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4 Things We're Looking Forward To At Lightning In A Bottle

Concert at Lightning in a Bottle (Photo by Daniel Zetterstrom, courtesy of Lightning in a Bottle)
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Over the years, Lightning in a Bottle (LiB)—the hippie dippy music festival that's equal parts Coachella and Burning Man—has moved around SoCal until they finally hunkered down in Central California last year. Now, they'll be returning to the same spot over Memorial Day weekend.

For five days from May 21 to May 25, folks will get to gather at the gorgeous and sprawling San Antonio Recreation Area in Bradley, CA to camp out, listen to music, do a ton of yoga and a lot of other fun activities. Here are the things we're most excited about:


DJ performing in a tree at Lightning in a Bottle (Photo by Watchara, courtesy of LiB)
1. The Music: The tunes you can expect to hear at LiB lean more towards the electronic music genre, but they cover a wide range of that with everything from progressive house to indie electronic and experimental. Headlining the fest this year is Flume, followed by some other favorites like SBTRKT, Odeza, Panda Bear, RL Grime, Tycho, John Digweed, Lucent Dossier Experience and AlunaGeorge. The music stages are all different at the fest; last year we saw Lee Burridge DJ inside of a tree, so there's that. Here's the poster with the full lineup:

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2. Classes, Speakers and Workshops: LiB offers a series of talks on spirituality, sustainability, health and art. On top of that, there will be workshops on topics like cooking and meditation. We got to take a class on the process of making beer and seitan before, and listen to Moby and the founder of YouTube talk, so we're looking forward to what LiB has in store this year when they announce their activities lineup.


Yoga class at Lightning in a Bottle (Photo by Watchara, courtesy of Lightning in a Bottle)
3. Yoga: Not only does LiB have a music lineup, but they usually have a yoga class lineup, too. All day long and on yoga stages throughout the camp, they offer different types of classes. In the past we've gone to one where a DJ would play live tunes during a class or another one called "Fuck Yeah Yoga" where everyone was jumping up and down early int he morning. And when you need some more "me time," they have peaceful meditation spots on the grounds.

4. Food: For the vegans and health food nuts, LiB actually normally has a pretty decent roster of food vendors that offer vegetarian, raw, organic and non-GMO options. Plus, the event is very green, and LiB encourages everyone to bring their reusuable water bottles to fill up on their free water they give out throughout the grounds.

Tickets for LiB are on sale now. Camping is included with the ticket price which ranges from $205 to $500. More info here.

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