This year brings SoCal’s 20th anniversary Lightning in a Bottle festival, and its organizers spare no expense.
Taking place at Buena Vista Lake in Bakersfield, from May 24-29, the festival will host more than 60 artists through this first wave of announcements. Longtime summer favorites like Phantogram, Caribou and The Floozies join up-and-coming trendsetters like Desiree, Canabliss, Sam Shure and Deer Jade. A host of bass music acts—from Liquid Stranger and LSDream to Moore Kismet and Mersiv—round out the expansive bill of music-makers chosen for the iconic milestone event.
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According to the event organizer Do the LaB, also loved for curating an entire Coachella stage, attendees will be treated to newly redesigned Lightning and Woogie stages, as well as a revamped Thunder stage. The 2023 edition will also introduce a new, Wild West-themed stage called Grand Artique.