DIRTY HEADS AND COASTKEEPER TO HOST BEACH CLEANUP ON EARTH DAY
BAND GIVES BACK TO ITS HOMETOWN WITH CLEAN WATER NONPROFIT
MUSIC FANS AND BEACH LOVERS INVITED TO PROTECT LOCAL WATERS
April 5, 2018 – Huntington Beach, CA – Southern California’s favorite reggae/hip-hop band, Dirty Heads, will join Orange County Coastkeeper to remove trash from the sand at the band’s hometown of Huntington Beach on Earth Day, April 22. Fans and beach lovers are invited to join the band members at 10 a.m. at Huntington State Beach Tower 2 to protect our shared environment. Attendance is free and supplies will be provided. To fuel the fans and volunteers at the event, KIND will be passing out their healthy snack bars and Wahoo’s Fish Taco will be on-site providing their famed tacos, chips & salsa.
“Our beaches have given us a life time of inspiration, memories, and education,” Dirty Heads percussionist Jon Olazabal reflected. “As kids it was our babysitter and as adults, our therapist. Join us on April 22 at Huntington State Beach (Tower 2) as we do our best to keep these beaches clean for the next generation.”
Fresh off of a national television performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! of their hit single “
,” which is currently
#16 at Alternative Radio this week,
the Dirty Heads are gearing up for a
across the U.S. in support of the new album
, which will continue benefitting the environment along the way. The band will partner with
pinning $1 of every ticket sale to benefit the
Natural Resources Defense Council
(NRDC). With the help of Plus 1, Dirty Heads fans can support a wide range of environmental work, from combatting the effects of climate change, to protecting our seas from pollution.
On Earth Day, the band will join a growing army of cleanup volunteers with Coastkeeper. The nonprofit’s monthly cleanup events typically attract 200-600 volunteers who collect hundreds of pounds of trash and debris. Last year, more than 4,500 volunteers across Orange County participated in monthly cleanups are helped to remove 7,500 pounds of trash from state beaches.
“It takes all of us to protect Orange County’s swimmable, drinkable, fishable waters,” said Garry Brown, executive director of Orange County Coastkeeper. “Earth Day is a perfect opportunity to enjoy our shared environment and support our most valuable resource – clean water.”
Orange County beaches and waterways collect trash that travels from inland communities via the county’s rivers and storm drains. Beach cleanups stand as a last line of defense to prevent this debris from polluting the ocean and threatening wildlife.
About: DIRTY HEADS
Inhaling alternative, hip-hop, reggae, and rock and exhaling one irresistible and infectious anthem after another, DIRTY HEADS—Jared “Dirty J” Watson [vocals], Dustin “Duddy B” Bushnell [vocals/guitar], Jon Olazabal [percussion], Matt Ochoa [drums], & David Foral [bass]—have been redefining the sound of Southern California since 2003. With over
audio streams to date, the group first made a splash with their full-length 2008 debut
Any Point In A Storm
. The record yielded the RIAA gold-certified smash “Lay Me Down,” and it held #1 on the
Alternative Chart for 11 weeks: longer than any single that year by any other artist. 2014’s
Sound of Change
earned acclaim from the likes of
and bowed at #8 on the
Top 200 as its first single “My Sweet Summer” captured #3 on Alternative Radio. Meanwhile, the band’s 2016 self-titled
went Top 15 on the Top 200 and spawned the smash “That’s All I Need,” which racked up over 10.5 million Spotify streams and counting.
described it as
Beyond selling out countless shows around the world, the band headlined its own
High & Mighty
Festival in 2017. “
which is currently
#16 at Alternative Radio this week
, follows the California quintet’s hit summer single &
Top-10 at Alternative Radio
and was the
# 1 Most Added at Alternative Radio
for two straight weeks upon its release, top stations including
Sirius XM Alt Nation, KROQ, ALT 92.3 New York, ALT 105.3 San Francisco, KKDO Sacramento and KPNTY St. Louis.
Both tracks are taken from
which sees Dirty Heads pushing their sound, moving between pop, alternative, hip-hop, reggae, and rock with the same spirit and spark that’s powered them since the beginning. The album’s wide-ranging sound is also due in part to the diverse team of collaborators: Jonas Jeberg [Demi Lovato, Juicy J, Jason Derulo], “Lay Me Down” partner-in-crime Rome [Enrique Iglesias] of Sublime with Rome, Blueprint [Jay-Z, Kanye West, Timbaland, Eminem, Nas, Prodigy], Oren Yoel [Miley Cyrus, Kanye West], HEAVY [Andrew McMahon], and The Score.
ORANGE COUNTY COASTKEEPER:
Orange County Coastkeeper is a member of the
International Waterkeeper Alliance
, which has 236 different independent programs across 29 countries. Founded in 1999, the mission of Coastkeeper is to promote and restore water resources that are swimmable, drinkable, fishable, and sustainable. Coastkeeper is a nonprofit clean water organization that serves as a proactive steward of our fresh- and saltwater ecosystems. We work collaboratively with diverse groups in the public and private sectors to achieve healthy, accessible, and sustainable water resources for the region. We implement innovative, effective programs in education, advocacy, restoration, research, enforcement, and conservation. For more information, visit
or call 714-850-1965.
Dirty Heads Press Contact:
Beachwood Entertainment Collective
Beachwood Entertainment Collective
Coastkeeper Press Contact:
Onsite contact: Lauren Smith
Coastkeeper Communications Coordinator