Celtic Chaos is a Burning Man theme camp and international community of like-minded, music loving, banter-filled folk that love nothing more than to party and dance their cotton socks off. The location of choice? Black Rock City, aka Burning Man, aka HOME. The group, headed up by Tipperary native Billy Vaughan, has members spread across the globe; from San Francisco to Dublin to Sydney and everywhere in between. The group is united by a passion for creating a spectacular camp and party experience at Burning Man. Celtic Chaos is also creative outlet where members have the opportunity to delve into their imagination and allow their trades and talents to create wonder and magic on the Playa. Our roots are Irish but all are welcome – don’t they say everyone has a bit of Irish in them anyway?!
Celtic Chaos was officially formed in April 2013 in an Irish bar in San Francisco. Over several pints and a plate of chicken wings, Billy Vaughan's dream of 'a castle' came to fruition. The group was made up of members that had participated in other theme camps such as Paddy Mirage, Sham Rock City and Opulent temple. From inception the group were committed to creating a new kind of theme camp with both epic sounds and visual appeal. Although the initial concept was always 'The Castle' as Billy had envisaged, the group knew they desired to be a theme camp that would evolve and continually inspire and surprise year after year. Celtic Chaos presented 'The Castle' for three amazing years on the Playa, hosted 3 weddings, thousands of visitors, approx 200 DJ's and gifted too many whiskey shots to count. After a break in 2016, Celtic Chaos are very proud to present 'ENCHANTED KINGDOM', a fresh new theme, camp design and most importantly the next chapter in this story...
Meet the colorful gang that make Celtic Chaos magic happen!