Kicking off this year's festival season in true party fashion, North America's premiere independent music and art festival, Lightning In A Bottle presented by The Do LaB is returning to Central California this Spring. Labeled the “baby Burning Man” by Forbes, Lightning In A Bottle will be moving away from their previous Memorial Day weekend schedule and will instead start the festivities in the beginning of May. The 5 day camping festival will take place on Wednesday, May 8th – Sunday, May 13th. Lightning In A Bottle will also be moving away from the San Antonio Recreation Area in Bradley, California which they previously called home and will be moving the party to Bakersfield, California at the Buena Vista Aquatic Recreational Area.
One thing that is guaranteed not to change, is Lightning In A Bottle's ongoing multi genre stellar line up. This year's line up will include heavy hitters such as Grammy nominated Dance act Disclosure (playing a DJ set), Flying Lotus bringing an out of this world 3D experience to LIB, Big Gigantic, Santigold, Gramatik, Damian Lazarus, Shiba San and more!
One of the truly unique things about Lightning In A Bottle is the festival's focus on environmental sustainability, personal development, the mind/body connection, and health and wellness in addition to music. Festival goers can take part in activities ranging from acroyoga, tai chi, a plethora of meditation modalities, sound healing, as well as a wide range of spiritual talks and workshops on topics including wildlife awareness, plant medicine, indigenous activism and more!
In addition to the wonderful activities, Lightning In A Bottle remains as one of the few independent music/art festivals in North America. While, many festivals have been bought by bigger entertainment and production companies such as Live Nation or Insomniac, LIB truly remains independent. Tickets for Lightning In A Bottle are currently on sale, make sure to head to the Lightning In A Bottle official website to purchase your festival tickets and camping passes!