EXPERIENCE LEVITATION

Attracted by the festival’s once-in-a-lifetime lineups, attendees fly in from all over the world to experience Levitation. Grown from the ground up as an independent and artist run event, we strive to keep our festival experience authentic and worth travelling for.

All in all, the atmosphere of Levitation is spectacularly halcyon. Whether you chalk it up to the measured curation, the time of the year or the soothing balm of a weekend in nature, Levitation delivers in a most memorable way. Which is to say, if this year’s event is anything remotely like last year’s, you’re in for one hell of a good time.” Jonathan Patrick- Dallas Observer

Austin’s importance as the breeding ground for psych is finally on people’s radars thanks to Levitation.” Eve Barlow- The Guardian

I always look forward to one festival every year here in Austin, Texas…Levitation Fest” Daniel Chavez- Echoes and Dust

Set on over 50 acres of riverside property at Carson Creek Ranch, Levitation feels like it’s a world away from downtown Austin, even though the city center is 10 minutes away.

MUSIC & PROGRAMMING

The lineup is hand picked by The Reverberation Appreciation Society, the group of artists that founded the festival back in 2008. It covers an eclectic and expansive range of sounds, anchored by the group’s love of 1960s psychedelic rock and experimental music.

The festival’s reputation for excellent lineups is renowned and appreciated by attendees and artists alike:

“This is the coolest festival in America.” Sean Ono Lennon – Ghost of a Sabertooth Tiger

We’ve wanted to play Austin Psych Fest for so long and we’re finally here.” Kevin Parker – Tame Impala

The schedule is carefully thought out to minimize conflicts, with overlaps that enable the most ambitious festival goers to see a few songs from every single artist.

THE STAGES

Levitation hosts three unique stages at Carson Creek Ranch, all within a short walk of each other and without sound overlap. We use the best equipment with the most knowledgeable and passionate professionals in the industry to create an unparalleled sonic experience.

REVERBERATION STAGE – This outside stage features the Austin skyline in the distance and sunset views providing a backdrop to some of the weekend’s highest profile performances.

LEVITATION TENT – This cavernous space provides shade from the Texas heat, and a dark club-like atmosphere perfect for melting minds with expansive video projections and light shows.

ELEVATION AMPHITHEATRE – Set on the banks of the Colorado River, this stage provides a blissful natural backdrop of trees and flowing water. At night this landscape is transformed into a canvas for our light and video artists, providing a surreal setting for the performances on this stage.

CAMPING AT LEVITATION

A limited number of camping passes are available each year, and we keep the number of campers low enough that campers can spread out and enjoy the great outdoors.

Set in a wooded area across from the main festival grounds, the campgrounds feature a stage with exclusive performances before and after the main festival operating hours, a general store, excellent food and drinks selections, activities such as yoga, collaborative art projects and more.

FOOD & DRINK

FOOD – Austin is known for its great food and drink culture and Levitation lives up to that reputation. Our food court is composed of a curated selection of the best food trucks from the Austin area and beyond. Attendees can find a wide range of delicious options including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options.

DRINK – Our bars feature signature drinks, ice cold beer and a selection of craft brews as well as ciders, wine and non-alcoholic options.

MARKETPLACE & VENDORS

The festival marketplace offers a selection of retail vendors from Austin and beyond. Art of all kinds, leather working, records, vintage clothing, jewelry and hand-made treasures. Curated by Laced With Romance’s Stephanie Villalobos, over the years the festival marketplace has become a destination unto itself.

ART & VISUALS

LIGHT SHOWS – The immersive light shows on each stage have their roots in the classic psychedelic light shows of the 1960s. Our visual artists proudly carry on these artistic traditions while also showcasing new technology and techniques.

ART GALLERIES – The festival hosts visual artists from Austin and beyond who are invited to showcase their work in galleries on site.

POSTER SHOWS – Each year we commission our favorite poster artists from around the world to create commemorative posters for the artists on the lineup.