General Sales: Oct 29 2019 @ 10h00 – Thu 9 April 2020 @ 12h00 17h00 (or until the event sells out, whichever comes first)
Mayday Tickets: Thurs 29th Aug 2019 @ 12h00 – Fri 24 April 2020 @ 17h00 (or until the event sells out, whichever comes first)
A maximum of 13 000.
Our event tickets are not refundable (and info on this is always shown on ticket small print, and also on event disclaimers). However, you are able to resell your ticket/s, as we offer three methods of safely and securely reselling your ticket, via our ticketing agent’s platforms, so that you can recoup the cost of your ticket.
For info on how to safely resell your tickets, please see the info below for:
Maydays are specifically designed and cater to international participants who require a ticket to to AfrikaBurn to secure their travel arrangements and for whom the cost is manageable. In addition, these tickets subsidise the cost of other tickets which enable the event and make a substantial contribution to the developmental work of our movement.
Earlybird Mayday tickets go on sale directly after the event and are available to purchase until August that same year. Once Early Bird Mayday ticket sales end, the price of the Mayday tickets increase and are available to purchase until the Friday before the event officially opens its gates the following year.
South Africans are welcome to purchase the higher priced Mayday ticket, however please be aware that all tickets to AfrikaBurn are non refundable. If you would like to contribute financially towards funding artworks and social development work (but not the difference between a General Sales ticket price and a Mayday ticket price), you have the option of making a donation via the option available at the ticket checkout.
Mayday Tickets are limited to 2 per person.
2020 Mayday Tickets
Regular Mayday: R3,500
Sales Start: Thursday 29th August 2019 @ 12h00 (SA time)
Sales End: Friday 24th April 2020 @ 16h00 (SA time)
2021 Early Bird Mayday tickets go on sale Monday 4th May 2020 @ 10h00
Price: TBC (price will be kept as close to 2019 price as possible)
Sales Start: Tue 29th October 2019
End Date: Thu 9th April 2020
Limited to 2 tickets per person. If you’re buying for someone else you need their:
The second ticket holder will also require a Burner Bio. If they don’t have one, tell them to create one.
Designed to make our event accessible to those not able to afford the full ticket price but can afford a reduced-price ticket, subsidised by AfrikaBurn.
Applicant categories 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 a subsidised ticket.
PLEASE NOTE – these tickets can’t be transferred or sold, as they’re awarded on the basis of a motivation from a specific person. These tickets can be refunded right up until the event by contacting Quicket and requesting a refund provided the ticket hasn’t been checked in.
Applications Open: Mon 30 Sept 2019 @ 12h00.
Applications Close: Mon 30 Jan 2020 @ 16h00 / or once the application limit has been reached, which ever comes first.
You’ll be informed of the status of your application by the following dates, depending on when you submitted your application:
Monday 21 October 2019 @ 17h00
Monday 2 December 2019 @ 17h00
Monday 20 January 2020 @ 17h00
Monday 24 February 2020 @ 17h00
If your application is successful, you’ll receive a link to purchase your ticket before the deadline of Friday 27th March @ 16h00 (after which, your ticket will no longer be valid).
To apply for a subsidised ticket: (this link goes live on September 30th 2019)
Anathi* Tickets are offered in recognition of the disparity within South Africa and acknowledge that many economically marginalised individuals don’t have the means to partake in AfrikaBurn. If this rings true for you, someone in your crew, or someone you know it could be their inroad to participation.
Coupled with an opportunity to apply for an Access Grant (welfare and/or transport), Anathi Tickets are means-tested and require submission of a bank statement, payslip or affidavit for each person applying.
Because they’re awarded to individuals on a case by case basis, Anathi Tickets cannot be transferred, or sold.
PLEASE NOTE: These tickets are only available to South Africans or people living in South Africa and nationals of other African countries.
Application Opens: For Ticket & Grant Combo: Monday 9 December 2019 @10h00
Applications Close: For Ticket & Grant Combo: Friday 31 January 2020 @ 16h00
For just Tickets: Friday 17 April 2020 @ 16h00.
To apply for Anathi Tickets, click here
*’Anathi’ means ‘they are with us’ in isiXhosa
Pensioner tickets are available to participants 70 years and older. To apply, email a copy of your ID/Passport to: [email protected]
Kids – TBC
Minor – Full Price (TBC)
Sales Start: Tue Tue 29th Oct 2019 @ 10h00
Sales End: Thu 9th Apr 2020 @16h00* (or until sold out, whichever comes first)
NB: Minor Tickets function the same manner as General Sales tickets, and are not available at the gate.
Kids Tickets are available to kids 14 years and younger. When purchasing a Kids Ticket you will need to state that you are the parent/guardian of the child who will be entering the event with that ticket. These tickets are available at our event gate.
Minor Tickets are full priced tickets available to young adults between the ages of 15 and 17. These tickets can only be bought by parents/guardians over the age of 28 years old. This means that parents/guardians bringing young adults between that age 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 & kids on their Burner Bio. This is to ensure that there is enough adult supervision of minors onsite.
To buy either a kids or minor ticket to AfrikaBurn, you’re required to fill out the Agreement of Guardianship form and/or the Parent/Legal Guardian Indemnity form and upload it to the ticket page when purchasing the kids/minor ticket.
PLEASE NOTE: All tickets scanned in at the gate will alert our Box Office Crew that the person being scanned in is a Child or a Minor. The guardian of that child/minor will need to identify themselves to the Box Office Crew so that they can verify that the Guardian is 28 years and older. Minors travelling with a Guardian younger than 28 years old will not be allowed access to the event.
DDT’s are available to Collectives with registered projects by request only, before the General Sale and post the event selling out. Please consider though the extra admin associated with the allocation of DDT’s (ie: project leads would need to administer the allocations to their Collective members). If you’d like to create a Collective or find out more about them, log in here.
We encourage you to direct your crew to General Sales instead of DDT’s – but we do realise that in some cases this category of tickets can help you secure crew members for your project, which is why the option remains available to you.
Price: R300 online / R350 at the gate
Sales Start: Tue 29th Oct 2019 @ 12h00 (SA time)
Sales end: Vehicle Passes will be available online right up until after the event. Vehicle Passes are also available to purchase at the gate. (Cash & card accepted)
VP’s are designed to encourage ride-sharing, reduce the number of cars on our event site and on the R355 (road) to AfrikaBurn. One Vehicle Pass is required per vehicle entering the event.
PLEASE NOTE: If you have registered a Collective, you’ll be able to request a limited number of free Vehicles Passes that will be sent directly to you to distribute amongst your Collective crew. Once purchased, Vehicle Passes are non-refundable. Mutant Vehicles (on trailers), Caravans and Trailers do not require a Vehicle Pass – but motorcycles do. Your vehicle pass does not need to match your name and ID number.
If you’re part of a Collective with a registered project, you’ll be able to request a number of Work Access Passes via your Collective (on our Tribe system), which will allow you & your crew access to the event before Monday 27th April 2020. Without a Work Access Pass, you will be denied entry into the event site.
Please don’t arrive at our event without a WAP before our gates officially open for the event week. Our gate crew will unfortunately not be able to let you in, and you will be required to camp outside the gate or leave and return on Monday 27th April when the event officially starts.
WAP’s are in place to limit the amount of people onsite before the event officially starts to just the folk actively working on creative projects and the core AfrikaBurn crew. This is to ensure that AfrikaBurn has enough infrastructure in place before gates open to comfortably support the full amount of people onsite, and not to exhaust our resources before the event officially starts. For liability purposes AfrikaBurn is also required to know the exact amount of people expected on site.
You need these things on arrival at our event gate:
Early Arrivals (Work Access Pass holders only)
Mon 20th April 2020 – Wed 22 April & Sun 25th April 2019: 09h00 – 19h00
Thur 23rd April 2020 – Sat 25th April 2019: 09h00 – 01h00
Sunday 25th April 2020: 09h00 – 19h00
NOTE: gates CLOSE at 7pm on Sunday 26th April (ahead of the event’s official opening time of 9am on Monday 27th April). If you have a WAP and plan to be on site by Sunday evening, please ensure you plan ahead enough to be through the gate on time.
Monday 27th April 2020: 09h00 – 01h00
Tuesday 28th April – Thursday 30th April 2019: 08h00 – 01h00
Friday 1 May 2020: 08h00 – 19h00
Saturday 2nd May 2020 – Sunday 3rd May – GATE CLOSED/EXIT ONLY.
From the moment you buy your ticket ’til you arrive at our event gate, a number of different scenarios relating to your ticket could take place. Check out the table below, which will ensure that you A) Arrive at the event gate with all your ticket admin in order, and B) don’t get taken for a ride should you wish to buy or sell your event ticket privately.
If you find that the details on your ticket do not match the details on the ticket holders ID/Passport, or your circumstances have changed (e.g: Your partner is no longer coming to the Burn, but your daughter is) then you do have the option of editing the details on this ticket.
Please note: You have ONE CHANCE to edit the details on this ticket so make sure you insert the correct details, as you can’t go back and change it again.
· Log into Quicket, and click on your username (at upper right)
· Locate and click on “My Tickets”
· Find your AfrikaBurn 2020 ticket
· Alongside Options, click “Edit Details”
· Change the details of the ticket, and click Save
Please ensure that the person whose details are on the ticket has registered a Burner Bio.
Transferring a ticket can happen any time right up until the last day of the event. Here’s how:
· Log into Quicket, and click ‘My Tickets’ under your username at upper right
· Click “My Tickets” on the left hand side of the page.
· Find your AfrikaBurn 2020 ticket
· Alongside Options, click “Transfer Tickets”
· Use the option to transfer the ticket to a new recipient
Once you transfer your ticket to the new owner, the barcode will be cancelled and a new barcode will be issued to the new recipient. Please ensure that you enter the correct email address in (both times) as the transfer cannot be reversed.
If you’re purchasing a ticket from a friend, let them know to transfer the ticket to you, as above.
STEP only opens when event tickets are sold out.
STEP enables tickets to be resold in a secure system operated by our ticketing agent, Quicket. If you don’t know anyone to sell your ticket to, or you’d like to buy a ticket to AfrikaBurn but don’t know anyone selling a ticket, then STEP is the best and safest option.
How does STEP work?
Buyers & sellers are placed in a queue, and matched when they reach the front of their queues. The buyer has 24 hours to purchase the ticket once they receive the notification from Quicket that a ticket is available to them. Failure to purchase the ticket will result in it being offered to the next person in the queue and the buyer who failed to purchase gets removed from the queue.
STEP closes on Wednesday 22nd April 2020 @ 12h00, after which point no one will be able to enter the queue. By Friday 24th April 2020 @ 16h00 all unsold tickets will be returned to their owners (and will appear in your Quicket basket again). This will give the owner enough time to try and sell their ticket privately. (We urge you to use Ticketpony for the secure exchange of tickets/payment if you do manage to find a buyer)
If you are buying or selling a ticket to someone you don’t know very well, and are concerned about the secure exchange of that ticket and the money, then we urge you to use TicketPony for the secure exchange of payment and ticket.
It’s kak, but it’s a fact: desperate sellers and buyers have either been sold fake tickets or never received payment. So even if you think you sort of know the person buying or selling a ticket, rather use TicketPony to eliminate the risk of being taken for a ride.
How TicketPony works:
You’ll be able to load your ticket onto TicketPony by clicking the “Sell your ticket” option at the top left hand corner. Once the buyer accepts the purchase they pay TicketPony for the ticket. The money is then transferred into your account the following business day, and the ticket removed from your Quicket account and transferred to the buyer, who can log into Quicket and download the ticket from there.
The original barcode will be cancelled and that ticket will no longer be valid. The transferred ticket will be issued with a new bar code which will allow the new owner of the ticket access into the event.
A 5% fee will be charged to the seller and 7.5% will be charged to the buyer (which includes payment processing fees). This is a small price to pay to ensure the secure exchange of funds and the legitimacy of your ticket.
Non-South African users of TicketPony, please note: you will need to communicate with TicketPony to facilitate a transaction to your PayPal account. If you have any queries, mail [email protected]
Our Ticketing crew and ticket vendor have made it almost impossible to arrive at the gate with a fake AfrikaBurn ticket – but scammers persist, and prey on the desperate. Don’t get caught out or taken for a ride: rather use the secure ticket exchange facilities (STEP, Ticket Transfer, TicketPony) as detailed above.
Finally – before you hit the road, make sure that you actually have your ticket printed, or downloaded on a phone/ tablet (which has battery life). Please also ensure that your correct details are on the ticket. If not, our Ticketing crew cannot verify that the ticket is indeed yours, and you will not gain access to the event.
Practice Radical Self Reliance – don’t rely on the patchy-at-best internet connections dotted sparsely around the Tankwa Karoo to get your ticket admin in order. Make sure everyone travelling with you has all ticket related admin sorted before you leave too – it will eventually become your problem if they don’t. Trust us, we’ve been watching this movie for years!
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 not like any other event – so you REALLY want to be as prepared as possible. Please browse the links on the Preparation page – and be sure to read the Survival Guide, and share it with your campmates or crew. It will go a long way to making sure your experience is comfortable, safe – and that you understand how the event works.
For Quicket-related problems mail [email protected] or call 021 424 9308 (during office hours).
If you’re struggling to log into our site, or are having issues with your Burner Bio, email [email protected]