LEVITATION – AUSTIN 2016
Written by B on April 22, 2016
Peace, Love, and Reverb: the dream of the 60’s comes alive every spring at Carson Creek Ranch in Austin, Texas during Levitation Music and Art Festival. Formerly known as Austin Psych Fest (Founded in 2008), Levitation now in it’s second year under a new moniker, continues to boast lineups that draw crowds from around the world to Texas year after year. But the good vibes don’t stop at Carson Creek Ranch, over the last few years Levitation has branched out, adding France, Vancouver, B.C., and Chicago to their roster.
Brain child of The Reverberation Appreciation Society; fronted by the likes Rob Fitzpatrick, Christian Bland (Christian Bland and the Revelators), Oswald James, and Alex Maas (The Black Angels), Levitation was born out of a genuine appreciation of the psychedelic, by artists and musicians alike who longed for a more bona fide festival. Even the moniker Levitation pays homage to legendary Austin psych rockers The 13th Floor Elevators.
This year the festival falls on the last weekend of April (28th-1st), as thousands of likeminded individuals pour into Austin from across the globe for a weekend of groovy tunes and good vibes. Brian Jonestown Massacre, Brian Wilson performing Pet Sounds, and Flying Lotus are just a few big names that help diversify this year’s formidable line-up. Be sure to catch Ween, Caribou, La Luz, The Black Angels, Ty Segall and the Muggers, Chicano Batman, Holy Wave, and Christian Bland and The Revelators over the weekend as well. Find more lineup info here.
But it’s not just about the music; the Levitation experience includes various art galleries and light shows, a wide array of food and drink options, as well as a retail market place stocked with art, records, vintage clothing, and handmade accessories from a plethora of independent vendors. Onsite camping is offered as well, complete with it’s own stage that offers exclusive after hours sets, activities like yoga and collaborative art, as well as a general store. Find out more about the Levitation experience here.
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Other solid sets to look out for:
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard: