California’s premier transformational festival Lightning In A Bottle, hosted by The Do Lab, has finally revealed the lineup to their next installment and we an barely contain our excitement.
Last year’s LiB was easily the best. The lush landscape, smiling faces, lucid art, and unique music selection made it an absolute must for any music festival lover [read my full review here]. I have already told every single person in the world to buy their ticket for next year and now we finally have a lineup to back up my case.
This time around they have released their lineup divided by stages and here’s our run down.
1. LIGHTNING STAGE
The Lightning Stage is considered the main stage and usually includes most of the full size bands. It lies on the edge of a cliff that leaves a beautiful backdrop to vibe throughout the weekend. This years its presence will be honored by performances from Chet Faker, Grimes, Jamie xx, Big Gigantic, Emancipator Ensemble, and arguably the biggest surprise booking from Modeselektor and Apparat’s supergroup Moderat.
2. THUNDER STAGE
Lightning In A Bottle’s Thunderstage usually hosts the majority of DJs that include but is not limited to bass music. It’s setup is inviting. Walking into the stage feels extremely intimate, as if walking into a surrounding art piece. This year we’re excited to catch sets from Cashmere Cat, Tokimonsta, Mr. Carmack, Haywyre, and Minnesota B2B G Jones. In addition to this, apparently Ooah and Edit of The Glitch Mob have a new project that’ll be performing here entitled Crying Over Porcelain.
3. THE WOOGIE
It is difficult to even call this one a stage. More so, it feels like a realm that you are invited to step into. It sits on top of a hill so every visit to the Woogie feels like a quest. Its bass could be heard from far and wide yet it is only until you are surrounded by its vast illuminated pillars that you feel completely immersed in its energy.
When in doubt Woogie it out.
This time around we will be blessed with a beautiful house lineup consisting of Dirtybird’s Justin Jay and Sacha Robotti as well as some favorites like Lane 8 and Guy Gerber. But by far we are extremely impressed that LiB called up on the maestro electronic experimentalist Four Tet and we’ll be ready to catch what we believe will be his best performance yet.