As California’s premiere transformational festival, Lightning in a Bottle, gears up for their tenth year, they proudly present The Village and its theme for this year. “Home is Where Our Stories Live.” The Village is a place where festival-goers can gather to learn about traditional earth-based knowledge and skills and how to honor and integrate them into their everyday life. It’s a home away from home, where all are welcomed and are given the opportunity to connect with one other on a spiritual level, as well as to honor the sacred land on which we gather.
Lightning in a Bottle is a festival which celebrates art, music, performances, sustainability and life. Taking place Memorial Day Weekend (May 21-25th, 2015) in the San Antonio Recreation Area in Bradley, CA, with an unparalleled musical lineup including acts like Flume, SBTRKT, Panda Bear, Odesza, RL Grime and over 300 more musicians and artists.
The Village will feature an array of inspirational speakers, such as Wind Creek Yavapai elder Grandmother Marza Millar, one of the last grandmothers of the Wind Creek Yavapai in Sedona, Arizona, as well as activist and alchemical healing Kalita Todd, who will share her 45 years of experience in organic farm and food co-op movements and how to affect change.
Additional speakers and teachers at The Village include Erik Davis, Elizabeth Dougherty, Jennifer Dumpert, Justin Veris, Jai Dev Singh, La Gilman, Naha Amady, Special Blackburn, Ryan Roots Rising, Eve Bradford, Isis Indriya, Kara Seymour, Zeile August Dougher, Schirin Diba, Jim Kane, Olaf Vali Duna, Judicael Vales, Kris D, Gina Marie, Natalia Price, Lief Wold, Monica Satos “Magick”, Aradia Sunseri, I.Am.Life Tea Service, and Sound is Medicine with Priya D. Mohan.
The Village features four main areas: The Community Lodge, which contains an art gallery, tea and elixir lounge, and serves as the primary speaker and workshop area. The Sacred Fire is the heart of the Village, with daily sunset ceremonies led by Village elders to offer gratitude at the close of each day. The Sacred Fire will also host the opening and closing ceremonies for the entire festival on Thursday and Monday respectively. The Ancestral Arts Arbor is home to a wide variety of hands-on classes featuring traditional earth-based skills, such as carving, cloud reading, fire by friction and leather crafts. The House of the Mystics offers an intimate space specifically for delving deep into the realms of intuition building and mystical practices such as tarot, subtle body anatomy, psychic protection and introduction to ritual practice.
Lightning in a Bottle stands as the only music and arts festival in the U.S. to receive the “Outstanding Award” by The Greener Festival for its significant sustainability practices and efforts to share and spread the knowledge to participants and the larger community. More information about the award here.
ABOUT DO LAB / LIGHTNING IN A BOTTLE
Based in Los Angeles, Do LaB’s mission is to craft experience as art and bring communities together. Aside from showcasing musicians throughout Southern California, Do LaB is well known for creating unique art installations/stages and curating cutting-edge acts at Coachella in addition to producing Southern California’s Lightning in a Bottle, and the 2012 Winter Solstice event The Great Convergence, which took place at the pyramids of Giza in Egypt. Do LaB’s work has also been showcased at Virgin Music Festival, Global Gathering, Portugal’s Boom Festival and many more.