Dirtybird Announces Lineup for Inaugural Birdhouse Festival in Chicago

Dirtybird Announces Lineup for Inaugural Birdhouse Festival in Chicago

Claude VonStroke, J. Phlip B2B Gene Farris, Will Clarke, Ardalan B2B Christian Martin, Zombie Disco Squad feat. KE, Fancy Fux, and Teknicoz

Coming September 8th

TICKETS HERE

Dirtybird boss Claude VonStroke made waves when he announced a brand new carnival-infused Chicago concept, The Birdhouse Festival, last month. Today, he reveals his hand picked lineup featuring favorites J. Phlip, Will Clarke, Christian Martin, Chicago talents Fancy Fux, and Teknicoz, and London based ZDS feat Chicago vocalist, KE. All will descend upon the Windy City September 8th for a cotton-candy fueled outdoor ride under the bright late-summer Chicago skyline.

Claude VonStroke will bring his juke and footwork inspired house vibes back to the midwest after his headline set at Movement in May. And for the first time, resident Dirtybird and Illinois native, J. Phlip and Chicago legend, Gene Farris will go B2B for a highly anticipated set. The bearded beats mastermind and U.K. cuddle-master Will Clarke is slated to deliver a smashing bass laden techno performance. While brothers in arms Ardalan and Christian Martin will take to the decks B2B representing the stranger, bassier mind altering vibes of the collective.

As well as the Dirtybird OGs, Chicago will also host London’s own ZDS along with frequent collaborator KE, Chicago’s prized house duo Fancy Fux, and the brand new Birdfeed featured local tech-house group, Teknicoz. (CVS has hinted that there might even be a another surprise guest from Chicago as well.)

The Birdhouse Festival is a complete reimagination of the classic local street fair experience. Pairing great music with a tinge of American midwestern nostalgia, the event will take attendees back to the simpler times. Games, prizes, classic carnival grub, and of course great music all combine for a perfect evening in one of America’s most beloved cities.

The Birdhouse festival will be produced in partnership with Silver Wrapper, producers of the iconic North Coast Festival, Suwannee Hulaween, and countless Chicago events.

Birdhouse festival tickets and more information can be found here (https://bit.ly/2OkejNB)

The Birdhouse festival precedes the famous West Coast Campout, taking place on October 5-7 in California. Tickets and info are also available for that event at https://www.dirtybirdcampout.com/west/. Check out the complete lineup here.

About Claude VonStroke

In this day and age of music cross-polination, Claude VonStroke sits at the forefront of all that is good, proper and most importantly, fun.

VonStroke is just as relaxed in his home studio building beats as he is dropping massive underground records in a room filled by thousands. DJ-wise, his relentless touring of every major city, festival and basement after-party around the world has only enriched his unique perspective on music.


As the owner of the record label, DIRTYBIRD, Claude also built an impeccable A&R roster signing acts like Justin Martin, Julio Bashmore, Catz n Dogz, Riva Starr, Tim Green, Breach, Eats Everything, Shadow Child and Shiba San, well before they broke out of their hometown scenes. (And even naming a few of these artists.) Today, DIRTYBIRD continues to surprise and innovate in the underground dance scene, releasing an enigmatic combination of house, funk, dirty-bass and electronica.

Sonically, VonStroke has released three original artist albums, a remix album and several high profile mix and remix compilations. Highlights include working with and on records for Bootsy Collins, Rihanna, Disclosure and Green Velvet as well as a few number #1 & #2 hits on Beatport.

Most importantly, VonStroke has kept it original, fun and funky.

A lot of his success can be attributed to a good attitude. Claude does not scowl and look mean while he DJs. He does not pretend to know everything and he truly loves his fans. He is grateful to be curating, creating and performing music for a living and he knows that the reason people go to parties is to shake their booty and have fun. Catch him play at numerous festivals, clubs or even better at his legendary DIRTYBIRD BBQ series of outdoor events.