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A Guide to Lighting in a Bottle 2020 in California

A Guide to Lighting in a Bottle 2020 in California

Lightning in a Bottle is one of California’s best cultural events, and in 2020 it’s sure to be bigger and better than ever. Here are a few of the things you need to know when planning your own visit.

What is the Lighting in a Bottle festival?

music fest

Lightning in a Bottle (sometimes known as LIB) is a music festival which is held annually in the Central Valley district of California. The festival was first launched in 2006, and has continued to grow in popularity ever since.

It is organized and run by the Do LaB, who are also responsible for a series of art installations which are featured at some of the other major Californian festivals, such as Coachella. At the time it was launched, Lightning in a Bottle was designed to help champion areas which have since become more mainstream, such as sustainability and self expression. It has grown to become one of the most influential events of its kind, and remains one of the best things to do in San Diego.

Why is it called Lightning in a Bottle?

The event was named after a private birthday party which took place in 2000. Until 2003, the event continued to take place every year privately, before turning it into a festival. It is very popular for guests at the Good Nite Inn.

What happens at the festival?

Music Festival

Guests at the festival can expect a huge range of events and entertainment, spanning diverse industries such as art, music and culture. There are live music acts, as well as spectacular art installations, meditations and yoga classes. These events have helped the festival swiftly become a must-visit experience for many which, whilst not as mainstream as a trip to Goodnite Inn hotels, remains a particularly popular activity for many visitors.

What can I expect from Lightning in a Bottle 2020?


For 2020, attendees can expect the same creative experience as in previous years – but as the popularity of the festival grows, so does the sheer range of things to do and see. The musical lineup includes top acts such as Doja Cat and Dj Shadow, alongside key underground artists including Nina Kraviz and Jesse Wright.

There’ll also be a fascinating range of talks and discussions to enjoy, with more than 150 planned for the event. Workshops will also help mentor visitors in everything from practical skills to more ethereal concepts, all the while ensuring a trip here is about much more than just great entertainment.

For those in need of rejuvenation, health and healing experts will also be available for sessions, ensuring that visitors leave feeling relaxed and restored.

When and where is this year’s event?

Lightning in a Bottle 2020 will be held between Wednesday, May 20th and Monday, May 25th. The venue for the event is Buena Vista Lake in Central California.