Burning Man Announces Ticket Sales, Timeline For 2018

Participants fill the Playa as approximately 70,000 people from all over the world gather for the 30th annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, September 3, 2016.

The annual event that takes place every late summer in Black Rock City has kicked off the holiday weekend with great news: a ticket sale announcement.

And good news, friends: regardless of the news swarming around changes to the event – like their aim to grow to 100,000 people in the coming years – the prices will stay at the same cost as last year. Prices range from $190 to $1,200; vehicle passes remain at $80.

Here’s the low-down:

  • Pre-sale registration begins on January 24th, 2018 at noon PST and closes on January 26th at the same time. You must be registered to be able to purchase them when they go on sale on January 31st. With only 5,000 tickets available, they’re the priciest of the bunch – $990 and $1,200 plus fees and taxes.
  • The application period for the low income ticket program – a great choice for anyone who wants to get dusty, but can’t afford it – is from Valentine’s Day at noon PST to April 16th at noon PST.
  • Directed group sale tickets will become available shortly after. These tickets, which are catered specifically to groups like theme camps, mutant art cars and art installations, requires you to fill out a form between February 13th and February 23rd. The sale runs from February 28th to March 2nd.
  • Main Sale registration – and this is where most of you should pay attention – begins on March 21st at noon PST and closes a few days later on March 23 at noon PST. The sale will begin shortly after, on March 28th, at noon PST. Again – you must be registered to buy tickets. Plan accordingly.

Lastly, don’t forget that you can only register in the Main Sale if you did not buy tickets through Directed Group Sale. You can find more details about ticket sales on the Burning Man website.

The excitement begins. Mark your calendars – we hope to see you at )'(ome.