When Burning Man sold out for the first time ever this year, organizers said they knew it was time for a new ticketing system. However, Burners have had mixed reactions to the changes.Black Rock LLC, the San Francisco-based organizer of the weeklong festival held in the Nevada desert, announced earlier this month that it was changing to a lottery system for ticket sales, including a number of pricing tiers. Read More
A couple of “virgins” from City Hall will go forth into the desert next week for their first Burning Man experience — and yes, they have scored coveted tickets.
Supervisors Jane Kim and David Chiu will be flown by private jet to the Nevada desert and stay for just 24 hours at the weeklong festival. And neither has a clue what they will be donning for the costume-clad party. Read More
The minds behind Burning Man are melding with the minds behind City Hall as Mayor Ed Lee is helping the organizers of the annual gathering in the Nevada desert launch a new nonprofit today. Read More
Tickets for Burning Man sold out this weekend for the first time in the counterculture festival’s 25-year history and now burners are scrambling to find a way into the festival as scalpers capitalize on the dwindling supply. Read More
The organizers of the Burning Man festival have committed to a lease on mid-Market Street, joining Twitter in taking advantage of a new payroll tax exclusion in the area. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee is a huge fan of the organizers of Burning Man moving in to a rough area of Market Street, but is he a big enough fan to attend the 50,000-strong festival in the Nevada desert himself.
When asked, he responded with a chuckle.
“Not yet, but I will be in the building where they’re going to be headquartered,” said Lee, who hasn’t exactly received an invitation either. Read More
Tickets for Burning Man, the annual music and art festival held in a Nevada desert, went on sale Wednesday.
Tickets start at $210 for the first 9,000 and increase from there, up to $320 for last-minute buyers.
The demand for tickets caused the organization to have Web-server issues.
Burning Man runs from Aug. 29 to Sept. 5.
For more information, visit www.burningman.com. Read More