Burning Man 2016 Sells Out 30,000 Tickets in 30 Minutes

Burning Man Festival 2016
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The Burning Man Festival in Black Rock Desert, Nev. 

Burning Man 2016 sold 30,000 tickets in 30 minutes, yesterday (March 23), completely selling out at $390 dollars a ticket, along with 10,000 vehicle tickets at for $80 dollars each. 

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More than 70,000 hopeful attendees were pre-registered in the event's lottery system, operating like a waiting room with random selections, and each account was limited to two tickets and one vehicle pass. There were already 500 presale tickets that were sold at $1,200 each.

Burning Man confirmed the sellout over Twitter this afternoon and passed along a link with secondary ticket options, including a low-income ticket program that offers 4,000 tickets priced at $190 each.

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Burning Man is held annually in the Black Rock desert in Nevada and begins the week before Labor Day; this year it will run from Aug. 28 to Sept. 5, with a 'da Vinci Workshop' art theme.