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Dirtybird Launches Two New Fests to Celebrate 15 Year Anniversary

Claude VonStroke
Shauna Regan

Claude VonStroke

Label head Claude VonStroke promised there'd be a lot going on in 2020 to celebrate Dirtybird's 15-year anniversary, and today, the San Francisco-based boutique label announces two new festivals coming to Florida and California.

First up, after a quick Dirtybird Players event at Club Space March 20 for Miami Music Week, the label brings its Birdhouse Festival to downtown Los Angeles' Exposition Park. The two-day event lands, May 9 and 10, after two years in Chicago. This move brings the carnival-themed, open-air event closer to the label's home. Besides games, fans can expect fair snacks, like corn dogs and cotton candy, as well as musical and dance troupe performances.

And on Sept. 4 to 7, Dirtybird flies to Orlando, Fla., where it'll revive its attempt to bring the vibe of annual California festival Dirtybird Campout for east coast fans. Instead of a second Dirtybird Campout East (which narrowly avoided an early shut-down in 2018 due to noise complaints), the label presents Dirtybird Camp Inn, taking over an entire resort, complete with on-site amenities, pool parties, and stages set up walking distance from hotel rooms.

The usual Dirtybird Campout returns to Modesto Reservoir Regional Park in northern California, Oct. 1. Meanwhile, the crew hits the road for a five-stop tour of its famous Dirtybird BBQ events May through August. Bass-heavy beats and delicious meats are on the horizon for fans in the Bay Area, Atlanta, Denver, Brooklyn and Seattle.

Claude VonStroke's celebratory collaborative album Freaks & Beaks is set for release on Dirtybird Feb. 21, as is a coffee table book capturing 15 years of the label's unique spirit from Jeremy Fish. Check below for more details on each of the label's 15-year anniversary events, and visit Dirtybird online for more details.

Festivals 2020