ICP, UFOs, Alien Ant Farm and Juggalos

23 May 2023 | 1:59 pm | Mary Varvaris
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"We’re bridging the gap between past and present in a musical wormhole that can only be experienced at The Gathering Of The Juggalos!"

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American horrorcore hip-hop duo Insane Clown Posse have announced the wild 2023 edition of their annual festival, Gathering Of The Juggalos, which will take place from 5-8 July at “UFO hotspot” Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio.

To celebrate the event’s 2023 edition, Insane Clown Posse will honour their Wicked Clowns From Outer Space set, which originally occurred in 1999.

Gathering Of The Juggalos, founded by Psychopathic Records and Insane Clown Posse’s Violent J (Joseph Bruce) and Shaggy 2 Dope (Joseph Utsler), will host Alien Ant Farm, City Morgue, R.A. The Rugged Man with DJ LALA, and more.

From 2000 until 2010, the festival held upwards of 100,000 Insane Clown Posse fans. 

The band issued the following statement about the event: “Step into the Juggalo TARDIS, we’re calibrating the date and taking a space-time trip back to 1999!

“The original ‘Wicked Clowns From Outer Space Tour’ was a touchstone moment in Juggalo history and many ninja’s initiation into The Dark Carnival way of life. That’s 23 years ago! Some of you ninjas were still droppin’ dueces in your SpongeBob under-roos!

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“Well lucky you, Psychopathic is taking it back like a time traveling repo man when the Insane Clown Posse brings to you ‘The Wicked Clowns From Outer Space Show!’ The spectacle you will witness is a faithful recreation of the original 1999 performance, from the OG set list to elaborate creature effects courtesy of legendary SFX wizard Roy Sota!

“So, whether you’re reliving your days as a young Juggalo or this is a performance you only wish you’d ever seen, we’re bridging the gap between past and present in a musical wormhole that can only be experienced at The Gathering Of The Juggalos!”

You can buy tickets to this year’s Gathering Of The Juggalos event here.

"Just know that, despite these sensationalized [sic] reports about “killer clowns” wreaking mischief across the nation, there are real clowns out there killing ours and your very rights as an American citizen," Violent J said in an essay following the frightening rise of “killer clown sightings” in 2016.

"Now that’s truly scary, and nothing to clown around about,” he added.

Melbourne band Clowns also had to weigh in on the scary topic and tweeted, "REMINDER: We are a band from Australia and in no way are we related to the recent clown sightings in the US so plz stop messaging us filth”.