Lightning in a Bottle 2017
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Lightning in a Bottle has announced their new venue for 2019, the Buena Vista Aquatic Recreation Area in Kern Country, California. 


After tons of behind the scenes work the wait is finally over. Festival organizers have announced the new home of Lightning in a Bottle! This year the festival will be held at the Buena Vista Aquatic Recreation Area, taking place on the weekend of May 8 – 12. It will be an exciting adventure experiencing Lightning in a Bottle in a new location and I cannot wait to see what 2019 has in store!

The new venue in Kern County, California, is substantially smaller and greener than the festival’s previous home in Bradley, which will create a more intimate feel. Because of these more compact grounds, this year’s attendance will be reduced to 20,000 – so don’t sleep on securing your tickets! Check out information about the Early Bird and Loyalty presales below.

Watch the LiB 2019 Location Reveal Video on Youtube: 


While the venue has been officially announced by Lightning in a Bottle, they are still in the process of fully securing permits. Stay tuned for more updates on this process.

“As in previous years, the full permitting process involves feedback from many county departments and we will continue to finalize various aspects of the festival operations with these county departments over the coming weeks. This is a normal aspect of large scale event production that we are used to working through. We have secured the necessary temporary event permit for the park and are confident that the additional planning steps necessary to have the event as scheduled will proceed successfully.”

-Lightning in a Bottle

“We thank so many of our community for taking such an engaged interest in our ongoing venue and permitting discussions with Kern Country. The hearing today was positive and we are happy to be progressing with Kern County officials. We are really excited about the Buena Vista Lake venue and our local partners, the new site is an incredible picturesque location, that’s flatter, grassier, and feels like a perfect new home for our community. I welcome the transparency that today’s hearing brought to the permitting proceedings as it highlights the challenges that many independent festival promoters across the country face. We look forward to working with the residents and officials of Kern County to produce an incredible event this May.”

– Dede Fleming, Do LaB Co-Founder/Producer

Get excited for Lightning in a Bottle 2019 and check out our review of last year’s edition and photo album! Tickets available now through the LiB website!


Lightning in a Bottle 2019 Essential Info:

Festival Dates: Thursday, May 8 – Sunday, May 12, 2019
Venue Address: 13601 Ironbark Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93311
Ages: All ages. 21+ to drink. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. If you are under 18 and want to attend, more information can be found here.


Lightning in a Bottle 2019 February Announcements:

  • 2019 Venue Reveal – Feb 12th
  • 24 Hr Loyalty Pre-Sale – Feb 13th @ 10 am PST
  • Earlybird Sale – Feb 14th @ 10 am PST
  • Phase 1 Music Lineup – Feb 15th 

Note: The Super Earlybird Refund Deadline has been extended to February 13th @ 11:59 pm PST


Lightning in a Bottle 2019 Earlybird Sale:

Thursday 2/14 10 AM PST – Friday 2/15 at 8:00 am PST.

  • Discounted 5-Day and 4-Day Festival Passes will be for sale, giving attendees the opportunity to snag LIB tickets at the lowest price available in 2019.
  • Limited quantities available – first come first serve.
  • The following pass types will be available for purchase during the Loyalty & Earlybird Sales (pending availability):
    • Discounted Earlybird 5-Day and 4-Day Festival Passes – limited quantities available!
    • Car Camping Passes
    • RV Camping Passes (with & without Power + Sanitation Services)
    • Boutique Camping Packages
    • Lightning Bus Tickets

24-Hour Loyalty Pre-Sale On Wednesday:

Wednesday 2/13 at 10 AM PST – Thursday 2/14 at 9:59 AM PST.

  • Registered members will have the opportunity to purchase 2019 passes at the Earlybird price, 24 hours before they go on sale to the general public.
  • Limited quantities available – first come first serve.
  • Emails will be sent out to registered members on 2/6 confirming their access to the Loyalty Pre-Sale.

*Only open to 2018 attendees who registered their wristbands before the June deadline.  Registrations after the deadline will not be included*.


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Zachary Lefevre has been listening to electronic music since the early 2000s. Although his first live show was underground hip-hop, he began listening to a variety of different genres and found his niche within electronic community. After attending more concerts and festivals, Zachary was seeking out a platform that would allow him to express his passion and love for live music and share it with friends, family, and the world. Having always been an avid writer he began to combine the two arts and shortly after writing his first article Zachary became part of the EDM Identity team in August 2015.

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