This is what sold out looks like, people! Lightning in a Bottle hit full force in 2016 for it’s sell out debut. You’ll always remember that sweet last taste of magic before it hit maximum capacity, we know we will. Get swept up in this dazzling after movie:
Seeing the sprawling hills of Bradley, CA filling the rearview with colorful sunsets and enchanting memories the eleventh glorious Lightning in a Bottle concludes as the West Coast’s premier camping, arts, music and yoga festival again surpassing the expectations of all. Imagined and flawlessly executed by Los Angeles’ merrymaking collective of event production virtuosos Do LaB over Memorial Day weekend, LIB continues to ascend as a kaleidoscope of adventures and life changing experiences that will successfully surprise even the most seasoned revelers.
Returning to the San Antonio Recreation Area for the third consecutive time, LIB 2016 proved to be the biggest and best gathering to date as Do LaB cemented a major pre-event milestone in its rich, colorful history, hitting max capacity at 20,000 tickets weeks before the gates opened. Always striving for new growth and metamorphosis, 2016 brought inspiring expansions to the festival with the gates to LIB opening a day early on Wednesday May 25 to welcome eager passholders into its warm embrace which included a Village Action Day with an appearance from The Polish Ambassador and Ayla Nereo and the addition of the High Grounds camp, among many celebrated highlights such as a completely reimagined Woogie stage.
Sunny skies brought daytime dance parties, where The Woogie stage shone brightest. As temperatures turned up the heat, house and techno worshippers flocked to the prismatic awnings of the stage, which featured a fanciful entanglement of neon piping winding and wrapping around the DJ booth. Afternoon sets laden with misters and good vibes regaled audiences, where progressive producers such as Sacha Robotti, Justin Jay, Jonas Rathsman, Lane 8 and Lee Burridge took turns spinning long after the sun rays had fallen beyond the horizon. The Woogie also hosted an early Saturday morning memorial tribute honoring the late resident favorite Pumpkin, as many friends and family gathered to celebrate and dance under the magical canopy Pumpkin had played so many times before.
Twilight beckoned wanderers in search of the wonderfully weird and bass-centric beats, those who ventured into the evening found themselves fully immersed in the mystical offerings of the night, each stage brimming with late night sets. The festival’s other main stage the Thunder, an amped up version of Do LaB’s Big Fish at Coachella complete with the 2016 addition of visual screens, lived up to its namesake with showstopping, mesmerizing sets from the world’s preeminent bass music aficionados. Day and night, the Thunder unfurled a fury of innovative sound, culminating with long-time LIB’ing Legends Pantyraid closing out LIB 2016 with an unforgettable Sunday night set. Supporting acts over the weekend included Cashmere Cat, Ekali, Tokimonsta, Eprom, Dimond Saints, Mija and an incredible b2b by G Jones and Minnesota, who delivered one of the most dynamic sets of the weekend.
Keeping the tunes pumping throughout the day and long after the main stages went quiet after 2am were the Favela and Pagoda bars, which helped to ring in the weekend festivities by starting off the music on Thursday prior to the main stages coming to life on Friday and continuing into dawn on Monday. Surprise sets were key aspects of both stages, with LIB artists Patricio, Autograf and the Glitch Mob’s Boreta all stopping by for late night thrills.
Masterful event creators and production innovators, Do LaB, are offering an incredible opportunity to win the ultimate VIP package for the 11th annual Lightning in a Bottle music, arts, yoga and camping festival taking place Memorial Day Weekend May 25-30, 2016 at San Antonio Recreation Area in Bradley, CA.
World-renowned as California’s premiere camping, music, and art boutique festival, Lightning in a Bottle brings together a community of inspired individuals, internationally acclaimed musicians, enlightening speakers and illuminating workshops designed to expand the mind and open the heart. This year’s festival features musical headliners Chet Faker, Jamie XX, Grimes, Tokimonsta, Guy Gerber, Cashmere Cat, Four Tet, and over 300+ artists performing over multiple majestically structured stages. Additionally, LIB features visionary artists and interactive zones including The Village, the Grand Artique, Amori’s Cafe, Kid’s Village, and Lucent Temple of Consciousness with an expanded Learning Kitchen, Healing Sanctuary, Meditation Nest, Mystery School, Pineal Playground, two yoga tents and more.
Entries can be submitted until May 1 at 11:59PM PST.
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Must be 18+ to enter. Contestants can come from anywhere in the world but need valid ID. Travel out to the Lightning in a Bottle festival will not covered.
Winners will be chosen randomly. One (1) winner will receive VIP Prize Package, One (1) winner will win the Second Tier Prize, and Five (5) winners will receive the Third Tier Prize.
Winners will be notified via email. Winners must respond within three days of being contacted to redeem prize. If you do not respond within that period, another winner will be chosen at random. Make sure that the email account you use to enter the contest includes your real name and a working email.
Prize packages are part of a promotional giveaway and non-transferable.
Hey, so remember when David Starfire took off to Northern Thailand to work with Burmese refugees last year? Well he’s back and he has collaborated with many Burmese artists to create an entire new album full of unique sounds. The wet and squishy sounds on Osi are interesting and dynamic. The One features a reading from Alex Grey and the up beat tempo of Taphon has been helping me get shiz done all week. With glitched violins, delayed xylophone, gamelan, homemade harps, buffalo horn flutes and Burmese vocals, every track sounds like a journey around the world.
Karuna is also a benefit album and all profits go to Thai Freedom House, a non-profit that provides free education to Burmese refugees.
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