The Bamboozle

The Bamboozle is back.

The beloved New Jersey emo and rock festival, which has been on hiatus since 2012, will return to celebrate its 20th anniversary on May 5-7, 2023.

“We’re back,” says Bamboozle founder John D’Esposito. “The clowns are safe and home where they belong. 2023 can’t come soon enough. Let’s get it.”

The Bamboozle, which first started in 2003, showcased artists including My Chemical Romance, Linkin Park, Fall Out Boy, Foo Fighters, Machine Gun Kelly, Blink-182 and Jimmy Eat World. In fact, the 2012 Bamboozle marked MCR’s final show before they announced their breakup in 2013. Of course, Gerard Way and company have since reunited, so My Chem seems like the perfect headliner for the festival’s return.

We’ll have to wait a bit to see if that’s the case, since the lineup has yet to be announced. In the meantime, you can stay tuned to BamboozleFestival.com.

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