Gathering of the Juggalos announces 2024 lineup (Insane Clown Posse, Rakim, more)

Insane Clown Posse‘s infamously debaucherous festival, Gathering of the Juggalos, will return on August 14-18 at Legend Valley at Thornville, OH. It’s the 24th annual edition of the Gathering, and ICP will be playing two sets, one of which will be their House of Horrors show; they write, “With the necromantic spells spoken by the eminent Great Milenko, we call from out of the past one of the most spellbinding performances in Juggalo history! For one night only, what is dead and buried is made once again new and fresh for The Gathering’s resurrection of Insane Clown Posse’s House of Horrors Show! Back in 1998, some of y’all’s moms were out on dates, but that’s the year ICP had their prominent clown shoes firmly on the neck of a nation with The House of Horrors Tour! In true Motown fashion, Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope geared up and hit the road with that certified Detroit Wicked Shit, in a keystone moment that introduced the theatrics of Shock Rock into the Hip-Hop sphere! If you missed it, you’re either soft as a biscuit, or you weren’t even born yet! We don’t give a fuck! It’s a blood-soaked orgy of Faygo and corpses when we bring this resident evil back from the dead, one night only, Gathering-style! So welcome to… y’all know the rest!”

Their other set will be The Red Show; they write, “When you hear the sharp pipes of a calliope winding its way into your brain, it’s already too late. The music rises, growing ever more frantic, as a gang of redrum clowns take to the stage alongside two titans of bloody terror: Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope, collectively known as the Insane Clown Posse! From putting the worst of the ghetto in your face to dragging you down to reddish glow of Hell’s Pit, it’s a name synonymous with Horror Rap since 1992, and in 2024 they’re dropping three decades of Wicked Shit on The Gathering of The Juggalos like a Hatchet to the dome! Prepare your eyes and ears for some of the scariest and most influential cuts committed to wax, played live and in your face as the Faygo flies like a bigot’s head after a visit from a Joker’s Card! You want horror? Welcome to the core, OG Wicked Clown style painted on a red canvas using real blood! And the only way to reach it is at The Gathering of The Juggalos!”

They just added legendary rapper Rakim to the lineup, and about him, they write, “This year’s Gathering is packed to the brim with myths, legends, and monsters. Rarest among them is the artist who could claim the status as all three! Juggalos, let us bow our heads one time before nodding them in honor of one of the greatest to ever grace a microphone. We’re talking about the godfather of flow himself: The one and only Rakim! A more-than-worthy edition to any stage, Rakim is as much an ecosystem in the art of rhyming as he is an influence! From crafting one half of the all-time classic ‘Paid in Full’ with Eric B to etching an undeniable legacy in East Coast Hip-Hop and music in general, this pioneer cemented the legitimacy of from-pen-to-page-to-booth-to-stage style the same way Michelangelo carved figures in stone! That’s how deep ingrained this man is in the art and culture of it! Juggalos, the Gathering theme might be horror this year, but that’s not stopping the stage from being blessed when Rakim steps up for this rare performance!”

The lineup also currently includes Ganksta N-I-P, Merkules, Ouija Macc, Scum & Insane Poetry, Static-X, Twisted Insane, Vended, Bible Belt Massacre, Cartoon Bondurant, Kung Fu Vampire, Monster Wolf, S.O.N., Skitz Kraven, Smallz One, The Hooliganz, V-Sinizter, Wakko the Kidd, Bzooka Sharkz, Corvin’s Breed, Dying Oath, Jordan Stepp, King Wicked, KreatureLaGoth, Looney’s Tunez, Mikey Rotten, Our Inner Circle, PERCYBONES, Posezur, Rook Mewsick, Saint Diablo, Scream at the Sky, Showmegod, The LAP, The Unforgiven, Trauma 2$ick, Ummo, Wildcard, xEIGHTY-SIXEDx, Apollo Exodus, BAMbam the Voodoo Chi7d, Bars, Big Sherm, Dirtyboys, Drawol, Flapjack Wilson, Fro50187, Klokwerk E, Kng Dzl, Matty Foy, Molly Gruesome, NGS, Rysk, Worldwide Chaos, Bake Lo, Dr. Gigglez, ENOKH XMORTIZ, For the Enemy, Goreleone, greyXeyes, Hearseboi, Isolated Beingz, J Biz R, Jay Villain, Ninja God, Nuclear Dysfunction, Psyko Circus, Ruthless Rob, The Brimstone Lab ft. Black Magik the Infidel, Whack, Big Jay Oakerson, and more to be announced.

In addition to music, Gathering of the Juggalos 2024 will also feature the Freakshow Deluxe Horror Show (“You will witness scenes of flesh being taxed and tested right before your eyes. Scenes of torture inflicted upon the human body, pushed to the dizzying heights of extremity.”), a costume contest, the Miss Juggalette Pageant, an art battle, a rap battle, the Queen of Cheeks contest, a Juggalo flea market, late night parties, and more. Tickets are on sale now.

See pictures from the 2023 Gathering of the Juggalos below.