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ICP Cancel Gathering 2020: "We Refuse To Risk Even One Juggalo Life"

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Insane Clown Posse have canceled the 2020 edition of their infamous Gathering of the Juggalos – the latest and certainly not last festival to feel the sting of the coronavirus cancelations. What's notable is that ICP seem to be taking this more seriously than some municipalities in the county writing "The bottom line is simply that we REFUSE to risk even ONE Juggalo life by hosting a Gathering during these troubling times."

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They noted it would be impossible to put the fest on, even if they wanted to. "With tens of thousands of deaths due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we can’t possibly in good conscience even consider trying to put on a Gathering during these difficult times. Aside from the serious health concerns, there are numerous other factors that have destroyed any possibility of the Gathering taking place this year. The entire music industry is at a dead halt due to the quarantine, and this, along with the uncertainty of how things will eventually pan out, has made it impossible to move forward with a 2020 GOTF."

Kudos to ICP for making the right move. Here's the full statement:

Psychopathic Records and the Insane Clown Posse LIVE for the Juggalo Family! for 20 consecutive years, the Gathering of the Juggalos has been the biggest family reunion on the planet, generating untold levels of freshness for thousands and thousands of attending Juggalos from all walks of live, all around the world. With the global pandemic that is now affecting us all, we are dedicated first and foremost to the safety and health of our family. That said, at this juncture, it is with a heavy heart we announce that due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have no choice but to postpone the Gathering until next year. This is not only a call we had to make but one that the owners of the Nelson Ledges Quarry Park (where the Gathering was to take place) regrettably had to make as well. With tens of thousands of deaths due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we can’t possibly in good conscience even consider trying to put on a Gathering during these difficult times. Aside from the serious health concerns, there are numerous other factors that have destroyed any possibility of the Gathering taking place this year. The entire music industry is at a dead halt due to the quarantine, and this, along with the uncertainty of how things will eventually pan out, has made it impossible to move forward with a 2020 GOTF. That aside, the bottom line is simply that we REFUSE to risk even ONE Juggalo life by hosting a Gathering during these troubling times.

In closing, we want everyone 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. Without you, tell me where the fuck we’d be?”

We will endure this together as a Family, and the Gathering of the Juggalos will return in 2021, stronger, bigger, and better than ever! Whoop whoop!

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No mention of refunds, but we're not sure tickets even went on sale yet.

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