California's premiere music, arts and camp-out festival, Lightning in a Bottle, closed out another successful event this past Memorial Day Weekend, attracting its largest audience to date. Twenty thousand people made the pilgrimage to Bradley, CA attend the sold out festival known for its world-class performers, mesmerizing stage designs, interactive art, yoga, and health-conscious workshops.
Coming off a game-changing year at Coachella with their namesake stage, Lighting in a Bottle’s powerhouse production crew, Do LaB, made vast improvements to the festival grounds including additional large-scale shade structures, expanded camping areas, a cohesive layout, and much celebrated ravine bridges.
Structural open-air changes to LiB’s main attraction, the Lightning Stage, allowed participants to dance day and night to emerging artists such as Flume, Odesza, SBTRKT, Tycho, Active Child, Lucent Dossier Experience, plus much buzzed about performers like Bob Moses, Âme, Shiba San, Thomas Jack, and veteran John Digweed at the colorful “treehouse” stage, The Woogie. The latest LiB addition, the Thunder Stage, showcased glitch-hop and bass-centric beats from the likes of Koan Sound, RL Grime, and G Jones alongside eclectic music from acts like electro funk saxophonist Griz, STWO, Les Sins, and more. Late night dwellers could keep the party going with early morning sets hosted by the Pagoda and Favela Bars conveniently located at opposite ends of the festival grounds.
In additions, attendees could explore a plethora of interactive art installations, from high-rise, giant tea pots aptly named Lost Tea Party, to Andrew “Android” Jones’ 360-immersion MOVA Gallery dome, and theme camps like the Grand Artique and Amori’s Casino & Burlesque. The Lucent Temple of Consciousness hosted two stages of daily yoga classes, movement workshops, world class speakers and performers, a mystery school, plus The Village’s Learning Kitchen, with classes on essential oils, cooking, and more.
LiB is the most environmentally conscious festival in America, having received the Outstanding Award four years running from A Greener Festival for its healthy food vendors, free water stations, composting and recycling infrastructure, pack-it-in/pack-it-out policy, and other green initiatives.
ABOUT DO LAB / LIGHTNING IN A BOTTLE
Based in Los Angeles, Do LaB’s mission is to craft experience as art and bring communities together. Aside from showcasing musicians throughout Southern California, Do LaB is well known for creating unique art installations/stages and curating cutting-edge acts at Coachella in addition to producing Southern California’s premiere boutique music festival, Lightning in a Bottle, and the 2012 Winter Solstice event The Great Convergence, which took place at the pyramids of Giza in Egypt. Do LaB’s work has also been showcased at Virgin Music Festival, Global Gathering, Portugal’s Boom Festival and many more.
Watch LIB’s 2015 teaser video, Anything is Possible, which illuminates the impossible wonder that is LiB and focuses on core tenants of Lightning in a Bottle: nature, growth and freedom of self-expression.