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FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE

 

DISCOVER THE MAGIC

Lightning in a Bottle is a unique experience beyond any ordinary music festival. It is a magical land of adventure, where every corner is primed for connection, for wonder, and for fun to happen.  It’s a wild party with friends old and new, where the connections made last a lifetime.

 

From the iconic stages featuring breakout artists alongside world famous headliners, to the roster of learning experiences inviting you to step out of your comfort zone, everything at LIB is created to push the boundaries of reality and what is possible.  And to top it off, it’s our 20th anniversary this year! Ready to get lost and found? Discover the magic of Lightning in a Bottle Memorial Day Weekend 2023!

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Lightning Stage at LIB festival
Lightning Stage at LIB festival

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GRiZ at LIB festival
GRiZ at LIB festival

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Desert Hearts at LIB festival
Desert Hearts at LIB festival

Music artists Mikey Lion, Marbs, and Porky.

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Lightning Stage at LIB festival
Lightning Stage at LIB festival

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MUSIC & PERFORMANCE

LIB takes pride in offering a multi-genre experience for music lovers to discover their new favorite artist and get struck by musical magic. Whether you are into techno, bass, house, hip hop, pop, folk or Americana, you’ll find it at one of the seven stages featuring a world-class lineup of headliners and breakout artists.

The LIB 2023 music lineup will be released in January 2023! Sign up for LIB's newsletter HERE.

PAST ARTISTS

Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals • Beats Antique • Big Gigantic • Big Wild • Black Coffee • Bomba Estéreo • Bonobo

Cashmere Cat • Chet Faker • Chik • CloZee • Disclosure • Emancipator • Empress Of • Flying Lotus •  Flume • Four Tet

Glass Animals • Gramatik • Grimes • GRiZ • G Jones • Guy Gerber • Jamie XX • Jhené Aiko • Joe Kay • Kaytranada • Koffee

Lane 8 • Lee Burridge • Little Dragon • Mr. Carmack • Moby • Monolink • Nic Fanciulli • Nicole Moudaber • Odesza

Paper Diamond • Purity Ring • Richie Hawtin • RL Grime • Rüfüs Du Sol • Rusko • SBTRKT • Shiba San • Sofi Tukker

The Black Madonna • The Glitch Mob The Polish Ambassador Tipper • TOKiMONSTA • Troyboi • Tycho

Walker & Royce • Zhu … and many more!

 
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Ceremonial Fire at Lightning in a Bottle
Ceremonial Fire at Lightning in a Bottle

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Ceremonial Fire at Lightning in a Bottle
Ceremonial Fire at Lightning in a Bottle

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Presenter at The Compass at Lightning in a Bottle
Presenter at The Compass at Lightning in a Bottle

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Ceremonial Fire at Lightning in a Bottle
Ceremonial Fire at Lightning in a Bottle

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LEARNING & CULTURE

Learn, grow, and explore with LIB’s expansive learning and culture offerings in the Compass. Expand your mind with over 150 talks and discussions with world-renowned visionaries, experts and thought leaders. Or pick up a new skill in one of the many hands-on workshops ranging in topics from skill-based trades to medicine making.

PAST PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Independent Media Shaping America w/ Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!

Mushrooms and the Mycology of Consciousness w/ Paul Stamets

Art is a Hammer: Shaping Reality Through Cultural Activism w/ Climbing Poetree

Lightwork for Black Lives: Spiritual Justice Ceremony w/ Adorable Earth Angel • Plant Medicines and Alchemy

Psychedelic State of the Union w/ MAPS ... and more!

 
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Interactive Area at Lightning in a Bottle
Interactive Area at Lightning in a Bottle

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Roller Skating Rink at Lightning in a Bottle
Roller Skating Rink at Lightning in a Bottle

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Boat Race at Lightning in a Bottle
Boat Race at Lightning in a Bottle

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Interactive Area at Lightning in a Bottle

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ART & INTERACTIVITY

The real magic of LIB happens beyond the musical stages. LIB is full of places and spaces packed with lively, interactive fun where playful adventures happen until the sun comes up. Art of all kinds are on display to transform your festival experience into a unique visual odyssey of creativity and imagination.

ART OFFERINGS

Do LaB Structures and Sculptures • ArtClave, LIB's experiential art hub • Live Painting and Art Auction

Big Art Installations • Interactive Areas • Visual Performers • Fire Dancers • Variety Shows • Art Cars ... and more!

 
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Yoga & Movement at Lightning in a Bottle
Yoga & Movement at Lightning in a Bottle

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Yoga & Movement at Lightning in a Bottle
Yoga & Movement at Lightning in a Bottle

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Yoga & Movement at Lightning in a Bottle
Yoga & Movement at Lightning in a Bottle

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Yoga & Movement at Lightning in a Bottle

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YOGA & MOVEMENT

Put your body in motion and express yourself! LIB offers a wide variety of styles and levels of yoga and movement classes with some of the best teachers in the space. From traditional practices to the wildly unconventional and fun, you’re sure to leave feeling good in your mind, body, and soul.

 
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Community at Lightning in a Bottle

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Community at Lightning in a Bottle

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Community at Lightning in a Bottle

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Community at Lightning in a Bottle

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COMMUNITY

LIB is a celebration of community. A community of artists, vendors, performers, musicians, teachers, thought leaders, and volunteers who come from all over to create a space for connection, exploration, and discovery. It is also a community of our LIB family old and new, where you’ll meet new friends, hang with old ones, and most importantly have the best experiences of your life!

 

Participant applications are now open - click here to be LIB 2023’s family of volunteers, vendors, and staff.

 
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Food Vendors at Lightning in a Bottle
Food Vendors at Lightning in a Bottle

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Marketplace Vendors at Lightning in a Bottle

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Marketplace Vendors at Lightning in a Bottle
Marketplace Vendors at Lightning in a Bottle

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Food Vendors at Lightning in a Bottle

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MARKETPLACE

Feast your eyes on the rows of goods crafted by local artisans at The Marketplace. From jewelry and skincare to new festival looks, you’re sure to find something you’ll love. If it’s LIB merch you seek, hit up the merch tent for some exclusive festival items and art, or shop online here. Satisfy your hunger with LIB’s awesome food vendors offering lots of organic and locally sourced options to keep bodies nourished and fueled. Come taste the yum!

OUR FAVORITE SPOTS

Dough LaB Pizza • Do LaB Merch Tent • Artisans Market at the Compass • The Marketplace … and more!