Tickets For Burning Man 2017 Sold Out In Just 35 Minutes

An aerial view of Burning Man 2015 "Carnival of Mirrors" arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, September 2, 2015. By midweek the temporary city has taken form and is being filled in as more participants continue to arrive. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart FOR USE WITH BURNING MAN RELATED REPORTING ONLY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS

Much like the festival itself, tickets for Burning Man appeared — and now they are gone. The 30,000 festival passes available during the main sale sold out in just 35 minutes, the Reno Gazette Journal reported. The massive gathering in the Nevada desert, which began in California with just a few hundred attendees in 1986, has sold out each year since 2011.

Tickets were sold at $425, plus taxes and fees, and 10,000 vehicle passes were sold at $80 each, plus taxes and fees.

This year’s festival runs from August 27 to September 4.

As is often the case for events in high demand, tickets are available at double face value or more on third party resale sites such as StubHub.

In recent years, Burning Man has picked up a reputation as a place where celebrities and Silicon Valley tech nerds gather to network and party. So while a veteran of early gatherings would probably tell you the festival is not what it used to be, there is no denying that it’s still a great place to experience some crazy-awesome art.

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