LEVITATION ANNOUNCES 2024 LINEUP

LEVITATION ANNOUNCES 2024 LINEUP

LEVITATION returns this Halloween weekend, taking over Austin, Texas music venues with an eclectic and expanded menu of music and art October 31 – November 3, 2024!

4 Day Passes and Single Show Tickets are available now, here

For over a decade, LEVITATION has delivered lineups that span psych, dream pop, punk, indie, metal, darkwave and electronic music. It’s a beloved record collection manifested into a 4 day weekend, with lineups that span continents and generations: a heady amalgamation of vintage gear, immersive light shows and visuals, buzzing amps, moody synths, and good times in Austin, Texas.

This year’s festival brings a full platter of psychedelia, shoegaze, punk, metal, and electronica – a collection of underground legends, music vanguards and pillars of modern music and indie music culture.

The multi-venue format encourages fans to choose their own adventure through the weekend – you can buy single show tickets for over 30 different shows, or go all in with a 4 Day Pass and indulge in the entire 4 day Halloween weekend.

Many of the shows are mini-festivals in their own right. Slowdive, Drop Nineteens, Airiel, Ringo Deathstarr and Glare close out the weekend, topping off a 4 day shoegazer’s dream across 4 venues, including lineup highlights Panchiko, Swirlies, Julie, and Wisp. Punk legends the Jesus Lizard top off a stacked bill with Gang Of Four, Dry Cleaning, Special Interest, Pissed Jeans, Fat Dog and more – all on one ticket on Friday at The Far Out Lounge. Jazz Is Dead brings a 3 night residency with French greats Cortex and Adrian Younge. Psych punk titans OSEES make a 4 night stand at Hotel Vegas, an Austin tradition that’s seen them play nearly as many Levitation events as festival founders The Black Angels – who top off a Halloween night show brimming with international talent: Niger’s Mdou Moctar, and Brazil’s Boogarins. Local heavies The Sword ride high at Stubb’s on Sunday, with highly influential proto-metal outfit Pentagram, local rippers Rickshaw Billie’s Burger Patrol, and The Well. Saturday night brings Texas thrash giants Fugitive with hardcore heroes Integrity, plus more across a two stage lineup. Indie dream team Soccer Mommy and The Drums pair up to crush Stubb’s on Friday night, while Tycho, Washed Out, Hania Rani, Wu Lu, Arushi Jain and more bring bliss across a two stage lineup at The Far Out Lounge on Saturday night. LEVITATION 2024 adds a new downtown venue, Kingdom, which will host late-night sets from the likes of genre-defining and expanding DJs and producers such as The Dare, Axel Boman, and Patrick Holland with more to be announced.

More highlights include French heavy space-rock masters Slift who headline Mohawk, London’s Nilüfer Yanya, and Japan’s Boris bringing their album ‘Amplifier Worship’ on a two stage lineup with A Place To Bury Strangers. Australia’s Mildlife team up with UK chill auteur Arc De Soleil. The UK makes a strong showing with EMB pioneers Nitzer Ebb, Manchester stalwarts The Chameleons performing their 1986 classic ‘Strange Times’, and first wave post-punks The March Violets, all performing headline sets at Elysium.

To keep up with updates and for additional information, keep up with LEVITATION on Instagram here.

ABOUT LEVITATION

Founded in 2008 as Austin Psych Fest by members of The Black Angels and friends, the independent event sparked a movement, inspiring the creation of similar events 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 LEVITATION 2015 for the band’s 50th anniversary. The event has stayed true to its original mission – to be a hub for the psych rock scene – while expanding into the worlds of metal, electronic music, punk, and all manner of independent and underground music.

Through Austin’s famed music venues and live music scene, co-producers Resound Presents, and a host of collaborators and friends from Austin and beyond, the event continues to be a pillar of the global music scene. LEVITATION fosters a thriving community, pushes genre boundaries, and continues to shape the cultural landscape of Austin as a hub for cutting-edge and alternative sounds.

LEVITATION 2024 will bring another epic 4-day weekend of music and art to Austin’s Red River District, East Side venues and beyond. The 2024 lineup is an eclectic, genre-spanning showcase of psych rock, metal, punk, electronica and all things in between – a celebration of independent music and art.

AUSTIN PSYCH FEST returned in April 2023 celebrating its 15 year anniversary with a 3 day throwback to the original multi-stage, single venue format. APF is here to stay, with the next edition scheduled for April 25-27, 2025. Austin Psych Fest honors the city’s 1960s psychedelic rock heritage and brings it into the here and now – bringing tripped-out sounds to an appropriately laid-back South Austin setting.

LEVITATION FRANCE celebrated its 11th year in 2024 with another huge weekend in Angers, FR. The festival brings LEVITATION’s signature sights and sounds to this idyllic riverside city in the Loire Valley, in partnership with Radical Production. Stay tuned for 2025 dates and info.

THE REVERBERATION APPRECIATION SOCIETY (RVRB), the record label and creative collective that started the original event, has released records by key bands in the psych and garage rock scene, and kicked off its Live at Levitation archive series in 2021 with live releases from King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Kikagaku Moyo, The Black Angels, Primal Scream and more. Levitation Sessions, the imprint’s live album + film series, captures bands like Osees, Windhand, Ty Segall, SLIFT, Death Valley Girls and more, performing in unique locations and pressed to limited edition vinyl. RVRB’s online shop offers an ever-expanding selection of limited edition vinyl from other labels, guitar pedals, turntables, art prints, one of a kind tie-dyes, and more.

RESOUND PRESENTS is a small team of experts working to make live music awesome across the stages of Central Texas, one club at a time. With a primary focus on bringing artists to music venues and other unique locations in Austin and San Antonio, Resound offers booking for live music, comedy, podcasts and more, as well as creative marketing and design services for national and local touring musicians, artists and brands. For more information, please visit resoundpresents.com, and follow the brand on social media at @resoundpresents.

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