Over 40,000 festival-goers were disappointed Wednesday (March 23rd) as all 30,000 tickets for this year’s Burning Man sold out within just 30 minutes. As of 12:35 pm of that day, Burning Man announced all tickets were “in the baskets” of selected buyers and by 1:00 pm, all tickets were officially sold out. Tickets for the annual desert gathering held in Black Rock City, Nevada sold at a whomping $390 while offering $80 for vehicle tickets. In total, that’s 70,000 potential attendees, who were all preregistered into a randomly-selected lottery-based system where select winners were limited to only 2 tickets + 1 vehicle ticket.
But apparently not all hope is lost. Just yesterday afternoon, Burning Man offered additional ticketing options over their official Twitter page. Visit the link provided below before even more tickets are sold out.
Okay, folks. All Main Sale tickets are sold out. If you didn’t get one today, all your options can be found on https://t.co/Y7qpLSQEMl
— Burning Man (@burningman) March 23, 2016
Burning Man is an annual music festival that takes place in the Black Rock Desert. It was first held in 1986 in San Francisco at a much smaller scale by founder Larry Harvey and a small group of friends. Described as an “experiment in community and art, influenced by 10 main principles, including ‘radical’ inclusion, self-reliance and self-expression, as well as community cooperation.” Its main attraction is the annual burning of a gigantic effigy made of straw as a “spontaneous act of radical expression.” Learn more by visiting their official website.