Lightning in a Bottle 2023
May 24 → 29, 2023

Lightning in a Bottle (LIB) 2023 is an independent music festival taking place on Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-29, at Buena Vista Lake in Kern County, California. The festival, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, is organized by Do LaB and offers a diverse lineup of top-tier musical performances, creative art installations, and educational classes and workshops.

The Lightning Stage features many incredible acts, including electronic producer ZHU, production duo SOFI TUKKER, REZZ, Tobe Nwigwe, and Phantogram. The Glitch Mob, LSDREAM, TOKiMONSTA, and Liquid Stranger headline the Thunder Stage. And on The Woogie stage, some featured acts include house and techno talents such as Diplo, Tale of Us, Purple Disco Machine, and Stephan Bodzin.

Tier 3 tickets are priced at $165, with Tier 4 General Admission and VIP Festival Passes priced at $444 and $780, respectively. Group Campsite packages and payment plans are also available.


The Lightning in a Bottle 2023 homepage.

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Flashback: Lightning in a Bottle 2022

Lightning in a Bottle (LIB) 2022 was a memorable and immersive experience held over Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-30, at Buena Vista Lake in Kern County, California. The festival, organized by Do LaB, showcased a diverse lineup of musical performances, interactive art installations, and educational workshops. Notable acts included the captivating electronic duo ODESZA, the versatile singer-songwriter James Blake, and the energetic group Glass Animals.

The Woogie stage featured house and techno powerhouses such as Carl Craig and Amelie Lens, while the Thunder stage welcomed bass music aficionados like G Jones and Ivy Lab. Attendees enjoyed various workshops, yoga sessions, and speaker panels throughout the weekend, fostering a sense of community and personal growth.

The venue, Buena Vista Lake, offered a picturesque setting with easy access to swimming and water activities, enhancing the festival experience. Despite weather-related challenges, LIB 2022 was a resounding success that left attendees eagerly anticipating the next edition.

The Venue: Buena Vista Lake


Buena Vista Lake is the host venue for Lightning in a Bottle 2023. Image Source: Live for Live Music

The Map: Buena Vista Lake