5 Unexpected Acts Playing This Year's Gathering of the Juggalos

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It's the most magical, miraculous time of the year, as this week the good people wicked clowns at Psychopathic Records bring us this year's Gathering of the Juggalos. No longer at Cave In Rock, Illinois, this year's festivities will take place at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio, or as the 2014 commercial installment would have you believe, "Heaven." RFT Music will be there -- look for that coverage later this week.

In the meantime, here are the biggest head-scratchers in the event's lineup.

5) Digital Underground

Lead by Shock G, one of the most underrated producers and all-around greats in hip-hop history, Digital Underground will be encouraging the Juggalos to "Doowutchyalike," and the safe money's on them being receptive to the message. The only reason D.U. isn't ranked higher is because they've not only played the Gathering once before, but hold the distinction of being one of the few bands to actively encourage the audience to throw whatever they want at the stage. That's the way they swing.

4) La Coka Nostra

A decade or so ago the Juggalo/horrorcore fanbase and the underground boom-bap traditionalists seemed to have an unspoken tension with each other. Today, one of the most visible underground constants, Ill Bill leads his La Coka Nostra supergroup right into the heart of Juggalo country. This might lead to one of the wildest sets of the entire festival.

3) Cypress Hill

While it's neither been confirmed nor denied that Cypress Hill are Juggalos, their penchant for bass-heavy, unpredictably intense hip-hop and what's commonly referred to as "the marijuana pot" makes them likely to be, at the very least, Juggalo sympathizers. Still, the Hill's devoted fanbase of over twenty years could very well have thrown their own festival, so seeing the crossover between Cypress Hill devotees and Juggalos should be a sight to behold.



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14 comments
Aaron Krechel
Aaron Krechel

So does the RFT do these same type of articles when other festivals come into the area? I have never seen you satire a country or rock festivals. Just wondering if there is something wrong with not everyone liking the same style of music or should we all be sheep. I like your paper because you are the voice of the non main stream. Seems like going after your fan base is not the way to move your papers.

Boyd Skaggs
Boyd Skaggs

I know one that is a nurse working on her B.A. And one that is going to law school soon.

Laura Dee
Laura Dee

Do Juggalos have to get their face paint copyrighted like real clowns do? :p

Laura Dee
Laura Dee

Prayers can't help you, RFT. You need stonger juju to make it out alive!

Tom P Hewitt
Tom P Hewitt

Looks live Violent J is headed for a violent heart attack. Dear god.

Sarah Carney
Sarah Carney

RFT's juggalo articles really are a fantastic highlight to my year. Thank you. Thank you.

Dylan Morgan
Dylan Morgan

I almost wish they were still coming to the Lake of the Ozarks. Almost.

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