Unleash the Thrill: Your Ultimate Guide at Lightning in a Bottle 2024

Unleash the Thrill: Your Ultimate Guide at Lightning in a Bottle 2024

Ignite Your Senses and Dive into the Ultimate Festival Adventure!

Prepare to be swept away on a sonic journey like no other at Lightning In A Bottle 2024! With seven electrifying stages boasting their own distinct vibe, this year's lineup promises to cater to every musical taste imaginable. From the pulsating beats of electronic, techno, and house music to the soulful melodies of pop and folk, you'll find yourself dancing the night away alongside industry giants like Labrinth, Skrillex, James Blake, and M.I.A.

But the excitement doesn't stop there! Newly announced lineups for The Stacks, The Junkyard, The Compass, and The Grand Artique are set to elevate your festival experience to new heights with performances by Glass Beams, Strawberry Disco Circus, Justin Cambell, Fuzzwald and the Rabbit, Henry Pope, Mystic Grizzly, and Little Dinosaur, just to name a few.

This year, Lightning in a Bottle is shaking things up with the introduction of 3-day tickets and hotel packages, along with Easy Peasy Pre-set Camping and Pre-Set RV options. Say goodbye to stress and hello to convenience as you dive headfirst into a weekend of pure bliss, knowing that your accommodations are taken care of from the get-go.

For those seeking the full five-day adventure, arrive early to secure the best campsites and immerse yourself in pre-parties before the crowds descend. And if the music alone isn't enough to satisfy your soul, fear not! Delve into the immersive Compass area, where you'll find enlightening discussions on indigenous cultures, psychedelic medicine, love & relationships, healthy eating, yoga and more. Embrace the unknown, expand your horizons, and let Lightning in a Bottle ignite your spirit like never before!


When Where? Who is Playing?

Mark your calendars and get ready to experience the magic of Lightning in a Bottle 2024! This year, the festival will take place over Memorial Day weekend, from May 22nd to May 27th, 2024, at the stunning Buena Vista Aquatic Recreational Area in Bakersfield, located in Kern County, CA. For those traveling from afar, the festival site is approximately 100 miles outside of Los Angeles, making it easily accessible for attendees flying into LAX.

Get ready to be blown away by an electrifying lineup featuring a diverse array of talent, with a strong focus on female representation. Prepare to groove to the beats of CloZEE, Nora En Pure, Honey Dijon, Nia Archives, Jyoty, ANNA, Sama’ Abdulhadi, and many more incredible artists who will be taking the stage at Lightning in a Bottle 2024.


M.I.A. One of my all time favorites. When "Paper Planes" came out in 2007, I couldn’t stop listening. This British Rapper and record producer is a force and her music is still just as relevant today as it was when she  began her recording career in 2002. And who will ever forget her epic Oscar nominated song, "O…Saya" from “Slumdog Millionaire.”

James Blake This English R&B superstar  has a soothing baritone voice, 2 Grammys and is known for his hits like "Retrograde," "Life Round Here," and "Overgrown." 

Fatboy Slim Arguably one of rave’s biggest legends will be doing what he does best at LIB this year. And for all those younger festival goers, you need to check out his Grammy win for best music video in the infamous video, "Weapon of Choice" featuring  Christopher Walkin dancing around a hotel lobby. 

Skream The English electronic music producer, will be performing a dubstep set. He remixed one of my personal most favorite songs in the world, “In For The Kill.” 

Tycho his moody ambient sounds will be perfect at creating the most epic Sunset set

Labrinth English singer, rapper, songwriter, and record producer. He composed the soundtrack for the first season of HBO's Euphoria and Won the Emmy for the song “All For Us” with vocals by Zendaya

Skrillex Has won 9 Grammys- the most out of any electronic dance artist. This past year he had a double album release and several marquee festival appearances worldwide. Also did a remix of La Roux’s “In For The Kill”


Explore the dynamic evolution of Lightning in a Bottle! Initially conceived as an art installation at Coachella by brothers Dede, Jesse, and Josh Flemming, the festival quickly gained popularity. Transitioning from a beloved stage to its own immersive event, Lightning in a Bottle has grown into an annual gathering attracting 20-30 thousand attendees.

It's more than just a music festival; it's a vibrant celebration of creativity, featuring captivating art installations, engaging workshops, thought-provoking talks, and mouthwatering cuisine. With a nod to Burning Man's culture, it's an experience that transcends mere entertainment, fostering connections and inspiring personal growth.



Each festival pass grants complimentary tent camping access. For those parking on-site, camping in their vehicle, or bringing an RV, a separate vehicle pass is required. General admission and VIP Festival passes must be purchased individually.

Excitingly, this year introduces Easy Peasy Tent Packages, providing basic tent setups with bedding for hassle-free camping in the designated Easy Peasy Camp area. Similarly, Easy Peasy RV Packages offer fully powered RV setups upon arrival, allowing immediate immersion into the festival atmosphere.

For those seeking elevated experiences, Atlaswyld tent packages offer luxury tent camping with VIP amenities and access to private lounges and air-conditioned restrooms. For the epitome of luxury, indulge in Atlaswyld airstream packages.

Families are welcomed into the dedicated family campsite, fostering a community atmosphere for parents and children alike.

Exclusive hotel and ticket packages, including 3-day, 5-day, VIP, and "Just Here for the Party" options, are available. Partner hotels such as Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bakersfield Central, Hampton Inn Bakersfield-Central, Four Points by Sheraton Bakersfield, and DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bakersfield offer shuttle services to and from the festival.

Lockers, priced at $55, provide secure storage with power outlets and phone charging stations accessible 24/7. Attendees are encouraged to bring reusable water bottles to utilize the festival's filtered water stations, promoting sustainability and reducing plastic waste.

Shower tickets are available for purchase at the shower booth located in the campground plazas. Guests are reminded to pack biodegradable soap for eco-friendly hygiene practices.

Charging stations are conveniently situated throughout the festival grounds, including backstage for VIP attendees and within Atlaswyld Campgrounds. Portable power banks are recommended for continuous charging, with solar-powered options available for extended use.

A diverse array of food vendors offer organic and locally-sourced options, including vegan and gluten-free choices. Additionally, LIB's Marketplaceshowcases crafted goods from local artists, spanning jewelry, clothing, skincare, and health tonics.

For the latest updates and information, visit the festival's website.


Prepare for your camping adventure with a few essentials to ensure comfort during your stay. Nights by the lake can get chilly, while daytime temperatures soar into the high 80s over Memorial Day weekend. Pack accordingly with layers for warmth at night and options to stay cool during the day. Backpacks and holsters are a convenient way to caryy your essentials.

Combat the festival dust with essential items like a bandana, sunglasses or goggles, and a filtered mask. Consider bringing aluminet for your tent to shield against excessive heat and sun exposure. Stay cool with a no-bake tent and enhance your comfort with a Cooler AC from Etsy, ensuring a chill retreat throughout the festival.

Beat the heat with portable cooling options like a rave fan or battery-operated handheld fans, including misting features for extra refreshment. Don't forget sunscreen and chapstick to protect against sun exposure. Prioritize restful sleep with an eye mask and quality earplugs, essential for peaceful nights amidst festival excitement.

Stay hydrated to prevent heat stroke, and take breaks by the lake to cool off. Explore meditation and art classes or simply relax under an art tent for a serene festival experience. If you find yourself in need of any forgotten items, visit the General Store for convenience.


Stay connected and meet fellow Lightning in a Bottle enthusiasts by joining these two groups! Explore the lively discussions on Reddit and connect with like-minded individuals on the dedicated Facebook page.

For the latest festival news and updates, visit Music Festival Wizard, your go-to source for comprehensive coverage of the scene, including lineup announcements, reviews, and insightful commentary.

Discover a handy tool with this music festival app, continuously updated with new additions to its festival roster. Keep an eye out for upcoming events as they're added regularly.

Get into the festival spirit with a captivating 20-year Lightning in a Bottle recap video on YouTube, offering inspiration and nostalgia for seasoned festival-goers and newcomers alike.


Looking for festival fashion inspiration.  Check out Pinterest and Etsy for inspiration and shop at your local resale and vintage shops.  Even raid your Halloween costume closet.  Anything goes at LIB.  The more creative the more fun you will have.


When it comes to dressing for Lightning in a Bottle, the key is comfort and creativity. Opt for lightweight, breathable clothing to stay cool during the day, and swimwear for the lake.  Embrace vibrant colors, playful patterns, and eclectic accessories to express your unique style and blend in with the festival's colorful atmosphere.  Pack sandals for the lake and sneakers for day time dancing.

Don't forget practical items like sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat to protect yourself from the sun, along with comfortable shoes for dancing the night away.  Comfy closed toes shoes or boots are best for night time.  Above all, let your outfit reflect your free-spirited energy and adventurous attitude as you immerse yourself in the magic of Lightning in a Bottle.  

LED faux fur vests


Be prepared for cooler temperatures at night with layers you can easily add or remove.  It can get freezing  and you will want to be prepared.  Always pack hats, gloves, hoodies, scarves, vest, kimonos, and of course cozy faux fur coats and jackets.

Check out Furrocious Furr's newest festival fashion.

Our kimonos collection and LED kimono collection is perfect for layering and you can light it up for evermore fun and a sure way to not lose your friends in the crowd.  Check out our new LED faux fur accessories including our LED hoods and our LED hooded blanket.

Wolf LED Hood

Ladies we think you will love our new Snuggle Coat. It’s the perfect length, cozy hood and so versatile for festivals. Fellas our faux fur vests are the prefect layering piece to your festival outfit.

Snuggle Coat

Men's Neon Cheetah Vest




Lane 8

James Blake




Fatboy Slim


Nora En Pure

Bob Moses (Club Set)


Bomba Estéreo

Honey Dijon

Damian Lazarus

Mura Masa

Of The Trees

Floating Points


Barclay Cresnshaw

Nia Archives


ANNA b2b Sama’ Abdulhadi

Justin Martin


it’s murph

Qveen Herby

Skream (Dubstep Set)

Tycho (Sunset Set)

Adam Ten b2b Mita Gami

Ayla Nereo

DJ Holographic

Elephant Heart

Fleetmac Wood


Glass Beams



Jasper Tygner

Jimi Jules

La Lom


Maddy O’Neal


Miss Dre




PawPaw Rod






Yulia Niko



Blaq Pages




Dela Moon

DJ Dials

Ella Romand


Little Dinosaur

Maria Tambien


Siren & Seer

Sweet Anomaly

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Yes, Lightning in a Bottle Festival has a camping area. They offer car camping, RV passes, and glamping packages.

Yes, Lightning in a Bottle Festival is held outside at Buena Vista Lake in Bakersfield, California.

It can get cold at night at Lightning in a Bottle Festival. Temperatures are in the 80's to 90's during the day and can get down to the 50's at night. The days get a bit too hot to handle and the nights get so cold you can see your breath. Be prepared to seek shade in the day, and bundle up at night!

Over 27,000 people attend Lightning in a Bottle Festival (LIB).

Lightning in a Bottle Festival (LIB) began in 2004.

Lightning in a Bottle is a unique experience beyond any ordinary music festival and produced by the Do LaB. There is art, culture, performance, community, workshops and so much more.

Depending on the weather, faux fur coats can be great for night time at Lightning in a Bottle Festival. The temperatures can drop at night and a faux fur coat is going to be cozy and comfortable.

Furrocious Furr makes the best faux fur coats for Lightning in a Bottle Festival. Furrocious faux fur coats are not only stylish and fashionable but completely functional for all your festival needs. They have a wide variety of styles for men and women to choose from. Furrocious Furr coats are extremely comfortable and cozy. Each coat is made of the softest faux fur and most high quality materials, super cozy lining, has multiple pockets, and backpack straps so when its too hot you can wear you coat like a cape and never have to put it on the ground. Save your self the trouble of illuminating yourself with blinky string lights and get a LED Furrocious Furr Coat. You are immediately lite up with the push of a button and ready for a safe night in the dark forest.

Furrocious Furr makes the warmest festival coats compared to other brands. In addition to thier wide range of faux fur from thin to thick, to super thick, to various faux chinchilla qulaities, they use a plush minky cuddle lining that adds extra warmth and coziness to each coat. They have the level of warmth each person needs.

Furrocious Furr makes the softest faux fur coats for Lightning in a Bottle Festival. They only use the highest quality faux fur which are all extremely soft. The faux chinchilla furs are by far the softest.

You can get a nice faux fur coat made in China for under $100 on Amazon. But there is no guarantee how well it will fit and how long it will last. It also won't have multiple pockets and other design features that a more expensive faux fur coat will have. If you are looking for fast disposable fashion you can buy a cheap nice faux fur coat but it you want a quality faux fur coat that will last and be eco friendly a more expensive coat is the better option in the long run.

Depending on how cold you get, we recommend a shorter style coat made lighter weight fur or a vest. LEDS, Novelty fabrics and sequins are also great options for faux fur coats or vests.

Yes, a faux fur coat is warm enough for Lightning in a Bottle Festival. With temperatures dropping into the 60's at night, its nice to have a warm and cozy faux fur coat for outside festivals. Faux fur coats range in thickness and levels of warmth. You should choose a faux fur coat that matches your level of tolerance in cold temperatures.

Faux furs coats CAN get wet, but it not recommended. It's best to keep it dry whenever possible. Rain won't ruin a faux fur coat and will dry hung in a ventialted area. Use a brush to fluff the fur back to life after it dries.

Yes. We recommend dry cleaning your faux fur coat at a reputabe cleaner for best results. You can also hand wash in cool water with a mild detergent or shampoo. Hang to dry. No heat.

Yes, you can wash a coat covered in dust and dirt. You must you a machine gental cylce. Too much agitation will ruin the fur. Air dry. No Heat!

It is recommended that you dry clean your faux fur coat after going to a festival to refresh it. You can also hand wash in cool water with a mild detergent combined with vinegar. Hang dry the coat in a ventilated area and fluff with brush.

A faux fur coat is made of synthetic acrylic and polyester fibers.

A faux fur coat is 100% ethical and moop free making it the perfect eco conscience choice to wear at Lightning in a Bottle Festival. You may loose a hair or too but its less than the amount you will shed from your head.

Faux Fur coats are not toxic to wear and cause no allergic reactions.

Faux fur is made out of synthetic materials in an attempt to mimic the appearance of animal fur but is made only of synthtic man made fibers making it 100% vegan and animal free.

Faux Fur coats are the not only the fashionable thing to wear at the Lightning in a Bottle Festival but also an essential item to wear to survive cold desert nights. With so many options in faux fur coats today you can express your personal style with a fashionable faux fur coat.

The most important thing to look for in a faux fur coat for festivals is quality, durability, fit, and feel. There are a few things to think about when deciding on which faux fur coat or vest to buy for Lightning in a Bottle Festival. 1. The Fit. You need to make sure the coat is comfortable, feels cozy, and fits over what you plan to wear under it. 2. The Fur. How thick do you need the fur to be? How cold do you get? 3. The style. Do you want a hood? A collar? or perhaps a zip off hood. 4. The Length. Do you want the coat short? mid thigh? knee length? or to the ground?

Fun faux fur was already a part of the rave and club cultures in the 1990's. Faux Fur coats have become an essential part of most people's festival wardrobe.

So many festival goers wear faux fur coats because most importantly they are warm, cozy, and comfortable. They are also love faux fur coats as a way to express their own unique persoanl style.

The style of the faux fur coat a person needs for Lightning in a Bottle Festival depends on that individual's needs and personal taste. For example many guys run hot and don't need the same type of faux fur coat a female who gets cold very easily will need. A faux fur vest is often the best solution for men that run hot. There are also different thicknesses/ warmth levels of faux fur to consider as well as different lengths of faux fur coats ranging, from waist length to floor length. Vests are a great option especially because they come with back pack straps.

Quality faux fur coats are made to be worn and with stand any harsh environment like the desert. Dry cleaning your coat at a reputable cleaner after wearing it at a weekend festival will result in your coat looking like new again. Standard dirt and dust will completely dissolve in the dry cleaning process. Cheap poor quality faux fur coats will just not look as good after a week at festival.

High quality faux fur coats are not moopy. Less faux furs will fall off than hairs on your head. A cheap poor quality faux fur coat may moop.

Furrocious Furr makes the best LED/light-up faux fur coats. They are by far the most durable, high quality LED faux fur coats in the market. The Furrocious Furr LED collection has the widest variety of styles and colors of LED faux fur coats for both men and women.