This past May, Claude VonStroke and the Dirtybird crew made waves with Dirtybird CampINN. Not only was this one of the few festivals of the year allowed to fully operate within the COVID-19 pandemic, but it saw the California-based house and techno force once again step out of the nest and into uncharted territory.
Flocking to the Wyndham Resort in Orlando, Florida, Dirtybird CampINN combined the communal experience of their yearly summer camp, Dirtybird Campout, with a luxury hotel vacation. Instead of splashing in a reservoir, you’re splashing around in a huge swimming pool. And instead of building a DIY campsite with all your friends, you have your own room in the hotel with a shower and full-size bed.
All the fantastic beats and quirky characters in a much more comfortable package, and just like all the other times Dirtybird tried something new, it was a huge hit. Check out five things that made Dirtybird CampINN such a hit that the second edition is coming just seven months after the first.
Dirtybird’s lineups have always set apart their events, and Dirtybird CampINN is no different. The core of Dirtybird is the record label, and by extension, Claude VonStroke’s impeccable taste in music. This year, the event sees an impressive European roster including Loco Dice, Skream, Eats Everything, Paul Woolford, and Maya Jane Coles, along with core Dirtybird family members like Mz Worthy, Nala, and Ardalan. Everyone will leave the party with a newfound understanding of different styles of electronic music.
Dirtybird CampINN features a program of music and events that runs across four stages from noon to 4:30AM. As epic as that is, however, some of the best music will undoubtedly be happening off the schedule. Like many DJ-driven music festivals, renegade sets at the previous CampINN were a welcome addition to the excitement of the weekend. Claude VonStroke even captained one himself from the balcony of the hotel.
With easy access to power in every room and all over the resort, setting up decks has never been simpler. Plus, the DJs are all staying in the hotel, too. Are you really going to turn down Walker & Royce if they want to hop on your setup for a couple tracks?
On top of the amazing music found at all Dirtybird events, there is a culture of whimsical creativity that brings out the weirdness of everyone there. At Dirtybird CampINN, the central hub of that whimsical creativity is Claude’s Cove. Regulars of Dirtybird Campout and Dirtybird BBQ’s know that the sideshow games are where some of the funniest moments and happiest memories can be found.
For this turn at CampINN, Claude’s Cove will welcome all manner of fun events and activities including comedy, speed dating, a drag queen fashion show, magic shows, a lap dance workshop, dance classes, and more. Perhaps music and partying are the main reason to come to CampINN, but festivals are the one place where no one will judge you for getting out of your comfort zone. Come to Claude’s Cabin and try something new.
While resort fests are becoming all the rage right now, CampINN stands apart by maintaining its spirit of acceptance. Instead of offering endless VIP amenities that will break the bank and keep attendees in their fancy rooms all weekend, they’ve balanced the offerings curating another place for authentic house and techno fans to come together in utter frivolity.
Dirtybird has a huge community in the southeast United States, and so rather than forcing people to buy room packages and catering to those more fortunate, local fans can save some scratch and sleep in their own beds at night. That is if they don’t stay in the resort till sunrise.
Throughout its nearly 20-year history, Dirtybird has curated one of the most loyal fanbases in dance music. The combination of great tunes with a joyous attitude inspires people to come from far and wide to hit the Dirtybird dancefloor. No matter where the party lands on the map, the crew will be there ready to move and groove. Whether with old friends or people they just met, the Dirtybird spirit unites all.
Dirtybird CampINN will take place February 24-27, 2022, at the Wyndham Resort in Orlando, Florida. Click here for tickets and more information.