RENO, Nev. (February 27, 2014) It took only 44 minutes to sell all 38,000 tickets offered Wednesday for the annual Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert, organizers say.
It's the single biggest block of tickets that will be sold for the counter-culture festival, which attracted a record-breaking 68,000 people to the Black Rock Desert last year.
Burning Man spokeswoman Megan Miller said everything went smoothly with the new online ticketing partner, Ticketfly, through which tickets sold for $380.
Some 3,000 tickets were sold on a presale basis for $650.
Another 15,000 tickets are set aside mostly for theme camps and 4,000 for qualifiers in a low-income program at a cost of $190.
The final 1,000 public tickets go on sale July 31 for $380.