One attendee reported dead at 2018’s Lightning In A Bottle Festival

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One death has been reported following this year’s Lightning in a Bottle music festival in Lake San Antonio, Central California.

San Luis Obispo officials confirmed Tyler Schripsema, 23, died at Twin Cities hospital after suffering a swimming-related accident at the festival. Officials have not commented on any further details surrounding his death although an autopsy is currently being handled by the San Luis Obispo County Coroner’s Office. His mother, Lisa Schripsema, said the initial autopsy indicated her son died from an injury to his spinal column. “I don’t know if he fell and hit his head,” she told San Luis Obispo. “It was such a freak accident.”

According to the GoFundMe page set up by Schripsema’s fraternity brothers to help pay for the funeral expenses, Schripsema had just graduated from California State University Stanislaus three days before the accident.

This is the second death at Lightning in a Bottle in two years. The festival promoter, Do LaB, is currently facing a lawsuit from the family of a 20-year-old woman who died after taking LSD last year. The family claims she was denied the proper medical attention.

Both Lightning In A Bottle and Do LaB have yet to comment on the passing.

Via: KSBYPhoto Credit: Jess Bernstein Photography 

Do LaB and Dirtybird end Dirtybird Campout partnership

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Tristan Leto

Los Angeles-based festival producers Do LaB officially announced that they’ll be ending their longstanding partnership with the bass-bumping house label, Dirtybird Records.

Since the hatching of the Dirtybird Campout back in 2015, both the event and the organizations have each grown considerably. With three years of sold-out events, star-studded lineups, and over the top summer camp inspired programming under their belt, Dirtybird has now chosen to carry out the Campout independently from the Do LaB.

“Creating the wild and one-of-a-kind Dirtybird Campout has been one of the most rewarding experiences we’ve had the privilege to take part in and we’re very proud of the unique event we were able to build together,” Do LaB’s Co-Founder and President, Jesse Flemming said of the two’s partnership. “The Dirtybird community welcomed us with open arms, so hosting their amazing fans for the last 3 years has been very special.”

Fans of the Do LaB’s production can continue to take part in the team’s creative conceptualization at their flagship festival, Lightning In A Bottle, and Coachella.

Photo Credit: Tristan Leto

Lightning in a Bottle drops off diverse 2018 lineup

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Bradley, California’s uniquely immersive festival, Lightning in a Bottle, has revealed the first phase of its 2018 musical line-up, set to take place May 23–28.

In an increasingly monotonous festival market, LiB defines itself in defying the norm. The festival’s forward-thinking curation has presently landed a diverse array of acts from Anderson.Paak & The Free Nationals, to Zhu, GriZ, Fever Ray, The Glitch Mob, Sofi Tukker, TOKiMONSTA, Modeselektor (DJ Set), Emancipator, Nicole Moudaber, The Black Madonna, and more.

Lightning in a Bottle’s strive for diversity in its programming can be best summed in music director and co-founder Jesse Flemming’s words:

“We’re definitely not trying to play the same game we are seeing with all the massive festivals these days when we book our music programming. Forget the big names you can see at 10 other festivals this year. For us the goal is to craft a musical playlist that will perfectly guide people along the experience we’re trying to create. We book each stage to be its own separate journey on any given day and we try to diversify it as much as possible so when you’re wandering around during the weekend you can always find something just right for you. This has been our goal since day one and it continues to shape how we book today.”

More information and tickets to Lightning in a Bottle, which go on-sale January 18 at 10 am PST, are available here.

LIB 2018 Lineup - HiRes

Featured image by D Zetterstrom

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Check Out The Do LaB’s Newest Festival Masterpiece

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Portugal’s Boom Festival is an amalgamation of everything awesome, and if it’s anywhere near dope, you know The Do LaB has to be be involved. The festival is held every two years, and calls artists and creators from all walks of life to sculpt, paint, and perform as they wish.

This year, The Do LaB’s lead builder and co-founder Josh Flemming led a multi-national crew  to build their most impressive structure to date, 2016’s Boom Dance Temple. The new age ‘tent’ is a 50,000 square foot structure, which took 10 months of planning and nearly five months to erect using only locally sourced materials. The team was able to construct this massive structure with the help of “Vigas,” a glued laminated timber, also called glulam, which allows engineers to have large spans of lumber without the need for excessive connections and support.

The idea for the temple’s shape stems from one of Flemming’s own sketches, taking form after a giant beetle or scarab and resulting in the behemoth tent you see below. The undertaking has had a serious influence on The Do LaB’s team, and you can expect their own Lightning In A Bottle to be affected from the experience.

“Boom has taught us a lot about working with a really diverse team of people. It has really inspired us to make LIB into a more international festival. Boom is also specific and unique in their messaging and ethos. They have been around for a long time and have deep roots in pschyedelic trance culture. To us, it’s an uncomprimising beacon of that culture and it has inspired and pushed us in a similar direction for the American West Coast festival scene.” 

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H/T The Do LaB

Photo Credit Pawel Wieloch | Jakob Kolar | S. Zehnder

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