For the second year in a row, Dirtybird CampINN provided the house music vibes that we needed at the Wyndham Orlando.
When it comes to the most popular house music labels of the last decade, Dirtybird is easily near the top of the list. Known for their funky style of tech house and the strong community behind their music, Dirtybird CampINN 2022 embodied all the best elements of the Dirtybird collective.
Taking place at the Wyndham Orlando Resort on International Drive, CampINN is a resort-style festival with stages poolside and in the conference rooms. Renegade stages are scattered across the hotel grounds in guest rooms and balconies. Dirtybird CampINN was a dream come true for the scene’s most passionate fans of house music.
Dirtybird CampINN created a welcoming atmosphere for the Dirtybird family with group activities and great music.
In addition to over three full days of curated music, CampInn also had plenty of activities outside of DJ sets. Claude’s Cove hosted live events like drag shows, wildlife presentations, game show competitions, dance-offs, and magic shows. Other activities included group competitions in the pool, morning yoga with Gina Turner, and Frick Frack Blackjack until 3 AM.
The lineup of DJs at Dirtybird CampINN was impressive, with both house music and other genres like breaks and drum n bass being represented.
Following the pre-party on Thursday night with Loco Dice and Heidi, each day of the weekend featured a full day of poolside house music at the Bird Bath. Starting around 1 PM each day and continuing until midnight, the lineup featured an all-star lineup of DJs.
Friday was headlined by Skream and Eats Everything following a 90-minute set from Ardalan. Saturday afternoon featured sets from Chromeo and Bruno Furlan, while Claude Vonstroke and Walker & Royce were on closing duties. Sunday’s highlights included DJ Premier and Gina Turner before closing the night with Paul Woolford and Maya Jane Coles.
After the pool party ended at midnight, a pair of stages in the hotel conference rooms went until 4 AM or later.
The afterhours at CampINN were where the real diversity in the lineup was found, with artists like DJ Icey and Aphrodite gracing the Flip Side stage on Friday. Walker & Royce’s Rules Don’t Apply record label took over the Flip Side on Saturday with sets from Astronomar, QRTR, and Luke Andy. On Sunday, the stage hosted Dipzy, Baby Weight, and a last-minute appearance from Stafford Brothers.
On the other side of the hall, Lava Lab hosted a solid lineup of talent until 4-5 AM. Nala and Lubeski were highlights on Friday, while bassheads got their fix on Saturday with sets from Huxley Anne, Ivy Lab, and EPROM. Justin Jay, Black V Neck, and 2Phargon closed out Lava Lab on Sunday.
While the official lineup ended around 5 AM every night, the real magic of CampINN came in the renegade parties scattered across the resort grounds.
There were virtually no rules at the Wyndham Orlando this weekend. Some attendees decked out their rooms with full lighting and speaker rigs, while others set up a pair of speakers outside and hosted an outdoor party for anyone walking by. If you have the urge to listen to electronic music all day, all night, and then past sunrise, Dirtybird CampINN is the festival for you.
The renegade stages are fully supported by Dirtybird. Artists like Luke Andy and Claude Vonstroke played surprise sets at the afters. With most festivalgoers staying at the resort, it’s easy to get rest throughout the day and recharge while enjoying a full day of live music.
While Dirtybird has plenty of experience throwing festivals like Dirtybird Campout, Dirtybird CampINN is only in its second year.
It’s a unique resort-style festival experience – something which is usually only possible at hotels outside of the country or at events like Home Bass. With only a few years under their belt, the sky is the limit for the future of Dirtybird CampINN.
One thing I’d like to see improve is the production on each stage. While this festival is about a lot more than just music and stage production, I did find the presentation to be a little underwhelming. The sound quality was great though, and the vibes at each stage were on point. I think Dirtybird CampINN is more about dancing with friends and the people around you rather than focusing solely on the DJ sets.
Dirtybird CampINN is ideal for house music lovers and large groups of festivalgoers looking to experience a different kind of event.
While standalone tickets and offsite hotels were an option, I think you really have to stay onsite to enjoy CampINN. It might come at the cost not getting your preferred amount of sleep, but you can’t really beat a fully stocked room next to an endless party for for three straight days.
For fans of tech house, Dirtybird, and banging electronic music parties, Dirtybird CampINN is a one-of-a-kind event. I can’t wait to see how this event returns in 2023 with the vibes we love and a festival that none of us will forget.