Mo. Campground Drops ICP Gathering
Two weeks after a controversial music festival announced it was moving to a Missouri campground for this year, the campground's owners decided to pull the plug after receiving intense pressure.
The "Gathering of the Juggalos," a festival headed by Insane Clown Posse, is now looking for a new home, record label Psychopathic Records announced on the gathering's site.
"The owners of the campground that we have dubbed Harlequin Park in Kaiser, Missouri have decided to not allow the Gathering to take place on their property. This was a hard decision for the people of Harlequin Park and they did not make it lightly," according to the announcement.
"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)," according to the announcement.
"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."
After describing some of the pressure put on the campground, the record label's announcement continued, "We want to add that we at Psychopathic Records hold no resentment toward the people of the campground."
The label said it has a couple of backup options for this year's Gathering of the Juggalos.
For the full statement from the record label, click here.