Published on January 21st, 2016 | by Guest Contributor
Lightning in a Bottle offers a Sustainable Festival in California
The Lightning in a Bottle Festival is now in its 11th year, and will happen May 25 – 30, 2016, at the San Antonio Recreation Area in Bradley, CA.
Lightning in a Bottle is California’s premiere camping, arts, music and yoga festival, and includes a world-class musical gathering that exudes the playfully aware ethos cultivated by festival founders Do LaB. The festival is distinguished from its contemporaries as the most environmentally conscious festival in America, LIB has received A Greener Festival’s Outstanding Award five years running for its healthy food vendors, free water stations, composting and recycling infrastructure, a “Leave No Trace” policy and other green initiatives that continue to grow year after year.
Host to several of the most intricately-built and aesthetically stunning stages in the world, and arguably the most compelling display of large scale art outside of Burning Man – Lightning in a Bottle 2016 will showcase an incredible roster of global musical acts, artists, and installations, totaling over 300 in number.
Lightning in a Bottle offers something for everyone: at the epicenter of the grounds lies the true essence of the festival where visionary art, healing arts, self-awareness, and education collide to deepen revelers’ connections with one another, a magic that lasts long after the festival has ended.
Festival goers can awaken the spirit at the Lucent Temple of Consciousness, a place dedicated to enriching the mind and body, with visionary talks, world-class yogis, and a plethora of life-changing workshops. A stroll to The Village leads participants to an interactive, inter-generational and education-based environment focused on creating a sustainable, thriving interdependent community that honors the elements, ancestors, and the cycles of the natural world.
Immersive environments, such as the famed Grand Artique, Jive Joint, or Amori’s Casino & Burlesque spring to life with collaborative art installations and fun, sultry entertainment. Look for additional lineup releases and announcements for these extraordinary places in the coming months!
But central to the festival is the musical lineup. LIB’s 2016 bill include Australia’s electronic neo-soul singer-songwriter Chet Faker, Canadian producer and savant songstress Grimes, prolific producer behind London-based band The xx Jamie xx, Modeselektor and Apparat join forces to become Berlin’s electronica trio Moderat, English post-rock electronic artist Four Tet, a return for the amazing Norwegian producer and remix-master Cashmere Cat, the sultry horn play of Boulder, Colorado’s Big Gigantic, plus one of LIB’s favorite residents often described as the World’s Funkiest Diplomat, The Polish Ambassador, who will return to his home state for another captivating performance.
Opening its gates a day early on May 25th, LIB 2016 will give Early Arrival Pass holders opportunities to explore community connections before the music begins. In addition, those who purchased the Early Arrival Pass on top of their four-day festival ticket, will have premiere access to the new High Grounds camping area and enjoy Wednesday/Thursday activities devoted to speakers, workshops, and yoga.
Tickets for LIB 2016 are already 50% sold out. Tickets are available on the Lightning in a Bottle website. The festival team encourages you to grab your tickets soon as tickets are expected to sell out ahead of schedule.
General Admission 4-day tickets are $270 with the additional Early Arrival Pass add-on for $75. Lightning in a Bottle is also offering a 4-Payment Layaway Plan for tickets until February 15. You can also RSVP on the LIB Facebook Event Page and be sure to stay in the loop with upcoming Do LaB news by signing up for the LIB newsletter. The Important Media team of yogis, dancers, and lovers will see you there!