What happens when 12 years of imagination, creativity, taste-making and ingenuity collide? Los Angeles-based music and event production maestros, Do LaB, announce their masterfully-curated and vivacious 2016 musical lineup for the most exuberant stage at Coachella, “Big Fish”. Known for its vibrant embrace and penchant for splishing and splashing fans by way of strategically-placed misters and flower-adorned super soakers, Do LaB has guaranteed that anyone who enters Big Fish walks into one hell of a non-stop party. The wettest and wildest corner of Coachella reigns supreme as the premiere hotspot for internationally-acclaimed electronic acts, discovering the grooviest and grimiest of the underground, and innovative production.
Each weekend of Coachella will boast a unique and fantastically eclectic lineup at the Do LaB Stage — a characteristic distinct from other Coachella stages. Among the artists playing Weekend 1 are Foreign Family Collective’s Big Wild, Canadian indie-electro pop duo HUMANS, Washington DC-based downtempo beat-weaver Imagined Herbal Flows, godfather of experimental bass Paper Diamond, pioneer of the TWONK movement, LA-based Brillz, gritty g-house, dubstep, trap hybrid producer/DJ Ghastly, Australian house music maven Dena Amy, hip-hop-dubstep-trap counterculturalist Stylust Beats, producer of euphoric future bass and pixelated funk Wave Racer, techno underground master Lee Foss, plus MartyParty and Ooah (The Glitch Mob) who reunite once again as PANTYRAID.
Weekend 2 unlocks a kaleidoscope of beats as Do LaB matches the caliber of Weekend 1’s soundscape with an entirely new selection of artists. Dirtybird favorites will flock to the warm desert of Indio over Weekend 2 as the famed Northern California label showcases two of its latest headliners – Berlin’s booty shaker and soul music maker Sacha Robotti and the wickedly wry Ardalan whose mixes exude both sass and energy. Also making strong appearances on Weekend 2’s bill are Soulection’s youthful prodigy Sam Gellaitry, Brisbane electronic duo Cut Snake, enthralling Parisian hip-hop/soul future bass blender STWO, soulful Chicago electronica trio Autograf, “Rebel Bass” purveyors and English DJ production duo Stanton Warriors, house/indie-electro duo made up of Candle Weather and Manila Killa Hotel Garuda, drum and bass fusion electronic musician and Do LaB festival staple Kraddy, and West Coast mixer of glitch-a-delic soul whomp and live beatboxer Nico Luminous, musically-diverse instrumentalist and electronic producer NU, Brooklyn-based DJ/producer nomads Bedouin who will bring a comprehensive mix of Middle Eastern and Western sounds — plus surprise Special Guests who will magically materialize both weekends. 2015 brought surprise sets from Chet Faker and Bonobo, who united under Big Fish for an epic b2b set. See full lineups below for Weekends 1 & 2!
In 2015, Rolling Stone named Do LaB’s Big Fish stage as the “Best Dance Floor” at Coachella. Considering the plethora of ways to cool off, the wide variety of elevated platforms and surfaces to maniacally dance upon, creative lighting production, vividly colored awnings complete with aerial performers, and carefree vibes found within the Do LaB’s man-made oasis…it’s not hard to see why.
Stop over at the Do LaB stage with an open mind and an open heart and you can likely expect to leave with friends that become family and strangers who become friends, all while having the time of your life — that is, if you manage to leave the Do LaB stage at all. For a quick tease, take a quick dip in the action with Do LaB’s Coachella 2015 Weekend 1 Recap video.
Extend the magic of the Do LaB Stage beyond the confines of the Empire Polo Grounds! A few short weeks following Coachella, Do LaB hosts their own legendary transformational Lightning in a Bottle Festival (LIB) over Memorial Day Weekend and their youngest progeny Woogie Weekend from July 8 – 10. Covering all corners of California, LIB makes its home on California’s Central Coast at San Antonio Recreation Area in Bradley, CA with a 5-day camping festival featuring over 300 musicians, artists, workshops, and speakers including Big Gigantic, Tokimonsta, Chet Faker, Grimes, Jamie XX and many more. Catch Do LaB’s prismatic progeny Woogie Weekend at SoCal’s Oak Canyon Park in Irvine, for a weekend of pure house and techno – tickets on sale April 30th and lineup TBA soon.
Do LaB @ Coachella 2016 Weekend 1:
Active Sun – Big Wild – Brillz – Dena Amy – Dreamers Delight – Everyman – FDVM – Ghastly – Humans – Imagined Herbal Flows – JayKode – Jerry Folk – Job Jobse – KRNE – Le Youth – Lee Foss – Mountain of Youth – PANTYRAID – Paper Diamond – San Holo – Speaker of the House – Stylust Beats – The Drifter – The Funk Hunters – Wave Racer + Special Guests TBA!
Do LaB @ Coachella 2016 Weekend 2:
Ardalan – Autograf – Bedouin – Cut Snake – Ekali – Gilligan Moss – Hotel Garuda – Hunter Leggitt – Jesse Wright – Kraddy – Melvv – Nico Luminous – NU – Oona Dahl – Patricio – Sacha Robotti – Sam Gellaitry – Satori – Shawni – Stanton Warriors – STWO – Sweater Beats – The Human Experience – Walker & Royce + Special Guests TBA!
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