How many can attend at “Where the Sheep Sleep”?
Approximately 750 people attended in 2016, but we expect to grow organically over the years so we will have more participants each year. The amount of people we can gather on our 2017 grounds is not determined yet.
Where can I get an event membership?
The membership program is closed in April 2017. It’s not possible to buy event memberships anymore. If Where the Sheep Sleep isn’t sold out, non event members can buy tickets in the main open sale.
The Event Membership program will be closed and changed into ‘Friends of Burning Man Netherlands’ after December 2017.
More information concerning the closing of the event member program here.
Is my ticket personal?
Tickets for you -and perhaps one guest since you can buy two tickets on one name as event member- are personal. Your real name needs to be in our system for you to attend. Anyone getting in to WtSS is required to bring a legal ID as well; this is a legal requirement that we need to follow. Attending without an ID and ticket on your real name is a threat to the legal status of the entire event, and risk us getting shut down completely.
How many people can I get a ticket for?
Everyone who receives a personal invite (as event member) has the opportunity to register one more person, providing there are still tickets left. In the open sale you can secure only one ticket per person and you need to register with your real and full name.
Can I transfer event tickets?
Yes. Although tickets are personal, it is possible to transfer your ticket to someone else if you are not able to attend after all.
You will be allowed to resell your ticket(s) at face value until July 1 (4 weeks before the event), but you can gift a ticket until July 22 (1 week before).
Can I get free access through the grant process?
No, nobody gets free access, it’s a participatory event so everyone that joins WtSS need to get themselves a ticket. Only event participants can apply for Art- and other grants. You have to obtain a ticket for the event first, like everyone else.
Do I need a parking or RV ticket too?
Yes. A limited amount of RV and parking tickets are available. We also encourage all of our sheep to minimise their carbon footprint by car sharing and public transportations. There will be shuttle buses to take you to the eventsite, which is a nature reserve and not accessible by car.
Where does the money of the ticket sales go to?
First, to cover some costs; rent, permits, power, toilets, safety arrangements and some other small things. The rest of the money will go towards Art Grants. As a participant you will be able to apply for grants to cover expenses but they need to be confirmed by the organizational team first. Your (Art) Lead can inform you on this process.
Can underage co-creators attend?
Children up to 12 years participate for free, for children between 12 and 18 years old there’s a special kids ticket for 10 euro. Kids under the age 18 may only participate accompanied by a legal guardian!