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Lightning in a Bottle festival announced who be joining it in celebrating its 20th anniversary on Memorial Day Weekend at Buena Vista Lake in Southern California this May 24-29, 2023. The boutique festival, presented by Do LaB, has been known for its independent and masterful curation of musical acts and visual artists since its inception. Now, after 20 years, the festival is ready “to keep goofing off and dreaming of delivering more fun, more outrageous moments and more music than ever before.”
Lightning in a Bottle’s lineup for 2023 is its largest to date and arguably most ambitious, with many of the most in-demand and compelling artists in electronic music set to appear. The festival is split into three sections: The Lightning stage, the Thunder stage and the Woogie stage.
The Lighting stage will welcome some of the biggest names on the bill, including REZZ, SOFI TUKKER, and ZHU. Other performers include Caribou, Phantogram, Beats Antique, Mindchatter, 070 Shake, Sampa The Great and more.
The Thunderstage will welcome artists with darker inclinations, with the bass-heavy acts Liquid Stranger, LSDream and Deathpact headlining. The stage will also welcome TOKiMONSTA, The Glitch Mob, Moore Kismet, Wreckno, MEUTE, The Polish Ambassador, The Floozies and more.
The Woogie stage is set to be a techno, and house Eden packed with talent from around the world. Artists adding to the sonic technicolored tapestry include Tale Of Us, Diplo, Purple Disco Machine, BLOND:ISH, Stephan Bodzin, LP Giobbi, Logic100, TSHA, Ben Böhmer, Giorgia Anjiuli, Cassian along with a slew of breakout artists including Desiree, Nala, Deer Jade b2b Elif, and more.
The milestone jubilee has also made sure to welcome back longtime favorites for the 20th anniversary in addition to the aforementioned acts, TOKiMONSTA, Beats Antique, The Polish Ambassador and The Glitch Mob, beloved artists like Random Rab, El Papachango, Dimond Saints, David Starfire and William Close & The Earth Harp Experience will also return.
Along with the music, the five-day experience will also welcome a variety of programming during its opening days, including yoga and movement classes, conversations, the fan-favorite ’80s prom, and more. The festival stages will also be revamped with new and exciting designs.
“20 years ago, a lightning bolt struck and sparked something far greater than anyone could have ever anticipated,” the festival shared in a press release. “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.”
Tickets are on sale now. Find tickets to Lightning in a Bottle 2023 and learn more here.
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