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Experience Lightning In A Bottle Festival This Memorial Day Weekend

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Updated: 10 May 2016
This Memorial Day Weekend, take a trip down south for the mindfully magnificent experience that is the Do LaB’s Lightning in a Bottle. Filled with music, meditation, love, and learning, this year’s festival promises to be bigger and better than ever – an experience no San Franciscan should miss out on.

The Experience

The Do LaB has an incredible lineup of live music planned for this year. Some of the more prominent headliners include Chet Faker, Grimes, Four Tet, Cashmere Cat, and Jamie XX. Three main stages – the Lightning, Thunder, and Woogie stages – will fill the festival with tunes throughout the weekend, in addition to more intimate sets at the Temple of Consciousness and the Grand Artique.

While music and movement are important components of the experience, Lightning in a Bottle is much more than a music festival. Away from the main stages, LiB attendees will find a myriad of nutrition classes, yoga workshops, rituals, art installations, performances, ceremonies, talks, panels, and other activities to observe and participate in. Browse the full lineup here.

With all the activities the Do LaB has planned, participants will likely come out of the experience feeling happier, healthier, and more enlightened than when they arrived. We can guarantee you will never be bored. Watch the preview video below for a taste of what to expect from your 2016 Lightning in a Bottle experience.

General Info

Lightning in a Bottle takes place annually at Lake San Antonio Recreation Area in Bradley, CA. The festival will begin on Wednesday May 25th for early arrival pass holders, and continue on until the morning of Monday the 30th. Guests will set up camp in the areas surrounding the main festival activities. Tent camping is included in the cost of a festival pass, and car camping is available for an additional fee. Boutique camping is available, as well.

The festival aims to be friendly to everyone, providing special accommodations for families and people with disabilities. All festival policies aim to make the experience as environmentally friendly as possible, providing guests with a sustainability action guide, access to green talks and workshops, and free water to avoid plastic packaging and leaching chemicals. Energy systems will be implemented to create minimal impact in addition to the festival’s Leave No Trace policy. The LiB parking policy encourages guests to carpool to the site. Cars with only one occupant will be charged a $30 parking fee, while cars with 2 or more occupants will be granted free parking.


Festival passes are selling out quickly, so buy yours as soon as possible. Options still available include 4-Day Weekend Passes and Early Arrival Passes. Purchase passes here.

Once you’ve bought your pass, follow the festival on social media to stay updated and start getting excited for the incredible weekend to come. Follow LiB on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, and sign up for the festival newsletter here.