Today Do LaB, creators and creators of the boutique festival experience Lightning in a bottle, have announced the lineup for the event’s 2022 return to Buena Vista Lake in Southern California. Over five days on Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-30, LIB will gather a unique blend of torchbearers from a range of genres and origins to its famously creative tapestry. Each artist will play their own role in igniting the much anticipated reconnection of the LIB community.
Since 2006, Do LaB has acted as a curatorial beacon for the West Coast festival movement, inspiring a global movement within the larger festival movement. LIB continues to be a valued destination for artists around the world to showcase their unique crafts in creative stage environments built for immersion and wonder. The result is a deep connection between audience and artist that paves the way for top musical experiences and genre-defying discoveries.
LIB’s Lightning Stage remains a central artery through which live and electronic icons thrive. In 2022, the stage will see performances by British indie rock phenoms Glass Animals, Canadian-Haitian beatsmith Kaytranada, the prodigal son of American bass music GRiZ, plus crossover leaders SG Lewis, Purity Ring, and Chet Faker. British-Nigerian rapper Little Sims and singer songwriter empress of will make their LIB debut, while mono link makes a triumphant return to center stage with a new album and worldwide fame in tow.
Historically known as the event’s bass music enclave, Thunder will transform into a tree-lined theater showcasing multiple genres in the open air with its largest lineup to date. It remains the perfect container for a melting pot of styles culminating in electronic composer and singer Great Wilde, the cinematic tones of CloZee, and Los Angeles bass icon Ekali. Excitement for fans of the low end continues with ‘s experimental soundscapes G Jones B2B EPROM, LSDream, Mr. carmack and OPIUO. In line with the event’s mission to inspire cross-genre pollination, American rapper and singer Gold Link takes center stage alongside the Jamaican reggae singer and rapper coffee, and the jumping legend of New Orleans Great Freedia.
Much more awaits those who make the trek to LIB next year! Check out the full lineup below, tickets on sale on 11/5 at 10am PST at https://www.libfestival.org/.
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