In just a few short weeks, May 24-29 2023, the curators over at Lightning In A Bottle will be kicking off their 20th year of Lightning in Southern California!
Peep this FIRE lineup! Catch sets from REZZ, SOFI TUKKER, ZHU, Tale of Us, Diplo, Purple Disco Machine, Ben Böhmer, Phantogram, Tobe Nwigwe, 070 Shake, Caribou, Liquid Stranger, LSDream, TOKiMONSTA (DJ Set), The Glitch Mob, Stephan Bodzin (Live), BLOND:ISH, LP Giobbi
LIB’s Largest Lineup To Date!
The Legendary Lightning stage will being hosting sets from some of the most iconic electronic performers of todays music! Catch headliners like REZZ, SOFI TUKKER, and ZHU, all with jaw-dropping shows you won’t want to miss. Also gracing the Lightning stage are sets from Phantogram, Canadian artist Caribou, and the spectacular stylings of Beats Antique, along with a fantastic set from Mindchatter.
The Thumping Thunder stage is home to the darker shades of electronic with artists like Liquid Stranger, LSDream, and Deathpact. Also returning to the Do LaB stages are The Glitch Mob, TOKiMONSTA, LTJ Bukem with MC Armanni, and 90’s rave revival duo Prospa. Be sure to take the time to catch the techno marching band MEUTE, iconic producer The Polish Ambassador, The Floozies, and so many more great acts coming to the Thunder stage this year!
Another stage with a whole different vibe is the international techno epicenter of the Woogie stage. Bringing those mind-blowing sets to life, be sure to catch the shows from Diplo, Purple Disco Machine, BLOND:ISH, Stephan Bodzin with a live performance, and TSHA. To keep the vibe going, you can also see sets from Berlin-based producer Ben Böhmer, Giorgia Anjiuli, and so many more!
A World of Unexpected Surprises
The surprises in store for festival goers at LIB this year are absolutely incredible. How much more this festival offers aside from the stacked line-ups, is one of my favorite aspects of this five-day experience. With interactive yoga and movement classes, workshops and discussions daily, classes in the learning kitchen, a whole roller rink and even an 80s prom, there won’t be one minute of boredom!
Along with those not-to-be-missed acts above, there are so many more artists returning for the 20th LIB anniversary! One speccial experience is the LSDream project Lightcode set, which I have personally experienced before at this years Gem & Jam, and was absolutely incredile. Like a sound bath that cleanses the deepest parts of the soul. Some other sets to look out for are those from Random Rab, El Papachango, Dimond Saints, David Starfire and a special performance by William Close & The Earth Harp Experience.
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Evolving Stage Design!
For this revitalized edition of LIB, the Lightning and Woogie stages both are hosting entirely new designs with a beautifully revamped Thunder stage. There will also be a new Grand Artique stage this year, which is always home to a fantastic, old-western type vibe to step into for a unique experience all its own. If all that isn’t enough, find yourself some time to explore the townscape of Bark Kitten, the Jive Joint, Unicorn Palace, The Mixtape, Big Leroy’s Karaoke, and so many more hidden gems that are sure to feed your inner child.
If you’re on the search for a more enhanced experience, the VIP options offered are definitely worth taking a look at. Not only do they grant the festival goers access to backstage lounges and the 3 main stages, exclusive bars and special pop-up experiences; VIP pass holders also gain entry into the Atlaswyld Beach Club & Bar, and get to watch headlining performances at the private viewing areas. For more info on VIP tickets, visit https://www.libfestival.org/tickets.
As the curators say “20 years ago, a lightning bolt struck and sparked something far greater than anyone could have ever anticipated. Do LaB have created a legacy from the ground up since – one with a loyal community of free spirits chasing the imaginative, boundary-breaking rush felt at its very first celebration. Now it’s time to come together to set the tone for the next 20 years.” We can’t wait to come together with you for a journey under the stars.
Media applications are now open for the event and can be found here. Lightning In a Bottle Festival is open to all ages.
Sampa the Great
Ozomatli w/ Chali 2na & Cut Chemist
Sad Night Dynamite
Special Performance By: William Close & The Earth Harp Experience
The Glitch Mob
LTJ Bukem w/ Armanni
The Polish Ambassador
Tale Of Us
Purple Disco Machine
Stephan Bodzin (Live)
Major League DJz
Sabo & Goldcap
Deer Jade b2b Elif
ABOUT LIGHTNING IN A BOTTLE
LIB has been long renowned for its ever-evolving immersive stage design and the world-class artist lineups and musical styles that occupy them. For the 2023 edition, Lightning and Woogie stages will return with brand new designs along with a revamped Thunder design. There will also be a new Grand Artique stage this year, which is a unique environment known for its blend of wild west aesthetics, unconventional activity programming, and eclectic live acts with an Americano twist.
All of these elements combine to complement the event’s multi-decade commitment to bringing together forward-thinking music across many distinct stages, educational and cause-driven discussions and activities at The Compass, and intriguing programming from favorites like the interactive townscape of Bark Kitten, the Jive Joint, Unicorn Palace, The Mixtape, the Rink-a-Dink Roller Rink, Big Leroy’s Karaoke, and so much more.
Credit: Eric Allen // @ericallenphoto
Credit: Eric Allen // @ericallenphoto