Reigning in it’s 11th year in the Golden State, California’s premiere camping, arts, music and yoga festival, Lightning in a Bottle, returns May 25 – 30 with one of the most diverse and progressive lineups we’ve seen all year. Strap in kids, 2016 is going to be the epic return of FOMO if you can’t make LIB this year.
Headliners for this year’s festival are nothing short of spectacular, bringing in curated performances by electronic neo-soul singer-songwriter Chet Faker, savant songstress Grimes, prolific producer Jamie xx, Modeselektor and Apparat collective electronica trio Moderat, Four Tet, Cashmere Cat, Big Gigantic, and one of LIB’s favorite residents, The Polish Ambassador, who will return to his home state for another captivating performance.
In a conscious effort to bring balance to a lineup that already crosses the musical spectrum from progressive house to future bass, Do LaB has also booked more female artists than ever before, including 2016 performances from Alina Baraz, Marian Hill, Hundred Waters, Mija, Rubblebucket, TOKiMONSTA, Magda, Ibeyi, and Francesca Lombardo, in addition to headliner Grimes.
Joining the headliners on the Lightning Stage are installation artist and live musical act William Close and the Earth Harp Collective and LIB staples electro-circus troupe Lucent Dossier Experience, The Russ Liquid Test, Tourist, Emancipator Ensemble, and Dirtwire.
The Thunder Stage will boast some of the top beatmakers electronic music has to offer, curating sounds from Mr. Carmack, Bleep Bloop, Eprom, PANTyRAiD, Haywyre, Thriftworks, Dimond Saints, Autograf and reuniting again this year are G Jones and Minnesota for what is sure to be a legendary b2b set.
A technicolor dream-world and LIB favorite, The Woogie, best known for showering crowd-goers with misters and good vibes, will showcase an opulence of deep house and techno music, including performances by Guy Gerber, Josh Wink, Lee Burridge, &ME, Lane 8, Sacha Robotti, and Shall Ocin among many others high up in the stage’s colorful nest.
At the epicenter of the grounds lies the true essence of Lightning in a Bottle, where visionary art, healing arts, self-awareness, and education collide to deepen revelers’ connections with one another, a magic that lasts long after the festival has ended. Awaken your spirit at the Lucent Temple of Consciousness, a place dedicated to enriching the mind and body, with visionary talks, world-class yogis, and a plethora of life-changing workshops. A stroll to The Village leads participants to an interactive, intergenerational and education-based environment focused on creating a sustainable, thriving interdependent community that honors the elements, ancestors, and the cycles of the natural world. Immersive environments, such as the famed Grand Artique, Jive Joint, or Amori’s Casino & Burlesque spring to life with collaborative art installations and fun, sultry entertainment.
Check out the poster below for Lightning In A Bottle’s full lineup announcement, and stay tuned for more as the fest draws closer!