I attended Lightning in a Bottle back in 2013 and had the most amazing time. It was the first festival I attended. The music, atmosphere and love that I felt was like nothing I had ever experienced before. It was like traveling to a magical wonderland full of amazing music and beautiful people. Needless to say it blew my mind and I was hooked. I have been to many festivals since and nothing quite compares to LIB in terms of the lineup, art, scope and energy.
After missing the next year because I was backpacking around South America, I returned in 2015. Once again I had an amazing time. I was finally able to see some of my favorite artists, Flume, Odesza and RL Grime. The art and stages were epic and the location was great. Check last years recap video.
This year Golden State’s premiere camping, arts, music and yoga festival will return to the beautiful Lake San Antonio Recreation Area for the third year in a row. The headliners this year 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, 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.
I am also really excited for The Russ Liquid Test, Mr. Carmack, Bleep Bloop, Eprom, Lane 8, G Jones b2b Minnesota. Like usual, the LIB lineup is killer and takes the crown for best electronic music lineup of any transformational electronic music lineup on the West Coast.
This year I will return to document the art, music and people of Lightning in a Bottle. I will produce a photo essay so that everyone can relive my journey.