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article imageTickets for this year's Burning Man festival go on sale Wednesday

By Nathan Salant     Feb 13, 2015 in Entertainment
Gerlach - Individual tickets for this year’s Burning Man event, an annual counterculture art festival that attracts tens of thousands to a temporary city in the Nevada desert, are scheduled to go on sale beginning Wednesday.
Burning Man, which gets its name from a giant effigy that is burned at the close of the festival, is planned from Aug. 30 to Sept. 7 in Black Rock desert near Gerlach, Nev., about 110 miles north of Reno.
Tickets cost $390 and buy admission to the festival grounds, a gently organized open space filled with art installations, performances, parties and vendors.
The festival, which bills itself as a “a vibrant participatory metropolis generated by its citizens,” is clothing optional, according to the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper.
Attendees are responsible for their own accommodations with one condition: the desert must be restored to its original condition at the conclusion of the festival.
Other Burning Man principles embrace inclusion, generosity, noncommercialism, self-expression and communal responsibility.
Nearly 66,000 people attended last year’s Burning Man, a long journey from the 80 who were at the first festival at Baker Beach in San Francisco in 1986.
The festival moved to the Nevada desert in 1990.
The theme of this year’s Burning Man, “Carnival of Mirrors,” examines the role of media in society and explores each person’s role in the media universe.
“In 2015 we will again invite our regional communities to help create an interactive space, a midway that will house a panoply of strange and enchanting wonders,” festival organizers say on their website.
“We invite artists and builders to create unorthodox carnival attractions and interactive experiences, and we will fashion stages to host performance art,” the website says.
Anyone planning to attend is required to register today or tomorrow in order to access the actual sale that starts at noon on Feb. 18.
More information is available from the festival on the web at or or through email at
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