd Day Air (for US addresses), Canada UPS Expedited, and Will Call.
  • For more information about the OMG Sale, please read through the FAQ.

GENERAL TICKET SALE INFO

  • All sales require registration through Burner Profiles, so make sure your Profile is set up, complete, current, and that you know your log in details.
  • Registering for a sale does not guarantee you access to a ticket or vehicle pass.
  • Buying a $390 ticket in a sale precludes you from buying additional $390 tickets in a later sale—only one order per person and per credit card is allowed.
  • The name on the credit card used to purchase is the name on the ticket order.
  • MasterCard and Visa are the only credit/debit cards accepted.
  • All tickets bought through online sales are fully transferrable and eligible for name changes.
  • Tickets and vehicle passes may only be resold for face value. Any tickets or vehicle passes being sold for above face-value may be canceled without notice.
  • June 27, 2016: Ticket Transfer is currently unavailable due to maintenance. We will post an update here when it is live again, but expect it will be before the end of the week.

VEHICLE PASSES

  • All vehicles driving into Black Rock City are required to have a vehicle pass displayed in the windshield. Motorcycles and towed vehicles are exempt from the vehicle pass requirement.
  • Vehicle passes will be available in each of the ticket sales.
  • Vehicle passes are restricted in each sale: in the Pre-Sale the vehicle pass limit is up to four (4) per order, in all other sales a maximum of one (1) vehicle pass per order.
  • There will be approximately 27,000 vehicle passes available total, at $80 each, plus applicable fees.
  • For more information about vehicle passes, please read through the FAQ.
  • For a more in-depth explanation of our comprehensive traffic mitigation plan, please read this Burning Man Journal post.

DELIVERY, FEES & TAXES

  • During the purchase process, only orders within the US and Canada can select shipping. Will Call delivery is the only option available during sales for other international orders, but those in qualifying areas will be contacted directly with an option to upgrade their order to include international shipping. (Roughly 85% of our international purchases are in areas serviced.)
  • Orders will begin shipping mid-June 2016.
  • Within the US, orders are shipped securely using: USPS Signature Confirmation for $12 per order, or UPS 2nd Day Air for $22 per order.
  • Orders to Canada are shipped securely using Canada Post Regular Parcel for $29 per order, or Canada UPS Expedited for $39 per order.
  • Having orders held for Will Call pick up at the Box Office costs $12 per order.
  • In addition to delivery fees, all orders are subject to processing fees of $7 per ticket or vehicle pass.
  • A 9% Nevada Live Entertainment Tax will be added to the price of all tickets and $3 of the $7 per ticket service fee. Will Call delivery is the only delivery method subject to this tax. The $12 Will Call delivery charge will be inclusive, meaning additional tax will not be added for choosing this delivery method ($1.08 of the $12 fee is built-in tax).

SECURE TICKET EXCHANGE PROGRAM (STEP)

The Secure Ticket Exchange Program (STEP) is an online system that facilitates the safe resale of face-value tickets that have been purchased directly from Burning Man. It’s designed to provide a hassle-free, secure way of buying and selling tickets while avoiding scammers, counterfeits and scalpers. Read more…

LOW INCOME TICKET PROGRAM

The Low Income Ticket Program is no longer accepting applications. For more information about the Low Income Ticket Program read more…

KIDS’ TICKETS

Kids and families have been part of Burning Man since 1986 on Baker Beach. Kids 12 and under still get in for free with their ticketed parents or legal guardians, but need to have their own free print-at-home Kids’ Ticket. If you’re bringing multiple children 12 years old and younger you’ll need a Kids’ Ticket for each of them. Order free print-at-home Kids’ Tickets now.

FRAUD PREVENTION & THIRD PARTY BUYER INFO

We understand that for some people buying tickets second-hand is the most realistic option. To help people do this more confidently, we have created a section of our FAQ with tips on buying tickets more safely.

Before buying a third-party ticket or vehicle pass, check to make sure the ticket, vehicle pass and/or order number isn’t listed on our voided ticket & order list. Tickets, vehicle passes, and orders can be voided for numerous reasons, including being reported as stolen, lost by the postal service, or being sold for above their face value, or other breach of the terms and conditions of sale. This list will continually be updated as we have new information. Any ticket or vehicle that has been voided is not be valid for entry to Burning Man 2016.

If you see marked-up tickets being offered anywhere else, contact ticketsupport@burningman.org so we can pursue it (and yes we really do). The more information you can provide us, the better, including screenshots since people often pull down posts if they think they are being flagged.

If you see a listing for marked up tickets on eBay, please report the item directly to eBay to have it taken down. You can find instructions here.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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