For years, tens of thousands of forward-thinking music fans have descended upon Bradley, CA over Memorial Day Weekend for Lightning in a Bottle. Equally electronically and environmentally focused, The Do LaB’s flagship festival is renowned for fostering an integrative experience of sustainability, community, and tastefully-curated musical talent.
LiB’s 2017 lineup, announced today, is no exception. For the first time in five years, Bassnectar leads the festival’s bill, alongside more tranquil main stage counterparts such as RÜFÜS DÜ SOL, Bonobo, Kaytranada, and Bob Moses. In typical form, the Lightning Stage is rounded out with an eclectic lineup ranging from Big Wild, to Brasstracks, and tribal techno savant Nicola Cruz.
Though Bassnectar will export a heavier ambience to the Lightning Stage than 2016’s iteration experienced, the Thunder Stage hasn’t shifted gears from its traditionally bass-focused lineup whatsoever. Led by British trap producer Troyboi, the stage plays host to a litany of weighty electronic performers including Paper Diamond and Machinedrum. However, the Thunder Stage is not fully defined by quaking bass musicians – artists like Perfect Stranger and Hedlux provide a trance-infused eye to the setting’s thunderous sonic storm.
Festival regulars such as Dimond Saints further bolster the Thunder Stage alongside scintillating b2b sets from Kalya Scintilla with Eve Olution, and ill.Gates with Stephan Jacobs. Perhaps most interestingly, Claude VonStroke has been lured away from the Woogie Stage to provide a set under his hip hop alias (and real name), Barclay Crenshaw.
While Crenshaw abandons club beats for 808s, the Woogie Stage, too, is in rare form in 2017. The legendary Richie Hawtin headlines the luminous house and techno forest alongside Nic Fanciulli and Hernan Cattaneo. Woogie further entices its target audience with a number of 2016’s premier Essential Mix purveyors, including Stephan Bodzin, Leon Vynehall, and tINI. Luminaries such as Guy J, Satori, and Julia Govor are also among the Woogie Stage’s wealth of intriguing DJs.
Alongside the three stages which have historically served as Lightning in a Bottle’s primary attractions, the Grand Artique will expand in 2017 from its former role as a Western-themed theatrical setting. A longtime LiB favorite, the newly-heightened edition of the Grand Artique boasts an extensive lineup, including Too Many Zooz, Elephant Revival, The California Honeydrops, and more.
Tickets for the festival go on sale Tuesday, January 24. However, Dancing Astronaut has partnered with Lightning in the Bottle to give away two 4-day passes to one lucky winner. View the lineup and enter for a chance to win below:
Lightning in a Bottle will be held May 24-29, 2016 in Bradley, CA. Tickets will be available here.