If you’ve attended the epic Lightning In A Bottle festival in the past, you have surely been told tales of the fabled lake. It’s been known to be full of the glorious heat-stroke rejuvenation we’re all in dire need of, while dancing our bodies into oblivion in the midst of the Bradley, CA landscapes. Well, in case you haven’t heard yet, the lake is back baby! That’s right, thanks to the blessed rainfall California was so fortunate to receive this past winter, LiB is fully prepared to blow our bass-loving minds.
This is a game-changer. Surely we can agree that any festival located in the vicinity of a swimmable water source vastly changes the experience. It seems as if this lake restoration couldn’t compliment LiB any better too. But, were just touching the surface of why LiB should be on the top of your Memorial Day Weekend activity list.
The lineup has reached a new level this year. Each stage provides a hefty list of artists we absolutely love grooving to everytime we get the chance. Some of the acts we’re stoked to see include Bassnectar, WAFIA, TroyBoi, Paper Diamond, Kalya Scintilla, Dimond Saints, Psymbionic, StéLouse, PLANTRAE, CharlestheFirst, Elephant Revival, & Dirtwire.
This list seriously doesn’t even make a dent in this jam-packed lineup of incredible artists. The clock is ticking, we’re only a few short weeks away from LiB, and we highly recommend you secure your tickets & travel arrangements as soon as you can!
We recommend you check out the Getting Here Guide on the Lightning In A Bottle website to dial in the best possible accommodation for your favorite Memorial Day Weekend yet. Here is a popular option for us Seattle folk to make our way.
At the time we’re writing this article, Alaska Airlines has a round trip option from SEA to LAX on May 23rd/29th for $229 which will get you to the airport with enough time to catch the bus to the festival grounds for $46 each way. There are also camping accommodations that you can rent through the bus service if packing your camping gear on the plane doesn’t sound appealing.
Other options worth noting include checking out the local Seattle Facebook groups such as Seattle Plurchases, Seattle Electronic Music Scene, or even Craigslist for a rideshare! Also, it’s not Seattle specific, but the Facebook group Rideshare is worth browsing as well.
If you know of any other good resources for a PNW native to find a ride down south, please, let us know in the comments!