This year, we're going to make a concerted effort to post more often on this here website, since so many people are drifting away from social media. So let's get caught up on some details that have been announced throughout January!
Most folks will want to know that 2020 ticketing information has been announced. As you read through the ticketing link below, it may help to know that the Directed Group Sale is for existing camps that have participated previously and may be invited by Burning Man to participate again. General tickets are now $475 and a vehicle pass is $140, plus fees, taxes, etc.
The three upcoming sales most people will want to follow are the Low Income Ticket program (application opens February 12), the FOMO Sale (registration opens March 11), and the Main Sale (registration opens April 1 - no joke). After following the link, let us know if you have questions - we are here to help you understand the process as best as we can.
Burning Man ticketing page: www.tickets.burningman.org or get more explanations on the Burning Man blog.
Each year, the Burning Man organization asks for teams/artists to submit a design for the Temple, along with details of how they would plan to bring it to fruition. The Temple is a tremendous undertaking so while there are generally only a handful of submissions, the competition is strong. Over the past few years, Burning Man has begun to request submissions a lot earlier, giving the selected team more time to to create the Temple, ensuring they can deliver on what has become such an important space for many who attend. This year's Temple has already been announced and the team is hard at work getting organized and funded: Check it out here!
The main founder of Burning Man, Larry Harvey, passed away on April 28, 2018. Right up until his passing, he was very hands-on with many parts of the event, including choosing the theme each year and the design of The Man. Last year was the first full year of planning that happened without him and the organization made one interesting change that they have continued this year; they solicited a handful of prominent Burning Man artists and asked them to submit a design for The Man. The community had not previously been involved in this way and many participants, including the veterans from Yellowstone Burners, loved the design last year.
They have done it again this year and we love it! The theme this year is The Multiverse and you can read all about the theme and the chosen design on the Burning Man blog. We can't wait to see it in person!
Hi! I'm April and I'm the communications lead for the Yellowstone Burners. I first attended Burning Man in 2010 and have been back 8, mostly glorious, times. I moved from San Francisco/Oakland to Cody, Wyoming in October 2015 and helped to form the Yellowstone Burners.