event info

Event Info

Festival Hours


The festival opens Thursday the 24th, after 4pm, for camp set up and early arrivals. All festival programming begins Friday the 26th at 7am. All attendees must vacate the festival by Monday the 28th at 4PM. See the Box Office hours below for additional info.


Wristbands


ALL FESTIVAL WRISTBANDS WILL BE PUT ON BY BOX OFFICE STAFF. ANY WRISTBAND THAT IS NOT ISSUED BY OUR BOX OFFICE IS NOT A VALID WRISTBAND AND YOU WILL BE DENIED ENTRY IN TO THE FESTIVAL. PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE WRISTBANDS OR TICKETS FROM SCALPERS OR UNAUTHORIZED DISTRIBUTORS.


Box Office (Please note major change)


This year the box office for Lightning in a Bottle will be located off-site at:


Santiago Canyon College*
8045 E. Chapman Avenue
Orange, CA 92869


*PLEASE DO NOT GO TO OR CONTACT THE COLLEGE FOR TICKETS OR EVENT INFORMATION. OUR BOX OFFICE WILL BE OPEN IN THE COLLEGES PARKING LOT DURING THE TIMES POSTED BELOW. ALL FESTIVAL AND TICKET QUESTIONS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE DO LAB OR BETICKETING.


ALL attendees, artists, guests, volunteers and participants MUST go to this box office location to get their festival passes and credentials. NO EXCEPTIONS! If you had your ticket mailed to you or you purchased it in a store you must still go to the box office to get your festival wristband. Those who do not go to the box office will be denied entrance into the festival.


Box Office Hours


The festival opens Thursday the 26th for camp set up and early arrivals. All festival programming begins Friday the 27th at 7am. All attendees must vacate the festival by Monday the 30th at 4PM.


Date Hours
Thurs May 24th 4pm – 1am
Fri May 25th 7:30am – 1am
Sat May 26th 9am – 11pm
Sun May 27th 9am – 8pm
Mon May 28th No Entry

When you plan your trip please take in to account our box office hours. If you arrive at the event after the box office hours you will have to wait with your car until the box office reopens in the morning. NO EXCEPTIONS!


Upon entry, all guests will be required to register and receive a wristband, which must be worn AT ALL TIMES throughout the duration of the event.


If you do not have a wristband you will be escorted out of the event. If you lose your wristband you will need to purchase another one.


A person in possession of a wristband which has been tampered with or altered in any way is subject to ejection from the festival grounds without refund.


In and outs are strongly discouraged, except in the case of emergency. You don’t want to miss anything…!


Car and RV Passes


A limited amount of car and RV camping passes will be made available. If you choose to camp in your car or in an RV you will have to camp in designated areas for cars and RV camping. These areas will be posted on the festival site map when it is released. If you do not have an RV pass you may not bring a vehicle larger than a 15 passenger van on to the festival site. If you have a bus or large vehicle transporting a large group of people please contact us to arrange parking.


If you are in an RV it is not guaranteed you will be able to have additional tent campers with you. We are going to have an area close to our RV camp that will allow friends to be close to you but this will be on a first come first serve basis.


Parking/Shuttles


The parking area will be a short distance from the camping area so we will be providing a shuttle system for you and your gear to get back and forth. Please prepare for this when deciding how much stuff you want to bring with you to the festival.


Workshop Info


Workshops are FREE throughout the weekend!


There will be workshop schedules posted at the event and further details are available on the Mind & Body Schedules page.


Vending


Our vending village is located at the center of the festival grounds and offers a wide variety of community made goods including clothing, jewelry, hula hoops and more. It’ s much better than your daily trip to the mall, so take advantage of the opportunity and get some of the best goods of the year. Some old food vending favorites and a handful of new ones will be preparing meals for us at LIB this year. You can expect a wide variety of organic vegetarian food choices to enjoy throughout the festival. 3 meals a day, consider it covered!


Ice is available for purchase at the General Store and in the Lucent Temple area, at $5 for a 5-lb bag.



Sound Systems

Sound systems are not allowed at Lightning in a Bottle. Please let us provide the sound. There is a sound ordinance that can jeopardize the future of our event at this location. Security will be enforcing this and we reserve the right to confiscate your equipment until the completion of the event.



Music and Live Entertainment

Please refer to our Experience page for more info.



Camping Info

Camping for the entire event is included in the weekend pass ticket price. For additional information on Car and RV camping passes, family camping and other camping related information please visit our camping page.


Showers are available, as located on the map, at $6 per person, per use.



Campfires

Unfortunately due to the sensitivity of the land and the severity of flying embers we can not allow there to be open fires in the camping areas or at the festival.



Cooking and Grilling

Enclosed propane grills are acceptable in the camping areas but NO open flame or charcoal grills will be allowed.



Trash

Pack it in and pack it out. Please be sure to clean up your campsite thoroughly before departing the festival. Your cooperation and commitment to our Green Mission Statement “Leave It Better, Leave It Beautiful” is paramount to this event’s continued success.



Additional Info

•This is an all ages event, anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. No Exceptions.

•Underage drinking and illegal drug use is NOT permitted! Non-compliance with this could jeopardize the future of LIB and result in arrest.

•Amplified sound is NOT permitted in camping areas! Please leave your sound systems at home and enjoy the music we are providing on our stages.

•Dogs and other pets are NOT allowed. If you show up with a dog, you will not be admitted into the event. We will direct you to the nearest kennel. As always, elephants and giraffes are welcome with prior notice.

•LIB is STRONGLY encouraging pre-cycled trash and pack-it-in/pack-it-out practices for the weekend. Less trash really does equal more fun! Leave it Better, Leave it Beautiful!

•Since there are no lifeguards on duty and there is also a no-drowning rule at LIB, absolutely NO ONE is allowed in the lake! Individuals caught in the lake may be fined by the rangers on site and could jeopardize LIB’s ability to use the location in the future. Please don’t do it!

•LIB guests with allergies (and those without) should be aware that there are bees, wasps, poison oak, and the occasional rattlesnake at the location.



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