Lightning in a Bottle Reveals Massive 2023 Lineup for 20th Anniversary Celebration
Lightning in a Bottle grows up with a 20th anniversary lineup that is bigger, badder, and more ambitious than ever before. Produced by DoLab, the event is set to return to Buena Vista Lake in Southern California May 24-29 and will feature a massive lineup with HypnoVision label boss REZZ, genre-defying production duo SOFI TUKKER, and Grammy-nominated electronic producer and singer ZHU at the helm.
Joining them on the appropriately-named Lightning Stage will be a cornucopia of genre-blurring live acts including multi-instrumentalist and vocalist duo Phantogram; Canadian composer and recording artist Caribou; mesmerising, multi-dimensional artists Beats Antique; and singer-songwriter and producer Mindchatter. Flavors of R&B, soul, and rap take center stage as well with appearances by Houston’s rising star Tobe Nwigwe, versatile rap and R&B vocalist 070 Shake, Zambia-born vocalist and visual artist Sampa the Great, Ozomatli w/ Chali 2na & Cut Chemist and the full original ensemble performing their first classic album, along with electronic R&B live duo Drama.
The breadth of electronic dance music will be on full display across additional stages including the Thunder Stage, where the genre’s stars and up-and-comers showcase their diverse talents. Fans can take in everything from the darker shades of electronic music with artists like Liquid Stranger, LSDream, and Deathpact to electronic trio and Do LaB regulars The Glitch Mob, multi-genre producer and Young Art label head TOKiMONSTA, pioneering drum & bass legend LTJ Bukem with MC Armanni, and ’90s rave revival production duo Prospa.
A diverse and representative next generation will perform on the Thunder Stage in full force spearheaded by electronic prodigy Moore Kismet, empowering queer bass artist Wreckno, and Jersey club queen UNIIQU3. The strength of the Thunder lineup continues with 11-piece techno marching band MEUTE, inventive beatsmith The Polish Ambassador, comedic electronic duo The Floozies, rising South African producer Jon Casey, and more.
The Woogie Stage will be packed with colorful international talent drawn from the worlds of techno and house. Leading the charge are titanic Afterlife leaders Tale Of Us and Higher Ground and Mad Decent superstar Diplo. The bench goes deeper with fan favorites like German disco and house producer Purple Disco Machine, DJ/producer and label head BLOND:ISH, global techno powerhouse Stephan Bodzin, piano house queen LP Giobbi, UK house and techno talent Logic1000, underground star Goldcap, West African DJ/ producer AMÉMÉ, and a slew of next-gen risers such as Ninja Tune favorite TSHA and Afro House sensation Layla Benitez. Rounding out the Woogie Stage roster are Berlin-based producer Ben Böhmer, classically trained musician and multi-instrumentalist Giorgia Anjiuli, and accomplished mixing engineer Cassian along with emergent production duos Major League DJz and Sabo & Rinzen and up-and-comers Desiree, Nala, Deer Jade b2b Elif, and Mary Droppinz.
In keeping with LIB’s 20th anniversary celebration, some longtime favorites return for this milestone edition. In addition to aforementioned artists such as The Glitch Mob, TOKiMONSTA, Beats Antique, and The Polish Ambassador, fans can expect the return of the psychedelic and sonically diverse productions of Random Rab, Argentinian bass sensation El Papachango, live electronic duo Dimond Saints, pioneering bass producer David Starfire, and a special performance by William Close & The Earth Harp Experience.
LIB 2023’s five-day experience will be kicked off by a variety of programming on the festival’s opening days, including music beginning on Thursday on the Woogie Stage with a special performance from LSDream under his project Lightcode. Interactive yoga and movement classes will take place both Wednesday and Thursday along with talks and workshops at the Compass and Learning Kitchen on Thursday. Fans can also expect the iconic ’80s Prom to make its return, with more details and announcements to come.
Renowned for its ever-evolving immersive stage design, LiB will return with newly designed Lighting and Woogie stages as well as a revamped Thunder Stage design. There will also be a new Grand Artique stage this year, which is a unique environment known for its blend of wild-west aesthetics, unconventional activity programming, and eclectic live acts.
Tickets are on sale now including camping passes and VIP options. For more information, click on the links below.
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