Pitbull Helps Dirtybird Campout East Avoid Shutdown

Courtesy of Dirtybird Campout


Dirtybird Campout East in St. Cloud, Fla., was shut down for a few hours, but the remainder of the weekend dance festival will go on.

Following noise complaints, the county pulled the festival's permit, resulting in gates being closed for about three hours Friday (Feb. 2). Dirtybird Campout reopened that night, and its music schedule resumed Saturday.

"We battled tooth and nail to pull Campout back from the brink," Claude VonStroke tells Billboard. "We had everyone calling the county to help us, senators, governors, lawyers, even Pitbull! The music is back on, everyone is inside. The fans were amazing last night, and kept smiling throughout."

"Artists are jumping into B2Bs today and starting early tomorrow. We've got pie eating contests, gator racing, dodge ball, all systems go. I have to say a huge thanks to everyone involved, including the fans, in making this miracle happen," he says.

Dirtybird Campout East runs through Sunday (Feb. 4). See Sunday's updated schedule below.

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