Following in the unfortunate footsteps of nearly every other music festival this year, Detroit rappers Insane Clown Posse have revealed that they are canceling this year’s Gathering Of The Juggalos due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
While we are certainly sad to learn that this year’s festival will not take place, we definitely agree with Insane Clown Posse’s decision to err on the side of caution and protect their beloved fans. They plan to resume the festival once again in 2021.
In a statement posted on Twitter Insane Clown Posse said, “The bottom line is that we REFUSE to risk even ONE Juggalo life by hosting a Gathering during these troubling times”. The duo then referenced their latest album “Fearless Fred Fury” urging fans to “heed 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.”
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— Insane Clown Posse (@icp) April 22, 2020
The Gathering of the Juggalos, which usually brings thousands of devoted fans together for the past 20 years, was set to take place from August 5-8 this year at the Nelson Ledges Quarry Park in Garrettsville, Ohio.
Insane Clown Posse also recently joined the battle against COVID-19 by donating hundreds of band merchandise t-shirts to be made into protective face coverings (and of course, they were delivered by an ICP representative donning a clown mask!) They are set to be distributed to Detroit healthcare workers. They also released an app, named Custom Clown Clips, for fans to order video messages and stay connected during the pandemic.