Music Festival Picks New Campground
An annual festival headlined by the rap-metal group Insane Clown Posse will be staged at a Missouri farm’s campground after seven years in southern Illinois, promoters of the trouble-plagued Gathering of the Juggalos said.
According to the Associated Press, suburban Detroit-based Psychopathic Records Inc. offered few details on the shift from the Hogrock campsite near Cave-In-Rock — the gathering’s home since 2007 — to the CryBaby Campground in Kaiser, a rural community about 170 miles west of St. Louis.
The Missouri site, on a 300-acre farm near the Osage River that promoters labelled Harlequin Park, offers a similar intimacy the gatherers enjoyed at Hogrock but has amenities the Illinois location lacked, including cellphone reception and nearby hotels and shops, the promoters said.
While drawing some 10,000 people each year, the festival has developed a reputation for unruliness marked by drug overdoses, fights, arrests and deaths of Juggalos, the moniker of fans of Insane Clown Posse duo Joseph “Violent J” Bruce and Joseph “Shaggy 2 Dope” Utsler.
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