Bamboozle Returns in 2023


Bamboozle is officially returning in 2023.

Prepare for the awakening. Nearly ten years since The Bamboozle last graced New Jersey stages, the iconic festival has announced its return to the garden state. A lost but never forgotten celebration of emo and pop, The Bamboozle will be celebrating its 20th anniversary May 5-7, 2023.

While further details are not being shared at this time, founder John D’Esposito confirms the news stating: “We're back. The clowns are safe and home where they belong. 2023 can't come soon enough. Let's get it.“

Fans can check out a special teaser video now on For more information, follow The Bamboozle on Twitter and Instagram at @bamboozlefest or on Facebook at @bamboozlefestival.

About The Bamboozle:
Eighteen years ago a scene ignited a movement, a culture, a festival. One that would become a game changer.

The Bamboozle began on the Asbury Park boardwalk in 2003, evolving from the legendary Skate & Surf Festival. It paid homage to the rapidly growing emo scene and over the years hosted more than 600 artistsand 500K fans. Among some of The Bamboozle’s earliest performers are My Chemical Romance, Linkin Park, Drake, Fall Out Boy, Lil Wayne, Demi Lovato, Foo Fighters, Skrillex, Bruno Mars, Mötley Crüe, Bon Jovi, Machine Gun Kelly, blink-182, Fall Out Boy, Jimmy Eat World, Taking Back Sunday, New Found Glory, The Gaslight Anthem, and more.

Get ready New Jersey. Ten years has been long enough.