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How do you buy tickets?

First, you’d need to register a Burner Bio. On ticket sales dates, log into our site and click the TICKETS button visible at the top right corner. Click that, and you’ll be taken to our ticketing agent’s site to buy tickets.

If you’ve already registered a Bio, you don’t need to create a new one.


When are tickets released*?

1st Direct Distribution Allocation             Mon 2nd Oct 2016 – 23h59 Mon 31st Oct

1st Direct Distribution Ticket Sale           Fri 211st Oct from 12h00 – Thurs 3rd Nov 17h00

1st General Ticket Sale                           Fri 4th Nov @ 12h00 noon

2nd Direct Distribution Ticket Sale           Fri 20st Jan from 12h00 – Thurs 2nd Feb 17h00

2nd General Ticket Sale                           Fri 3rd Feb 2017 at 12h00 noon

S.T.E.P Opens                                         Mon 7th November 2016 12 noon

*all times are South African time.


How much do they cost?*

  • Direct Distribution Tickets – R1495
  • General Sales Tickets – R1495
  • Kids Tickets (14 & under) – R180
  • Subsidised Tickets** – R645
  • Community Tickets – R180


*VAT included – not ticketing agent fee
**Applied for through the Subsidised Ticket system


How many tickets are there?

There will be 13 000 tickets available for our 2017 event.


General Sales Tickets

Released in two batches on the dates above, and limited to 2 per person. If you’re buying a ticket for someone else, you’ll need their ID number (or Passport number if not an SA citizen) and in order to use it, they’ll need a Bio too. If they don’t have one, let them know to go to this link and create one.


Kid’s Tickets

Kids tickets are available to kids aged 14 years and younger. These tickets need to be registered on their parents/guardians Burner Bio.

These become available after our first General Sale has commenced. To buy a kid’s ticket (available to kids 14 years and under), log into your Quicket account AFTER you have bought adult tickets and then proceed to the AfrikaBurn ticket checkout, where the kid’s ticket will be visible to you.

Minor tickets are full priced tickets available to young adults between the ages of 15 and 18 years. These tickets can only be bought by parents/guardians over the age of 28 years old. This means that parents/guardians brining young adults between that game need to register them on their Burner Bio, provided they are over the age of 28 years old.  Adults aged 28 and over are only able to register a maximum of 4 minors and kids on their Burner Bio. This is to ensure that our young Burners are taken good care of onsite.


Subsidised Tickets

Designed to make our event accessible to those who’re not able to afford the full ticket price but can afford a reduced-price ticket, subsidised by the Burner Assist programme.

These tickets are designed to include students, single parents and others who wouldn’t be able to participate without a little assistance. If you feel you match that description, you can motivate for this kind of ticket up until April 1st.

PLEASE NOTE: These tickets cannot be transferred or sold, as they are awarded on the basis of a motivation from a specific person.

A link will become visible here to lodge applications for Subsidised tickets once ticket sales commence.


Community Tickets

These tickets acknowledge the reality in South Africa that many economically disadvantaged individuals would never be able to partake in AfrikaBurn if they had to pay for any other kind of ticket. If you have someone working with you on a project, or know someone who would like to be part of our event but cannot afford the other options, this would be a way for them to participate. This ticket option is not available to students.

The application window for these tickets is January 9th – March 10th 2017.


Direct Distribution Tickets

Allocated to past and present participants/crews who are or were involved in bringing creative projects to AfrikaBurn, and volunteers who’ve worked more than 12 hours of shifts at any previous event. They’re also awarded to deeply involved volunteers based on criteria stipulated by our volunteer team.

These tickets are allocated by project leads, and have an expiry date – if the ticket links are not used by the expiry date, the tickets go into General Sales ticket pot on those ticket sales dates.

These tickets are transferable – please see the info on ticket changes below.


Reselling Tickets? Use STEP.

Our Secure Ticket Exchange Programme is a way to buy & sell tickets safely through our ticket agent’s site. Buyers lodge a ticket request, and sellers place theirs up for purchase. The ticket then gets put in the queue, and gets sold to the next person in line in the buyer’s queue. The buyer receives a notification via email and has 24 hours to use the ticket link. If the ticket isn’t bought in time, it’s put back into the system and offered to someone else.

Refunds from Quicket are then made to the seller approximately 5 days later, with a 5% fee paid by the buyer in addition to the ticket price. To use STEP, you need to create a Burner Bio, and an account on Quicket.co.za, with the same email address (make sure you enter the right ID / passport number when you do this).

If you lodge a ticket request on STEP, you’d need to look out for an e-mail from Quicket: you have 48 hours to buy the ticket once you receive the notification.

How does STEP work?

Buyers & sellers are placed in queue, and matched when they reach the front of their queues. Those in front get matched sooner, and those who come later take a little while. If you’re waiting for a STEP link, but get a ticket from a friend, log into Quicket and go to the Inbound queue to remove yourself to give others a fair shot at it.

Note: reimbursements happen for individual tickets sold, not two at a time, and payments to sellers on STEP happen once a week, on Fridays.

Selling a Ticket outside of STEP?

You’re also able to sell tickets direct. If you sell a ticket to someone, it must be changed into their name, by following these steps:

To change the ticket details:

– Log into your Quicket account, and click ‘My Tickets’ (under your username)
– Select the ticket, and use the ‘Edit Details’ option to change the info (one change per ticket)
– Save, and then download the ticket as a PDF
– Email the ticket to the recipient

To recieve a ticket direct create a Burner Bio and Quicket account using the same email, in order for to the ticket to be verified on arrival.

If you’re unable to find someone to buy your ticket/s, place them back into circulation on STEP no later than April 22nd.


– to receive a ticket, you need a Burner Bio. Create one here.
– the name on your ticket must match the name in your ID book / passport (see the steps above for how to change details on a ticket)
– your Quicket account and Bio must be registered to the same email address


Buying a ticket from someone you don’t know?

It’s kak, but it’s a fact: desperate buyers have been sold fake tickets in the past. So, if you are lkooking for a ticket, or don’t have anyone to sell your ticket to, use STEP; it’s 100% secure.

If you meet someone who wants your ticket, and you’re looking for a secure transaction, use Ticketpony.


Verifying tickets at the event gate

You need two things on arrival: a ticket with your name on it, and photo ID (SA ID book / driver’s licence, or passport if not an SA citizen).

Don’t be a muppet – before you hit the road, make sure that you actually have your ticket (printed, or on a phone / tablet / device that has battery life) and your correct details are on the ticket. If not, your ticket can’t be verified and you’ll be screwed, in the middle of nowhere – and nobody wants to turn people away when they have Tankwa stars in their eyes.


Further reading:

Ticket FAQ’s
Burner Bio FAQ’s
Direct Distribution Ticket FAQ’s 
What’s In A Ticket Price?

And lastly…

Thank you, whoever you are and wherever you may be, for making AfrikaBurn happen!


1) The entire event is created by a spirit of participation and volunteerism. If you’d like to pitch in, please consider volunteering by checking out our Participation page, which has loads of links and info on how you can contribute.

2) AfrikaBurn is nothing like any other event – and you want to be prepared. Please browse the links on the Preparation page – and be sure to read the Survival Guide. Twice.



Need help with tickets?

If you have any Quicket-related problems such as duplicate payments, problems logging into their site etc, email support@quicket.co.za or call 021 424 9308 (during office hours).

If you need ticketing help, email tickets@afrikaburn.com

If you’re struggling to log into our site, or are having issues with your Burner Bio, email support@afrikaburn.com