bamboozle 2013

UPDATE 12/20/2012

Although no official reason was given, Bamboozle 2013 has been called off. Festival organizers posted the following brief message to the event’s Facebook page yesterday:

Happy holidaze Boozlers! We are sad to announce we will miss all of you in 2013 but keep your eyes peeled for 2014 info. Have a warm and safe holiday season!

We’ll let you know just what went down behind the festival’s tents as more info’s released.

Original Post

The Bamboozle festival is an annual event that grew out of the Skate and Surf Festival. It follows an interesting format in which new bands compete for the first two days of the three day festival for a spot in the core of the festival. In 2003, the festival begin at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park and it is rumored to be returning to Asbury Park in 2012.

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Bamboozle 2013 Tickets

2013 tickets will be updated here as soon as they are available.

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Bamboozle 2013 Lineup

The Bamboozle 2013 lineup has not been announced yet but check out the lineup rumors below for our best guess at who might be performing.

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Bamboozle 2013 Bands Officially Announced

As soon as bands are official announced as part of the lineup they will be listed here, until then there are just rumors and speculation discussed below.

Bamboozle 2013 Locations

Starting in 2006 and ending in 2011, Bamboozle took place at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Last year it returned to Asbury Park, New Jersey where the festival had taken place back in 2003-2005.

As you can tell Bamboozle is a historically New Jersey festival (Roadshow excluded of course) so expected the festival to be back in NJ in 2013 but the exact location is TBD.

Bamboozle 2013 Rumors

This section will discuss all rumors that circulate the web in regards to Bamboozle 2013 and it’s potential lineup, bands, dates & more. Feel free to leave us some tips in the comments or email with tips.

Bamboozle 2013 Lineup Rumors

There is unconfirmed talk of the Red Hot Chili Peppers making an appearance at Bamboozle in 2013.

  • Muse
  • The Killers
  • Fall Out Boy
  • Kanye West
  • Vampire Weekend
  • Panic! at the Disco
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • FOB
  • Weezer
  • Styx
  • Blink-182
  • Excision
  • Enter Shikari
  • Odd Future

Read more speculation over at the Absolute Punk forums.

Bamboozle 2013 Date Rumors

Looking at a table of past Bamboozle Festival start dates I would put my money on a May opening day in 2013.

  • 70% of all Bamboozle Festivals have started in the month of May
  • Six of the last festivals have started in May

Bamboozle Festival YearStart Date

2003 30-May
2004 4-Jun
2005 29-Apr
2006 6-May
2007 5-May
2008 3-May
2009 2-May
2010 1-May
2011 29-Apr
2012 18-May
2012 TBD

Bamboozle 2013 Location Rumors

greetings from asbury park
Looking at the trends of this festival repeating locations, our best guess would be that Bamboozle will be back at Asbury Park in 2013, however there are reports that despite selling 90,000 tickets in 2012, the economics were not as favorable as Live Nation would have liked so they might be switching locations again.

Bamboozle 2013 Dates

The dates for the 2013 Bamboozle festival have yet to be announced sign-up below to be alerted when Bamboozle dates, lineup and ticket information becomes available.

Bamboozle Ticket Prices

Bamboozle Resale Market Prices

  • Looking at the ticket price data you can see last year marked a huge increase in the popularity of Bamboozle Festival, or as some people are calling it the “Coachella of the East Coast”
  • In 2010, 2011, and 2012 the avg. resale market prices on the cheapest of the 3 days was $62, $64, and $89 respectively
  • The 2010 to 2011 prices were flat, but from 2011 to 2012 there was an almost 40% increase in average ticket prices

CityStateVenue NameDateAvg. Price

East Rutherford NJ Meadowlands Complex 5/1/2010 $62.13
East Rutherford NJ MetLife Stadium 4/29/2011 $86.54
East Rutherford NJ MetLife Stadium 4/30/2011 $64.14
East Rutherford NJ MetLife Stadium 5/1/2011 $69.58
Asbury Park NJ Asbury Festival Area 5/18/2012 $134.01
Asbury Park NJ North Beach Asbury Park 5/19/2012 $90.53
Asbury Park NJ North Beach Asbury Park 5/20/2012 $89.63

Bamboozle Face Value Prices

When tickets go on-sale we’ll provide you with a look at face value prices and how those compare to secondary market prices.

Bamboozle Set Lists 2012

As The Bamboozle Festival occurs we’ll be providing set lists daily here for each performer.

Bamboozle 10th Anniversary Promo

Past Bamboozle Festival Info

The content below is from our past coverage of the Bamboozle Festival.

Bamboozle 2012 Lineup

The Bamboozle Headliners 2012

    • Bon Jovi
    • Foo Fighters
    • Blink-182

UPDATE: Blink won’t be on the lineup do to Barker’s tonsillectomy and subsequent canceled dates

  • Skrillex
  • Mac Miller
  • Incubus

Bamboozle Lineup Friday 5/18/2012

Mac Miller
Aiden Chance
Armor For Sleep
Big Freedia & The Divas
David Garibaldi
DJ Prime
Casey Veggies
Mike Posner
Miss May I
The Uncensored Hypnotist
Stray From The Path
The Receiving End of Sirens
The Wonder Years
We Came As Romans

Bamboozle Lineup Saturday 5/19/2012

Foo Fighters
A Great Big Pile of Leaves
Rocky Action
All American Rejects
Attila Ballyhoo!
Big Chocolate
Boy Sets Fire
Close Your Eyes
DJ Pauly D
Hot Water Music
James McCartney
Iggy Azalea
Jimmy Eat World
Never Shout Never
Silent Rave
The Dear Hunter
The Knocks
The Maine
The Promise Ring

Bamboozle 2012 Lineup Sunday May 20th

Bon Jovi
Brand New
Andrew Dice Clay
Ashland High
Boys Like Girls
Catch 22
Comeback Kid
Chris Cab
DJ Toro
He Is We
Like Moths To Flames
Marianas Trench
Murphy’s Law
Obey The Brave
Patent Pending
Plug In Stereo
Riff Raff
Skizzy Mars
Star Slinger
Texas In July
The Bouncing Souls
The Story So Far
Trapped Under Ice
White Panda
Woe Is Me

The Bamboozle 2012 Details

Location: Bamboozle be returning to Asbury Park in New Jersey in 2012
Notes: This is the 10th Anniversary of The Bamboozle festival, so expect big things!

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Information below is from last year’s Bamboozle festival

The Bamboozle 2011 Festival will be held at the New Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, NJ.  The festival will take place over the course of three days, Friday April 29th through Sunday May 1st, and there will be a total of 9 stages. So far 60 artists have been announced and there should be several more artists to be announced as we get closer to the start of festival. Some of the more notable headlining artists in The Bamboozle 2011 lineup as of right now are Lil’ Wayne, Motley Crue, Taking Back Sunday, The Gaslight Anthem, and Wiz Khalifa.  The complete lineup to date is listed below and it looks like there is a great mix of artists performing at The Bamboozle 2011.  We will be keeping you updated as new bands are added to the lineup.

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The Bamboozle Tickets – Average Prices

The Bamboozle Festival Face Value Prices

Tickets are General Admission Standing Room US $190.00 Ticket + US $26.00 Fees = $216.00

CityStateVenue NameDateAvg. Price

East Rutherford NJ The Meadowlands Sports Complex 2010-05-01 $62.13
Chicago IL Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island 2010-05-15 $56.89
East Rutherford NJ Metlife Stadium 2011-04-29 $83.39
East Rutherford NJ Metlife Stadium 2011-04-30 $63.07
East Rutherford NJ Metlife Stadium 2011-05-01 $69.52
Asbury Park NJ North Beach Asbury Park 2012-05-18 $305.22

The Bamboozle Festival Videos

Bamboozle Documentary Trailer

Drake at Bamboozle

The Bamboozle Festival – History

Location: In addition to Asbury Park, The Bamboozle Festival spent 2006 – 2011 at Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey
Years: 2003 through present
Origins: The Skate and Surf Festival
The Characters: John D (The Creator), Scoop (The Reporter), Elmo and xChristianx

Read more on the festival Site.

The Bamboozle 2011 Lineup

Friday April 29

Thirty Seconds To Mars, Wiz Khalifa

2AM Club, Arsonists Get All The Girls, Big Heed And Alien, Boyz II Men, Carnifex, Chiddy Bang, David Garibaldi Featuring DJ Joseph One, Dean’s List, Dev, Eatmewhileimhot!, Emarosa, Forever The Sickest Kids, GRVRBBRS, Jay Pharoah, Kicking Daisies, Lions Lions, LMFAO, Lucha Vavoom, Mayday Parade, Mitchy C., Motionless In White, Neon Hitch, New Boyz, New Found Glory Featuring Marky Ramone, Ninjasonik, Oceano, Rad Romance, Ryan Cabrera, RX Bandits, Sam Adams, School Of Rock “Roadkill”, School Of Rock “Tribute Mash Up”, The Air I Breathe, The Captive, The Downtown Fiction, The Hood Internet, The Poet Schwartz, The Ready Set, The Uncensored Hypnotist, The Warden and Fame, Travie Mccoy, Thrice, Wait What, Wordspit Theillest

Saturday May 1

Taking Back Sunday, The Gaslight Anthem

A Loss For Words, Abandon All Ships, Action Item, Alex York, Alkaline Trio, An Horse, Anberlin, Andy Grammer, Animals As Leaders, Big K.R.I.T., Bo Burnham, Breathe Carolina, Bridge The Borders, Cady Groves, Chase, Chiddy Bang, Circa Survive, Das Racist, Dashboard Confessional, David Garibaldi Art Show, Deejersey Cheez, DJ Prime, E-Town Concrete, Forever The Sickest Kids, Frank Turner, Gatbsy’s American Dream, Gilbere Forte’, Hank & Cupcakes, Here’s To You, Hoodie Allen, I’m Awake, Jamface, Kevin Hammond, Kissing Carpets, Knuckle Up!, Life Between Sleep, Lil B, Lucha Vavoom, Machine Gun Kelly, Martyrs and Flowers, Mazmyth, Meadowland,  Music Expo Round Table, Mitchy C., New Found Glory, O’Brother, Plain White T’s, Rocki Fresh, River City Extension, RX Bandits, Scoop McDroop, The Comedy of Steve Way, Six Stories Told, Sleeping With Sirens, Starting Last, Starz Angels, State Radio, Streetlight Manifesto, Super Smash Bros., T. Mills, Take One Car, The Hood Internet, The Hop, The Movielife, The Ready Set, The Uncensored Hypnotist, The Youth Ahead, Thrice, Tigers Jaw, Tony E., Tokyo Police Club, Transit, Ultrageist, Vanna, Vic Mensa, Wait What, Wax, We Are The In Crowd, Who Is James Kennedy?, Wired, XV, You, Me and Everyone We Know

Sunday May 2

Lil Wayne, Motley Crue, A Day To Remember, Bruno Mars

After The Burial, Asmara, Attack Attack!, B-Boy Battle, Big Sean, Black Cards, Black Veil Brides, Born Of Osiris, Born Of Scars, Breathing East, Chelsea Grin, Chiddy Bang, Conditions, David Garibaldi Featuring DJ Joseph One, Diggy Simmons, Don’s Big Bang Therapy, Eisley, F! The Cupcake, For Today, Freddie Gibbs, Further Seems Forever, Hannibal Buress, I Am The Avalanche, I See Stars, Insane Clown Posse, King Fantastic, Leaf, Lil B, Lucha Vavoom, Man Overboard, Mike Del Rio, Mitchy C., Ocean Grove, Plug In Stereo, Pusha T, Romance On A Rocketship, Runner Runner, Scarlet Carson, School Of Rock “Finale”, Senses Fail, Super Smash Bros., Taste The Mayhem, The Downtown Fiction, The Gift of Ghosts, The Hood Internet, The Limousines, The Ready Set, The Uncensored Hypnotist, Tim Minchin, Tonight Alive, Tron And DVD, Upon A Burning Body, Valencia, Veil Of Maya, Victims Of A Tragedy, Victor Made A Time Machine, Wait What,  We The Kings, Wicker Hollow, Within The Ruins, Wolfgang Gartner

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