Beguile organizer John D'Esposito can't get enough of the Jersey shore.
Not only is he bringing his annual music holiday -- the biggest in New Jersey -- to Asbury Park this May, but he's planning to throw a 2nd, similar holiday 3 months later in Wildwood, a town with a lengthy tradition of hosting musical events. D'Esposito made the statement at a Fool kickoff party at Irving Piazza in new york City on Wednesday night.
The festival, which will be taking place on Aug 24 and Twenty-five, will not be Beguile II. D'Esposito and his team will book pop and country, not the punk rock, hip-hop, electronic music and heavy metal that's typical of Beguile entertainment.
D'Esposito provided extra info about how he plans to squeeze the enormous Bamboozle into Asbury Park. There will indeed be a mainstage on the beach -- the biggest, the promoter said, ever built for the 'Boozle. Bamboozle will take over the strip of beach without delay north of Convention Hall and Paramount Theatre, each of which will be used for the holiday. As of now, swimming and surfing while listening to music will be permitted.
The B-Boy Arena and hip hop stage will be located in the park a little to the south of the Berkeley Hotel. The Break stage for contest winners will be on Ocean Avenue north of Convention Hall.
D'Esposito plans to recreate Skate N ' Surf -- the first holiday that engendered the Beguile -- at Convention Hall. He's got some aspiring plans for the Paramount Theatre, too. A troupe of fave Bamboozle musicians will perform 2 live stagings of the Rocky Horror Picture Show : one at Eleven p.m. And one at One a.m.
The holiday will run from 5 p.m. Until Eleven p.m. On Friday the Eighteenth of May and Two p.m. Until Eleven p.m. On Sat. and Sunday. D'Esposito guesses that 105,000 listeners will attend Bamboozle 2012.
Will the shore city have problems accommodating all those festivalgoers? D'Esposito isn't worried. He thinks that there'll be adequate parking available, and he pointed out that the walk from the train station to the beach is now not than the walk from the Izod Center to MetLife Stadium. It's a heck of a lot more scenic, too.
Fool is also instituting an electronic wristband system that will permit organizers to keep a record of the crowds and will obviate the necessity for money.
Jersey tops Dramarama will reunite for an afterparty concert at the Stone Pony on Saturday night.Hotels North Wildwood NJ