Southern California’s beloved art and music festival Lightning in a Bottle is getting a new home and dates this year. The Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved the application for Lake Skinner County Park to host The Do LaB’s famed sustainability music festival, which will run for its eighth year from July 11 to July 15, 2013.
Previously held during Memorial Day Weekend at Orange
County's Oak Canyon Park, the annual four day festival was prompted to
find a new location when new zoning resulted in the park bordering
Conservancy-owned land, forcing out all large-scale music festivals. The
Orange County Fire and Sheriff’s Department provided letters of
recommendation to assist the festival in securing its new location.
Lake Skinner County Park is a hidden gem of Temecula in
Southern California that The Do LaB feels fortunate to have found for
their long term plans. The new site, which sits on a peninsula next to
the lake, will expand the capacity of the event to 15,000 participants
as well as provide more facilities like full RV hook-ups, while
yielding the same natural beauty and open space that made previous
festivals so well received. Besides the beautiful view, the new
location is also more compact, making the grounds easier to navigate
and providing for a more comfortable camping experience.
An amazing lineup of music, speakers, workshops, and
performance art is in the works and will be announced on April 23,
2013. The festival will once again feature three main stages for music
and performance art along with multiple smaller stages and interactive
areas spread throughout the festival grounds for participants to
explore and discover workshops, speakers, and intimate music sessions.
These smaller stages and interactive areas will also keep the
festivities going all night long after the main stages close each
night. To beat the heat, there will be daytime water areas and features
planned to keep participants cool, similar to The Do LaB's Oasis stage
Regular ticket sales will begin on March 18, 2013 on Lightning in a Bottle’s website.
ABOUT THE DO LAB / LIGHTNING IN A BOTTLE
Based in Los Angeles, The Do LaB’s mission is to create
experience as art and bring communities together. Aside from showcasing
electronic music artists at their monthly events in Los Angeles and
San Diego, The Do LaB are best known for their unique art
installations/stages and cutting edge acts at the inner misting Oasis
stage at Coachella in addition to producing Southern California’s
Lightning in a Bottle and the game changing 2012 Winter Solstice event
The Great Convergence which took place at the pyramids of Giza in
Egypt. Lightning in a Bottle is known for its unique atmosphere that
focuses on art, spiritual well-being, and sustainability as much as it
does on music. It has become the crown jewel of the underground sound
that is driving culture from its west-coast and London roots all the
way into the laptops of middle America. The Do Lab’s work has also been
showcased at Virgin Music Festival, Global Gathering, Portugal’s Boom
Festival and many more. For more information about Lightning in a
Bottle, visit www.lightninginabottle.org or follow LIB at www.facebook.com/LightningInaBottle or The Do LaB athttp://www.facebook.com/TheDoLaB andhttps://twitter.com/TheDoLaB.
Franki Doll & The Broken Toys are having their last show in two weeks :(
When: Saturday, February 16th Where: Dipiazzas NEO GEO is opening for them.
More information about the show can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/528100040547440 Franki Doll & The Broken Toys has been a band since 2006.
They collectively have toured 15 countries, played in front of
thousands of people over the years. They have won the Orange County
Music Awards - "Best Live Band in Orange County Award" as well as "Most
Memorable Front Person In Orange County Award". Been nominated again for
best Punk Rock Band in OC. Whether you've seen them playing at Staples
Center for the LA Kings Rocco's Live Music Showcase, in a back yard or
at any festival, they are always a sight to see. Franki Doll & The
Broken Toys has gotten to share the stage with many amazing bands such
as ESCAPE THE FATE, TAKING BACK SUNDAY, SHINY TOY GUNS, FINCH, THE
DONNAS, VANILLA ICE, TOO SHORT, KOTTONMOUTH KINGS, FACE TO FACE, THE
MISFITS, I AM GHOST, LUDO, WU TANG CLAN, BULLETS & OCTANE, MANIC
HISPANIC, TSOL, THE ADICTS, D.I., AUTHORITY ZERO, MODERN DAY ESCAPE, THE
DICKIES, AGENT ORANGE, CADILLAC TRAMPS, MANIC HISPANIC ... and many
many more over the years.
Franki Doll & The Broken Toys
have managed to gain national support from the chain Hot Topic who
carried their freshman CD independently in their stores across the
Franki Doll & the Broken Toys has been called "the hardest working unsigned band in the US"... over and over again.
One things for sure... they put their heart and soul into everything they do. Just ask their fans "THE BROKEN TOY ARMY"...
Franki is an independent producer and video dj who has spent much time
supporting smaller unsigned independent bands to get recognition with
her online TV show called "FRANKI DOLL'S TOYBOX" on FLASHROCK.COM. She
also does guest interviews for HOLLYWOOD MUSIC TV as well.
Franki helps throw cancer benefits and spends time talking to people
about the trials she has undergone, she is a survivor of a suicide she
witnessed 3 months after turning 18 and has been an advocate for helping
prevent teen suicides since then. Franki Doll is affectionately known
for her altruistic heart and actions any place she can help raise
awareness & heal.
She is what she calls "using her gifts
for the reason they were given to her". Franki believes that we are all
unique and amazing, some of us have found our greatness, some are still
looking, and she invites you to read her lyrics, listen to Franki Doll
& The Broken Toys music - "You may find yourself there too"...
WELCOME TO THE BROKEN TOY ARMY!!!
I watch this little girl... 5 feet tall, covered in tattoos - teeny
little girl - stand up at the microphone, smile at us, and yell with all
her might to the crowd: "You may love us... and... You may hate us! But
you WILL f**king remember us tomorrow!!!" As the band blows my face off
with the first song... and they were right... I REMEMBERED THEM... fell
in love with them, and have been a fan ever since. They were the best
live band I had seen in years.
Franki Doll & The Broken
Toys have been called "The Hardest Working Unsigned Band" in the US, won
the OC Music Awards "BEST LIVE BAND IN ORANGE COUNTY" award & "Most
Memorable Front Person Award", and called "The most incredible live
band you've never heard of"... but truth be told, they are just 5
friends, who love to be with each other and play music.
out of Orange County, CA. these 5 musicians have set out to do the
impossible, and it seems they are well on their way. They have no record
deal to speak of, they have no financial backing, they all work regular
9-5 jobs and pour their heart and soul (and paychecks) into every song
they make. Their music isn't polished or written for them, it is raw,
and real and from within... the music comes from real life experience of
pain and loss and life and new chances and the ability to say "So What,
yeah, that happened, "NOW WHAT?!" Their singer Franki Doll has been a
staple in the music scene for many years and is known underground for
her online TV Show "Franki Doll's Toybox", and guest appearances with
some of the greats.
Thanks to the "Local Static" program
across the US with ShockHound and Hot Topic, Franki Doll & The
Broken Toys was able to place their very first CD, "Step Right Up" in
select stores across the US. Franki Doll & The Broken Toys is
scheduled to be Hot Topics "Unsigned Band Of The Month" for January
Franki Doll & The Broken Toys have opened for bands
like The Misfits, Escape The Fate, Story Of The Year, TSOL, The Adicts, I
Am Ghost, Authority Zero, Rufio, Face To Face and many many more...
they have won the OC Music Awards Best Live Band category, and have won
every single Battle Of The Bands they have entered.
Their fans -
called "The Broken Toy Army" are some of the most loyal fans you will
ever meet. They invite you to join the Broken Toy Army... and find
yourself a home with the rest of the Broken Toys of this world. If
you've never been broken, you won't get it... but if you have... every
song that pours from their instruments will touch your heart.
Franki Doll & The Broken Toys are one of the most energetic and
amazing acts you can experience live. Get their CD's at HOT TOPIC
across the U.S., on iTunes or your favorite online store... you won't be
dissapointed!!! JOIN THE BROKEN TOY ARMY