Black Rock City 2023 Ticket Information

GENERAL TICKET SALE INFO

Interested in going to Black Rock City 2023? 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.

Please note: The numbers on this page are approximations. We are being conservative in our planning and adjustments will be made as needed. Ticket sale numbers don’t necessarily reflect BRC’s population.

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REGISTRATION

Opens: February 1, 2023 12pm (noon) PST

Closes: February 3, 2023 12pm (noon) PST

SALE

Starts: February 8, 2023 12pm (noon) PST

all 2023 ticket sale dates
  • 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 FOMO Sale who may also participate in the Stewards Sale.
  • Unless otherwise stated, vehicle passes may only be purchased with an event ticket.
  • Unless expressly stated, only one order per person and per credit/debit card is allowed.
  • You may not use the same credit/debit card to purchase multiple orders.
  • MasterCard and Visa are the only credit/debit cards accepted.
  • Unless otherwise stated, all tickets bought through online sales are fully transferable 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.

2023 TICKET SALES AND PROGRAMS

FOMO SALE

Registration: February 1, 2023 at 12pm (noon) PST – February 3, 2023 at 12pm (noon) PST

Sale starts: February 8, 2023 at 12pm (noon) PST

  • Approximately 4,000 tickets available, 1,000 at $2,750 each, and 3,000 at $1,500 plus applicable fees and taxes.
  • You may purchase up to two (2) tickets total 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.

STEWARDS SALE

Form Open: February 22, 2023 at 12pm (noon) – March 3, 2023 at 12pm (noon) PST

Sale Period: March 8, 2023 at 12pm (noon) – March 10, 2023 at 12pm (noon) PST


Stewards Sale:

  • The Stewards Sale (formerly the Directed Group Sale) ensures that those critical to the culture of Burning Man: crews for theme camps, art installations, mutant vehicles, and Black Rock City infrastructure providers gain access to tickets. This program does not have an application process.
  • This sale requires group leads to invite their members for access to the sale. Those invited are guaranteed access to buy tickets during the 48-hour purchase window.
  • Each invitee may purchase up to two (2) tickets and one (1) vehicle pass in this sale.
  • Approximately 30,000 $575 tickets and 10,000 $150 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 Stewards Sale requires pre-registration through Burner Profiles.
  • Those who buy tickets in the Stewards Sale will be prevented from registering to buy in the Main Sale, STEP, and the OMG Sale.
  • Additional late season Stewards tickets may be available in the summer.

Community Action Initiatives Tickets:

  • We’re dedicating tickets to support work in important areas of  community diversification (including R.I.D.E., under-represented art forms, adjacent communities, political diversity, international inclusion, etc.)
  • These $575 tickets will be distributed along with Vehicle Passes through existing internal processes.
  • For more information about tickets for individuals and groups supporting R.I.D.E., please review this FAQ or email ridetickets@burningman.org.

For more information about Stewards Ticketing, please read through the Stewards Ticketing section of our FAQ.

TICKET AID PROGRAM

Application Period: March 15, 2023 at 12pm (noon) PDT to May 24, 2023 at 12pm (noon) PDT (or earlier)


 

  • The Ticket Aid Program offers 5,000 $225 tickets to people with qualifying applications.
  • Awarded applicants will need to pay for their tickets online between July 24, 2023 and July 27, 2023. They are also eligible to purchase a $75 vehicle pass at the same time if needed.
  • Applications are reviewed in the order they are received and awards are issued on a rolling basis.
  • The application will close as soon as we’ve received as many applications as we can review or on May 24, 2023, 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 Ticket Aid Program, please read through the Ticket Aid Program Page.

MAIN SALE

Registration: April 5, 2023 at 12pm (noon) PDT – April 7, 2023 at 12pm (noon) PDT

Sale starts:  April 12, 2023 at 12pm (noon) PDT


 

  • Approximately 15,000 tickets at $575 each, and approximately 5,000 vehicle passes available at $150 each, plus applicable fees and taxes.
  • You can buy a maximum of two (2) $575 tickets and one (1) $150 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 Stewards Sale, or the FOMO 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 2023 STEP page, which will be linked here.

KID TICKETS

Available: July 12, 2023


 

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.

OMG SALE

Registration: July 26, 2023 at 12pm (noon) to July 28, 2023 at 12pm (noon) PDT

Sale starts: August 2, 2023 at 12pm (noon) PDT


 

  • Approximately 3,000 tickets at $575 each, and approximately 1,500 vehicle passes available at $150 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 sale.
  • All items and orders purchased through this sale are subject to the taxes and fees listed below.
  • Only expedited delivery and Will Call delivery methods will be available.

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, but quantities are limited.
  • 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 $150 each, plus applicable fees.

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

2021 INVITATION TO THE FUTURE BUYERS

  • If you bought a reservation in the 2021 Invitation to the Future Sale, you’ll be contacted before the end of January with details about how you’ll be able to redeem your reservation in 2023.
  • Please see the 2021 Invitation to the Future section of our FAQ for more details.

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.
  • All orders are subject to a 3.4% credit card processing fee of the purchase subtotal. 
  • The methods of delivery available are as follows: 
    • Will Call: Pick up at the Black Rock City Box Office – $25
    • USA: 
      • UPS 2nd Day Air – $25
      • Mail Innovations (USA – PO Boxes) – $15
    • Canada: 
      • Mail Innovations (Canada) – $25
      • UPS Worldwide – $60
    • Delivery to Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and The United Kingdom:
      • UPS Worldwide – $60
    • All other international orders must be held for Will Call
  • Orders will begin shipping late June 2023.

TICKET INSURANCE

This year, participants will have the option to purchase ticket insurance for the tickets and vehicle pass in their order from FanShield powered by Protecht, a third-party insurance provider, for an additional fee during the checkout process. If your ticket and vehicle pass is protected by insurance and you are unable to join us in Black Rock City because of one of nearly twenty life events covered by the policy for participants in your area, FanShield will reimburse you for the full cost of your ticket and vehicle pass (including any taxes and fees). Premium costs vary by location but are roughly 6.5% of the face value of all items in your order and are non-refundable. FanShield has a dedicated support team to guide you through the claims process. For more information about what is covered by Protecht’s FanShield ticket insurance please see this FAQ. The FanShield terms and conditions and ticket protection policy apply to the ticket insurance for the items in your order, so please read them carefully.

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 ourvoided 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 2023.

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 at ticketsupport@burningman.org and we’ll be happy to answer any ticket-related questions.

2023 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
Wednesday, February 1 - Friday, February 3FOMO Sale registration open
Wednesday, February 8FOMO Sale SALE starts
Wednesday, February 22 - Friday, March 3Stewards Sale form open
Wednesday, March 8 - Friday, March 10Stewards Sale purchase period
Wednesday, March 15 - Wednesday, May 24Ticket Aid Program Application open
*application may close earlier if capacity is reached prior to May 24
Wednesday, April 5 - Friday, April 7
Main Sale registration open
Wednesday, April 12Main Sale sale starts
Late JuneTicket order delivery begins
Wednesday, July 12Kids Tickets Available
Wednesday, July 26 - Friday, July 28OMG Sale registration open
Wednesday, August 2OMG Sale starts

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