Iggy Pop, The Descendents and Parquet Courts have been named as the headliners at the week-long, inaugural Destination Chaos event in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. The event winter music event is being currated by Experience Resorts and Upstart Entertainment and will be held at the Senator Puerto Plata Resort and Spa in the bohemian North Coast of the Dominican Republic beginning on January 28, 2023.

The all-inclusive party spotlights more than 15 bands, some of which will be performing multiple times. The lineup includes the godfather of rock n roll, Iggy Pop, SoCal’s classic punk from the Descendents, NY’s Parquet Courts, Ukrainian gypsies Gogol Bordello, Peter Hook from Joy Division (performing the classic Unknown Pleasures album in its entirety), Aussie sensation Amyl and the Sniffers, murder folk artist Amigo the Devil and East Coast favourites Bouncing Souls, (to name a few!) who will be performing on three state of the art stages throughout the beachfront resort.

Tickets for this intimate event of no more than 5,000 guests include round-trip ground transportation, accommodation, entertainment and unlimited meals, tapas and top-shelf cocktails (and mocktails!) as part of The Experience Resort’s “All You Can Everything” program. Guests can choose from room packages that appeal to budget-conscious attendees or if preferred, a 1,000-square-foot villa with a private swimming pool overlooking a panoramic sea and the resort’s kilometre-long beach front.

Mark Stern, the event’s producer who formerly spent 22 years as a co-producer/booker and curator of Las Vegas’ legendary Punk Rock Bowling festival, has parted ways with the organization to launch live entertainment brand Upstart Entertainment and DESTINATION CHAOS with his partner, video and visual creator, Chris Wicke.

Steren notes:

“I am looking forward to exploring new and creative ideas I have for throwing events, as well as, working with The Experience Resorts crew. I always strive to give the audience and the bands an amazing experience that transcends the typical music festival when putting on an event. Developing Destination Chaos has been a long-time vision that’s finally coming to fruition, and I couldn’t be more thrilled with the way it all came together. Destination Chaos is so much more than just a music festival, it’s a party in paradise, offering everything you could want to do, taste and experience without a single bill once you arrive.”

Jak Severson, CEO of The Experience Resorts, adds:

“By providing such an intimate venue for these big artists, we feel like ‘Destination Chaos’ is a true tribute to the craft and to the culture. By making it exclusive and yet affordable, we feel it will remain as a week to remember for a very long time.”

Admat for the 2023 “Destination Chaos” festival in the Dominican Republic
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