“Now in full bloom in its 11th year, the Golden State’s premiere camping, arts, music and yoga festival, Lightning in a Bottle, returns to central California May 25 – 30, announcing a world-class musical gathering that exudes the playfully aware ethos cultivated by festival founders Do LaB.Fans of LIB can feast their hungry eyes on some of 2016’s most progressive up-and-coming artists alongside an acclaimed curation of powerhouse acts, forming the most dynamic lineup Do LaB has unveiled to date.
Musical headliners topping LIB’s 2016 bill include Australia’s electronic neo-soul singer-songwriterChet Faker, Canadian producer and savant songstress Grimes,prolific producer behind London-based band The xx Jamie xx, Modeselektor and Apparat join forces to become Berlin’s electronica trio Moderat, English post-rock electronic artist Four Tet, a return for the amazing Norwegian producer and remix-master Cashmere Cat, the sultry horn play of Boulder, Colorado’s Big Gigantic, plus one of LIB’s favorite residents often described as the World’s Funkiest Diplomat, The Polish Ambassador who will return to his home state for another captivating performance.
Host to several of the most intricately-built and aesthetically stunning stages in the world, and arguably the most compelling display of large scale art outside of Burning Man – Lightning in a Bottle 2016 will showcase an incredible roster of global musical acts, artists, and installations, totaling over 300 in number. In a conscious effort to bring balance to a lineup that already crosses the musical spectrum from progressive house to future bass, Do LaB has also booked more female artists than ever before including 2016 performances from Alina Baraz, Marian Hill, Hundred Waters, Mija, Rubblebucket, TOKiMONSTA, Magda, Ibeyi, Francesca Lombardo, in addition to headliner Grimes.
Joining the headliners on the Lightning Stage are installation artist and live musical act William Close and the Earth Harp Collective and LIB staples electro-circus troupe Lucent Dossier Experience, The Russ Liquid Test, Tourist, Emancipator Ensemble, DirtwireThunder Stage, which boasts some of the top beatmakers electronic music has to offer curating sounds from, Mr. Carmack, Bleep Bloop, Eprom, PANTyRAiD, Haywyre, Thriftworks, Dimond Saints, Autograf and many others including G Jones and Minnesota reuniting once again for what is sure to be a legendary b2b set. A technicolor dream-world and LIB favorite, The Woogie, best known for showering crowd-goers with misters and good vibes, will showcase an opulence of house and techno music including performances by Guy Gerber, Josh Wink, Lee Burridge, &ME, Lane 8, Sacha Robotti, and Shall Ocin among many more top acts high up in the stage’s colorful embrace.
At the epicenter of the grounds lies the true essence of Lightning in a Bottle where visionary art, healing arts, self-awareness, and education collide to deepen revelers’ connections with one another, a magic that lasts long after the festival has ended. Awaken your spirit at the Lucent Temple of Consciousness, a place dedicated to enriching the mind and body, with visionary talks, world-class yogis, and a plethora of life-changing workshops. A stroll to The Village leads participants to an interactive, intergenerational and education-based environment focused on creating a sustainable, thriving interdependent community that honors the elements, ancestors, and the cycles of the natural world. Immersive environments, such as the famed Grand Artique, Jive Joint, or Amori’s Casino & Burlesque spring to life with collaborative art installations and fun, sultry entertainment. Look for additional lineup releases and announcements for these extraordinary places in the coming months!
Further distinguished from its contemporaries as the most environmentally conscious festival in America, LIB has received A Greener Festival’s Outstanding Award five years running for its healthy food vendors, free water stations, composting and recycling infrastructure, a “Leave No Trace” policy and other green initiatives that continue to grow year after year.”
React Presents “Midwest Halloween Massive” Freaky Deaky 2015 with Bassnectar, Big Gigantic, Pretty Lights & more Halloween weekend at Toyota Park. The three day festival will take place October 30th, 31st & November 1st in Bridgeview, IL.
The 2015 lineup will also feature 2 Chainz, Carnage, Richie Hawtin, Flying Lotus, Paper Diamond, Keys n’ Krates, Datsik, Emancipator Ensemble and many more. Doors open at 2pm and tickets are available at FreakyDeakyHalloween.com.
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Euphoria Music & Camping Festival 2015 in Carson Creek Ranch – Austin, Texas. Taking place April 10th-12th and featuring Pretty Lights, Ghostland Observatory, STS9, Paper Diamond, The New Deal, Break Science, The Werks, Zoogma & More.
Silver Wrapper and Purple Hat Productions have added new artists to the lineup for the second annual Suwannee Hulaween including electronic producers, Shpongle (Simon Posford DJ set) & Emancipator, legendary rock guitarist The Dean Ween Group, Suwannee Bluegrass Surprise, Kung Fu, Thievery Corporations’ Rob Garza DJ set, Nashville’s hottest Americana Folk Trio Judah and the Lion, Ghost Owl, Strung Like a Horse, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, Shane Pruitt Band, Suenalo, Beartoe and Post Pluto.
Hosted by The String Cheese Incident over Halloween weekend October 31 – November 2, 2014 at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL, these artist join already announced performers including Thievery Corporation, Big Gigantic, Beats Antique, The New Deal, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Greensky Bluegrass, EOTO, Conspirator and more.
Fans will be treated to all these acts plus three nights & seven sets of Cheese, along with a surprise-filled three-set Halloween show themed ‘The Afterlife’. Asking fans, “what do YOU want to be in the afterlife?” Silver Wrapper, Purple Hat and SCI encourage guests to become part of the show with theatrics and costumes that interpret their take on life after death. Tap into mythology, philosophy, religion and the supernatural to transcend into the next physical realm. What do YOU want to be in the next life?
For the first time ever Hulaween will also host a Thursday night pre-party featuring heavy hitting artists Electron (Aron Magner & Marc Brownstein of The Disco Biscuits/Conspirator, Tom Hamilton of Brothers Past/American Babies/JRAD, and Mike Greenfield of Lotus), a special “Thursday Surprise” to be announced in a few weeks, and Particle. Tickets are available for $40 advance/$50 gate and include camping.
Set in the midst of 800 acres of Spanish moss-draped oak and cypress along the Suwannee River, SOSMP is one of the most beautiful live music venues in the country. At Suwannee Hulaween festival goers can get ready for the return of Spirit Lake – an artistic glowing menagerie of multimedia metalwork, paintings, sculptures, light projections and live performances that morphs the prehistoric-looking forest into a vivid dream-like space. With hardly any overlapping sets throughout the weekend, attendees have plenty of time to wonder the mystical campgrounds abuzz with costumed fans and interactive theme camps while not missing any music they want to experience.
Tickets are currently available for $209 including all taxes, fees and camping. For SOSMP fans that want to return two weeks later to Bear Creek Music & Art Festival November 13 – 16, 2014 featuring Umphrey’s McGee, Lettuce, Dumpstaphunk, The Budos Band, The New Mastersounds and more, a combo ticket is available for $360. Use the EZ Pay option to break the cost down into two easy payments.
For information on Ultimate Incident VIP Packages and additional details visit www.SuwanneeHulaween.com. To join the wait list for cabins, golf cart rentals and RV hook-ups, please contact SOSMP at 386.364.1683.
Suwannee Hulaween 2014 Lineup:
The String Cheese Incident (3 nights)
The New Deal
Shpongle (Simon Posford DJ set)
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead
Dean Ween Group
Suwannee Bluegrass Surprise
Nahko & Medicine For The People
Rob Garza DJ Set
The Soul Rebels
Judah and the Lion
The Heavy Pets
Strung Like A Horse
Jonathan Scales Fourchestra
Shane Pruitt Band
The 2014 event features a diverse line-up of artists including: experimental world fusion performers Beats Antique; Emancipator Ensemble, a four-piece live band that builds on Emancipator’s original trip-hop downtempo production; England’s funky four-piece The New Mastersounds; dynamic genre-bending rock band The Heavy Pets; soul-music super group The Nth Power; the conscious world-reggae of DubConscious; Space Capone’s retro disco-funk; multi-instrumentalist sisters Rising Appalachia; bass-driven live electronic trio Greenhouse Lounge, and more.
Suwannee Hulaween Lineup: