The first major extinction saw the demise of the dinosaurs. The second and most catastrophic – the demise of man. A few remnants of humanity remain scavenging what they can to survive.
This created a nomadic lifestyle as each local resource was exhausted.
As small groups traveled around they formed clans and out of the dust of Armageddon, a yearly gathering of clans arose.
And so… Apocalypticus was born!
Apocalypticus has grown from a seed of an idea…
A road run was originally planned to include rat bikes, rat-rods, survival bikes, radically militarised cars and vans – in fact anything that would not look out of place in a Mad Max movie. It quickly became apparent that the weight of interest in a Post-Apocalyptic themed ride-out was going to need a significant arena for the start point. It was then that we decided to invade a disused airfield in the North Buckinghamshire countryside, that proved ideal for such a gathering.
Interest has been shown from all over the UK and even from Europe, so we decided to extend the run to a full-on armageddon weekender. This resulted on a full-on festival with over 400 attendees dressed in their post-apocalyptic finest, bands, fire performers, food stalls, themed traders, bars and and mad motorised vehicles, driven by Warboys and TankGirls.
This year’s event:
This year’s event will be bigger, better, badder and badass! Set on a deserted WW2 airbase, there will be MORE bands, fire/walkaround/stilt performers, circus performances, aerial performers, beer, themed food stalls, themed traders, dancers, DJs, noise, fuel, fire, a dance area and a Road Run – The Road to Ruin. The whole event will be set inside a compound of trade stalls, a speciality-built stage, distressing-stations, and workshops…for all of your post-apocalyptic needs!
In addition to this we will have the following:
The Battle Arena – Fully marshalled games arena featuring a full-combat Thunderdome hand-to-hand fight with foam/LARP/replica weaponry. There will also be a Jugger League (from the post-apocalyptic film Blood of Heroes with Rutger Hauer), themed airsoft and axe-throwing.
Desolation Alley Vehicle Show– Check out the Rat Rods, Survival Bikes, RatBikes and Tanks on display.
Event Dress Code: Post-Apocalyptic/Mad Max style Armageddonist Ravager Gear and Accessories are a Must!! Pillories, Stocks and/or incarceration for non-compliance!