Finally, we have all the solid facts we need to kick off ticket sales. Here we go:
As announced previously, we’ll have three presale dates for admissions tickets. All times are in CEST:
- Tuesday, 6.6., 21:00
- Monday, 12.6., 15:00
- Saturday, 24.6., 12:00 (noon)
As always: be on time!
What are we even selling there? More than you’d think! Apart from the usual admission tickets at various prices, we also have:
Parking tickets. Parking your car will require a ticket this year. This way, we pass the costs for the parking area to those who use them, and hopefully encourage carsharing and a switch to other options. Since we don’t know the exact size of the parking area available at this point, the parking tickets won’t be on sale yet. Once they become available, we’ll notify you here on events.ccc.de, and will also send an email to everybody who has already bought a ticket. The price for a parking spot is currently planned to be € 40. For those arriving by train, we are planning to offer free shuttle buses to the train stations in Zehdenick and Gransee which will also stop at supermarkets. They will run at least during the event days and their schedule will be adjusted to the regional train lines. More details will be published once they are available.
Camper tickets. For those arriving with a camper van, there are very limited tickets available at € 100 per camper van. Since camping vehicles require us to build additional infrastructure and we only have very limited area available, camping vehicles without a camper ticket will not be admitted to the event site.
Badges. We’ll also have an electronic badge again! It’s can play music, blink, and it’s beautiful. We have fewer badges than tickets available, so there will be a maximum of one badge per person and the badge must be reserved online during the ticket purchase. The reservation price is € 32. The battery is compatible with the MCH2022 badge, and can be added for € 4.20. We’ll have more badge info for you soon here on events.ccc.de.
In order to break even, we need to reach an average ticket price of € 380. This will also be the price of our Standard Ticket.
There is also a heavily discounted ticket available for € 75 for people aged between 12 and 18 (children aged 11 and under do not require a ticket). Additionally, there will be an opportunity to apply for a Friends ticket if you are unable to afford the regular ticket. This option will be available during the announced presale dates, as long as there are tickets available.
However! These discounted tickets naturally lower our average ticket price. That’s why we kindly ask you, to consider purchasing a Supporter ticket starting at € 450 to help finance the discounted tickets, if that’s possible for you. You can also enter any other ticket price above € 380. We are also offering Business tickets again, priced at € 599 and € 899. We particularly encourage those who have their participation in the camp financially supported by their employers to support us with the Business tickets. Only with the Business tickets will you receive an invoice prior to the camp.
We will publish a graph of the average ticket price throughout the presale, so you’ll have the same information we do on how the presale is going.
Appendix: Pricing explanation
As you probably noticed, the ticket prices are significantly higher than at the last Chaos Communication Camp. This shouldn’t be too much of a surprise, looking at inflation levels over the course of the last four years, but we want to use this occasion to introduce more transparency in our pricing, and give you a little peek into the – very preliminary – budget.
As Camp is mainly run by volunteers, we don’t need to pay a lot of staff. The overwhelming part of our expenses goes into building the basic infrastructure that we’ll all take for granted, but that usually doesn’t exist at the Camp site. For example, 39% of the ticket price are used for sanitary facilities, power, and light. Another 23% go towards containers, tents, stages, woodworking, furniture, and construction machinery required for buildup.
Here are all current parts of our budget. The only parts that are not included are budget positions that are not financed through ticket sales but through separate channels, such as beverages or t-shirts.
|Sanitary facilities||437,663 €|
|Containers and tents||244,696 €|
|Production (Staff, radio, travel, etc.)||174,090 €|
|Sound, stages||110,554 €|
|Safety (firefighter department, ambulance, security, etc.)||94,603 €|
|Vehicles (construction machines etc.)||83,038 €|
|Land (rent and utilities)||77,769 €|
|Materials transport||43,800 €|
|Passenger transport||29,325 €|
Total expenses: 2,491,591 €