LIB has a reputation for "conscious" event-planning, even among the over-saturated festival market where exploitation is pandered to every lifestyle. Recently, they were voted "Greenest Festival in America" and the connection to a natural state of being resonates in many aspects of the LIB experience.
We are STOKED to hear that The Do LaB will provide FREE WATER to all festival attendees to reduce costs, waste and environmental impact. Not only will it be pure and filtered, and delivered via an LIB water bottle or your own container, but recognizing that hydration is a huge step toward ensuring health in a hot festival setting can never be underappreciated.
The Do LaB finds the room to stretch their limbs at Oak Canyon Ranch while sandwiched between land and sea. The connection to nature is a strong one, and their motto is worthy of praise: "To provide an event where attendees not only learn about important social, environmental, and cultural issues, but also actively engage in an extended experience of putting these philosophies into practice."
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But what would LIB be without the MUSIC itself? Regardless of their eco-practices, they're drawing in one of the best-rounded electronic lineups this summer, between some enormous headliners and opening acts we can't wait to meet for the first time.
Bassnectar is just owning shit right now, someone who commands the respect of the scene at large and has the authority to headline wherever he likes. Each passing day threatens to unearth him completely from the underground, but if he has any talent aside from his refined taste in loud sound, it's that original, grimy appeal seems invulnerable to the size of his popularity.
The big news with 'Nectar is Va Va Voom, his album from last month that has collected praise as a release that comes full circle on his career. The hip-hop-flavored "Va Va Voom" and "Ugly" with Lupe Fiasco and Amp Live, respectively, are heavy thumpers that will please the newest generations of Bassheads, and his homage to Pennywise is a classic example of Bassnectar utilizing cross-genre appeal in his own rowdy way.
Bassnectar is best known for the extreme heat of his face-melting cannon, but he is equally suited at yoga festivals and gatherings of glow-stick shamans. We're equally as excited to see more gentle tracks like "Butterfly" and his remix of the classic "Laughter Crescendo," and LIB is a place where we can count on him to open up that third eye.
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