A world-renowned innovator in festival culture, Lightning in a Bottle is California’s finest outdoor music and arts event. It combines music, art, wellness, and sustainability. Do LaB’s Lightning in a Bottle 2023 will take place in the Memorial Day Weekend May 25 – May 29 at the Buena Vista Aquatic Recreational area in central California.
Lightning in a Bottle, organized by the Do Lab, a Southern California-based creative collective, started out as a private birthday celebration in the Santa Ynez Mountains south of Santa Barbara in 2000 and has now developed into a public event.
DISCOVER THE MAGIC
The experience of Lightning in a Bottle is unlike any other music festival. It is a magical place full of adventures where there are opportunities for fun, wonder, and connection around every corner. The friendships created at this wild party with both old and new friends will last a lifetime. Everything at LIB is designed to push the boundaries of reality and what is possible, from the iconic stages showcasing up-and-coming musicians alongside internationally renowned headliners to the roster of learning experiences asking you to move outside of your comfort zone.
MUSIC AND PERFORMANCE
LIB takes pleasure in giving music enthusiasts a multi-genre experience where they can find a new favorite musician and experience the mystic power of music. Whether you prefer techno, bass, house, hip hop, pop, folk, or Americana, you can find it on one of the seven stages, which will host a stellar lineup of both headliners and breakout artists.
Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Beats Antique, Big Gigantic, Big Wild, Bomba Estéreo, Bonobo, Cashmere Cat, Chet Faker, CloZee, Disclosure, Emancipator, Flying Lotus, Flume, Four Tet, Gramatik, Grimes, GRiZ , G Jones, Guy Gerber, Jamie XX, Jhené Aiko, Kaytranada, Lane 8, Lee Burridge, Little Dragon, Mr. Carmack, Moby, Monolink, Nic Fanciulli, Nicole Moudaber, Odesza, Paper Diamond, 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 more!
LEARNING & CULTURE
With LIB’s extensive learning and cultural activities at The Compass, learn, develop, and explore. With more than 100 speeches and discussions by eminent visionaries, professionals, and thought leaders, broaden your mind. Or learn a new skill in one of the many hands-on workshops that rang in topics from medication making to skill-based trades.
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, and more!
ART & INTERACTIVITY
Magic occurs both on and off the musical stages. LIB is full of locations and areas brimming with vibrant, interactive enjoyment, where entertaining adventures take place until dawn. All forms of art are on show to make your festival experience a one-of-a-kind visual voyage of imagination and creativity.
YOGA & MOVEMENT
Put your body in motion and express yourself! Yoga and movement sessions at LIB are offered in a wide range of styles and skill levels by some of the greatest instructors in the area. You’re sure to leave feeling excellent in your mind, body, and soul, whether it be through conventional methods or completely novel and entertaining ones.
Lightning in a Bottle is a celebration of community. A community of artists, vendors, performers, musicians, instructors, thought leaders, children and families, and volunteers travel from all over the world to provide a space for connection, exploration, and discovery. Additionally, it is a gathering place for both old and new members of our LIB family, where you can make new friends, spend time with old ones, and, most importantly, have the time of your life!
Enjoy the rows of products made by regional craftsmen at The Marketplace. You’re guaranteed to find something you’ll love, from jewelry and skincare to fresh festival looks. If you’re looking for LIB merchandise, visit the Merch Tent for some unique festival goods and artwork or order online right here. With a wide variety of organic and locally sourced options, LIB’s amazing food vendors will satisfy your hunger and keep your body nourished and powered. Come taste the yum!