Burning Man Sells Out for First Time in its History

For the first time in its 25 years, Burning Man Festival has sold out in advance. The annual art event and temporary community in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada posted a notice on its website this morning that there will be no more tickets sold for Burning Man 2011, either online or at the front gate.

Burning Man will take place Aug. 29 through Sept. 5.

This year’s community of free-thinking, self-reliant artists and others, will be limited to 51,515, a total set by the Bureau of Land Management based on last year’s population, according to Burning Man spokesperson Andie Grace.

“Our permit requires us to be in line with last year’s population,” Grace said, “so ticket sales had to be stopped to manage the numbers for 2011.”

Potential visitors to Burning Man “must know that there will be no gate sales at the event,” Grace said, adding that Burning Man is trying as much as possible “to discourage those without tickets from heading to the desert.” They will be turned away if they arrive without tickets, Grace said, and that’s not something the festival organizers want to have to do.

There is a blog post under “latest news” at http://www.burningman.com/ with complete information, including the lowdown on buying or selling third-party tickets.

Read more: http://blogs.sacbee.com/ticket/archives/2011/07/burning-man-fes.html#ixzz1TALeQVKs


2 Responses

  1. Sadly, there are scalpers selling tickets in the upwards of $2k… smh

    • I work in news and we did a story on Burning Man. Found some tickets actually selling for $25,000. Luckily, my boyfriend and I bought ours a few weeks ago, but we were warned then the event would sell out. Still waiting to get them in the mail.

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