Dirtybird Campout postpones 2020 installment, announces 2021 dates
With COVID-19 now rearing its ugly head well into summer, large-scale festivals are beginning to cancel all over the map. Electric Forest recently canceled their June weekend, although organizers are looking to petition the Rothbury Village Council for different dates. Then Burning Man called off their ten-day weekend in late August through early September with plans to return in 2021. Now Dirtybird has now given word that they’ve decided to cancel their flagship festival, Dirtybird Campout, for their weekend in early October.
“This is one of the hardest decisions we have had to make, but we have decided to postpone Dirtybird Campout West Coast until October 2021,” Dirtybird said in a statement. “With all the uncertainty and the large number of festivals that have already moved to October 2020, we no longer feel that Dirtybird Campout can shine the way it should.”
The cancellation marks the first October festival to be canceled, showing the true longevity of how long this viral outbreak may take its course. Currently, the US death toll from COVID-19 sits at over 23,000. Even more grim news is that the US leads the world with a staggering 583,00 cases, with only 1 percent of the population being tested.
Dirtybird Campout’s new dates will now be October 8-10, 2021. Dirtybird is still set to debut the very first edition of CampINN, slated to take place over Labor Day Weekend in Orlando. Considering how their flagship festival has been canceled, despite taking place months later, fans are beginning to question whether Campout could have been called off a little prematurely. Only time will tell.
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