New Jersey is getting an influx of star power for the 2011 Bamboozle Festival.
A diverse range of newly announced hitmakers have beefed up the three-day East Rutherford affair, including Lil Wayne, Mötley Crüe, Bruno Mars and Wiz Khalifa. Rock outfits the Gaslight Anthem, Taking Back Sunday and Dashboard Confessional will also appear, in addition to dance-rap duos Chiddy Bang and LMFAO.
The new additions fill out a lineup that already included a gang of names slated to rock the main stage, including Waka Flocka Flame, A Day to Remember, Boys Like Girls, New Found Glory with Marky Ramone, Circa Survive, Streetlight Manifesto and the RX Bandits.
Dozens of hip-hop, dance and DJ acts will turn up for the festival, which goes down April 29, April 30 and May 1. G.O.O.D. Music recruit Big Sean, Brooklyn party upstarts Ninjasonik, hip-hop wunderkind Diggy Simmons and cult rap-rockers Insane Clown Posse will also helm sets.
The festival is one of many high-profile public appearances filling up Lil Wayne’s calendar since he was released from prison last month. Weezy will hit “Saturday Night Live” alongside Eminem this week and will toast it up next to his Young Money protégé Nicki Minaj on “New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly.”
When Wayne first came home, Minaj predicted that among the priorities the Young Money leader would focus on in the coming months, hitting the road would be near the top.
“I’m pretty sure he’s going to go tour,” she told MTV News at his homecoming bash in November. “I’d like to see him do a world tour this time. And I’d love to see him in a movie, I think. I don’t know why. I really want to see him break into that.”
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