A brisk wind flows through the dark woods as thunder clouds flickering with lightning churn overhead. In the distance, the bale of a lone wolf seems ethereal, as if emanating from another plan of existence. He moves quietly, embodying his totem animal spirits that empower his sight, strength, and agility. He grips his hatchet in hand as he coolly eyes his prey, who stands unaware of his presence. Then suddenly he strikes with the ferocity of a bear, shredding his target with ease, as yet another MC falls at the native warrior’s feet. Like a ghost, he vanishes back into the brush with but a whisper as the wolf once again gives a low howl, as if in recognition of a worthy kill.
Nobody tears up the party and destroys the stage like the overlords of metalcore themselves, bringing it live and in full effect to the Gathering Big Top Stage, with rage, power, and antics you'll never forget. Crack a beer, spark a joint, twerk that, and most of all start a pit because the kings are here...The Gathering of the Juggalos proudly welcomes the legendary Attila!!! With deafening guitar riffs, sick raps, and hardcore vocals, the time has come for the Fam to tear shit apart and get straight up stupid live! Ain't no party like an Attila party, homie! Crack a brew and get lit to this soundtrack. We about that life!
From the void of shadows on a cold moonless night, he emerges like an arcane phantom with vile energy pulsating from his clutched fingers. His eyes glow with crimson fury that leave dissipating trails of red mist as he quickly floats toward you. As an otherworldly chill seems to ebb at your life, you attempt to run but realize you are completely immobilized, not even able to open your mouth to scream. Come take a horrific journey with Psychopathic’s own master voodoo practitioner, into a world of, terror, necromancy, and the occult as you fall into a musically induced trance brought on by earth-shaking bass and pure magic!
Start a muthafuckin pit! Murderous metal wicked vixens of the world stand up, and get ready to welcome the infamous BUTCHER BABIES to the Juggalo Family! Making their GOTJ debut, the Queens of Metal are bringing it live and in effect as only they can! But don't let their striking beauty fool you--dazzling but deadly metal mayhem awaits as the blood rains down from the sky as you enter their Butcher shop of horrors! Get ready for the ride of your life as the first ladies of hardcore take the wheel and lead you on a death ride! Hop in! You don't have anything to be afraid of, do you? Muhahahaha!
Flip a shopping cart over a rooftop as it explodes into a million pieces as you do the worm on top of the embers of reckless destruction for the fuck of it! Juggalos and Juggalettes, the time has come! Welcome to...the notorious...Camp Kill Yourself! Skateboarders, jackasses, and Bam fans rejoice, because the one and only CKY is about to hit the Gathering stage, with the degenerate hard rock mashup that you know and love. Bang your head and kill some brain cells. Why? Cuz you can't spell "FuCKYou" without them...the one...the only...the legendary. C! K! Y!
Mafia! Mafia! Mafia! This underground king is ready to tear up the stage for the Dirty South and all your old school Juggalos on the scene who know what the fuck it is! In case you didn’t know? This man is a legend, an icon, an innovator, and one of the dopest in the game. A Gathering legend and Psychopathic Records homie for life, Whoopstock proudly welcomes the one they call King of Memphis, whose hip hop empire has spanned innumerable albums, super groups, club bangers, dirty dirty South jams to wile out to, and so much more in store. From his work with Hypnotize Minds on up to the present day as he continues to build a legacy unmatched, we present to you the one…the only…DJ Paul KOM! Get ready to go ballistic!
He is the Allfather. The Originator. The Innovator. A legend and a truly prolific artist whose genius has continued forward unparalleled, weaving a legacy of arcane truths, dark magic, and wisdom as he leads us on a journey ahead of time and space. Some call it horrorcare. Some call it Acid Rap. But those attuned enough to understand know it as none other than...the Wicked Shit! Juggalos and Juggalettes worldwide heed the call as we welcome the Master himself to the Big Top Stage. Give it up for The Unholy. The Boogieman. Bruce Wayne. The Founder and the Creator of all that is wicked. King of Detroit and celebrated worldwide. East Side Hoes and Money. The Juggalos Family proudly welcomes...ESHAM!!!!
Grateful Dead Tribute (Terrapin Moon)
Juggalos and Dead Heads, rejoice! Because the time has come to mesh the two ultimate music party scenes into one gigantic seizmic mashup that will make you wonder if it's true: Was the Dead's Dancing Bear actually just a Hatchetman from a past life? Peace. Love. And Juggalo Family. Get ready to take the journey with the Grateful ones. It's Whoopstock, and the Dead are here! Light up a fat one and enjoy the ride. Whoop Whoop!
Bow down as the cyber-fortress of your futuristic lords opens wide to unveil the fury and terror of the fallen gods themselves, straight from the deep recesses of the mysteries of space and time. Who will survive the ritualistic slaughter that is bound to be unleashed upon unsuspecting and puny mortals as they cower before the mighty ones...the warriors...the maniacal lords they call...GWAR! Time to get sprayed in blood and semen as you dance in the ritualistic terror and your eyeballs and earholes are assaulted on all levels, driving your mind to the brink of sanity and back, on a journey that defies the mortal realm as we know it. Juggalos and Juggalettes...we present to you...the Big Top Stage premiere of the interstellar overlords themselves. Prepare...to....DIE!
A rumbling arises from deep beneath the underground as the dirt shudders and loose soil gives way to cavernous depths unknown--suddenly a juggernaut breaks forth from the core of the Earth itself, emerging in a torrent of fury and rage. He grips only a microphone as his cold eyes pierce through any lyrical competitor with a prowess unmatched and a knowing sneer. Juggalos and Juggalettes, witness the raw talent of the prodigy, the ill one, the champion, the underground phenom as we welcome him to the Gathering of the Juggalos Big Top stage...Whoopstock proudly presents the one and only HOPSIN!!!
Juggalo revolutionaries throw it up to the sky and join with us as we welcome an independent guerrilla sensation and underground hip hop hero, known far and wide as a champion MC of the people. Viva la revolucion--the Juggalo Family proudly welcomes Immortal Technique to the Gathering of the Juggalos! Making his Gathering debut on the Big Top stage, this acclaimed and hallowed NYC master of ceremonies brings with him the power and might of an inner fire and unparalleled lyrical prowess, with bangers to parallel the heartbeat and fury of our life and times. Immortal Tech is in the building! All Juggalos Rise!
Insane Clown Posse
For more than 25 years the rap duo of ICP have been holding the underground down with some of the most creative music, tours, and shows to have ever graced the planet. With over 18 trillion records sold, they continue to redefine themselves every year as they school it to levels never seen before. From Gatherings, to gaming cons, to music videos, to movies, to video games, to TV shows, to wrestling, they seem to have done it all. Together with our Family they even marched at the National Mall in a beautiful display of fellowship, family, and love to stand united against the oppressors of the world. Now they are here to rock the stage in the final climatic conclusion in the only way the Gathering could come to a close, which is with the same ninjas who were there at the very start of it all…the Insane Clown Posse!
Insane Clown Posse – The Wraith: Hells Pit
This final chapter of the first six Joker’s Cards marks one of the darkest, most sinister horrorcore albums ever created by ICP. It stands as a favorite amongst Juggalos due to its graphic glimpse into the very heart of hell itself. Join ICP as they give their first ever live performance of this entire album, which will cover such Juggalo classics as Suicide Hotline, Bowling Balls, C.P.K.s, and Truly Alone. This show will also feature pyrotechnics on a grand scale as the gates of hell are opened wide to release the demons that reside within us all! If you dare witness this gruesome spectacle, then get ready to take a ride through the Echoside as you witness a truly once in a lifetime historic performance!
Janis Joplin Tribute (Ball and Chain)
Janis was a Juggalo! With her wild spirit and fiery voice ringing forth with the power and fury of a generation, she was a grand master of the Woodstock era and made an incredible impression that changed the face and the voice of music forever, uplifting the world as we know it and touching countless souls along her journey by the time she joined the hallowed 27 club. Whoopstock proudly welcomes the Pearl herself, the Queen, the legend--Janis Joplin!
Juggalos and Juggalettes it's time to throw down with the Dirty South King of Whiskey, Women, and muthafuckin Waffle House! With no filter and Juggalo love for days, the Gathering of the Juggalos proudly welcomes the homie Jelly Roll to the Big Top Stage! Known for the down south dirty dirty rhymes that bring the flavor for you to sip and puff to, Jelly Roll is in the house throwin it down for Whoopstock. Crack a bottle of that old Southern Comfort and roll up a fat one as we take a ride down south and get live. Jelly Roll is in the building, proudly joining us at #Whoopstock!
Jimi Hendrix Tribute (Kiss The Sky)
Smash a guitar into pieces and light that bitch on fire, because this Whoopstock Spirit Session opening the Big Top Stage is about to burn it down! Lost in the purple haze? Better check all along the watchtower and stand next to this fire! Because Jimi Hendrix is a fuckin' Juggalo, and his spirit is rising forth to show it how it’s done, opening the Big Top stage for a legendary night of Juggalo jams!
This ferocious up and coming Midwest MC who is unparalleled in lyrical prowess is currently killing it in the rap game! Brought to you by popular demand, Whoopstock is proud to shed even further light on this phenom as he makes his Gathering debut on the Big Top Stage. From touring with some of the biggest artists on the planet to releasing some of the ILLEST songs and music videos in the game, he is doing everything in a big way as he continues to rise in both the Juggalo world and hip hop. Get ready for the stage to be destroyed as you see firsthand why King Iso bears the title of royalty. Bow down!
From where the streets are paved with blood comes a Psychopathic artist with a legacy of possessing a flow that is comparable to the greatest MCs of our time. He is battle born and Gathering bound, with a skill that has earned him a place as a king of the underground but who remains humble and deeply aligned with his Juggalo Family as he raises the hatchet on high! You have seen him in a slew of dope videos, no doubt felt the RUSSSSSH when his Psychopathic Monstar EP dropped and hit the Juggalo world in full-on attack mode, and now you can see him live as you find out why he is known to have a stage show that always brings the crowd to the brink of madness and beyond! So, from the darkness, let us enter into…the Lyte!
Boriquas, stand up! Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Psychopathic Records groundbreaking EP Para la Isla, join Juggalo icon and New York hip hop innovator Myzery as he brings his hype to the Main Stage. Nobody rocks a party like Myz, and this true MC of the hard streets and Psychopathic O.G. is about to bring it live to move the crowd like nobody can. 20 years deep for the Juggalo Family, the Bronx originator is coming home to the Gathering of the Juggalos. When Myzery hits the stage, hands in the sky for that gangsta shit. Bringin the flavor of the city that don’t sleep—this party don’t stop!
… “HELLO” … The planchette slides across the board as effortless as a breeze, guided by whispering spirits of the dead. Ask what questions you may. Is he Psychopathic’s newest artist? … “YES” … Is he making his debut performance at the Gathering this year? … “T.R.U.E. … D.A.T.” … Is he going to destroy the stage with wicked Psy-trap music delivered over dope beats that will blow our wigs into a trillion pieces? …. “M.O.S.T… D.E.F… S.O.N.” … Is his new album Gutter Water going to kill it in the game? … “F.O. … S.H.O.” … What’s his name? … “O.U.I.J.A. … M.A.C.C. … B.I.T.C.H.” … When is his next…? … “N.U.F.F. … S.A.I.D.” … What? Why you interrupt me? … “GOODBYE” …
R.A. the Rugged Man
Legends NEVER Die! You might have heard about his epic performance at last year's GOTJ--a performance that was so hype it got shut down by the bitch ass police. But did that stop the lyrical stylings of this hip hop legend, the O.G. Scrub? Fuck no! In an iconic moment that will go down in Gathering history, he grabbed the mic, fighting off at least a dozen security guards, spit ill flows into a megaphone, whirled the crowd into a frenzy, jumped in the pit, and then smashed a watermelon right into the face of anyone who got in his way! We are talking about the one...the only...the legendary: RA THE RUGGED MAN, ON THE MAIN STAGE OF THE GATHERING OF THE JUGGALOS! Give it up for the homie R.A.! Whoop whoop!
Santana Tribute (Jose Madrigal)
Black magic and mystery abound as the rhythms of life lead you onward to new levels of consciousness. Can you hear the song of the wind? Because the time has come for the grand master of ceremonies and the guitar legend himself to grace the stage with his magical presence in the spirit of Woodstock! Opening up the Big Top for a long night of music and madness, the Whoopstock Spirit Sessions proudly present a tribute to the one and only Carlos Santana!!! Smooooooothhhh...
Juggalos and Juggalettes are you ready for Whoopstock? The Gathering of the Juggalos 2018 proudly presents to you...TECH N9NE!!!! Headlining the Big Top stage, KC MO's Worldwide Chopper will be in the house to hold it down for Whoopstock with the Juggalo Family. He is the King, the Clown, the Killer, and the #1 Independent Rapper in the World! Strange Music is in the building. Get ready for the one and only Tecca Nina, who rocks the party like nobody, baby! Juggalos throw it up and show love to TECH N999999NNNNEEE! Who's ready??? #Whoopstock
This Philadelphia-based hardcore metal-infused rap group composed of Daddy Long Legz and Buddha brings an energetic stage show like none other. Featuring some of the most beautiful vixens to ever grace the Gathering stage, get ready to be blown back…way back…from all the second-hand smoke emanating from the stage. It’s jiggling, bass driven, oily, hard hitting, twerkaliciously alcohol fueled fun that is sure to excite you on so many different levels that it will cause your flavor meter to explode as it reaches critical levels due to sensory overload.
Get ready to get lit and howl at the moon when the infamous, notorious, devastating likes of Yelawolf hits the stage on a rabid attack where no one is safe! With his unparalleled mix of sick music that makes ninjas get live far and wide, Whoopstock proudly presents to you the fresh rhymes of one of the illest in the game, bar none. With devastating lyrical flows and bumps that pound like no other, get ready to fill up ya cups, light it up, and get the party started! Yelawolf is in the house to rock the party with the Juggalo Fam like only he can, bringing the flows and the party where anything goes. Whoop whoop! AROOOOOOOOOOOO!
A Juggalo favorite since the release of Cracked Tiles, this band has had so many hits that they are considered to be the closest Juggalo equivalent to the Beatles! Many babies have been conceived and many marriages consummated to the soundtrack that they have provided over the course of a rich history of producing some of the best rock music ever. So ninjas get ready to jam, headbangers get ready to mosh, and lunatics get ready to lose control as these guys bring the musical maelstrom that is sure to resonate deep within your loins, tickling your very ball sacks and neden lips with pure pleasure!