It has been nearly a year since West Coast Campers were united through glorious field games and goofing off under the stars on Campout’s dancefloor. Cool Fall nights, daytime dips in the reservoir, a myriad of extracurricular activities and some of the worlds best selectors await Campers at 2018’s brand new venue.
Today, Head Counselor Claude reveals the lineup of his fellow Counselor cohorts who will be soundtracking the nostalgia-inducing holiday weekend away, featuring a slew of DIRTYBIRD friends, family, and favorites. Split between two stages – music will stretch from house to techno, hip-hop to bass, DJs, and live acts – a complete look into VonStroke’s record box and his fun-loving, yet cutting edge and eclectic taste.
Joining the Counselor brigade in 2018 will be Frankfurt Techno icon Roman Flügel, a special early arrival party with Hot Creations wunderkind Patrick Topping, the inimitable Chicago house boss and Relief frontman Green Velvet, the electronic mastery of Gorgon City, Grammy award-winning super-producer Mark Ronson, scene-leading producer Chris Lake, and hip hop’s secret weapon Salva. The bill continues with DIRTYBIRD favorites like the unstoppable FISHER, the Self Help anthems of Walker & Royce, festival star Mikey Lion and PETS’ own Catz n Dogz, and global house frontrunner Kevin Knapp. The deep and dark sounds of the Bass Lodge continue this year with blowout performances from beatsmith EPROM, Alien abductee Barclay Crenshaw, DnB kings Dub Phizix & Strategy, Bristol badman DJ Krust, East Coast bass selector Jubilee, and a classic hip-hop showdown with Big Daddy Kane & Slick Rick the Ruler!
Campers will also be treated to a run of showcases including a live house music rager from Justin Jay’s Fantastic Voyage, the globally revered LA Sunday shakedown The Do-Over, NYC low-end label Worst Behavior and Christian Martin’s Trippy Ass Technologies.
And of course the DIRTYBIRD flock will be in full force with special sets from Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, J.Phlip, Christian Martin, Worthy, and Ardalan plus a The Martin Brothers Jungle Set for the ages.
First things first for campers – heading straight to Games HQ to be assigned your Color Team led by the outrageous Team Leaders. Then it’s off to earn points all weekend long in one of more than 50 activities from sack races to kickball, at arts and crafts and archery, to the return of costumed boat races and even earned color team points at lapdance for your life. The competition is fiercely fun and with inhibitions left at the gates and sights set on winning the Iron Bird Championship, Campers spend their days getting pegged with dodgeballs by Christian Martin, catching comedy with Counselor Claude, chowing down on cheesy pies with Justin Martin, sinking cornholes with Ardalan and, of course, tearing up the dance floor to the strains of electronic music’s finest.
Dirtybird Campout West Coast 2018 will land at Modesto Reservoir Campgrounds in Central California, offering a lush lakeside camping experience convenient to Northern and Southern campers alike, as well as to major airports for the out of town Birds. Just miles away from the vast Yosemite National Park, Campers will be treated to a beautiful lake ripe for swimming and fishing, beachfront camping and stages so close to the water you can booty shake while you dip those toes, grassy areas for your favorite games and all the amenities you’d expect from the perfect Campout venue, plus a slew of nature-focused activities for anyone looking to escape the big city bustle for the weekend.
It has been the intimacy of the Campout experience that has made it a favorite amongst Campers – and 2018 will be no different with campsites being just a quick hop from the stages and its various attractions placed closer together to make sure that no one is missing out on the fun.