Lightning in a Bottle, the popular campout electronic music, art and yoga festival, announced its 2016 lineup this morning, and it's loaded with some of the biggest names in the festival's 11-year history. Futuristic indie-pop singer-producer Grimes, U.K. beatsmith Jamie xx, and Australian electro-soul artist Chet Faker top the bill, which also features the Apparat/Modeselektor collaboration Moderat, Norwegian producer Cashmere Cat, horn-fueled live electronic crew Big Gigantic, and boundary-pushing U.K. producer Kieran Hebden, aka Four Tet.
The confirmed DJ lineup for the five-day festival (or six-day, if you count the “no music” early arrival day) is equally impressive, and includes such luminaries as Guy Gerber, Josh Wink, Tokimonsta, AndHim, Mija and Lee Burridge. See below for flyer and full lineup.
As at every Lightning in a Bottle, the music is only part of the experience. Electro-circus troupe Lucent Dossier Experience, LiB regulars, return for another year, as does the festival's Grand Artique and other interactive art environments. There will also be an appearance by William Close's monumental Earth Harp, and of course, plenty of yoga classes and wellness workshops in the Lucent Temple of Consciousness.
Tickets for the festival, which takes place over Memorial Day weekend, May 25 to 30, at San Antonio Recreation Area, four hours north of Los Angeles, are available through lightninginabottle.org. Festival organizers the Do LaB say the event is already more than 50 percent sold. General admission tickets start at $270 for four-day pass, with additional fees for car and RV camping and early arrival.
Lightning Stage: Chet Faker, Grimes, Jamie xx, Big Gigantic, Lucent Dossier Experience, Moderat, Ibeyi, Emancipator Ensemble, Nahko & Medicine for the People, William Close & The Earth Harp Collective, Alina Baraz, Hundred Waters, Tourist, Marian Hill, Rubblebucket, Raury, The Russ Liquid Test, Elderbrook, Dirtwire, Pimps of Joytime, NoMBe, Fungineers, Vokab Company, Lafa Taylor
Thunder Stage: Cashmere Cat, Tokimonsta, The Polish Ambassador, Mr. Carmack, Mija, Crying Over Porcelain, PANTyRAiD, Minnesota b2b G Jones, Eprom, Haywyre, Autograf, Desert Dwellers (Live Experience), Thriftworks, Ekali, Dimond Saints, Hayden James, Bleep Bloop, The Funk Hunters, The Librarian, Clozee, David Starfire, Space Jesus, Atyya Haana, Michael Manahan, Gilligan Moss, Henry Pope
The Woogie: Four Tet, Guy Gerber, Josh Wink, Magda, andhim, Lee Burridge, &ME, Steve Bug, Just Be, Monkey Safari, Lane 8, Francesca Lombardo, Justin Jay, Jonas Rathsman, Guido Schneider, Shall Ocin, Sacha Robotti, Jonas Saalbach, David Scuba, Jamie Schwabl