Black Rock City 2020 Ticket Information

Welcome to the Burning Man Ticket Page. This is the official source for information about Black Rock City 2020 tickets.

NOTICE: The Main Sale is postponed until further notice. Please see this Burning Man Journal post for more information about this difficult decision.

Interested in going to Black Rock City 2020? Before you buy a ticket be sure to read our Ticket Terms and Conditions. You’ll find them unlike those for any other event, especially some critical agreements related to image use, risk of injury or death, the prohibition of commercial activities, and other fun tidbits.

GENERAL TICKET SALE INFO

  • All sales require registration through Burner Profiles. Make sure your Profile is complete, current, set up with your preferred email address, and that you know your log-in details.
  • Each sale has its own dedicated registration period.
  • Registering for a sale does not guarantee you access to a ticket or vehicle pass.
  • Anyone who successfully buys a ticket in one of our sales is ineligible to participate in all subsequent sales for the year, regardless of ticket price. The only exception to this is buyers in the Directed Group Sale who may also participate in the FOMO sale.
  • Unless otherwise stated, vehicle passes may only be purchased with an event ticket.
  • Only one order per person and per credit card is allowed.
  • You may not use the same credit card to purchase multiple orders.
  • MasterCard and Visa are the only credit/debit cards accepted.
  • All sales of Burning Man tickets and vehicle passes are final and no refunds will be issued for any reason.
  • Unless otherwise stated, 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 plus fees. Any tickets or vehicle passes being sold for above face-value plus fees may be canceled without notice or refund. See below for tips on fraud prevention and avoiding scalpers.
  • You do not need to create an account with our ticketing partner in advance of, or during, the purchase process.

2020 TICKET SALES AND PROGRAMS

DIRECTED GROUP SALE

Form Open: February 13, 2020 at 12pm (noon) – February 21, 2020 at 12pm (noon) PST

Sale Period: February 26, 2020 at 12pm (noon) – February 28, 2020 at 12pm (noon) PST


 

  • The Directed Group Sale ensures that critical crews for theme camps, art installations, mutant vehicles, as well as other core Black Rock City infrastructure providers, gain access to tickets. This program does not have an application process.
  • This sale requires group leads to register their members for access to the sale. Those invited are guaranteed access to buy tickets during the 48-hour purchase window.
  • Each registrant may purchase up to two (2) tickets and one (1) vehicle pass in this sale. 
  • Approximately 35,000 $475 tickets and 15,000 $140 vehicle passes will be available in this sale.  Vehicle passes may not be purchased in excess of one vehicle pass per two tickets. 
  • All items and orders purchased through this sale are subject to the taxes and fees listed below.
  • Participation in the Directed Group Sale requires pre-registration through Burner Profiles.
  • Those who buy tickets in the Directed Group Sale may still participate in the FOMO Sale (previously “Pre-Sale”) but will be prevented from registering to buy in the Main Sale, STEP, and the OMG Sale.
  • Another round of directed sales will happen later in the summer with several thousand additional $475 tickets 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.

LOW INCOME TICKET PROGRAM

Application Period: February 12, 2020 at 12pm (noon) PST to April 15, 2020 at 12pm (noon) PDT (or earlier)


 

  • The Low Income Ticket Program offers over 4,500 tickets to people with qualifying applications at $210 each.
  • Awarded applicants will need to pay for their tickets online between July 20, 2020 and July 26, 2020. They are also eligible to purchase a $140 vehicle pass at the same time if needed.
  • The application will close as soon as we’ve received as many applications as we can review or on April 15, 2020, whichever comes first. We will not be able to give advance notice of the application closing early so please submit your application as soon as you can.
  • For more information about the Low Income Ticket Program, please read through the Low Income Ticket Page.

FOMO SALE (formerly Pre-Sale)

Registration: March 11, 2020 at 12pm (noon) – March 13, 2020 at 12pm (noon) PDT

Sale starts: March 18, 2020 at 12pm (noon) PDT


 

  • Approximately 4,000 tickets available, at $1,400 each, plus applicable fees and taxes.
  • You may purchase up to two (2) tickets and one (1) vehicle pass per order.
  • All items and orders purchased through this sale are subject to the taxes and fees listed below.
  • Buying tickets in the FOMO Sale disqualifies you from purchasing additional tickets in the Main Sale, STEP, or OMG Sale.

For more information about the FOMO Sale, please read through the FOMO Sale section of our FAQ.

MAIN SALE

Registration: April 1, 2020 at 12pm (noon) – April 3, 2020 at 12pm (noon) PDT TBA

Sale starts: April 8, 2020 at 12pm (noon) PDT TBA


 

  • The Main Sale is postponed until further notice. Please see this Burning Man Journal post for more information about this difficult decision.
  • Approximately 20,000 tickets at $475 each, and approximately 10,000 vehicle passes available at $140 each, plus applicable fees and taxes.
  • You can buy a maximum of two (2) $475 tickets and one (1) $140 vehicle pass.
  • All items and orders purchased through this sale are subject to the taxes and fees listed below.
  • You can only register to buy tickets in the Main Sale if you have not previously bought tickets through the Directed Group Sale, or the FOMO Sale (formerly Pre-Sale).

SECURE TICKET EXCHANGE PROGRAM (STEP)

STEP opens to sellers: TBD

STEP opens to buyers: TBD


 

The Secure Ticket Exchange Program (STEP) facilitates the safe return and resale of face-value tickets that have been purchased directly from Burning Man Project. STEP provides a hassle-free, secure way of buying and returning tickets while avoiding scammers, counterfeits and scalpers, and keeps tickets circulating within the community. When details are finalized, we’ll post them on the 2020 STEP page, which will be linked here.

KID TICKETS

Available: May 13, 2020 at 12pm (noon) PDT


 

Kids and families have been part of Burning Man since the first burn in 1986 on Baker Beach. Children 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 Kid Ticket. If you’re bringing multiple children 12 years old and younger, you’ll need a Kid Ticket for each of them. The link for Kid Tickets will be posted here May 13, 2020.

OMG SALE

Registration: July 29, 2020 at 12pm (noon) to July 31, 2020 at 12pm (noon) PDT

Sale starts: August 5, 2020 at 12pm (noon) PDT


 

  • Approximately 3,000 tickets at $550 each, and approximately 1,500 vehicle passes available at $140 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 tickets through an earlier ticket sale.
  • For those who have not purchased a vehicle pass in a previous sale, there will be an option to register to purchase only a vehicle pass in the OMG Sale.
  • All items and orders purchased through this sale are subject to the taxes and fees listed below.
  • 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.

 

VEHICLE PASSES

  • All vehicles driving into Black Rock City are required to have a current vehicle pass displayed in the windshield. Motorcycles and towed vehicles are exempt from the vehicle pass requirement.
  • Vehicle passes do not allow a vehicle to drive within Black Rock City. When you reach your camp, you are expected to park your car for the duration.
  • Vehicle passes will be available in each of the ticket sales.
  • The OMG sale is the only sale in which vehicle passes may be purchased on their own.
  • In all other sales vehicle passes must be purchased in conjunction with event tickets and may not be purchased in excess of one vehicle pass per two tickets.
  • A limited number of vehicle passes will be available at $140 each, plus applicable fees.

For more information about vehicle passes, please read through the FAQ.

DELIVERY, FEES & TAXES

  • The 9% Nevada Live Entertainment Tax will be added to the price of all tickets.
  • All tickets and vehicle passes are subject to a $4 fee per item.
  • In addition to the $4 fee, there will be a percentage-based fee of 2.7% of each purchase subtotal. Not only will this fee cover all credit card processing costs, but it means that less expensive orders incur smaller fees than more expensive orders.
  • New for 2020: U.S. orders can choose Flex Ship for $25. Flex Ship gives the flexibility of Will Call — you can transfer tickets and participate in STEP — or opt later to have your tickets shipped up until August 6, 2020. If you do nothing, they remain Will Call.
  • Within the U.S., orders are shipped securely using USPS Priority Signature Confirmation for $15 per order or UPS 3 Day Select for $25 per order.
  • Canadian orders may choose UPS Ground for $30 or Will Call for $15
  • Outside Canada, International orders that qualify for a post-purchase shipping upgrade are shipped via International UPS for $30 per order. 
  • Will Call pick up at the Box Office in Black Rock City costs $15 per order. (Will Call delivery is the only delivery method subject to the 9% Nevada Live Entertainment Tax. $1.24 of the $15 fee is built-in tax.)
  • For anyone who buys tickets in the Directed Group Sale, FOMO Sale, or Main Sale and selects USPS Priority Signature Confirmation or UPS 3 Day Select: changes to addresses or method of delivery cannot be made after 12pm (noon) PDT on June 4, 2020.
  • Orders will begin shipping mid-June 2020.

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 and order list. Tickets, vehicle passes, and orders can be voided for numerous reasons, including being reported as stolen, lost by the postal service, being sold for above their face value, or other breach of the ticket terms and conditions of sale. When the list becomes live, we’ll link to it here, and it will continually be updated as we have new information. Any ticket or vehicle pass that has been voided is not valid for entry to Black Rock City 2020.

If you see marked-up tickets being offered anywhere else, contact ticketsupport@burningman.org with screenshots and details so we can pursue it (and yes, we really do). The more information you can provide us, the better.

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

Not finding the answer to your question here? Visit our extensive Ticket Support page to find the answers to (hopefully) all of your questions!

Additionally, you can email us, and we’ll be happy to answer any ticket-related questions.

2020 IMPORTANT DATES

All of our ticket sales and programs open and close at 12pm (noon) Pacific Time. Not sure when that is in your area? Use this handy timezone converter.

DateWhat is Happening
Thursday, February 13 – Friday, February 21, 2020Directed Group Sale form open
Wednesday, February 12 – Wednesday, April 15, 2020*Low Income Ticket Program Application open
*unless enough applications are received earlier
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Directed Group Sale starts
Wednesday, March 11 – Friday, March 13, 2020FOMO Sale (formerly Pre-Sale) ($1,400 tickets) registration open
Wednesday, March 18, 2020FOMO Sale (formerly Pre-Sale) ($1,400 tickets) SALE starts
TBAMain Sale ($475 tickets) registration open
TBAMain Sale ($475 tickets) SALE starts
Mid-JuneTicket order delivery begins
Wednesday, July 29 – Friday, July 31, 2020OMG Sale ($550 tickets) registration open
Wednesday, August 5, 2020OMG Sale ($550 tickets) starts

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