The Bamboozle is a large music festival in East Rutherford, New Jersey that features an array of today’s biggest performers. The festival is not a showcase of one genre of music, but rather a broad swath of what is popular in current charts. You could call it indie, but there are many hip hop acts as well. Electronic acts and DJs also make their way onto the three-day bill. The Bamboozle Festival New Jersey is staged at the New Meadowland Stadium and is easily accessible from a variety of major roadways, one of which is the New Jersey Turnpike. The festivities take place on the last weekend of April.
The Bamboozle Style of Music
One of the coolest aspects of The Bamboozle 2016 is that it will attract a greater diversity of artists than ever before. The lineup is absolutely stacked from beginning to end and the performers will be taking nine different stages. The music starts at 6 p.m. on Friday, 2 p.m. on Saturday, and noon on Sunday. What is certain is that there is music enough to please people of all different tastes. The size of the venue means there is plenty of room to move around to get concessions and drinks. Genres of music you can expect to hear include indie rock, hip hop, electronic, funk, and much more.
Tickets to The Bamboozle
Many festivals offer a range of choices when it comes to ticket packages but few offer the innovative packages that the Bamboozle delivers. Not only can you choose from single-day passes, three-day passes, and regular V.I.P. passes, but the Bamboozle 2016 also offers what are known as Band a Cabana tickets.
To qualify this ticket as V.I.P. would be an understatement. The Band a Cabana ticket gives you full access to the backstage area and your own tent for you and nine of your closest friends. Mingle and eat with the bands twice a day, enjoy access to drinks, and experience the festival in the most up close and personal way. You also receive two V.I.P. parking passes, meal tickets, and perhaps the coolest thing of all, your own rider. You’ll feel as though you are one of the bands. You can even fill out a rider and specify exactly what kinds of drinks and snacks you wish to have. The price is, of course, quite high.
Directions to The Bamboozle
The New Meadowlands Arena is situated right off of the New Jersey Turnpike. It is within close range of New York City and Newark. From the George Washington Bridge, take the turnpike south to either exit 16W or 18W. Both will take you to the arena. From New York City simply take the Lincoln Tunnel for Route 3 west.
Lodging near the Bamboozle
There are many accommodations within close proximity of the festival. Whether you are staying in New York City, East Rutherford, or Newark, you will find a variety of options for public transportation. Accommodations include everything from luxury hotels to budget motels.
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