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Lightning in a Bottle is Back, this Time in Orange County

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At a rainy Lightning in the Bottle in 2008 (more photos here) | Photo by Ryan Jesena/LAist
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You could say it's a hybrid of Coachella and Burning Man. A four day festival on a large chunk of open space featuring DJs and bands with a heavy dose of art and things like yoga and organic food. Now in its official fifth year at new location in Irvine -- it went on hiatus last year -- Lightning in a Bottle will bring back the crowds and its usual good-times vibe with it.

Organizer Jesse Fleming said the event was born 10 years ago out of a birthday camping party in the mountains. "It was such a good experience," he said. Once word spread, it got bigger and bigger ever year until they decided to run with the idea and open it up to the public as a music festival up in the Santa Barbara area.

"It's all pretty upbeat and happy," Fleming said of the line-up. "The whole idea in the line up it so make people feel good and happy." Booka Shade, Glitch Mob, Nico Vega and some 60 other acts make up the line-up that will help create a "sustainable dreamscape at Oak Canyon Ranch."