Festival Noize: Lady Gaga, Insane Clown Posse, The Dude

South by Southwest books its first ever performance from Lady Gaga … Insane Clown Posse recently announced its new “Gathering of the Juggalos” location is “100 % locked in” … The Dude is headed to Old Settler’s Music Festival.

Lady Gaga will take over the Doritos #BoldStage on the Born This Way Foundation Night March 13. says the stage will be relocated for one night to Stubb’s in Austin.

Last week the news came out that city officials had denied a permit request for Gaga to play Doritos’ vending machine stage in the parking lot of Carmelo’s Italian Restaurant because of concerns over crowd capacity, according to Austin360.com.

To get into Gaga’s show at Stubb’s fans will have to complete a bold challenge.    

“I believe being an individual and speaking your mind is one of the boldest things you can do. … This is a very special show – only people who prove their boldness are able to get in,” Gaga said in the video announcement above. 

“I’m excited to announce the very first challenge – we’re calling it Bold Bravery. I want you to share a picture or a video that expresses your individuality through a bold action. What bold thing have you done that makes you stand out?”

SXSW notes that the opportunity is open to SXSW Platinum and Music registrants and fans with Music Festival or Artist Wristbands. Gaga is picking one lucky winner to be a VIP at the show.

For more information about the challenges visit SXSW.com and Doritos.com/BoldBravery. Oh, and as for Gaga’s bold act, she says you’ll have to wait for the show.

Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J are taking their gaggle of Juggalos to The Buckeye State in July.    

Insane Clown Posse’s is scheduled July 23-26 at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio.

The festival was forced to relocate once again following February’s announcement that the event was moving from Cave-in-Rock, Ill., to the CryBaby Campground (dubbed Harlequin Park) in Kaiser, Mo. CryBaby Campground operators backed out of the deal because of backlash from locals over the controversial fest.

Photo: John Carucci/AP
Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J pose in New York.

“They tried to shut us down. They tried to oppress us, censor us and cast us out.  They did everything in their power to disrupt a yearly tradition that has become a pilgrimage for thousands of people all over the world. But they FAILED! Because we NOW HAVE A NEW LOCATION 100% LOCKED IN,” says a post on ICP’s Psychopathic Records website.

Along with Twiztid and Blaze, the lineup includes the complete Psychopathic roster: Insane Clown Posse, ABK, Boondox, Big Hoodoo, Dark Lotus, , AMB, Legz Diamond & The Purple Gang, Mike E. Clark and DJ Clay.

Tickets are on sale now. For more information visit JuggalosGathering.com.

Jeff Bridges & The Abiders is the latest act added to the lineup for the 27th annual .

The April 10-13 festival at the Salt Lake Pavilion in Driftwood, Texas, also features Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, The Del McCoury Band, St. Paul And The Broken Bones, Donna The Buffalo, Shovels & Rope, Bob Schneider and more.

Photo: Mary Andrews / ConcertLivewire.com
Fox Tucson Theatre, Tucson, Ariz.

Bridges will take the stage April 11. In addition to singing five of the tracks on the soundtrack to 2009’s “Crazy Heart,” the actor/musician has put out two studio albums. His latest is 2011’s self-titled LP.

Tickets for Old Settler’s are available now. Visit OldSettlersMusicFest.org for more info.