Do LaB is aiming to out-do themselves again with the 10th anniversary of Lightning in a Bottle, setting up camp in California this Memorial Day Weekend, from May 21-25. The lineup is sure to please hippies and hipsters alike, with headliners such as Âme, Goldroom, Zion I, GRiZ, Polica, SOHN, Lee Curtiss, Odesza, Phutureprimitive, AlunaGeorge, Ott., Wolf+Lamb, and Toro Y Moi’s Les Sins project. There’s going to be everything from Animal Collective’s Panda Bear and glitch-hop king Opiou playing with a full band to Aussie hip-hop outfit Hermitude and UK legend John Digweed, as well as Lucent Dossier Experience, Random Rab, and The Human Experience making triumphant returns. It’s a brilliant mix of old favorites and new trends, and there are a bazillion workshops going on if music isn’t really your thing, giving tips on everything from yoga and meditation to permaculture, activism, and cooking.
Do LaB’s creations have highlighted the likes of Coachella, Virgin Music Festival, Global Gathering, and Portugal’s Boom Festival, so they really mean it when they say that attendees “will also see other improvements including additional large-scale shade structures, upgraded boutique camping packages, bigger installations and a new festival layout design to ease and enhance everyone’s LIB experience!” They already claim the title as America’s most environmentally conscious festival on the back of its selection of “healthy food vendors, free water stations, composting and recycling infrastructure, pack-it-in/pack-it-out policy and other green initiatives,” so the mind explodes with possibilities for what they consider to be improvements.
Full weekend passes for the award-winning festival start at $260. Check out their complete lineup on the Lightning in a Bottle website.
• Lightning in a Bottle: http://lightninginabottle.org