Welcome to 2018!

The year we plan to party like never before on the Pleinmont headland.

The Chaos Crew are busy behind the scenes creating what will no doubt prove to be an epic weekend of  bikes, bands and beer (wine is also available in the Peace tent). Hell yeah!!!

For those that know and love it, Chaos remains true to its formula. Great times with great people, cold beers and an amazing lineup of music; from metal to rock to blues to ska to psytrance to punk to folk, there’s music for every taste and mood.

Once you have your ticket, camping is free, the beer is plentiful and cheap, and the good times roll. As well as a great selection of music of all genres and bikes of all shapes and sizes, Chaos will be challenging you to a Keg Lift, a burn out competition, the tattoo competition and of course we now introduce young bands in the Battle of the Bands.

Following an exciting upcoming year supporting the Rumjacks, playing on the Flogging Molly Salty Dog Cruise and generally raising Psycho Ceilidh hell wherever they go, Neck are invading Chaos 14! There is so much to say about this great band and their musical heritage, but they say it better than we can so check them out at https://www.facebook.com/Neck.PsychoCeilidh/and http://www.neck.ie.

Making their Chaos Debut is crowd favourite The Surfin Birdshttps://www.facebook.com/groups/thesurfinbirds/about/
http://artistecard.com/thesurfinbirds  A great mix of Stoner Psych, Garage and Surf music with a healthy dose of blues, we are stoked to finally have Surfing Birds onstage at Chaos!

>And of course, our favourite and a Chaos favourite, [spunge] are finally returning again to Chaos!!
https://www.facebook.com/spungeuk/ We are excited the guys have found time in their touring to come back and join the party!

So a fully stocked bar, two stages of musical perfection, bikes, burn outs, ink, power lifting, fun, games and general tomfoolery. Bring it on!

CHAOS 13 – BIKE SHOW (trophy and prize money)

Best Small CC – Sponsored by WMS 2007 Ltd
Best Custom – BLP Engineering
Best Harley – BLP Engineering
Best in Show – BLP Engineering
Best Classic – Duques Garage Ltd
Best Streetfighter – Millard & Co
Best Engineering – Fusion Engineering
Best Paint – ARC
Worst Rat – LH Events
Best Tourer – Jacksons


Chaos 13 – TATTOO COMP (Artwork and Vouchers from the boys at The Ruby Rose plus beer tokens)

Best small B/W
Best small Colour
Best large B/W
Best large Colour
Best Female
Best Male
Best in show

Burn out comp – Cash prizes sponsored by GBG

Sat 3pm Keg Lift – GBG and Guernsey Strong Man Club

Silly games, Eating Competition

Under 21 Battle Of The Bands

Last year’s Battle of the Bands exceeded all of our expectations. It was an amazing day that allowed new up and coming bands to experience the sound, lights and atmosphere of a main festival stage and they certainly rose to the occasion.
Supported by their many family and friends, the bands did an great job and we can’t wait to work with them again and in conjunction with Sound Guernsey at Chaos 14.

Regardless of how experienced you are come along and join in. If you want to feel the buzz of a great crowd and maybe take on last year’s winners Vice and runners up Track Not found complete the form below and send it to us.
So what’s next? Well fill out the form below by March 31st to apply for a place. Its open to all bands where the members are under 21. Then tell all your mates about it, because entry to Chaos will be free on this day, and part of the judging is based on the crowds cheer for your set! The rest of the judging will be done by the Chaos Stage Crew.

What’s in it for you? Well the winning band will have their set recorded and filmed, then the mix and footage digitally re-mastered You will also get yourself a paid gig and a place on the main bill at Chaos 18. There are more prizes in the pipeline, so stay tuned!

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Happy New Year

Happy Chaos New Year people! Sorry we have been a bit lax in updating you all, but that’s because we are flat out putting it all together!

So, the latest news…….

Condor have a 20% discount on right now! Its more discount than we can get you so book your boats NOW!!!

If you miss out on this deal, you can still book though the Condor Website using the discount code CHAOS2017 to get 10% off your boat fairs. If any bookings say there is no space contact Ozy though the Facebook page or at Chaos@GreenmanMcc.Co.UK and we will get more spaces on the boats.

Don’t forget to book your advance price tickets on this website. As an added bonus you can now book a ticket that includes your first 4 drinks pre paid for. At this price you are not only getting a great ticket price, but also a beer free on us for booking early.

We are still booking the finest music for you listening, and are really excited by the range of sounds you will hear and Chaos Voodoo 13! Yep the main stage will be predominantly guitar driven rock and metal, and the mix already is looking like the best party yet! If you want to go off piste then the Peace Tent is a short walk from the main stage where you can hear everything from spoken word poetry through some groovy beats, some stoner rock and a bit of psy trance thrown in for good measure.

But of course Chaos is not just music. The name of the game is bikes, and we love our bikes. The Chaos bike show has the best prizes on the Channel Islands for everything. Whether you love burning rubber on the burnout pit, or polished chrome and copper is more your thing, from the worst Rat Bike to the Best Paintwork, be your ride a righteous chop or a tarmac burning streetfighter, there are trophies and cash prizes for you all.

One of the most popular parts of Chaos is the Tattoo Competition, and this year we have secured new sponsorship from Black Star Tattoo Guernsey. So get your new ink finished, and your old ink moisturised, and show what you got!

More information will be coming soon, and we will keep putting it out here as we get it.

So get your dates booked, sort your tent out, book your travel if needed, and set aside the last weekend in June to have the time of your life in Pleinmont, Guernsey.





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Chaos for 2015 thanks

So, once again the sun shone on Chaos for 2015. And contrary to the name, everything ran to plan and a smooth weekend was had by all.

In fact in the words of long standing Chaos Photographer Andrew Le Poidevin,

“It only just struck me this year… after ten previous Festivals… that the Greenman ‘Chaos’ Bike & Music Festival couldn’t be worse-named! It definately doesn’t do what it says on the tin.
The reality is that all the ingredients are there to make Chaos a great Bikers Festival. There’s no shortage of bikes, beer, bands, camping and good fun. The one thing that is missing is any form of ‘Chaos’ or trouble.
When you consider how much beer is drunk (including by myself) this Festival couldn’t be more relaxed and friendly. This is a Festival that everyone should take a look at… it’s also a bargain for a weekend ticket 🙂 “

Kind words indeed from a man who has been at Chaos since the beginning. Chaos 11 was, if its possible, the most chilled out Chaos yet.

Chaos 11 was different to previous Chaos, in that there was a layout change to accommodate not having access to one of the main fields. However despite the worry that comes with making such drastic changes, by all accounts the new layout is even better! Slightly smaller in overall scale than Chaos 10, but improved for it. There was intimacy in restriction. Whereas previously if a lot of people went to one area, others felt deserted, now everywhere is close and you can always see whats going on. That’s not to say you couldn’t find your own little patch of bliss to watch the beautiful sunsets or sunrise, but you could always find some smiling faces around enjoying the experience with you.

If anything, The Peace Tent was the greatest benefactor of the changes in layout. Now the Peace Tent directly overlooks the Hanois Lighthouse, and the Atlantic Ocean beyond. The sunshine meant the Peace Tent became an indoor/outdoor space, with an entire wall removed and a garden area with seating opening up the whole experience.

That’s not to say that the Mainstage suffered. On the contrary top acts were complemented by an amazing clear sound and a world class lighting show. Local heroes such as Rob Hunter and Steve Lynch, who hadn’t played the Chaos mainstage for a few years while plying their trade further afield, were amazed at what we produce here now. From the professional sound engineers flown in, the lighting crew, the stage techs and the entire experience, is one of a far larger budget production. This belies the fact that 99% of the people involved are working on an entirely voluntary basis. Top touring bands are always amazed once they come as what we have to offer them in Guernsey. This experience is carried over to the audience. A full size stage with such a sound and light experience takes you right away from being in a field in Guernsey and feels more like a gig you would usually have to catch flights to see. A quick glance to an ice cold can of Guernsey’s favourite larger in your hand reminds you that instead of paying hundreds of pounds in flights and accommodation, then being ripped off at the bars for overpriced watery larger, you had in fact come through the gate for £20 including camping, and that lovely full sized can of proper larger was less than £3.

I will leave the reviews of the musical line up as they have already been well covered elsewhere but I will say that for a lineup in which EVERY BAND except 1 had Channel Islanders in the band, it was an amazing line-up. From blues through rock to metal and industrial with some folk, and the Recks in a genre all of their own, the Channel Islands are truly blessed with talent.

As always the reason for the party is twofold, so as well as all that music, there was a bike show. Local businesses have really stepped up to the plate and got behind this bike show now, with over £500 in cash prizes accompanying the Trophies, all categories were closely contested. Some very happy owners pretty much had their weekend paid for and proceeded to donate their prizemoney back over the bar.
Again the sunshine brought out the best of the tattoos in the islands, and with prizes of framed original artwork and free tattoo time donated by a top local artist to accompany the Chaos Trophies, a lot of ink was on display for the competition.

Huge thanks must go out to the many local companies that supplied goods and services to Chaos, often at vastly discounted rates to help the event happen. Of course thanks must go to all the musician who played the event, and to the huge number of people who give up their time and equipment for free to make this weekend great. Most of all, thanks must go to the people who came to Chaos, spent a little cash, had a little fun, and made memories that will last forever. Whether it be a mate from Australia who turned up unannounced and asked ‘Where can a bloke get a beer round here!” or the crazy Germans who had heard about Chaos through a mutual friend and rode accords Europe to see it, to the mad Dutch who drove all that way to party and entertain us, all of our friends from UK, and of course those from Jersey, Sark, Alderney, Herm and Guernsey who have supported us from the beginning. Thank You.

After paying all the bills, Chaos has even found a little left over to continue to support local Charities. Donations are being made this year on behalf of Chaos Events LBG to La Société Guernesiaise for helping preserve such a beautiful Island , St Johns Ambulance Guernsey for looking after us, and also to the Guernsey Paragliding Club to help fundraising to allow two local wheelchair bound lads to experience the thrill of paragliding. We hope these donations will help these worth charities, and inspire others to also give generously.

So, whats next. Plans are already afoot for Chaos XII, so there will be more of everything.

But in the meantime, Greenman Bike Nights will be held on Wednesday Evenings 7-9 Pm at the White Rock Café on August 8th and September 9th raising yet more money for local Charities. August beneficiary is GSPCA. Whether you ride a bike, love bikes, or just want to support this fun fundraising, everyone is welcome. There is no charge, just a couple of buckets rattled for your change after you het a coffee or bacon roll from the café.

Chaos Events also have more gigs in the pipeline to keep your appetites wetted until next year. More details to come soon.

Untill then, Bike, Beer, Bands and No BS.

Chaos Crew

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The Recks announced for Sunday

a (sort of) last minute addition to the lineup. The Recks will be playing Sunday 6pm on the main stage!

Sunday promises to be a nice chilled out day and just £5 entry for a Sunday only ticket with under 14s free.

Appearing Sunday in the Peace tent is
Chloe Le Page
Aday Beforethursday
The Bee Charmers
The Crowman
Becky Hamilton’s manic musical mashup.

and on the mainstage
Flash Mob
The Recks
Near Bliss
Buff Hudd
Coastal Fire Dept.
Matt Ward
So for a fiver you have 13 acts, PLUS other entertainment, including The Recks, resh from IOW and FolkLaw!

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lineup times

So, rought time line of bands. Remember any of this can and will change by then but….

Peace Tent.


Duran Duerdan
Silas the Assyrian Assassin
Elliot Falla
The Phantom Cosmonaut
EqUiLibRiuM (Alex Psymons)
Chill Sessions with Citizen-X & Ambient Fraggle

Nick Mann’s Biscuit Tin Banjo Blues
Blue Mountains
Gregory Harrison
Lord Vapour
Semu Ca
Honest Crooks
Buffalo Huddleston
The John Wesley Stone
DJ Ipcress
Chill sessions with Sephira & Ambient Fraggle

Damaged Disco
Chloe Le Page
Day Before Thursday
The Crowman
The Ukuladeez
Bekki Hamilton’s Musical Mashup



Main Stage


10:30 to 11:45 – Robert J Hunter
9:00 to 10:00 – Electric Shakes
8:00 to 8:40 – To The Woods
7:00 to 7:40 – Pirate Party Brigade
6:00 to 6:40 – Stalk The Lantern
5:00 to 5:40 – Rick Jones


10:30 to 11:45 – Stormbringer
9:00 to 10:00 – Sovereign
8:00 to 8:40 – Demise of Sanity
7:00 to 7:40 – Fly Casual
6:00 to 6:40 – Static Alice
5:00 to 5:40 – Stone Em All
4:00 to 4:40 – The OK
2:00 to 2:40 – TBC
1:00 to 1:40 – Underdog
12:00 to 12:40 – The Doomsday Project


7:00 to 8:30 – Flash Mob
6:00 to 6:40 – The Recks
5:00 to 5:40 – Near Bliss
2:40 to 3:20 – TBC
1:40 to 2:10 – Buff Hudd
12:50 to 1:20 – Coastal Fire Dept.
12:00 to 12:30 – Matt Ward

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