While it’s non-stop blizzarding over on the East Coast, we're happily gearing up for festival season here on the Best Coast. One of the top festivals on our list this year is Do LaB's Lightning in a Bottle (LIB) festival, celebrating its 10th anniversary. LIB's location at San Antonio Recreation Area in Bradley, CA, situated halfway between SF and LA on California’s central coast, makes it an ideal festival for all Californians. So whether you're from NorCal or SoCal, there's no excuse to not go. But let’s be real: no matter WHERE you’re from, there’s really no excuse not to go.
LIB created a ton of buzz when it dropped its mouth-watering lineup earlier this month, and both novice and seasoned festival goers tout the festival as a favorite - for good reason. Artists from Flume and Odesza to Griz and rising Tropical House star Thomas Jack, and genres from Future House to Trap are represented. And the eclectic mix of music isn't the only thing to look forward to.
This isn't just your average music festival. LIB is one of the pinnacle transformational festivals, so in addition to hosting the stellar acts listed above, the 5-day (that's right 5-day) camping festival is also known for performance art, yoga and dance classes, art installations, motivational speakers, and health conscious workshops. Get ready to get immersed.
For a little extra incentive, LIB received the Outstanding Award four years running from A Greener Festival for its healthy food vendors, free water stations, composting and recycling infrastructure, pack-it-in/pack-it-out policy, and other green initiatives. Who couldn’t get behind that?
And if you're tired of classic-style festival failures, the Do LaB has listened to your feedback from last year, and has delivered. Additional improvements for 2015 include a spankin' new fest layout, more shade and water stations, less dust, upgraded boutique camping packages, larger installations, and expedited ingress and egress.
LIB takes place Memorial Day Weekend, so there's plenty of time to rearrange your schedule and tack it on to your list of festivals to hit up this year. For us, after seeing the lineup and hearing our friends’ reviews from years past, buying a ticket and making the drive out come May is pretty much non-negotiable.
Additional acts include: Flume, Odesza, SBTRKT, RL Grime, Tycho, John Digweed, Griz, Koan Sound, Thomas Jack, Goldroom, Snakehips, AlunaGeorge, SOHN, Phutureprimitive, Shiba San, Bob Moses, G Jones, Stylust Beats, JACKLNDN, SNBRN, Hermitude, and more!