2012 Bamboozle Fest: Bon Jovi, Foo Fighters, Blink-182 Headlining
Bon Jovi, Foo Fighters and Blink-182 have all been tapped to rock the 2012 version of The Bamboozle, New Jersey's annual music festival which will take place from May 18-20, 2012. The announcement appeared on the Bamboozle's official site on Tuesday (Dec. 13).
The fest, which first touched down in New Jersey in 2003, will move back to its original home in Asbury Park, N.J., after spending the last six years at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, N.J. Tickets for The Bamboozle go on sale on Saturday (Dec. 17).
Bon Jovi's headlining slot follows a year in which his tour grossed $193 million, second only to U2's record-breaking 360° trek. Blink-182 will return to New Jersey after stopping by the state in September on the 2011 Honda Civic Tour, in which they supported their comeback album, "Neighborhoods." Foo Fighters headlined festivals like Lollapalooza and Sasquatch! in 2011, and their latest full-length, "Wasting Light," recently scored a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year.
The 2011 Bamboozle fest featured a more hip-hop- and pop-leaning lineup, with Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa and Bruno Mars sharing the bill with Mötley Crüe and Taking Back Sunday. Previously Bamboozle headliners include Fall Out Boy, No Doubt and Linkin Park.