Dirtybird Campout East will not be in session for a 2019 iteration. The Dirtybird brand first flew south last winter, to descend upon St. Cloud, Florida in February 2018, where the collective would host the inaugural Dirtybird Campout East. Although many East Coast Dirtybird enthusiasts might have expected Dirtybird Campout East to become an annual electronic event listing, the festival will not return for a 2019 followup, as per a statement newly released by the Dirtybird team.
“We’re sorry to announce that after many months of research and countless avenues explored we will not be able to execute the best possible East Coast Campout in 2019,” Dirtybird tweeted on December 27. “We know that February’s 2018 East Coast event was not perfect, and we want to be absolutely sure that when we come back, the quality of our production is not compromised.”
The Dirtybird flock was forced to suspend all Campout East programming on February 2, 2018, following permit-related issues. While Dirtybird ultimately succeeding in restoring the music from February 3-4, thereby allowing Dirtybird to finish out the initial East Coast experience, festival organizers were nevertheless required end both ensuing nights of the festival early, which led to shortened set times, and a slew of cancelled sets. Dirtybird Campout will continue its West Coast tradition in 2019, and eyes 2020 as the year of its impending East Coast return.
— Dirtybird Campout (@DirtybirdCamp) December 28, 2018