Save The Date: LEVITATION Festival Returns To Austin, TX || April 26-29, 2018

LEVITATION FESTIVAL RETURNS TO DOWNTOWN AUSTIN, TX APRIL 26-29, 2018

Internationally renowned event returns to its Downtown Austin roots for year 10.

September 28, 2017 – Austin, TX – Levitation returns to its downtown roots for its 10th year.  Levitation will be hosted in multiple venues across Austin’s Red River Cultural District on April 26-29, 2018 including Stubb’s, The Mohawk, Barracuda, Empire, Cheer Up Charlies and more. Levitation will also spread through the city’s cafes, galleries and record stores with pop-up performances, art happenings, food events, and more.  2018 will utilize Austin’s downtown venues that have helped cultivate the city’s unique and legendary music scene – bringing a more intimate experience, with longer sets from headliners alongside all the conveniences of the city.

For the past 10 years, Levitation has attracted travelers from all over the world for its once-in-a-lifetime lineups, with programming spanning continents and decades. Over the years, this independent gathering has grown from a small word-of-mouth event to an internationally acclaimed, full weekend destination.

Through the years, Levitation helped spark a movement, inspiring the creation of Psych fests across the globe. Austin Psych Fest was renamed Levitation in honor of Austin’s psychedelic rock pioneers The 13th Floor Elevators, who reunited and performed at the festival in 2015.

Levitation weekend kicks off this year with Ty Segall, Parquet Courts and A Giant Dog at Stubb’s on Thursday, April 26, 2018.  Tickets for the show are on sale now (here).

Levitation’s full lineup and programming for the weekend will be announced Fall 2017. Stay tuned for the announce of the full lineup and follow the festival online for the latest news and updates via Levitation-Austin.com.

We can’t wait to see you all again in 2018!

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More on Levitation: Founded in 2008 (as Austin Psych Fest), Levitation has heavily grown from its flagship event in Austin. The independent group has curated Levitation events in France (the 5th annual Levitation France was earlier this September, with sold out crowds for headliners The Black Angels and Slowdive), Chicago and Vancouver, ongoing events in Austin and special events and showcases such as Mexico City’s NRMAL, The Netherlands’ Le Guess Who and a massive annual Levitation showcase at SXSW. Since 2010, The Reverberation Appreciation Society record label has released records by key bands in the psych scene like Night Beats, Holy Wave, Ringo Deathstarr and many more – with new releases on the horizon.

2016 was heralded by press and fans alike to be another landmark year for Levitation, until severe weather resulted in the cancellation of the Austin festival, resulting in large financial losses for the independent event, and the postponement of the 2017 festival in Austin. The group took a year to restructure, find a way to continue, and rethink the Austin event. Levitation returns in 2018 under new ownership and management, with a new format, while retaining the creative team and vision that launched the festival in 2008.

Levitation-Austin.com

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