See all the details here – http://tickets.burningman.org/
4,000 Pre-Sale tickets will be sold for $800 each, $150 more than last year’s “art benefactor” tickets.
20,000 Directed Group Sale tickets are priced at $390, $10 more than last year.
40,000 Individual Sale tickets and 1,000 OMG Sale tickets will be $390 as well.
4.000 Low Income tickets will be available at $190.
Vehicle Passes are required again. 27,000 will be sold for $50 each, $10 more than last year.
What are your initial thoughts? Happy Holidays and see you in the comments!
[Update 12/28/14 6:12pm NZ]
Thanks Rabbitt for this post. I’ve plugged the numbers into my spreadsheet and it shows a revenue hike of close to 10% for BMOrg, over their record-setting 2014. “Fewer vehicle passes” sounds nice but is practically meaningless since they sell them at the gate.
2014 sales: $28,598,595
Increase: $1,905,307 (6.7%)
To estimate the “Canada Premium”, I have used the number of Burners from Canada from the most recent Black Rock City census (September 2014). The shipping cost to mail tickets to Canada is $29 for UPS and $39 for UPS Expedited, so I have taken the median price ($34).
[Update 12/29/14 8:25am NZ]
Corrected a small error in my earlier assumptions, where I had the Canada premium at $15. The premium is on top of the regular Mail/Will Call fee of $12, so it should be $22.
In the last JackedRabbit they said:
We’ve worked hard to keep the price of tickets down, despite increasing event production costs. In 2012 the main tier was $390. When we got rid of tiered pricing the following year, we lowered the main tier to $380, which it has been for the past two years. This year there is an increase of just $10, putting the main price back at $390
As usual with
propaganda information from this source, this is not actually the whole truth. Once you add all the handling and shipping charges, a ticket and a pass to get in by vehicle is $466 plus tax – a 23% hike over $380. It’s not so easy to get around the add-on charges. First of all, you’re not permitted to walk in. If you fly in, you pay an additional $40 and if you take the Burner Express bus it costs $68 from Reno and $100 from San Francisco (one-way). It is possible to get to Burning Man for less than $466, but only if you ride-share (or are privileged enough to be selected by BMOrg for a Low Income ticket).
In 2012 tickets started at $240 and the next tier was $320 – $390 was the MAXIMUM price. There were 15,000 tickets at the maximum tier, the same number at the middle tier, and 10,000 at the lowest price. So the “main” amount of tickets were much less than $390. The average across these tiers was $326.25, which $466 is an increase of 43% over.
The VIP Pre-Sale were $420 in 2012, so they have also just about doubled in 3 years…as has the cost for a regular Burner who just wants go to Burning Man. [Source: Huffington Post]