One of California’s premiere festival, Lightning In A Bottle returns for a second year to Buena Vista Lake for Memorial Day weekend 2020. Lightning In A Bottle is one of the few independent camping art and music festivals in the U.S. with beautifully curated musical talent, extensive health & wellness workshops and cause-driven educational programming. LIB will once again take place over a course of 4 days from Wednesday May 20th- Sunday, May 25th. Car passes and festival tickets are currently on sale now.

LIB will be showcasing their eclectic and finely curated musical talent across 7 stages including LightningThe Stacks, the formerly known Favela Stage which now goes by CTRL-Z, Thunder stage, Woogie, Compass, and Grand Artique. The Lightning stage will feature performances from renowned urban beatsmith Kaytranada, indie-pop sweethearts Sylvan Esso and Purity Ring, and Big Wild to name a few. Also, after a three year hiatus, the Lucent Dossier Experience also returns to captivate with its avant-garde and mesmerizing cirque-style theatrics.

CTRL-Z (FKA the Favela Stage) will act as a new house and techno homebase for daytime enthusiasts and night owls alike, the intricate CTRL-Z structure will be built from recycled space junk and will give festival-goers endless turrets and nooks to explore. CTRL-Z will play host to underground house and techno favorites like Holmar, Papa Lu, Jonnie King, SAAND, Jamie Schwabl and Claudius Raphael to name a few. The house and techno haven of the Woogie will continue its legacy of bringing the world’s premiere party-starters together under its kaleidoscopic shade structures with global mogul Nina Kraviz, a unique Bob Moses club set, Stephan Bodzin, Dirtybird favorites Justin Martin and Justin Jay and more.

The Thunder Stage will stay true to its bass heavy nature as it recognizes a mix of some of the genre’s brightest stars and of the moment talents. Amon Tobin will be presenting his Two Fingers project, and veteran neurofunk trio Noisia will make LIB a premiere stop on their final tour. The stage will also feature notorious turntablist DJ Shadow, a DJ set from scene leaders Keys N Krates and more.

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The Compass, home to the wellness programming during the day will transform into an eclectic vortex of musical genres by night. Allow The Compass to continue expanding your mind well into the evening with its diverse, genre-bending, international artist roster that ebbs and flows between hip-hop and deep house, spoken word and downtempo, global bass and more. Last but not least, LIB has revealed the multifaceted performers of The Grand Artique, with its wild west intimacies, swinging saloon and general store, The Grand Artique plays host to intriguing programming that lasts long into the early hours of the morning. Those that seek it will find blossoming artists such as the singular black-roots, blues-rock songwriter Fantastic Negrito, hypnotic dance music from MY BABY and many more.

Lightning in a Bottle is ready to return home to the beautiful shores of Buena Vista Lake in Southern California and reclaim its traditional Memorial Weekend date – May 20-25 2020. Buena Vista Lake immediately brought comfort and familiarity to the LIB community thanks to its swim-friendly waters, abundant grassy topography and thick shade trees. 2020 attendees will once again be able to expect the experience of a lifetime guided by forward-thinking musical curation, immersive art installations, and cause-driven educational programming that has come to define Lightning in a Bottle.