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

Claude VonStroke created a small underground record label called Dirtybird in 2005 and grew it into a full-fledged events, clothing and music brand over the last 15 years. During this time, he has also managed to release 4 artist albums and some of the most iconic house music tracks of the last two decades. 

Most people know Claude VonStroke for his smiling DJ persona touring every major city, festival, and basement after-party around the world. But Claude has also influenced the very fabric of the dance community, A&Ring an impeccable roster of acts like Justin Martin, Fisher, Shiba San, Catz n Dogz, Riva Starr, Tim Green, Breach, Eats Everything, Walker & Royce, Shadow Child, and countless others. (And even naming a few of these artists.) Today, his Dirtybird label continues to surprise and innovate in the underground dance scene, releasing an enigmatic combination of house, funk, dirty-bass, and electronica.

VonStroke has released four original artist albums, a remix album, and a live album recorded when he closed the famed Movement Festival in his original hometown of Detroit Michigan. Some other music highlights include working on records with Bootsy Collins, Rihanna, Disclosure and Kevin Saunderson as well as a few #1 & #2 hits on Beatport.  His partnership with Green Velvet as “GET REAL” has been one of the most rewarding friendships as Claude originally modeled his career off the quirky enigmatic style of his mentor and now good friend from Chicago. 

In 2015 VonStroke brought his first festival to light called Dirtybird Campout, a unique boutique festival based on the games and activities associated with American Summer camp mixed with the best underground house and bass music in the world.  He continues to innovate and curate new events with 2 additional multi-day festivals mirroring his Birdhouse radio show in Los Angeles and Chicago and his record BBQ event series that has been going since 2003!

VonStroke also loves art, most notably pop surrealist artwork that he has commissioned for the last 7 years on Dirtybird for all of the releases.  Each year he hires a new artist and has had the pleasure of working with renowned artists such as Jeremy Fish, Dulk, Graham Carter, Dan May, Charlie Immer, Raoul Deleo and Felicia Chiao. Walking through the Dirtybird HQ in Los Angeles is like walking through an art gallery in the Wynwood district of Miami. 

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.

Claude VonStroke