Artists To Watch at Lightning in a Bottle

Lineup for Lightning in a Bottle 2023

Artists To Watch at Lightning in a Bottle

If you’re looking for one of the most unique music festivals in the country, then Do Lab’s Lightning in a Bottle in Buena Vista Lake, California is the boutique festival for you. This year, it will take place from May 24-29, 2023, and it will feature a wide range of performers, artists, and other visual interactive specialties that you won’t find anywhere else.

Lightning in a Bottle is much more than your average music festival, featuring world-class art installations, guest speakers, workshops, guided meditation, and campground experiences, along with other surprises that enthrall visitors every year. With a focus on sustainability, holistic well-being, and the environment, Lightning in a Bottle is a truly unique festival that attracts around 30,000 people each year. 

A five-day general admission ticket starts on their website at about $444, which includes tent camping, but to camp in a car or RV will cost a little extra. Still, for the extremely long length of this festival and the well-rounded experience and gorgeous nature you’ll get to experience, it’s well worth it.  

Top Artists To Watch Out For

All that being said, the musical artists and their performances are still the main draw at Lightning in a Bottle. After all, finding new artists and hearing some of the freshest sounds out there are why everyone is there, and making connections over the shared musical experience is the highlight of the trip for many people.  

This year’s lineup is their largest yet, which will be split over three stages: the Lightning Stage, the Thunder Stage, and the Woogie Stage. Let’s look at some of the hottest artists you’ll want to watch out for this year. 


Diplo is one of the most successful DJs and producers of all time, working with Skrillex as part of Jack Ü and artists Sia and Labrinth as part of the supergroup LSD. Just on his own, Diplo is a legendary act, with over a million albums sold and hundreds of millions of plays online, numerous awards, and an unstoppable career.

Purple Disco Machine

Purple Disco Machine, real name Tino Piontek, is a German house and nu-disco performer, producer, and DJ. His hit “Hypnotized” went platinum, and he’s worked on remixes of legendary artists like Lady Gaga. You won’t want to miss his set this year at Lightning in a Bottle. 

The Glitch Mob

The Glitch Mob is a trio from Los Angeles who perform hardcore, industrialist, beat-driven music that shakes the foundations of anywhere they perform.  

The Fungineers

The Fungineers are an interactive, Sesame Street-style musical and visual art performance show that enthralls both adults and children alike. They’re a musical performance supergroup of “musical magical weirdos” who put on a show like no other.  


Blond:ish, real name Vivie-ann Bakos, is a Canadian DJ superstar who knows how to put on a set that gets the crowd to its feet every time with her eclectic house and electronica techno sounds.

Sofi Tukker

Sofi Tukker is a duo from Florida known for their danceable jungle-pop style of EDM. They put on a fun performance that has seen them nominated for several Grammys and various other awards.  

Tale of Us

Named one of the top 100 alternative DJs in 2018, Tale of Us brings a distinctive eurodance techno sound to their performances that the crowd loves every time, having started their career in Italy and now calling Berlin home. 


TOKiMONSTA, real name Jennifer Lee, is a hip-hop electronica producer who has worked on remixes for legends like Duran Duran, Beck, and Sia. She’s collaborated with some of the biggest names in the musical game, and drops an electric beat-based set that brings out the inner dancer in all of us.  


ZHU is a major star of the electronica scene who has been described as “the next Daft Punk.” His brand of synthesized house and deep house will be a performance to remember this year at Lightning in a Bottle.

Besides these major names, some of the other artists you’ll definitely want to watch out for are:

  • Caribou
  • Phantogram
  • Beats Antique
  • Mindchatter
  • Liquid Stranger
  • LSDream
  • Deathpact
  • Moore Kismet
  • The Floozies

More Than Just a Concert

However, this is only a tiny selection of the vast range of artists that will be performing at Lightning in a Bottle this year, so get your tickets now before they get more expensive and be sure to not miss it. It’s really so much more than just a music festival, this really is a full-on camping holistic, complete experience that you can’t get anywhere else.

Lightning in a Bottle takes on a Burning Man vibe, except set in lush Californian forests and lakeside beaches rather than a desert. You’ll get the same kind of experience, with insane artwork, lavish visuals, artistic sculptures, and other sights to look out for. Lightning in a Bottle is one-of-a-kind, so be sure to make it!

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