On Friday, Coachella stage craftsmen Do LaB announced a phase 1 lineup for their flagship event Lightning in a Bottle, held from May 8th to 13th. The roster includes musical innovators and heavy hitters like Damian Lazarus, Disclosure, Big Gigantic, Lane 8Gramatik and Flying Lotus with a trippy new 3D experience - just for a few. Across three main stages, the event is set to offer sanctuary for bassheads, technophiles and aficionados of instrumental acts all over California with plenty of pockets to socialize in between. 

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The announcement is the first in a series to unveil the details planned for the festival's new home, near Bakersfield. Along with forthcoming music lineup announcements, the event attracts yogis, influencers, live painters, installation artists and a cavalcade of new age educators, who come to teach lessons on everything from California’s Native American heritage to plant-based nutrition, with a surfeit of other heady topics. 

In a rural community mostly known for its cattle farms, visible along the CA-5 highway, the arrival of the festival presents a strong revenue opportunity to local municipalities and a fresh reason for newcomers to visit the area. 

Do LaB has a few plans to iron out in order to officially lock-in the new location, but the Kern County Board of Supervisors is expected to finalize approval of the festival on February 26th.

Tickets are available for purchase now on the Lightning in a Bottle website.


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