Worst News Ever: 2020 Gathering of the Juggalos Cancelled

  • Axl Rosenberg

Pour out some Faygo in mourning! In what is indubitably the most tragic coronavirus-caused cancellation to date, the Insane Clown Posse have announced that this year’s Gathering of the Juggalos will not take place.

The event, which was set to take place August 5 – 8, would have marked the historic twentieth anniversary of the most well-respected and beloved of all North American music and arts festivals. In addition to ICP, the diverse line-up was set to include GWAR, Butcher Babies, Mushroomhead, Geto Boys, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Morris Day and the Time,  KRS-One, and, of course, Gilbert Gottfried.

Say the Insanely Sad Clown Posse in a statement:

“Psychopathic Records and the Insane Clown Posse LIVE for the Juggalo family! For 20 consecutive years, the Gathering of the Juggalos has been the biggest family reunion on the planet, generating untold levels of freshness for thousands and thousands of attending Juggalos from all walks of life, all around the world. With the global pandemic that is now affecting us all, we are dedicated first and foremost to the safety and health of our family.

“That said, at this juncture, it is with a heavy heart we announce that due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have no choice but to postpone the Gathering until next year. This is not only a call we had to make but one that the owners of the Nelson Ledges Quarry Park (where the Gathering was to take place) regrettably had to make as well.

“With tens of thousands of deaths due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we can’t possibly in good conscience even consider trying to put on a Gathering during these difficult times. Aside from the serious health concerns, there are numerous other factors that have destroyed any possibility of the Gathering taking place this year.

“The entire music industry is at a dead halt due to the quarantine, and this, along with the uncertainty of how things will eventually pan out, has made it impossible to move forward with a 2020 GOTJ. That aside, the bottom line is simply that we REFUSE to risk even ONE Juggalo life by hosting a Gathering during these troubling times.

“In closing, we want everyone to head the words of Fred Fury and Flip The Rat: “BE SAFE: Watch your step and take it easy. You can’t replace what you mean to our team. Without you, tell me where the fuck we’d be?”

“We will endure this together as a Family, and the Gathering Of The Juggalos will return in 2021, stronger, bigger, and better than ever! Whoop Whoop!”

Whoop whoop indeed, my Ninjas. Whoop whoop indeed.

[via The PRP]

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