For those eager to make their way to Modesto Reservoir who didn’t want miss any second of Campout fun, Thursday early arrival pass holders were granted early access into the venue to secure a prime campground space in addition to joining exclusive pre-party activities. Thursday night was filled with extraordinary vibes as smiles danced throughout the faces of those who waited to reunite on the dancefloor.
The premiere of Roller Disco, a roller-skating rink located besides the Birdhouse stage hosted by Flying Embers was available for skating fanatics to let the good times roll while a full lineup of talented acts including Fantastic Voyage, Boiz House and Chocolate Sushi mixed sublime tunes to dance into the early morning with.
The fun didn’t end there, the games field prevailed as Ardalan and fans zoomed through the field in a competitive game of black light soccer.
Special sets from Claude Vonstroke and Day Zero/Crosstown Rebels founder Damian Lazarus illuminated the night with a Tulum-like set at Bass Lodge in which attendees happily danced to in their pajamas. As the theme for the night was a pajama party, attendees, artists, and staff danced in utmost comfort- the perfect way to groove into the weekend.
Over a 12-month hiatus of self-isolation and quarantining, the flock is back! Claude’s Cabin rumbled in laughs and cheers as the opening ceremony kicked off the start of games and activities for the weekend at 12pm. Color team leaders hyped their team up during competitive games of speed-walking and attendees screamed and chanted for their competing teammates in pure jubilance.
Birdhouse and Bass Lodge music stages began at 1pm to start what would be the most memorable 3-day weekend yet. Victoria Rawlins kicked off Craftopia activities with hair braiding and face painting, adding to the already-existing exotic and vibrant looks that flood Dirtybird Campout.
With more than 17 Artists filling the day with music, one highlight was Detroit icon Carl Craig. The night didn't end when main stages closed as fans hit the Silent Disco takeover at Bass Lodge, Twerkaholics at Claude’s Cabin, to Micah J closing out Roller Disco – Friday was surely a memorable return to Dirtybird Campout!
Continuing the madness that the pre-party and day one crafted, Saturday brought all the spunky vibes that weekends are meant for. From insane sets from Miami based powerhouse Nala, to Happy Accidents album creator Lubelski, techno master Boys Noize at the Birdhouse to low frequency sets rich in heavy bass, Barclay Crenshaw and Ivy Lab dominated the Bass Lodge stage.
Dirtybird Radio Renegade stage blasted funky tunes, honoring the renegade roots of where Dirtybird derived.
Totem crafting with Nala and VNSSA at Craftopia allowed for creative minds to thrive.
From ice cream socials hosted by Worthy, to endless laughter with our rich comedy lineup to Lovebirds Dating Show – Claude’s Cabin was the hub for everything and anything weird, like Lap Dance For Your Life taking everything to new heights.
The party kicked up a notch as our Special Guest made an appearance at Birdhouse stage. Bringing REAL groovy vibes, we were taken on a trip down to La La Land… if you were there you know exactly what we mean.
Happiness and sadness clouded over many as the final day of Dirtybird Campout arrived. Hundreds joined Andrea Tomoe as she hosted Yoga at Claude’s Cabin, where early birds could start off their morning with a great stretch and a moment of relaxation before indulging in the madness that lay ahead.
Screen printing with SLOTHACID kaiser Sacha Robotti took place at Craftopia, printing custom sloth logos onto the shirts of many fans.
The reservoir was filled with open kayaks and paddle boards as many made their way to the water to cool off from the Modesto heat. The legendary tug-of-war took place, as Subset and E.R.N.E.S.T.O joined forces.
DJ Jazzy Jeff, known for his successes with The Fresh Price of Bel-Air brought funky bass beats to Bass Lodge that perfectly transitioned to the special guest for the night- Too $hort. The flock got to experience the rapper that heavily influenced the West Coast hip-hop scene in the late 80’s. The whistle was certainly blowing as Dirtybird Campout got to retreat from electronic beats with a true rap legend.
Closing ceremonies at Claude’s Cabin recognized the red team for their efforts as they took the lead in games for 2021. Birdhouse stage closed out with the iconic family set, allowing for every single artist on the lineup to join in and play a song to conclude the weekend, and even a rainy night couldn’t stop the Dirtybird flock from having a great time. Spirits remained high as The Great Bingo Revival and Black Jack Frick Frack kept the ultimate players up til early morning.
Such an amazing campout and we can't wait til next year!