Juggalos Find Venue For Gathering After Being Banned From Two

10 March 2014 | 11:05 am | Staff Writer

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The infamous Gathering Of The Juggalos festival run by Insane Clown Posse has found a home for its 2014 event after being kicked out of its original home and chased out of their planned replacement.

One of the world's most notorious music events thanks to the juggalo culture and seemingly lawlessness of the event, the event was forced to move from the Hog Rock Campground in Illinois after seven years. The 15th edition of the event was going to move to a campground in the Missouri town of Kaiser, but local campaigning gave the ground's owners cold feet and they decided to not allow the event. FBI investigations and allegations that the festival was losing money were believed to be factors in their decision.

Now organisers are convinced they've locked in a place in Ohio on a private property owned by a juggalo.

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In a statement in a newsletter recently the organisers said that once news emerged that Kaiser were not keen on The Gathering, they received a number of calls offering assistance.

“One of the calls we got was from a down ass ninja named Steve who owns the Legend Valley,” they said.

“Steve has actually been to the Gathering Of The Juggalos before and is not buying into the media's portrayal of what the Gathering is because he has been there. He has expressed to us that he is super down to host the Gathering this year and has always found Juggalos to be cool ass people. He also believes in our fight alongside the ACLU to have Juggalos removed from the FBI gang list. In other words, he has our backs and is the perfect ninja we needed to ensure an awesome, trouble-free Gathering this year.”

Having played a number of shows in the region, Insane Clown Posse believe that the region will be juggalo-friendly.

“There shouldn't be anywhere near the reaction that we received in Kaiser because we have a long standing history with Columbus and its people,” they said. “We have been accepted into their home before to do concerts, wrestling events and shows and this is no different.”

For those keen to travel the event takes place Wednesday 23 to Saturday 26 July. Tickets are available here.

Ten-minute documentary on the Gathering Of The Juggalos: