BY DIANE AGUIRRE | PHOTOS BY DANIEL ZETTERSTROM
To the delight of California yogis and bass fiends, Lightning in a Bottle returns on Memorial Day weekend this year to celebrate its 10 year anniversary with more music, yoga, dance, art installations, camping, and transformational workshops.
Headliners include internationally known acts such as Flume, Odesza, Tycho, SBTRKT, and RL Grime, but festivalgoers can also look forward to LIB favorites Pumpkin, William Close and the Earth Harp Collective, and Lucent Dossier Experience returning. The full lineup features a good representation of bass, indie, and house artists.
Music festivals tend to err on the side of sensory overload and LIB is no exception. Besides music, there is a lot more in store to compete for your attention, including two shaded yoga areas that will hold classes from dusk until dawn. All the while, speakers on activism, permaculture, health, and spirituality will enlighten listeners at a few workshop locations throughout the festival. And as always, large-scale art installations will be there to inspire attendees, as stumbling across a giant metal bouquet of flowers that shoots fire makes the walk between stages much more interesting.
In the past, LIB has won awards for its eco-friendly practices and you can expect the same green mentality this year. There will be free water (eliminating waste caused by plastic water bottles), yummy sustainable food vendors, and recycling and composting bins throughout the grounds.
LIB will be taking over the San Antonio Recreation Area in Bradley, Calif. for the second year in a row from May 21-25. Attendees can expect improvements to the venue and amenities, including more shade structures to shield the harsh midday sun, easier walking routes between stages, and more water stations to help stay hydrated.