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Bamboozle Festival to Skip 2013

No official reason given for calling off the New Jersey fest

The Wonder Years perform at the 2012 Bamboozle Festival at North Beach in Asbury Park, New Jersey.
Kevin Mazur/WireImage
December 20, 2012 10:00 AM ET

The 2013 Bamboozle festival has been called off, organizers announced in a short Facebook post: "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!" No official reason for the cancellation was given

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Known for its eclectic, sometimes bizarre line-ups – last year featured sets from Foo Fighters, Skrillex, Mac Miller, My Chemical Romance, Incubus and Bon Jovi – Bamboozle started as a small three-day event in Asbury Park, New Jersey, in 2003. By 2006 it was big enough to land at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, though last year, for its 10th anniversary, it returned to Asbury Park.

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