The Gathering Of The Juggalos has found a new home (once again). After getting kicked out of Cave-In-Rock, Ill., the multi-day Insane Clown Posse festival was all ready to pack its bags and head to Missouri... all before citizens of Kaiser revolted. Now, the Gathering is heading to Ohio.
Insane Clown Posse made the new venue announcement in its weekly newsletter The Hatchet Herald on Friday (Feb. 28). "They tried to shut us down. They tried to oppress us, censor us and cast us out. They did everything in their power to disrupt a yearly tradition that has become a pilgrimage for thousands of people all over the world. But they FAILED! Because we NOW HAVE A NEW LOCATION 100% LOCKED IN," the announcement read.
So, now residents of Thornville, Ohio, a town about 20 minutes east of Columbus (and 30 minutes from this writer's apartment...) will get a big ol' ICP party from July 23 to July 26. The new venue is official locked down at the town's Legend Valley Concert Venue.
The Ohio location should come as no surprise to Insane Clown Posse fans and those who follow The Gathering Of The Juggalo. In all its 15 years, the Gathering has always taken place in the Midwest, and Ohioans love their ICP. The annual Juggalo Day also takes place in Columbus. The Gathering has also previously taken place in Toldeo and Garretsville, Ohio.
Alongside the new venue (and city) announcement, ICP also revealed part of this year's lineup. ABK, Boondox, Big Hoodoo, Dark Lotus, Psychopathic Rydas, AMB, Legz Diamond and the Purple Gang, Mike E Clark and DJ Clay from Insane Clown Posse's Psychopathic Records label will all be performing, alongside ICP itself and Twiztid and Blaze.
Tickets for the Gathering Of The Juggalos go on sale tonight (March 3) at 7 p.m. EST.