The Rumors Were True: Amazing Asbury Park, NJ Music Festival is Returning
Back in March, an eagle-eyed fan noticed the official website for a historic music festival had gone retro, but with new and exciting information.
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Ahh, remember MySpace? If you look at the cleverly placed details it tells the tale of a Bambooze reboot. In the festival details section, the status said "Reunited." The last login was 5/20/12. That just happened to be the date of the last Bamboozle festival performance day. And even more telling, under "About Me," it read:
A lost but never forgotten celebration of emo and pop that was last seen on the beaches of Asbury Park. Welcome to The Awakening of The Bamboozle 2023. A 20 Year Anniversary of the Revolutionary Festival.
The Bamboozle was an annual three-day music festival held in Asbury Park and the Meadowlands from 2003 to 2012. Some pretty huge names took the stage including Foo Fighters, My Chemical Romance, Drake, and Bon Jovi just to mention a few.
John D'Esposito, one of the founders of The Bamboozle posted Wednesday on Facebook:
Happy St. Patrick's Day. Shamrocks and Shenanigans!
As promised, today a festival website was launched. ...
Posted by John D'Esposito on Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Many said it was a hoax or a bad rumor. Tuesday at 8 a.m. a sizzle real was released on the official The Bamboozle website. The spectacular is set to make its return May 5-7, 2023. While no artists have been announced, the crew has plenty of time to plan for what will no doubt be a pretty epic 20-year anniversary event.