Lightning in a Bottle, the one-part electro-tastic, one-part environmentally friendly California music festival, returns for its sixth incarnation May 27-30 on the 100 sprawling acres of hills, trees and reservoirs at Silverado’s Oak Canyon Ranch. Presented by The Do LaB, the festival will look to build on the success of last year’s event — which drew over 7,000 attendees — with a 2011 bill topped by Pretty Lights and a Thievery Corporation DJ set. Other confirmed heavyweights include Lucent Dossier Experience, Beats Antique, Claude VonStroke, MiM0SA, Nick Warren, Random Rab and the Infinidroid, and Bonobo (DJ Set).
With acts playing across three stages, the 2011 edition also promises Pantyraid, Baths, Eskmo, Kraddy, Lee Burridge, Dub Kirtan Allstars (ft. FreQ Nasty & David Starfire), Emancipator, Paper Diamond, Fools Gold, Y La Bamba, LYNX, Jay Tripwire, Virtual Boy, Android Cartel, Heyoka, Invisible Allies (Bluetech & Killowatts), and Low Riderz.
If that weren’t enough, Inspired Flight, NastyNasty, Syd Gris, Pumpkin, Shawna, Jupit3r, El Papachango, Stephan Jacobs, Sammy Bliss, Love & Light, Jesse Wright, Desert Dwellers, Idiot Savant, Lulacruza, Brad Moontribe, Cohen, dela Moontribe, Phutureprimitive, Melanie Moore, ill-esha, Joplin, Russ Liquid, The Great Mundane, Metal Mother, Kaminanda, Love in the Circus, Dj Maggie, The Malah, Mark Zabala, Octopus Nebula, Wobs, Sonic Repulic, The Mowgli’s, Joe Rodriguez, Brutus, J Cush, Grant Kaye, Pussy Monster, Justin Winter, Flook, and Matt Xavier will also performing.
In addition to the music, this year’s Lightning in a Bottle will also feature three stages of live music, green living workshops providing easy, Do-It-Yourself lessons on creating a healthy, low-cost, sustainable lifestyle, organic food vendors, and yoga and dance classes taught by industry leaders. Plus, there will be art installations, children’s activities, live performance troupes and Lightning in a Paintcan, where local artists transform over- sized mural panels into paintings which are then sold in a silent auction with the proceeds benefiting The Do LaB’s brand new non-profit organization, The DoArt Foundation. The Foundation is a social enterprise dedicated to developing artist-audience relationships throughout local and international communities.
One-day, two-day, and three-day passes are now available and can be purchased via the festival’s website.
Below, you can find a promo video for this year’s festival, as well as the lineup poster for all your message board posting pleasures. Hat tip to our friends at The Confluence for the white hot news.