It has been nearly two years since the Lightning in a Bottle community has gathered to co-create their favorite experience of the year. While they may be separated physically, the innovative spirit of the Do LaB crew and its wide reaching audience has given way to a new virtual faction of festival goers.
This new legacy continues as Do LaB announces the lineup for DGTL LIB 2, taking place Memorial Day Weekend, May 29-30. Continuing the path set forth by the digital debut in 2020, fans can expect all the musical curation, mischief and quirkiness, cause-driven education, and wellness offerings that make this a standout virtual experience.
DGTL LIB comes at a pivotal time for North American music as the event simultaneously releases tickets for Lightning in a Bottle 2022 reclaiming Memorial Day Weekend for what will surely be a surreal physical reunion for its community.
This year’s DGTL edition welcomes a taste of the historically eclectic LIB musical programming. The lineup is topped by North American electronic originator MOBY, globetrotting house and techno icon Seth Troxler, genre-defying duo SOFI TUKKER, and superstar vocalist and dj ALUNA. The lineup is a testament to the coming together of styles that LiB has always forged and continues with the likes of Purple Disco Machine, Patrice Baumel, Mikey Lion, WhoMadeWho, Sango, The Polish Ambassador, TSHA, Tor, HOLLY, The Librarian, Desert Dwellers and more.
Not only will performers curate one-of-a-kind sets for guests to enjoy, but artists like MOBY, Desert Dwellers, Megan Hamilton and Mikey Lion will perform in favorite LIB stages, recreated as digital environments by Vita Motus Design Studio to create a full immersive experience. From the colourful tendrils of the Woogie to the striking bass-heavy temple of The Stacks, there’ll be a musical home for everyone. By utilizing Unreal Engine technology and leveraging live production expertise, all elements of a real production are able to seamlessly integrate and bring an engaging broadcast to life from various remote locations, including set design, lighting design, video mapped content, embedded performances, camera capture, and more.
Following the Opening Ceremonies, digital revelers can also expect all the immersive workshops and surprises curated by The Compass. The event’s signature education haven will showcase movement programming like Rise & Shine Vinyasa Yoga with Ayres Nouveau, The Mighty Wave of Change – A Kundalini Yoga Experience with Jai Dev, Thunder Before The Lightning – Stretch and Recover with Christian Bluford, and Samba Dance with Nicolea Pettis. Foodies will be glued to the screen for Seaweed-Shitake Mineral Broth with Steph Zhu, and Praise Cheezus! with Chef Perla. Those looking to dig a little deeper can get stuck into courses like Sexuality & Socialization: Deshamifying Your Turn-Ons with Jenny Mohr, a presentation on the future and present of psychedelics with MAPS, and more.
Furthering their commitment to both the arts and digital innovation, Do LaB will welcome live painter Benidigital to the event and will be partnering with Modern.com to sell the original works as an NFT after the show, eternalizing the weekend as a piece of digital art for one lucky collector
Do LaB regulars know best that it remains the wacky surprises and hidden turns that make the Lightning in a Bottle experience truly one of a kind. DGTL LiB strays not from this journey, welcoming signature immersive partners like The Jive Joint, Fungineers, William Close & The Earth Harp and a slew of other bizarities you won’t find anywhere else.
DGTL LiB will kick off early for round two, with a restream of DGTL LiB 1.0 on Wednesday May 26, a night of classic hits Live from the Mixtape on May 27th, and proper pre-party vibes from Patricio & Friends on Friday May 28th.
If you can point to one thing that connects the diverse and fantastic LiB community it’s the shared resilience between event producer and attendee. It is this joint adventure that continues to define the experience within and beyond the gates of Lightning in a Bottle, spilling into the internet for now and forward to the idyllic shores of Buena Vista Lake on Memorial Day Weekend 2022. For now, gather your Do LaB family and join us for DGTL LIB on Twitch