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The Latest Incarnation Of The Lightning In A Bottle Festival Will Be Held At Lake Skinner Near Temecula And Will Feature Nicolas Jaar, Rusco, Tycho And Paper Diamond


By Brad Hamilton
Special For Modern Times Magazine

April 16, 2013 — It may have a new location, and will be held at a different time this summer, but regular attendees of the Lightning In A Bottle Festival will still feel at home.

Some of the best DJs and other musical acts will still be there, as will the Lucent Temple of Consciousness and of course, the cutting edge stages and scenery that brought The Do Lab — the creative force behind the festival — to the world’s attention.

The music lineup includes headliners Nicolas Jaar, Rusko, Tycho, Paper Diamond, Emancipator, PANTyRAiD, Lee Burridge, GRiZ and others. But the country's premier boutique music and arts festival will also include the sounds of Miguel Migs, Eskmo, Tim Green, Cari Lekebusch, Blockhead, and Kastle. In addition to the world class talent above, other notables include house legend François K, the emerging indie melodies of Blackbird Blackbird, Los Angeles Icon Jason Bentley,  the foot-stomping anthems of Herbert Bail Orchestra, plus more than 100 other acts.

"Our goal with the music is to create a positive and uplifting experience, with a good balance of beautiful melodic music and good old party music. After four months of in depth research and a lot of listening we tried to cover as many genres as possible that we feel fit the vibe that we're trying to create with Lightning in a Bottle," according to one of the founder of LIB, Jesse Flemming, co-Founder/curator of The Do LaB.

The Lucent Temple of Consciousness, a sanctuary for all participants to enrich the soul and inspire the spirit — which will be built out of recycled and found objects —  will include more than 300 different experiences in yoga, workshops, speakers and exotic world music.

The four-day festival will be held from July 11 to July 15, 2013, and at a new location — Lake Skinner County Park in Temecula, Calif. The Temecula location is less than 90 minutes from both the Los Angeles and San Diego metropolitan areas, respectively. It is about five hours by car from Phoenix.

For more information about Lightning in a Bottle, and to purchase tickets, visit Follow LIB at or The Do LaB at or

Brad Hamilton is a freelance writer who regularly contributes to Modern Times Magazine.
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