Fans of deep-bass electronica are rejoicing with today's announcement of the musical lineup for the seventh annual Lightning in a Bottle Music and Arts Festival. Headliners at the Memorial Day weekend event at Silverado, Calif.'s Oak Canyon Ranch include Bassnectar and The Glitch Mob.
Both of these acts first appeared at LiB in 2007, and in the past five years, each has emerged from California's musical underground to become a nationally recognized name in the rapidly expanding electronic music scene. As such, Lightning in a Bottle has established itself as a breeding ground for up and coming electronic music, and for west coast talent in particular.
LiB's 2012 lineup also includes electro-underground players Apparat, Eoto, Bluetech, Tipper, Big Gigantic, Random Rab and the L.A.-based vaudeville troupe the Lucent Dossier Experience. First-time headliners include English "psychedelic downtempo music project" Shpongle and hip-hop MC Gramatik.
In addition to the music, Lightning in a Bottle features a long weekend's worth of yoga classes, live art, lectures and workshops on topics ranging from composting to Qi Jong, making it one of the most eco/social-conscious events on the festival circuit. The specifics of this programming will be announced by event organizers The Do LaB in the next few weeks.
"We're proud to bring this community of musicians and friends back together again for its biggest, most realized vision of music, consciousness, and sustainability efforts in the hills of Southern California," said Do LaB co-founder Jesse Flemming.
Lightning in a Bottle 2012 will take place on Memorial Day weekend, May 24-28. Additional information and tickets, (which sold out last year, just sayin'), are available on the festival's website.
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