$130 – $3,030

Lightning in a Bottle 2020

Event description


Immerse yourself in the extraordinary world of Lightning in a Bottle, North America’s premier independent arts and music festival. From our multi genre music experiences, to extensive movement and yoga offerings, or educational workshops led by world-class thought leaders, LIB is a creation made by and for its community. Together we elevate cultural and environmental consciousness as participants from all over the world and all walks of life connect with each other. Join us for the greatest chapter of Lightning in a Bottle yet!

Mark your calendars! LIB is moving back to Memorial Day Weekend in 2020! After a successful first year at this venue, we are excited to return to LIB’s new home at Buena Vista Lake in Kern County, CA May 20th - May 25th, 2020.

Already know you want to attend LIB 2020?

Tickets are on sale November 7, 2019 at 10am PST! Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on all things Lightning in a Bottle: http://bit.ly/LIBnews

Please review all the 2020 ticket information on this page before purchasing. Click DETAILS on the right to expand all ticket options and pricing. Buy early and save, ticket prices will go up!

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4-DAY GENERAL ADMISSION TIER 1 $319 / TIER 2 $349 /TIER 3 $369 (allows entry beginning 11am on Thursday May 21) *Tier 2 begins 1/9/2020 at 10am PT

5-DAY GENERAL ADMISSION TIER 2 $389 / TIER 2 $419 / TIER 3 $439 (allows entry beginning 10am on Wednesday May 20) *Tier 2 begins 1/9/2020 at 10am PT

NEW PATRON EXPERIENCE $999 (allows entry beginning 10am on Wednesday May 20)

CAR CAMPING $130 (bring your car into the campgrounds!)

RV CAMPING $355 - $1200 (bring your RV/Camper/Trailer into the RV campgrounds, with or without power)

BOUTIQUE TENT RENTALS $1500-$3030 (pre-set tent rentals in well equipped private campground)

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Please click here for the Layaway Payment Plan purchase page to purchase your festival wristband through 4 easy installments. Only festival tickets are available in the payment plan, vehicle passes and tent packages must be purchased on this page.


  • Please READ the TERMS OF SALE you are agreeing to before purchasing passes.

  • Once you purchase, you will receive an order confirmation email from Eventbrite on behalf of Lightning in a Bottle 2020. IMPORTANT: If you do not see your order confirmation in your inbox or junk/spam folder, click here for further assistance.

  • Shipping is available in the Continental United States only. Canadian & International purchasers will pick up wristband and other credentials at on-site will call.

  • LIB is all ages. Ages 5 and under are free. See ticket FAQ below for more info.

  • Any attendee under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

  • Event is rain or shine.

  • Artists and schedules subject to change.

  • All sales final. No refunds or exchanges. Electronic order transfers are allowed.

  • LIB does not assist in any 3rd party transactions. For your own protection, do not purchase LIB wristbands from any third party sellers. We are not responsible for any counterfeit tickets or wristbands.

  • There is a $20 lost wristbands replacement fee. Please keep your wristbands safe and secure!

  • For more info on ADA services please contact our ADA department at ada@thedolab.com.

Have Questions?

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Event & Ticketing FAQ:

When and where is LIB 2020 taking place?

Lightning in a Bottle (LIB) is returning to Memorial Day Weekend in 2020! The festival will take place on May 20th - 25th, 2020. After a successful first year in Kern County in 2019, we are excited to return to the beautiful Buena Vista Lake.

When are tickets onsale?

The General Onsale begins November 7, 2019 at 10am PST. Buy early and save, prices will increase closer to the event! A limited amount of Earlybird Tickets were sold in June 2019.

What is the new Patron Experience ticket?

LIB has been a true labor of love for our family. We want to continue to celebrate the art and diversity of the culture we are creating together. We also want to be able to keep the festival accessible to as many people as possible with the best experiences celebrating art and being human. We have created this experience for our LIB family members that have the means to contribute a bit more to the cause.. and we are sensitive to never changing the community we’ve built together. This new Patron Experience ticket is for those willing and able to contribute extra to support LIB. In addition to granting festival access beginning Wednesday May 20, 2020, a limited edition commemorative item and special onsite experience will be gifted. LIB appreciates your thoughtful donation to the event. Ticket includes walk in access to campgrounds for tent camping, camping equipment not included. Campgrounds close on Monday.

Are payment plans available?

We are happy to offer two types of payment plans. Our Layaway option allows you to pay for your ticket in 4 increments. Please visit this separate ticketing page to access the Layaway purchase option. Also, our partner Affirm, can extend a line of credit (credit check required) via selecting them as the payment method at check out on this page.

What time may I enter the festival and campsite?

All 4-Day passholders are welcome to enter the festival beginning Thursday, May 21st at 10am. All 5-Day pass holders are welcome to enter the festival beginning Wednesday, May 20th at 11am. Please note, there is no entry once the box office closes, however, you are welcome to leave the site at any time. Official hours of box office open and closing will be released soon!

What are your tent packages?

LIB Boutique Camp offers three options of convenient and luxurious tent rentals, all of which include fully furnished premium on site accommodations for up to four guests. Boutique Camp is a campground available to registered guests from Thursday, May 21 - Monday, May 25, unless pre-arranged to check in on Wednesday May 20. There will be one complimentary parking pass allotted per tent in a nearby parking lot for easy access for loading and unloading. There is no car camping or additional tent set up allowed in this campground. Special features of Boutique Camp include private restroom suites, complimentary showers, and access to the Lush Lounge with comfortable seating and shade, phone charging stations, and daily morning coffee and tea service. Event tickets are not included in the cost of the tent package. Please email camping@thedolab.com for more information.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Everyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Children 5 and under = FREE

Children 6 - 12: $60 (available for purchase at the on-site box office only)

Children 13 – 16 = $160 (available for purchase at the on-site box office only)

Anyone 17 or older = REGULAR PRICE (purchase a normal full weekend pass on this page)

How and when will wristbands be delivered?

Shipping is available in the Continental United States only. Credentials will begin shipping in mid-April. When your order has shipped, you will receive an email from fulfillment@eventbrite.com with shipment tracking info. Please note, all orders will need to ship separately and cannot be combined due to fulfillment process.

All Canadian & International purchasers will need to pick up credentials at on-site will call. Will Call and event gate hours will be posted & emailed in advance of the festival.

Is camping included with my festival pass?

YES. 4-Day & 5-Day Passes include general walk-in camping. If you’d like to camp with your car, you’ll need to purchase a Car Camping Pass in addition to your festival pass.

Is there onsite parking if I don’t want to purchase a car camping pass for my vehicle?

YES, there is a parking lot for those driving to LIB, but not camping with their vehicles. Single occupant vehicles are charged $30 to park in the parking lot. Vehicles with two or more passengers (including the driver) are granted free parking. Thanks for carpooling and keeping LIB green!

Does each person inside a vehicle need a car camping pass?

No, you’ll only need one car camping pass per vehicle. Only one person in the vehicle needs to purchase a car camping pass if you plan to camp with the vehicle. Each adult in the vehicle needs their own Festival Pass (5-Day or 4-Day Pass).

What qualifies a vehicle as Car Camping vs RV Camping?

Van or Camper-Van = Car

Car with Trailer = RV

5th Wheel = RV

*All lengths of vehicle passes are for combined total length of RV and any vehicle towing*

Can I bring my pet?

NO, Absolutely no animals or pets of any kind are permitted at Lightning in a Bottle
This means:
NO Emotional Support Animals
NO Therapy Dogs
NO Exceptions
Medical alert animals (those used to warn the owner of a life-threatening medical condition) are permitted on a case-by-case basis. Please contact our ADA department at ada@thedolab.com for more information.

Who is on the Phase 1 lineup for 2020?


Sylvan Esso
Purity Ring
Four Tet
Big Wild
Jon Hopkins
Doja Cat
Empress Of
Lion Babe
Crooked Colours
Jarina de Marco
Gone Gone Beyond
Lucent Dossier Experience


James Blake
Amon Tobin
DJ Shadow
Keys n Krates
The Funk Hunters
Zebbler Encanti Experience
The Librarian
El Papachango
Dela Moon
A Hundred Drums
Elephant Heart
Naughty Princess
Torkom Ji


Nina Kraviz
Bob Moses
Stephan Bodzin
Justin Martin
Kyle Watson
Soul Clap
Eli & Fur
Justin Jay
Armen Miran
DJ Holographic
Caleesi & Sarah Kreis
ROXY VENUSDesert Hearts
Mikey Lion
Lee Reynolds
Joe Kay

Phase 2 Coming Soon!

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