The Gathering of the Juggalos (sometimes referred to as GOTJ) is an annual festival organised by Psychopathic Records, Robert Bruce and the hardcore/horrorcore hiphop duo Insane Clown Posse.
The festival is heavily populated by "Juggalos" and "Juggalettes", dedicated fans of the Insane Clown Posse and other groups found by and managed by the Psychopathic Records group.
Confirmed musicians include Insane Clown Posse, Twiztid and Blaze Ya Dead Homie.
Wrestlers and Comedians have yet to be confirmed.
For the full music, wrestlers and comedy line-up, click here.
Past festival highlights
Music: Ice Cube, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Andrew W.K, Ice T, Tila Tequila, Vanilla Ice, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Coolio, GWAR, Bubba Sparxxx, Ying Yang Twins, Mystikal, Busta Rhymes, Lil Jon, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Biohazard, Master P, Flosstradamus
Comedy: Tom Green, Charlie Murphy, Ron Jeremy, Cheech and Chong, Pauly Shore
Compere: Charlie Sheen
As described in the intro, Juggalos or Juggalettes relate closely to the lifestyle followed by fans of ICP and acts featured on Psychopathic Records.
Creating their own idioms, slang and characteristics, members of the community describe it as a away of life and a family to belong to.
Characteristics seen at the gathering and Juggalo related events include: Drinking and spraying the inexpensive soft drink Faygo. wearing face paint often clown themed, applying the Running Hatcher man logo to their items, wearing their hair in a spider legs style (mirroring the style of the act Twiztid), and displaying and quoting gestures and phrases associated with their culture.
Described as "Juggalo Woodstock" the Gathering Of The Juggalo takes place over four days, with concerts, wrestling, contests, autograph sessions, karaoke and seminars with artists.
History and facts
The term "Juggalo" was adopted at a 1994 ICP performance, where during the song "The Juggla", members of the audience were referred to as Juggalos, received with such a postive response, the community began to grow with the fanbase booming, leading to to ICP later releasing songs like "What Is A Juggalo?" and "Down With The Clown".