Insane Clown Posse's annual Gathering Of The Juggalos music festival has been relocated from Illinois to Missouri.

Promoters for the show, which features the rap duo as headliners, have not gone into detail about the move, but the festival has developed a negative reputation over the past six years following on-site drug overdoses, fights, arrests and deaths.

In 2010, attendees threw stones, bottles and faeces at U.S. reality star Tila Tequila and in 2013, a fan was found dead on the festival grounds.

This year's four-day event is scheduled to take place in August (14) at the CryBaby Campground in Kaiser.

In addition to the rappers' festival troubles, they are also currently embroiled in a battle with the U.S. Justice Department after their fans were labelled gang members.

Violent J, real name Joseph Bruce, and Shaggy 2 Dope, real name Joey Utsler, claim their fan's constitutional rights are being violated by the distinction.