- The card you use to order tickets must be in your name and your address information must match. If you would like to have your tickets shipped to a different address, there will be a way to change your ship-to address after the drawing and tickets have been awarded.
- If you're using a debit card, make sure you check the daily spending/withdrawal limit on your card. Contact your bank to have it raised if necessary, (and to make sure that a charge from Burning Man is AOK to process). Make sure that you have enough available funds to cover the purchase in your account no later than January 23rd. Don't forget to include the additional fees.
- If you are using a pre-paid card, make sure the card is registered in your name. Check the service number on the back of your card and call them to confirm or make changes to the name and address it's registered to. When loading up your account, don't forget to include the additional fees.
- Check your expiration date! Make sure you are not using a card that will expire before the selection takes place.
- Make sure orders(at)burningman(dot)com is on your safe list with your email program or service provider. That way confirmations and correspondence won't end up getting blocked as spam.
If you make a mistake with your registration and need to re-enter your info, contact Participant Services using the partiserv(at)burningman(dot)com email address.
Registration for the main sale is open from Monday January 9th at Noon (PST) to Sunday January 22nd at 11:59PM (PST) using the link on the Tickets page. After registration closes, the lists will be de-duped, cleaned and scrubbed, and then the drawing will begin. When your name is drawn, you will be charged for the number of tickets you registered for, at the pricing tier you were awarded tickets (plus the additional fees).
Declined cards will not have the opportunity to correct or re-submit information for the main sale. You will have to wait for another chance to purchase tickets in the secondary sale in March.
- On March 28, any remaining tickets from the main sale plus an additional 10,000 tickets will be made available via open sale (first come, first served).
- Ticket limit for the secondary sale is 4. If you purchased 1 or 2 tickets in the main sale, you will be eligible to purchase additional tickets in the secondary sale (up to your limit of 4).
- Tickets will not be mailed out until June. Will call ticket transfers will not be accepted until tickets are mailed out.
- ePlaya will not allow listings for Tickets Offered or Tickets Wanted until tickets are mailed out.
- Burning Man will also make a ticket resale system available on the site, with details expected to be announced in June.
Low Income Tickets
- Details of the low income ticket program will not be posted until sometime after the main sale. This is not a change - in years past, details weren't posted until the lower tiers were all sold through.
- You have to choose between applying for low income, or purchasing tickets through the main/secondary sale. This is not a change - in years past, if you'd bought a ticket when they went on sale and then applied for low income, the application was rejected. If you can afford to apply for a ticket in the main sale at even the lowest tier, you should go that route.
- Low income tickets will be $160, and will not be transferrable.
40,000 tickets is more than enough to cover the normal and natural growth of the event (and then some), and the registration process prevents the use of automated ticket buying software by professional scalpers. So long as significant numbers of people don't stockpile tickets for others, there should be plenty to go around.
For more information, please see the ticket info page or the FAQ.