After much speculation on social media, the Dirtybird team has officially announced that Dirtybird Campout East will not be returning in 2019.
Well, birds, it’s official—after months of speculation, Claude VonStroke and the Dirtybird crew have at long last confirmed what we’ve suspected for some time: Dirtybird Campout East Coast will not be returning to Florida in 2019.
After an inaugural edition that was very nearly derailed by a permit issue surrounding the festival’s pre-party on Thursday night, the Dirtybird crew pulled off a Hail Mary of incredible proportions, saving the festival and providing an experience that attendees of the first-year bash would surely never forget. However, when there was no formal announcement regarding dates or location at the festival’s West Coast edition this fall, the rumor mill began to churn, and today’s announcement has confirmed the speculation that the festival would not return in 2019.
Earlier reports stated that the festival’s 2018 venue, Forever Florida, had closed, leaving Dirtybird family to wonder where the East Coast edition might move to next. With another year to plan their return, hopefully, the Dirtybird crew have sufficient time to find the best possible venue for the second edition of what was set to be the label’s next great frontier for expansion.
However, not all is lost—with a successful kickoff of The Birdhouse Festival in Chicago last summer and the label’s flagship event coming up next fall, there are still plenty of opportunities to catch Claude and the rest of the bunch in action. But let us take a moment and pour one out for the 2019 edition of Dirtybird Campout East Coast we’d all been dreaming of. Hopefully, we’ll see you all there in 2020!
Check out how Dirtybird Campout East overcame the impossible or sparked a renewed passion for the scene for Maria, and let us know where you think DBCE will be held in 2020 in the comments!