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Lightning in a Bottle

May 20, 2020 - May 25, 2020

Mark your calendars! LIB is moving back to Memorial Day Weekend in 2020! After a successful first year, we are excited to return to LIB’s new home at Buena Vista Lake in Kern County, CA May 20th – May 25th, 2020.

Already know you want to attend LIB 2020?

With the Super Earlybird Sale, you can lock in your 2020 passes early and save!

The Super Earlybird Sale will have a limited amount of discounted festival passes to next year’s event at the lowest prices offered. Car Camping & RV Passes will also be available for sale. Monthly Payment Plans with Affirm will be available during the sale. Simply select ‘Pay by monthly payments with Affirm’ on the Payment Info drop down during checkout from this ticketing page.

The Super Earlybird Sale begins Friday, June 7th 10am PST and will run until 11:59 pm Sunday June 9th or when ticket allotments run out, whichever happens first.

2019 LIB Attendees who register and join the Lightning Loyalty Program will get first dibs at these tickets, with 24-hour early access beginning Thursday, June 6th 10am PST. Continue reading for more info on the sale and how to register below!

Bus Passes, Boutique Camping packages, and pre-sale merch will be available during the General Onsale happening later this year.

Please review all the 2020 ticket information on this page before purchasing.


  • Please READ the TERMS OF SALE you are agreeing to before purchasing passes.
  • Once you purchase, you will receive an order confirmation email from Eventbrite on behalf of Lightning in a Bottle 2020. IMPORTANT: If you do not see your order confirmation in your inbox or junk/spam folder, click here for further assistance.
  • Shipping is available in the Continental United States only. Canadian & International purchasers will pick up wristband and other credentials at on-site will call.
  • LIB is all ages. Ages 5 and under are free. See ticket FAQ below for more info.
  • Any attendee under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Event is rain or shine.
  • Artists and schedules subject to change.
  • All sales final. No refunds or exchanges. Electronic order transfers are allowed.
  • LIB does not assist in any 3rd party transactions. For your own protection, do not purchase LIB wristbands from any third party sellers. We are not responsible for any counterfeit tickets or wristbands.
  • There is a $20 lost wristbands replacement fee. Please keep your wristbands safe and secure!
  • For more info on ADA services click here.

have questions?

For Eventbrite account, ticketing-related issues or purchasing support —— contact support here

Super Earlybird Sale & Ticketing FAQ:

When and where is LIB 2020 taking place?

Lightning in a Bottle is returning to Memorial Day Weekend in 2020! The festival will take place on May 20th – 25th, 2020. After a successful first year in Kern County, we are excited to return to the beautiful Buena Vista Lake for next year’s festival.

When is the Super Earlybird sale?

The 2020 Super Earlybird sale will happen on Friday, June 7th at 10AM PST. 2019 attendees that have registered their wristband to join the Lightning Loyalty Program will receive an access code via email to access the sale 24 hours early on Thursday, June 6th at 10AM PST.

What tickets are available in the Super Earlybird sale?

4-Day Festival Passes, 5-Day Festival Passes, Car Camping, and RV Passes will be available during the Super Earlybird sale. All other passes and pre-sale merch will be available in the General Onsale happening later this year.

Will payment plans be available in the Super Earlybird sale?

Payment plans will be available during the Super Earlybird sale via Affirm. Simply select Affirm as your payment method (instead of a credit card) during checkout. Layaway payment plans will be available during the General Onsale happening later this year.

How do I register for the Lightning Loyalty Program?

If you attended LIB 2019 you’re eligible to enter! Simply click and register your LIB 2019 wristband HERE by June 4th at 11:59pm and you’ll be automatically enrolled to receive Lightning Loyalty early access to the sale on June 6th at 10am. 2018 Lightning Loyalty Members are already enrolled in this year’s program and sale!

Does being a member of the Lightning Loyalty program guarantee me a ticket in the Super Earlybird Sale?

No, you are not guaranteed a ticket. Ticket quantities in the Super Earlybird Sale are limited and will sell out quickly. There will be an allotment of tickets available during the early access portion of the Super Earlybird Sale on Thursday morning, and an additional allotment available during the main Super Earlybird sale on Friday morning.

Is there a deadline to register for the Lightning Loyalty Program?

Yes, attendees must register their wristbands by June 4th at 11:59pm. If you miss the deadline, you’ll still have a chance to purchase discounted passes during the public sale the following day.

When will I receive an email with my Lightning Loyalty early access code?

An email will be sent to the email address you used to register your wristband the morning of June 6th. To be safe, we suggest adding “list@thedolab.com” to your safe senders list ahead of time to avoid it going to spam.

What if I lost my 2019 wristband, can I still get early access to the sale?

Yes! Please fill out THIS FORM to join the Lightning Loyalty Program without a wristband. Registration closes June 4th at 11:59pm.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Everyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Children 5 and under = FREE

Children 6 – 12: $60 (available for purchase at the on-site box office only)

Children 13 – 16 = $160 (available for purchase at the on-site box office only)

Anyone 17 or older = REGULAR PRICE (purchase a normal full weekend pass on this page)

How and when will wristbands be delivered?

Shipping is available in the Continental United States only. Credentials will begin shipping in mid-April 2020. When your order has shipped, you will receive an email from fulfillment@eventbrite.com with shipment tracking info.

All Canadian & International purchasers will need to pick up credentials at on-site will call. Will Call and event gate hours will be posted & emailed in advance of the festival.

Is camping included with my festival pass?

YES. 4-Day & 5-Day Passes include general walk-in camping. If you’d like to camp with your car, you’ll need to purchase a Car Camping Pass in addition to your festival pass.

Is there onsite parking if I don’t want to purchase a car camping pass for my vehicle?

YES, there is a parking lot for those driving to LIB, but not camping with their vehicles. Single occupant vehicles are charged $30 to park in the parking lot. Vehicles with one or more passengers (not including the driver) are granted free parking. Thanks for carpooling and keeping LIB green!

Does each person inside a vehicle need a car camping pass?

No, you’ll only need one car camping pass per vehicle. Only one person in the vehicle needs to purchase a car camping pass if you plan to camp with the vehicle. Each adult in the vehicle needs their own Festival Pass (5-Day or 4-Day Pass).

What qualifies a vehicle as Car Camping vs RV Camping?

Van or Camper-Van = Car

Car with Trailer = RV

5th Wheel = RV

*All lengths of vehicle passes are for combined total length of RV and any vehicle towing*

Can I bring my pet?

NO, Absolutely no animals or pets of any kind are permitted at Lightning in a Bottle (except your spirit animal of course!)
This means:
NO Emotional Support Animals
NO Therapy Dogs
NO Exceptions
Medical alert animals (those used to warn the owner of a life-threatening medical condition) are permitted on a case-by-case basis. Please contact our ADA department at ada@thedolab.com for more information.

Can I bring a generator to use at my campsite?

Due to safety and fire concerns, the use of any personal generators inside the festival and campgrounds is now prohibited. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this causes our attendees. We appreciate everyone’s support and understanding as we work together with the Kern County Fire Department to keep LIB safe.

The festival will have safety staff monitoring the campgrounds to enforce all safety regulations.


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