So while we’re all caught up in the Christmas rush, it’s never too early to start thinking warm thoughts, right? Yesterday brought some of the first news about the 2012 summer festival season, as Bamboozle announced its headliners. The New Jersey staple celebrates is tenth year by returning to Asbury Park after six years at the Meadowlands, May 18–20. So if you’re going to do a music festival at the Jersey Shore, and especially Asbury Park, your headliner has to be, has to be Bruce, right?
Hmmm, we guess the Boss was booked. But Bamboozle has delivered a solid Plan B Jerseytastic headliner with Bon Jovi. We just hope they’ll deliver Gaslight Anthem, who played last year’s festival, as a lead-in to Bon Jovi for a wonderfully Jersey double-bill on one of the three nights.
Bamboozle is also delivering Blink-182 (meh) and KeyPulp favorite Foo Fighters as the headliners for the “Beach and Boardwalk”-themed festival. More acts will be announced in the new year, but Bamboozle typically has one of the largest and most diverse lineups on the festival scene; so there will certainly be some garbage, but probably more than enough strong acts to make it worthwhile.