PropertyOfZack has published a tell-all interview with John D on the downfall of Bamboozle with serious details of what went wrong, and in turn why Skate And Surf and GameChanger are coming back. Check it out here.
There was a falling out at Bamboozle. A really bad one. But it wasn’t with Live Nation as a company. It was with a few individuals at upper management. And the rumors are true. I F bombed them. I went in and told them to take their job and stick it as far up their asses as they could put it. I said that, because I had reached a point.
Drew Beringer on 02/21/13 - 11:50 AM
The Bamboozle Festival won't be happening in 2013.
Keagan Ilvonen on 12/19/12 - 06:48 PM
Bamboozle founder John D. will be making an announcement in 30 days that he promises will "change the game." Any guesses as to what it could be?
Thomas Nassiff on 07/01/12 - 01:14 PM
Watch The All-American Rejects' Bamboozle video diary in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/29/12 - 05:43 PM
The Wonder Years and The Story So Far both played acoustic sets after Bamboozle on Friday on the Asbury Park boardwalk. It was cold outside. Stream both sets in the replies.
Thomas Nassiff on 05/22/12 - 10:30 AM
In the replies, you can stream Motion City Soundtrack's entire first set from Bamboozle.
Thomas Nassiff on 05/22/12 - 10:28 AM
Bamboozle was a pretty great time this past weekend, and we've got some fan-shot videos from the festival for you guys to check out. In the replies, you can check out performances from Brand New, Less Than Jake, Armor For Sleep, The Receiving End of Sirens, The Dear Hunter, He Is We and Boys Like Girls.
Thomas Nassiff on 05/22/12 - 10:26 AM
Did you go to Bamboozle? A bunch of our staff did. I just got the write-up from Christian from his first day experience, and I've posted that below. I think he's still recovering, but we'll have more write-ups soon as well Got some pictures to post up as well, so check the replies.
Jason Tate on 05/21/12 - 01:27 PM
I was lucky enough to watch a brilliant after-party show last night that included Brand New and The Front Bottoms. Brand New didn't really play a full set, but what they did play was awesome - some rarely played songs including "Flying At Tree Level." Head to the replies to check out the set list from the show and a video of the band playing "Sowing Season."
Thomas Nassiff on 05/20/12 - 09:39 AM
Update 2: Sunday's set times are in the replies now too.

Update 1: Saturday's set times are in the replies now too.

Bamboozle has released set times for Friday's part of the festival. Saturday's times are going up at 2 p.m. EST then we'll get Sunday's at 3 p.m. We'll update this post with those set times as they are released. Head to the replies to check out Friday's set times.
Thomas Nassiff on 05/16/12 - 10:09 AM
Jesse Lacey was interviewed for this article about Bamboozle and said some things about Brand New, including how the band's studio time in April was not used to record a new Brand New album. It doesn't seem like there's a plan to record one soon, either. The quote is below.
From the ArticleBy phone from his Suffolk County home, Lacey speaks earnestly but vaguely about the band's future. Brand New booked studio time in April, and its members took advantage of it -- but usually not together. "You start to lose that whole idea that it's important for our band to be known as this entity. And we put a lot more importance on our individual fulfillment, really," Lacey says. "In some ways a...
Thomas Nassiff on 05/15/12 - 08:32 AM
The Front Bottoms will be opening for Brand New at their show this coming Saturday at The Stone Pony is Asbury Park, NJ.
Jason Tate on 05/14/12 - 01:20 PM
The Bamboozle's annual "The Break Contest" championships were recently held at the legendary Stone Pony and This Good Robot emerged as the winner.
From the PRRepresenting Long Island, New York, This Good Robot won the coveted prize, a performance slot on the main stage on Saturday, as well as additional performances during the festival, and other prizes when The Bamboozle celebrates its 10th anniversary on May 18-19-20 in North Beach Asbury Park, New Jersey. Since 2005, The Break Contest has been produced by LincStar Records and has served as the official unsigned band competition of the festival. For the past several months, over 900 bands from the Tri-State area have been competing.
Jason Tate on 05/11/12 - 11:18 AM
The Bamboozle has added a few new bands to their line-up. The full list is in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 04/23/12 - 02:50 PM
The Gaslight Anthem will be playing Bamboozle as Linc's Special Guest and will be playing on Sunday.
Jason Tate on 04/13/12 - 01:35 PM
A Great Big Pile of Leaves has been added to the Saturday of Bamboozle.
Thomas Nassiff on 04/06/12 - 11:41 AM
Armor For Sleep will reunite at Bamboozle.

Read a blog from frontman Ben Jorgensen regarding the reunion here.

ExcerptWe ended things a number of years ago and didn’t really talk that much. At the end there was a lot of disappointment and it was a weird situation for all of us and we just kind of walked away from it and didn’t actually stay in touch with each other that whole time. It was kind of like “we” were a sore subject for all of us. I was hanging out with Anthony [DiIonno] who was our bass player, and we both live in Manhattan now and he was talking about how Bamboozle is going back to Asbury Park this year. That has a lot of value for us because that was the...
Alex DiVincenzo on 04/02/12 - 05:32 AM
Jason Tate on 03/15/12 - 10:32 AM
In the replies is a new poster announcing that Brand New and Less Than Jake, along with 22 other bands, are playing this year's Bamboozle. This...changes...everything.
Thomas Nassiff on 02/20/12 - 10:16 PM
According to this article, John D (Bamboozle creator) is planning a country/pop festival in Wildwood, NJ in August. Also mentioned in the article: Dramarama is reuniting to play a Bamboozle after party.

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Jason Tate on 01/19/12 - 09:58 AM
Got a lot more news coming down the pipeline in a few minutes, so I am going to unsticky the Bamboozle thread. However, for people that missed it - check out the bands announced so far. Oh, and while I'm reminding you of things: make sure you vote in the AP.net reader poll for the albums you're most anticipating this year.
Jason Tate on 01/18/12 - 04:51 PM
This was pretty much lost in the chaos of last night ... but you can check out a video of John D (Bamboozle creator) explaining why Skrillex is technically headlining over Blink 182, in the replies. However, according to the poster found here, they're playing different days - the set times are probably like 15 minutes different, so who cares. I know, I know, you're going to care.
Jason Tate on 01/18/12 - 09:39 AM
Watch Patent Pending's music video about playing The Bamboozle in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/18/12 - 06:59 AM
Sixty new bands will be announced for the 2012 Bamboozle Festival line-up tonight.

Update: I am putting this thread at the top of the page as an "open thread" for discussion as the bands are announced tonight. Come hang out, talk about the bands you want to see - and then the bands that are announced.

Update #2: We've added the released poster to the replies - check it out to see what bands are playing what days.

Announced BandsWe Came As Romans
Like Moths To Flames
Patent Pending
Hot Water Music
The Maine
Stray From the Path
Pauly D
Woe, Is Me
Miss May I
Comeback Kid
Texas in July
The Story So Far
Foo Fighters
Jason Tate on 01/17/12 - 11:07 AM
Seems like there's an issue between Bamboozle's John D. and the owner of the Asbury Lanes.
Additional Quote"When I speak about the Asbury Lanes, its going to be in a very public forum and I will promise, it will be well worth everyones time reading."

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Dre Okorley on 01/02/12 - 09:15 AM
Coming directly from a press release (to avoid any of the previous insanity): Skrillex has been added as a headline performer to Bamboozle, joining previously announced headliners Bon Jovi and Foo Fighters and newly added main stage performers (blink-182 were announced earlier this month) include Incubus and Mac Miller.
Jason Tate on 12/27/11 - 12:03 PM
To clear up some confusion about apparently "inaccurate confirmations" for Bamboozle: this post that Thomas made regarding artists came from the word search game The Boozler posted. According to them, they were given the ok to post this by the festival heads. The internet figured out the answers and Thomas posted them. It seems shit then hit the fan. Apparently this caused a lot of problems for The Bamboozle. While we have had a long relationship with the festival - it's totally their call to not want to work with us. I am not really understanding the why behind it ... but, there's not much I can do about that. However, we still really enjoy the work they do, love the bands...
Jason Tate on 12/15/11 - 04:43 PM
fun., Jimmy Eat World, Bayside, The Used, We Came as Romans and Pauly D will all play Bamboozle according to the word scramble game put on by The Boozler tonight.

Update: Re-wording this post (adding the 'according to...') for clarification, also, see this post. - Jason
Thomas Nassiff on 12/13/11 - 10:42 AM
Bon Jovi, Foo Fighters, and Blink 182 will be Bamboozle headliners this year.
Jason Tate on 12/12/11 - 05:23 PM
Part 2 of The Bamboozle documentary is up for viewing,

Submitted by esposimi
Jason Tate on 12/06/11 - 12:22 PM
Head to the replies to watch part 1 of the Bamboozle documentary.
Christian Wagner on 11/29/11 - 12:12 PM
John D, the founder of Bamboozle, revealed more info about the 2012 festival during a chat. His posts have been pasted here.
From the Chati will tell everyone, i have once again failed to reunite midtown, i wish they would do it but cobra is doing really well and midtown is something we all still have to look forward to i tried, i do every year.

Submitted by esposimi
Jason Tate on 11/17/11 - 01:43 PM
A documentary chronicling the 2011 Bamboozle and the festival's past, The 2011 Bamboozle Festival Documentary: Back To Basics, will be released for free this fall. Check out the trailer in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 08/27/11 - 06:16 AM
Head to the replies to watch a video for Taking Back Sunday's new single, "Faith (When I Let You Down)", which includes footage from their recent performance at Bamboozle.

Submitted by Kobrakai09
Kyle Huntington on 05/06/11 - 10:13 AM
At Bamboozle, Further Seems Forever announced that they are working on a new EP with Chris Carraba on vocals. You can also see The Movielife's reunion setlist here.

Submitted by JesseKilgannon
Matthew Tsai on 05/03/11 - 01:55 PM
Watch Frank Turner and Transit perform an acoustic cover of Blink 182's "Dammit" at Bamboozle here.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/02/11 - 07:21 PM
Taking Back Sunday performed Tell All Your Friends in it's entirety from front to back at Bamboozle, as well as select songs from other albums. You can see the full setlist in the replies.

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Kyle Huntington on 05/01/11 - 03:46 AM
Emarosa have canceled their Bamboozle appearance this weekend.
Alex DiVincenzo on 04/29/11 - 01:29 PM
Head to the replies to see the set times for this year's Bamboozle.

Submitted by TheRealJohnOC
Kyle Huntington on 04/27/11 - 05:29 AM
The Bamboozle Roadshow will feature Chiddy Bang, Dev, NinjaSonik and Pusha T.

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Blake Solomon on 03/23/11 - 08:11 AM
Boyz II Men have been added to The Bamboozle on Friday. In addition to a set on the main stage, the band will also perform at the "Bamboozle prom" the same night.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/17/11 - 02:48 PM
Taking Back Sunday will be playing a show with Gatsby's American Dream following their headline set at Bamboozle.

Submitted by Goat01
Blake Solomon on 02/23/11 - 08:45 AM
An updated line up for this year's Bamboozle has been posted. Head here to check it out in detail.

Submitted by ZoSo1886
Kyle Huntington on 02/16/11 - 08:19 AM
Boys Like Girls will not be able to perform as scheduled at this year's Bamboozle Festival on Apr 29th as they are focusing on finishing their new record.

Submitted by TheRealJohnOC
Matthew Tsai on 01/28/11 - 08:25 PM
According to Sam Adams, Nicki Minaj and 30 Seconds to Mars will be playing Bamboozle.

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Matthew Tsai on 01/14/11 - 08:24 PM
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