My absolute favorite festival, Levitation fka Austin Psych Fest (I know, I know, I just can’t let go of the old name. It makes explaining it to coworkers a lot easier) dropped their lineup for 2019. Honestly, I hate the current format of various shows happening at different clubs instead of being at one spot at Carson Creek Ranch, which was actually really fun and super convenient.
Either way, the lineup actually kicks some serious ass with acts such as Kikagaku Moyo, Holy Wave, Deafheaven, Black Mountain, Russian Circles, Death Valley Girls, The Black Angels, Chelsea Wolfe, Allah Lahs, Kurt Vile, Dinosaur Jr., Black Mother Super Rainbow, and A Place To Bury Strangers amongst a whole bunch of other amazing bands. I’m giving some serious thought to going because I really miss Austin and Levitation.
Tickets for Levitation 2019 are on sale now at various price points for individual shows, or $395 for a 4 day pass that gets you into select venues, or $175 for shows only at Stubbs.
It is still about 6 months away, but the festival formerly known as Austin Psych Fest which and now renamed as Levitation, has announced the first wave of their 2015 lineup and it’s incredible! Featuring The Flaming Lips, Tame Impala, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Spiritualized, and Primal Scream (who were supposed to play last year, but ended up cancelling). Also, one big surprise is that Providence’s own Lightning Bolt are also on the lineup. I wonder if The Flaming Lips will join them to play some songs from their collaboration that came out a few years ago.
Early bird tickets went on sale a few weeks ago, but weekend, deluxe, and camping passes are on sale now. Are you going? What do you think of the lineup?
Levitation 2015 lineup so far:
The Flaming Lips
The Jesus And Mary Chain (Performing Psychocandy)
The Black Angels
Thee Oh Sees
Melody’s Echo Chamber
A Place To Bury Strangers
The Soft Moon
Fat White Family
The Black Ryder
The Blank Tapes