What’s better: Christmas or Festival Season?
Um…yes, the answer is Festival Season. And it is finally HERE. So to get the absolute most out of these next wonderful couple of months, we have to decided to highlight the best of the best at some of the most notable upcoming events so you’re ready when it’s time to put on your wristbands.
We’ll be covering each as they get closer, mainly focusing on the big names and those in California, but also festivals that any of us personally attend. Starting things off is Lightning In A Bottle, courtesy of The (highly innovative and always incredible) Do LaB.
If you’ve ever been to Coachella, you should be no stranger to the Do LaB. An establishment in it’s own right, this company has become known for its exceptional production of music and art, and always incredible vibes. And while they typically provide contributions to other organizations, LIB is a full festival that is put on by the Do LaB exclusively. With heavy emphasis on the art installations and community experience, there is no shortage of things to see and do in addition to the incredible lineup offered. For our purposes though, we’ll focus on the music.
(The following includes our personal highlights only – check out the full lineup here.)
Friday: ODESZA, SBTRKT, Thomas Jack, GRiZ
Looking at this schedule would make me instantly excited because any chance to see ODESZA is one that you should absolutely take. They are without question one of my favorite artists right now and easily some of the greatest shows I have ever seen. They just understand music so well. Their live performances take advantage of the percussion in their songs and watching the two members drum back to back is an unforgettable experience. I could go on and on.
Saturday: Goldroom, Flume, The OPIUO Band
Nothing I can say about Flume that hasn’t already been said – there’s a reason he has become so popular. His remixes and originals (and the What So Not tracks) he drops are practically made to be played live.
Sunday: AlunaGeorge, Big Wild, Snakehips, SNBRN, Hermitude, RL Grime
Big Wild was just signed to ODESZA’s label (Foreign Family Collective) and if you’re a fan of ODESZA then Big Wild is a must. Perfect combination of instruments and electronic music. Also, RL Grime is an insane show. Crazy energy and just one banger after another. Highly recommend if you’re into trap or heavy drops.
Side note: Definitely do not miss the Silent Disco.