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Lightning In A Bottle To Host DGTL LIB Fest Featuring TOKiMONSTA, KAYTRANDA, Four Tet, Tycho & More
Do LaB, the independent event brand behind the beloved Southern California Lightning in a Bottle (LiB) festival, has revealed details for a special Twitch livestream festival this weekend. As this year's festival was set to take place during Memorial Day weekend (May 22-24) but was canceled due coronavirus, DGTL LIB will bring the music, movement, magic and whimsy to fans around the world in its place.
KAYTRANADA, Four Tet, Rinzen, Justin Jay and the Funk Hunters, all of whom were on the lineup for the 2020 event, will perform special livestream sets. Tycho, TOKiMONSTA, Shiba San, CloZee and Beats Antique, all of whom have played past LiBs, will also be part of this weekend's fire musical offering.
Just as the camping fest is always so much more than its musical lineup, DGTL LIB will offer engaging programming including deep house yoga from one of Los Angeles' finest, DJ/producer Marques Wyatt, a sourdough bread baking lesson and a painting with coffee class.
House, techno and bass music favorites Luttrell, Autograf, Glitch Mob, Mr. Carmack, Eli & Fur, Sacha Robotti, Random Rab and others will also bring the beats during the long weekend. The event is created in partnership with female-run boutique design firm Vita Motus, who has created immersive digital stage experiences that select artists will use during the sets to add some visual pizazz to spice up the livestream flurry. Their Unreal Engine technology allows for "set design, lighting design, video mapped content, embedded performances, camera capture and more" to be shared via the Twitch stream.
"Here at Do LaB, we've always been forward thinking and our longtime partnership with Vita Motus has helped us bring our insane visions to life," said Jesse Flemming, President of Do LaB. "We are excited to be pushing the envelope with them again, but this time in the digital world."
To bring a taste of the rest of LiB's engaging programming online, The Compass (educational workshops and talks), ArtClave (interactive and live art spaces), the Learning Kitchen (food!) and Grand Artique stage will all bring offerings this weekend. The Compass will bring more yoga and meditation classes, in addition to Wyatt's groovy one, as well as talks, including "Aliens ExtraTerrestrials" with film producer Alan Steinfeld.
Additionally, the Grand Artique will serve up a talent/variety show, live art, improv theater an open mic and more, with the help of wacky musical group the Fungineers.
The event is free to stream on Twitch, but will be accepting donations to help raise money to offer refunds to 2020 ticket purchasers who opted out of exchanging them for 2021 passes.
Join DGTL LIB here on Twitch from May 22-24 to discover some magic indoors this weekend.