Insane Clown Posse's "The Gathering Of The Juggalos" To Relocate Again

posted Friday February 14 ,2014 at 11:00AM CST | 35 comments

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UPDATE: ICP's "The Gathering of the Juggalos" is slated to move to a new location.

The Gathering of the Juggalos, an annual festival headlined by Insane Clown Posse is set to move to CryBaby Campground in Kaiser, Missouri after seven years in its old venue, the Hogrock campsite near Cave-In-Rock, Illinois. 

The new site for The Gathering of the Juggalos is a 300-acre farm that promoters have labeled Harlequin Park, according to Billboard. Promoters said that the venue change offers a similar setting with additional amenities, such as cellphone reception and hotels and shops, which were not available in the festival's previous home. 

Psychopathic Records Inc. runs the festival, a four-day event set to take place in August. Psychopathic Records spokesperson Jason Webber addressed the move with a statement. 

"Kaiser is perfect," Webber said. "Juggalos can expect something very special for our 15th annual family reunion." 

The Gathering of the Juggalos draws approximately 10,000 people a year. In 2013, Madchild spoke with HipHopDX about the festival. "It is unlike anything else and it is the first and original movement of its kind," Madchild said. "I highly respect the loyalty and the family concept of Juggalos. We have a similar movement called the Battleaxe Warriors. Some of the similarities are the respect that Juggalos show to each other and how they can all connect through the music and the underground music. The Gathering is an amazing event and I have such respect for the Psychopathic Records crew who put it all together."

(February 7)

UPDATE: The Gathering of the Juggalos is set to find a new home, according to a statement issued on the Insane Clown Posse website. The move follows complaints from local residents about the festival. 

The Insane Clown Posse's statement can be found below, as it appears on the group's official website

First of all, we at Psychopathic Records want to apologize to all the Juggalos as we announce that the owners of the campground that we have dubbed Harlequin Parkin Kaiser,Missouri have decided to not allow the Gathering to take place on their property. This was a hard decision for the people ofHarlequinParkand they did not make it lightly.

Before we get into the details of what happened, we want to assure everyone who bought tickets/passes/campsites that their money will be refunded in full. We plan to work day and night to refund every last ticket promptly so please bear with us.

We also want to add that the owners of the campground did not have a problem with the Gathering being held on their property and have mad love for all people, including Juggalos. We have been working with them to make sure this was going to be one of the greatest Gatherings ever and they have been nothing but supportive, kind hearted and open minded. They also fully understood what the Gathering was and were fully willing to welcome us with open arms (after all, this is the same spot that hosts a biker rally every year).

However, after we signed the contract and announced the location of the Gathering, some of the people that lived in the surrounding community began to raise hell. Not all of them, mind you, but enough to bring a lot of heat to the owners of the campground. Not only that, they also experienced a media blitz and their phones would not stop ringing. This was no doubt amplified because of the recent lawsuit filed against the FBI by Psychopathic Records and the ACLU for wrongly accusing the Juggalos of being a gang, as well as the reports of last year’s Gathering losing money. Some people in the community where the Gathering was to be held must have believed the nonsense because they kept saying a “gang” was coming to their town and we heard reports that some people were starting to arm themselves. Unbelievable!

Because of this, the owners ofHarlequinParkwere getting non-stop calls from angry neighbors and some even stopped by their property threatening to boycott their campground and even started a petition against them.  It was just too much of an onslaught of negative energy coming at them for them to handle. They endured the unendurable and suffered the insufferable to the point that they couldn’t take it anymore and decided to pull the plug. We want to add that we at Psychopathic Records hold no resentment toward the people of the campground. They really tried to make this work but with threat of their business suffering long after we have left, it’s understandable why they chose to do what they did. There was no way to prepare for how much attention this was going to get and how negatively some people were going to react to the Gathering coming to their town.

So … we DO have a plan B. Since we first realized that things were shaky with the campground, we have been aggressively looking into other areas to hold the Gathering and have a couple places already lined up. Now we realize that for some the news of the Gathering being moved is going to be a major setback.  It’s even sadder because the ticket sales this year have far surpassed those of the past several Gatherings. Apparently it was the right spot, the right time and the right mix of flavor because practically everyone and their momma was going to attend. 

We are now hard at work to make sure there is a new location locked in soon and even as the forces that be continue to oppress us and try to thwart the Juggalo community at every turn … we will endure. Even as close-minded people threaten us and accuse us of being less than human and close the gates in our face … we will march through. Even as they try to keep us from gathering as we do each year for our epic family reunion and people cry and complain … we will prevail. It has always been the Juggalo way to never bow down to the oppressors and to continue on, no matter the obstacles we face. Bear with us a while longer and we will soon be announcing a home for this year’s Gathering of the Juggalos.

Again, we apologize to all Juggalos for any inconvenience this may have caused you and we will strive hard to make this right.

RELATED: Twiztid, Madchild, Slaine Discuss The Gathering Of The Juggalos

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Comments 35 Posts

  • danny morrow
    yo georgejung go burn in hell im a juggalo for life so suckit bitch
  • Anonymous
    I dont listen to their music but I respect their business, they sell the absolute worst music in the genre yet have found some very creative ways to exploit and profit from their audience.
  • I piss on juggalos
    Fuck all Juggalo faggots and fuck icp fucking queers. Oh ya fuck this web site as well.
  • GeorgeJung
    Maaaaan, I don't like ICP at all. But from what I've seen and heard about "The Gathering" It seems to be a pretty sweet time. Ya'll motherfuckers need to expand your mind. Quit listening to the same 6 rappers over and over. Like I said, I don't like ICP, but I definitely like a few other artists who usually play there. I've been to numerous festivals and would enjoy hitting up The Gathering. Just get high as fuck, do alot of drugs, and listen to some music. Ya'll mofo's need to get outta your parents basement every once in awhile.
    • CA$$$HING OUT
      WOW!! you've been to numerous festivals?????????????????? where do i sign up to be as cool and outgoing as you?????
    • lil stain
      wow niga u fukin hardcore dawg i bet u inject 3 ganjas a day at least niqqaa
  • A Trillionaire
    'The Gathering of Juggalos to Relocate... To Mars'. But you have to leave today to get there in time. Get going ya fat greasy bastards.
  • Jdirty
    and eminem gave ICP shout out's on MMLP2...so suck a dick
    • A Trillionaire
      But they still wrote 'Miracles'... so continue sucking
  • Jdirty
    The Gathering is a good ass time...Ice cube,3 6 mafia,Tech N9ne,Ritz,Lil WYte,Xhibit,Lil JON,Geto Boyz,ALL PLAYED THERE.Quit Hatin and respect the hustle.No One gives a fuck what u look like,U just smoke weed,do shrooms and watever else and kick it.Shits a blast.
    • A Trillionaire
      All those dudes played there because they all got PAYED to play there. I just don't know how most of you freaks earn a living in the real world to afford to go to these shows. And obviously nobody cares what you look like there. Obviously.
  • detroit slim
    LOL as HUGE as Michigan is, even we dont want those assholes hangin around. You ever see their female fans, the 'juggalettes' ? Pretty hot lol!
    • Anonymous
      ive seen the rare hot one but most of them are pale fatties with bad tattoos and funky hair
  • Fish
    Relocate it to the middle of the atlantic, or maybe inside Mount St Helens you fucktards. Eminem ended these two makeup wearing fags 14 years ago, why are they even still reported on??
    • Anonymous
      you say em ended but they still raking in millions off their weirdo fans
  • Anonymous
    LOL no one wants these freakshow anywhere near them
  • Rob
    Would love for this place to get bombed.
  • MildSalsa
    For boasting about them being a "family", I've never seen a group of Juggalos be nice to people.
    • J
      must not know any of them. I don't go out of my way to call myself a juggalo anymore but considering that Juggalos were the only kids i ever got a long with and didn't beat my ass makes your statement void and shows you're trying to generalize fans and people as a whole.
    • Anonymous
      they seem to treat each other like fam from the documentary i saw a lot of them are just normal working class people with shitty taste in music and still stuck in the 90s
  • I piss on all Juggalos
    Grown men wearing face paint lmao fucking fags
    • Anonymous
      its not as bad as 40 year old men wearing big ass chains and skinny jeans or skirts
    • Anonymous
      no, its worse
    • Yo Momma
      Tech N9ne wears face paint
    • Anonymous
      they take the paint off when they go home grown niggas out here wearing their daughters pants talking gangster shit
  • Anonymous
    Some of them juggalo chicks dont look so bad but I wouldnt go near them without 10 rubbers on mah dick
    • Anonymous
      you must not ask for much cause all they females are giant and stink
  • Anonymous
    I watched a Vice video about this shit. I wouldn't want to be in the same state as those freaks.
  • Anonymous
    no more drug bridge?! :(
    • timmm
      Or Lake Hepatitis!
    • Anon
      No more gonorrhea river.
    • Anonymous
      imagine how many girls get raped there every summer
    • j
      Rape.. really? you people are fucking ignorant and i can tell you have never been to the gathering or around any decent juggalos. there is rarely any kind of confrontations/fights or anything at the gathering. holy shit you people are ignorant as hell.
    • RapeWard
      I raped a few bitches there ;)
    • Anonymous
      damn i didnt know Juggalos posted on HHDX