On both their website and social media pages, LIB’s organizers released a statement explaining their decision. They wrote that even though vaccines are being administered, they believe it will still be unsafe to host a large-scale, in-person gathering at the originally scheduled date in the spring. The letter also shares how the minds behind the event are working hard to deliver “one of the wildest shows we’ve ever done” next year.
⚡️ 2021 Status Update⚡️
Dreaming of the day when we can all dance together again. See you in DGTL this May and IRL in 2022!
— Lightning in a Bottle (@LIBfestival) March 1, 2021
At the end of the statement, organizers note that those who requested a ticket transfer will receive more information via email. At the time of writing, tickets to the 2022 event are not yet on-sale – but there is a signup form on the festival’s website for those interested in receiving updates.
Before LIB 2020 was canceled, the Do LaB-powered event curated a multi-genre lineup for their Buena Vista Lake outing. Billings included Four Tet, James Blake, Empancipator, Jon Hopkins, and others.
The next in-person Lightning in a Bottle will take place over Memorial Day Weekend in 2022. In lieu of a physical event this year, organizers have promised the return of their digital event over the upcoming holiday weekend. You can find more information on the on the LIB website.