So everything is coming together in the machine that is Chaos. We have an awesome lineup of bands, plus load of other stuff going on. Below is just a sample of what to expect over the 3 days of Chaos. Full band lineups will be appearing soon. T-Shirts will be ordered soon, and there will be loads more than last year so hopefully we will not run out! If anyone missed out on a Chaos 12 Dirty Dozen T shirt we will have a rerun available at the show this year.
So don’t delay and get yourself a weekend pass. To even out the spend you can even pre order your first 4 drinks at a discount. £20 for all this and more with camping included? Bargain!
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 from Matt Burdett,
£40 voucher for Black Star and beer tokens)
Best small B/W
Best small Colour
Best large B/W
Best large Colour
Best in show
Burn out comp – Cash prizes sponsored by GBG
Sat 3pm Keg Lift – GBG and Guernsey Strong Man Club
Fancy yourself playing on the big stage at Chaos, but not sure if your band is ready? You and your mates got a band together, and want to see how you stack up against the other young bands?
Chaos Voodoo 13 has the gig for you! For Sunday afternoon we are turning our main stage, with 12000 watts of PA, full Front of House and Onstage Monitors mixed by our pro crew and stage crew will be there for you.
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 together by NoizeMonkey Productions. You will also get yourself a paid gig at The Vault, and a place on the main bill at Chaos 18. There are more prizes in the pipeline also, so stay tuned!
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.
Chaos is back for the lucky 13th consecutive year! The formula remains the same, Bikes, Bands and Beer mixed in with a whole load of fun for everyone! All styles of music from local, national and international bands, Guernsey’s best bike show with cash prizes and trophies, kids entertainment, 24 hour food and free camping with your entry. Details and tickets will be available in the next few weeks as we finalise them, so stay tuned.
The first bookings for Chaos Voodoo 13 can now be confirmed as Johnny Cage and The VoodooGroove, and The Graveyard Johnnys.
This gargantuan Rock & Roll Juggernaught forged it’s magic in the blood of madness with fire & rattlin’ bone passion & the sweet sweat of sacrifice to the burning beast of electric Boogie, Punk fueled Cubana Soul, Rockabilly, Swamp Funk, Garage Blues & the essence of the roots of the rebel rouser. The Voodoogroove, driven by a dog headed whiskey spirited determination that could make the dead dance, take the stage like an electrified rhino stampede wrapped in the loins of a 50ft Go-Go dancer about to give birth to Rock & Roll itself. They live & die on the note of the moment in the almighty bid to make an audience lose it’s mind completely, forgetting past, forsaking future & erupting in the all consuming now. Now for one. Now for all. Now forever.
The best party band in Wales, and finalist of the BBC’s UK’s Best Part Time Band competition, these guys bring it from their darkest souls and are ready to rock Chaos.
“One of the most frantic and energetic live bands around today, Graveyard Johnnys mix the primitive rhythms and animal-instinct of 1950’s rockabilly with the aggression and passion of punk rock from back when it was dangerous.
Both these bands have graced the stages at Boomtown and many other festivals and gigs around the UK, and are gigging constantly so we are really pleased to bring them both to Guernsey for Chaos. They are both guaranteed to bring the raw party that Chaos is already famous for, and completely embody the spirit of Chaos.
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.