Lightning in a Bottle‘s Phase 1 lineup has been released! LIB is returning to Buena Vista Lake in Southern California over Memorial Day Weekend (May 20-25) for another year of finely curated musical talent, extensive health & wellness workshops and cause-driven educational programming. Check out last years review and see that this is not a festival you want to miss!
Since the early 2000s, the Do LaB has fostered a boutique experience that has gone on to inspire a global movement within the larger festival community. Lightning in a Bottle stands as a destination for musical artists looking to perform within creative stage environments in front of one of the scene’s most engaged and dedicated crowds.
Lightning in a Bottle’s dedicated fanbase returns year after year to not only see their favorite musicians perform, but to experience the growing community of adventurers, educators, and visual artists that make up the festival’s programming. From the abundant health and wellness workshops hosted by the Compass & Learning Kitchen to extensive yoga programming that allows attendees to unwind from full days of dancing, LIB proves time and again that music festivals can be a place to learn and grow. Through their unique fusion of cause-driven educational programming, endless immersive installation art, and wacky activities from the rink-a-dink roller rink to the Unicorn Palace or Jive Joint, LIB is defined by its ability to create lasting, creative memories for fans looking for something more.
LIB’s new home, Buena Vista Lake, has immediately brought comfort and familiarity to the LIB community. Thanks to its swim-friendly waters, abundant grassy topography and thick shade trees, it has become a welcomed getaway for all that attend.
The 2020 LIB lineup continues their ethos by including an eclectic pluralism of acts that extend across the live and electronic spectrums. Phase 1 includes the powerful sounds of Kaytranada, a special James Blake DJ Set, Sylvan Esso, GRiZ, Purity Ring, Four Tet, Big Wild, Jon Hopkins, Amon Tobin presents Two Fingers, Dj Shadow, Noisia, Nina Kraviz, Bob Moses (club set), Stephan Bodzin, Keys n Krates (dj set), Emancipator, Justin Martin and so many more.
The event’s flagship Lightning Stage will once again play host to a finely tuned roster of live and electronic behemoths. The stage will feature performances from renowned urban beatsmith Kaytranada, indie-pop sweethearts Sylvan Esso and Purity Ring, and electro-funk maverick GRiZ. Innovative dance music icon Four Tet, the sweeping soundscapes of Big Wild, genre-blenders Jon Hopkins and Emancipator, and more. After a three year hiatus, LIB favorite the Lucent Dossier Experience also returns to captivate with its avant-garde and mesmerizing cirque-style theatrics.
The coveted house and techno haven of the Woogie will continue its legacy of bringing the world’s premiere party-starters together under its kaleidoscopic shade structures. 2020 Woogie selectors include global mogul Nina Kraviz, a unique Bob Moses club set, German techno wizard Stephan Bodzin, Dirtybird favorites Justin Martin and Justin Jay, Ukranian duo ARTBAT, South African 4/4 legend Kyle Watson, and Crew Love captains Soul Clap, plus plenty more vibe checking producers and countless weekend surprises.
The Thunder Stage will stay true to its bass heavy nature as it recognizes a mix of some of the genre’s brightest stars and of the moment talents. James Blake will perform a special DJ set, unique, Brazilian sound engineer Amon Tobin will be presenting his Two Fingers project, and verteran neurofunk trio Noisia will make LIB a premiere stop on their final tour. The stage will also feature notorious turntablist DJ Shadow, a DJ set from scene leaders Keys N Krates, LIB favorites and audiovisual mavericks The Funk Hunters, future-bass wizards DROELOE, and West Coast beat luminary EPROM.
Tickets are on sale now! There are ample options including car and RV camping passes, boutique camping options, and even bus tickets from San Diego, LA, and Oakland! There are also layaway options with deposited starting as low as $100 or you can apply to work for the Lightning Team in exchange for your ticket!
Attendees also have the opportunity to kick things off a day ahead of the crowds by purchasing a 5-Day Festival Pass that allows for festival entry on Wednesday to beat the Thursday traffic. These early-arrival privileges come with exclusive access to the seven hour lakeside welcome party, soundtracked by west-coast house and techno brigade Desert Hearts crew members Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs, and Porky. CEO and founder of LA-based electronic music collective Soulection, Joe Kay will take control in the evening as he debuts his famed four hour takeover at the bass-heavy sanctuary of The Stacks.
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FestPop Staff Writer, Julia Osteen