Dance music festival Lightning in a Bottle returns this year with a new location within a short drive from San Francisco.
The five-day festival moves to Bradley, Calif., about three hours south of San Francisco on Highway 101, for Memorial Day Weekend on May 20-26 after a new festival site in Temecula last year drew complaints from some attendees after an unexpected police presence and arrests.
“There were some frustrations and we were looking for a place that wouldn’t have the same situation,” said Russell Ward, a spokesperson for the event. “It’s a great location for all of our northern California and central California people.”
The new venue will move the party to a more festival friendly environment in Monterey County’s San Antonio Lake recreation area, about 20 miles east of California’s central coast with year-round camping, fishing, hiking, swimming and other activities.
A full lineup announcement is expected in the coming weeks with early-bird tickets set to go on sale February 18. Nicolas Jaar, dubstep producer Rusko, Tycho and Paper Diamond were among performers last year in Temecula.
In addition to an eclectic mix of music performances and art, LIB offers guest speakers, yoga classes, group meditation and other attractions.
Festival producers The Do LaB, specialize in interactive environments, event production and creative lighting design. In addition to LIB and other events, the Do Lab is also responsible for a popular art installation at Coachella with DJs.
Scenes from Lightning in a Bottle 2013: