Hello space creatures! Jeremy here, writing words, for you to read. To commemorate my first post on this blog, I’d like to highlight one of my favorite festivals, Lightning in a Bottle. In recent years you may have heard the term, “Transformative Festival” used to describe events. This category of festival not only provides live music, but also daily yoga classes, workshops on metaphysics, permaculture, and other topics in the broad spectrum of “conscious living”. LiB has been on the forefront of the “transformative festival” movement since its inception in 2007′, and each year they build a beautiful village for attendees to explore.
The grounds are segregated into 2 distinct areas; the music stages are in one area, and the Temple of Consciousness lies in another area. This bisection gives the participant a unique opportunity to tailor make an experience that fits them. In the music zones you’ll find mainly DJ’s playing. Last year there were 3 stages, theLightning Stage, which is the largest stage, the bamboo stage, 2nd largest, and the Woogie, which is without question my favorite stage- granted its the smallest, but many of my favorite LiB sets took place here. In contrast, the Temple of Consciousness is a space with numerous large scale altars, a huge yoga space, and on the Temple Stage there is also music which features mostly live musicians, with more of a “world music” sound.
I encourage everyone to watch the absolutely BEAUTIFUL video recap made in 2012.-
We have been blessed with an absolutely killer lineup. Below I’ll highlight some of my favorites.
Nicolas Jaar popped on my radar right before Coachella last year, and having just seen him play an amazing set in Boulder last Sunday, I’m even more excited for a second dose.
Worthy blew my lid the first time I saw him at Burning Man 2012. Great techno from SF’s Dirtybird Records.
Christian Martin’s DJ sets are some of the wildest ever. I can almost guarantee he’ll play a day set, and its gonna be bonkers.
Desert Dwellers are a group of 2 DJ’s who mix yogic dub. I always listen to desert dwellers when I meditate.
Phutureprimative is another DJ who’s synths sample more sitars than saws. <intentional toungue twister>
Below is a mini mix of all original material.
This year LiB will be held at Lake Skinner in Southern California, not far from Temecua. This will be the first year LiB is at this location, and when they announced the change, I’ll admit I was bummed. But the photos of the site look amazing! The Do Lab is calling this their best site ever, and I trust them. The dates are Thursday July 11th-Sunday July 15th. Four stacked days of music, and introspective adventures. We’re getting very excited for another amazing year. Be sure to check back at Star Stuff for our full coverage of the event. Until then this is Jeremy signing out.
For more information about Lightning in a Bottle, and to purchase tickets, visit http://lightninginabottle.org/. Follow LIB at http://www.facebook.com/LightningInaBottle or The Do LaB at http://www.facebook.com/thedolab
Lucent Dossier Experience
The Polish Ambassador
Herbert Bail Orchestra
William Close and Earth Harp Collective