CULTURE & ARTS
03/30/2017 11:43 am ET

Tickets For Burning Man 2017 Sold Out In Just 35 Minutes

Hear that? It's the sound of a million effigies flushing down the toilet.
Participants wear face masks and goggles to protect themselves during a dust storm in the midst of the Burning Man.
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Participants wear face masks and goggles to protect themselves during a dust storm in the midst of the Burning Man.

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.

If you didn’t score a ticket, don’t set fire to that massive papier-mâché sunflower you were planning to bring just yet — there is still hope! An additional 500 tickets ― at $1,200 each ― will be released on April 5. The festival accepts applications for its low-income ticket program until April 17. And if you’re still without a pass, the OMG sale on August 2 will give you one last shot.

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.

An aerial view of Burning Man 2015 "Carnival of Mirrors" arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, Septembe
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An aerial view of Burning Man 2015 "Carnival of Mirrors" arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, September 2, 2015.

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