The Do LaB’s annual flag ship festival, Lightning In A Bottle, went off without a hitch this year, celebrating another year of great vibes, music, art, and an experience unlike any other. Festival revelers, musicians, and artists from all over the globe ventured to the quiet lakeside camping grounds of the San Antonio Lake reservation for more than 5 days of non-stop dancing, exploration, and learning experiences. We had the privilege of attending this amazing festival once again to soak ourselves up in true LIB fashion.

First time attendees were wowed by the grand scale of Lightning In A Bottle, the festival nestled along rolling hills partially surrounding the San Antonio Lake giving spectators a breath-taking landscape. Early arrivals had plenty to soak up on the dance floor, with smaller stage set ups at the Favela Bar and Pagoda Bar lighting up the night with infectious beats and particular vibes. As the festival programme days came to fruition, countless lessons at the learning kitchen and various public talks were given to festival attendees that ranged from organic-clean cooking, cryptocurrencies, and even foraging from wild mushrooms.

Lightning In A Bottle’s music program this year was nothing to sigh over either. Headliners this year included the international sensation duo, SofiTukker, soul and hip hop artist, Anderson Paak, and incredibly special set by Tipper with visuals by Android Jones, and countless others. House and techno lovers flocked to boogie at the Woogie stage where the likes of MK, The Black Madonna, B. Traits, Patrice Baumel, and many more fed their listeners with delicious grooves and booty-shaking beats. Bassheads rallied at the Thunder Stage for booming sounds of trap, dubstep, and drum & bass. This year’s music programme was without a doubt one of the greatest experiences at Lightning in a Bottle to date.

And within a blink of an eye, the festival had concluded, countless unbreakable bonds and friendships were forged, and attendees both new and veteran promised to return next year..

Cover photo credit Aaron Glassman
Photo #1, #2, #3 – Jamie Wolfe

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