Grab your harem pants, pack up the palo santo, and stock up on sunscreen – Lightning In A Bottle has just dropped their 2017 lineup and, as in years past, it is absolutely stacked with talent.
Lightning In A Bottle’s parents, The Do LaB, has just announced the twelfth edition of the Lightning in a Bottle Arts & Music Festival lineup, taking place May 24th – 29th during Memorial Day Weekend in Bradley, CA.
This year’s announcement continues LIB’s tradition of pulling in world-renown talent that mixes in the eclectic up and comers with prominent headliners. This year’s lineup is a carefully crafted complement to the community spirit of the festival where participants gather to learn about environmental stewardship, elevate cultural awareness, and unleash art across the landscape.
More than 100 musicians and artists will converge onto the San Antonio Recreation Area this Memorial Day, with international bass hero, Bassnectar, topping the bill. Fresh off a chart-topping album release, electronic icon Bonobo is set to serve up his signature brand of lively, transcending grooves and for his first LIB ever, UK-based TroyBoi will join the fray with the venerable Rüfüs Du Sol taking a short hiatus from their sell out tour to grace LIB’s main stage.
In addition, the Haitian-born producer Kaytranada will throw down a drum-heavy set to showcase ear-catching sounds from ‘99.9%’, one of the most celebrated albums of 2016. At the illustrious Lightning Stage, deep house lovers will find something unique in the mesmerizing Bob Moses, returning after 2-years from their set on the Woogie Stage. Rounding out the top slots at the aforementioned Woogie Stage, legendary techno innovator Richie Hawtin will hand-deliver his seminal sounds, while Leon Vynehall will offer his hard edged take on house music.
Music curators at Do LaB are working overtime this year, packing new genres into an already expansive spread of musical delicacies, adding trance elements like Hedflux and Perfect Stranger and drum & bass flavors like Ivy Lab and Calyx & Teebee. Bringing along a small army of top-end female movers and shakers, LIB will include performances from Jhené Aiko, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Wafia, Vallis Alps, Climbing PoeTree, The Seshen, Madame Gandhi, Elohim, Erica Dee, spacegeishA, tINI, Lauren Lane and MASHA – just to name a few.
Finally, congratulations are in order for The Grand Artique, as the stage is graduating this year from a fully immersive theatrical experience to a dedicated stage with a full blown lineup. The Grand Artique has been a growing fan favorite at Lighting In A Bottle for nearly a decade now and after last years incredible setup and performances, it’s no wonder festival promoters wanted to push a larger experience here. I can personally attest to the rowdy late night raucousness of the The Grand Artique and it’s accompanying Speakeasy.
Check out the poster below for the full lineup announcement and make sure to head here to purchase your tickets before they sell out! (Because they will definitely sell out!)
Lightning Stage: Bassnectar, Bonobo, RÜFÜS DU SOL, Kaytranada, Bob Moses, Jhené Aiko, Bomba Estéreo, Big Wild, Weval,NoMBe, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Nicola Cruz, Brasstracks, Wafia, Vallis Alps, Climbing Poetree, IHF, Two Feet, Wildlight, The Seshen, Madame Gandhi, El Papachango, Jeremy Sole & Friends, Demo Taped
Thunder Stage: TroyBoi, Paper Diamond, Perfect Stranger, Machinedrum, eDIT, Sam Gellaitry, Calyx & Teebee, Fakear, Kalya Scintilla & Eve Olution, Barclay Crenshaw, Dimond Saints, iLL.GATES B2B Stephan Jacobs, The Range, Ivy Lab, Psymbionic, StéLouse, Headphone Activist, Hedflux, Elohim, Asadi, Frameworks, CRi, Erica Dee, Plantrae, Jade Cicada, Charlesthefirst, Maddy O’Neal, spacegeishA, Magic Moments
The Woogie: Richie Hawtin, Nic Fanciulli, Hernan Cattaneo, Stephan Bodzin, Leon Vynehall, tINI, Guy J, Christian Smith, Robag Wruhme, Eagles & Butterflies, Lauren Lane, Adam Port, Satori, Monolink, Julia Govor, Kotelett&Zadak, KMLN, Mark Slee, Marques Wyatt, Fleetwood Smack, MASHA
The Grand Artique: Too Many Zooz, Elephant Revival, The California Honeydrops, ORGŌNE, Dirtwire, Zack Deputy, Vokab Kompany, B-Side Players, W.C. Thornbush & The Great American Show, Herbert Bail Orchestra, Gene Evaro Jr, Edith Crash, The Delirians, Andrew Sheppard, Cactus Wine Experience, CARLO, Boostive, Shovelman, The Bloodhounds, Bootleg Sunshine, Cannibal Catering Company, Israel Maldonado, Tah Rei, The Great American Talent Show, Lucia Soaring Diamonds, Those Folk, JoaqoPelli, Brenda Carsey & The Awe, The Little Miss, Jeremiah and The Red Eyes, Breck, Dolan, Dusty, Wagons aka Mugger