LEVITATION 2016 - APRIL 29 - MAY 1, 2016 - CARSON CREEK RANCH

LEVITATION : 2016 LINEUP ADDITIONS, LINEUPS PER DAY AND SINGLE DAY PASSES

LEVITATION returns to Carson Creek Ranch the weekend of April 29 – May 1, 2016! New lineup additions, the lineups per day and Single Day Tickets have been released.

Weekend Passes, Single Day Tickets, Deluxe Passes, Camping Passes & Rentals are now available

The Reverberation Appreciation Society is proud to announce 15 new additions to the Levitation 2016 lineup:

WEEN • COURTNEY BARNETT • THE ARCS • MELODY’S ECHO CHAMBER • DAVID J & THE GENTLEMAN THIEVES • HOLY WAVE • NOTS • CHRISTIAN BLAND & THE REVELATORS • MAGIC WANDS • GOLDEN DAWN ARKESTRA • BAYONNE • FEDERALE • KLAUS JOHANN GROBE • KAITLYN AURELIA SMITH

The lineups per day:

FRIDAY, APRIL 29
SLOWDIVE • FLYING LOTUS • THE ARCS • THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE • NICOLAS JAAR • DUNGEN • ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER • UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS • SHABAZZ PALACES • BOOGARINS • TWIN PEAKS • LA LUZ • PURSON • HOLY WAVE • MILD HIGH CLUB • IMARHAN • WALL OF DEATH • CHRISTIAN BLAND & THE REVELATORS • THE GOLDEN DAWN ARKESTRA • FANTASMES • KLAUS JOHANN GROBE

SATURDAY, APRIL 30
BRIAN WILSON PERFORMING PET SOUNDS • ANIMAL COLLECTIVE • COURTNEY BARNETT • SLEEP • THE BLACK ANGELS • SUNN O))) • BORIS • THE THURSTON MOORE GROUP • BLACK MOUNTAIN • PARQUET COURTS • WOODS • LEE RANALDO • DAVID J & THE GENTLEMEN THIEVES • HERON OBLIVION • ISRAEL NASH • ASTEROID #4 • NOTS • ULTIMATE PAINTING • BAYONNE • LA MECANICA POPULAR • FEDERALE • KAITLYN AURELIA SMITH • FLAVOR CRYSTALS

SUNDAY, MAY 1
WEEN • CARIBOU • SUPER FURRY ANIMALS • LEE SCRATCH PERRY • TY SEGALL & THE MUGGERS • ROYAL TRUX • MELODY’S ECHO CHAMBER • ALLAH LAS • KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD • CHICANO BATMAN • THE MURLOCS • DELICATE STEVE • QURAISHI • WALL OF DEATH • MAGIC WANDS • PROMISED LAND SOUND • BLONDI’S SALVATION • JJUUJJUU • CELLAR DOORS

Visit our website for all available information on the 2016 festival – venue and travel info, answers to frequently asked questions and more – levitation-austin.com

As you make your travel plans, don’t forget about the kick-off parties on Thursday, April 28th in downtown Austin. These events are an annual tradition that’s worth getting in town early for. Lineups, tickets and info for those events will be announced closer to the festival.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the 2016 fest for the best year yet!

Check out the full press release below.


OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE

LEVITATION ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL ARTISTS, AS WELL AS DAILY LINEUPS AND SINGLE DAY TICKETS

New Lineup Additions Include Ween, Courtney Barnett, The Arcs, Melody’s Echo Chamber, David J, Holy Wave, and more

AUSTIN, TX (February 3, 2016) – The Reverberation Appreciation Society is proud to release new additions to the lineup for LEVITATION, taking place at Carson Creek Ranch in Austin the weekend of April 29-May 1, 2016. The lineups per day and single day tickets have also been released, with more information included below.

Weekend passes, single day passes, deluxe passes, camping passes, and camping rentals are now available at http://levitation-austin.com.

Newly announced artists include legendary experimental rockers Ween, the massively acclaimed Aussie songstress Courtney Barnett, Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys’ new outfit, The Arcs, and French dream-pop chanteuse Melody’s Echo Chamber. Other additions include David J & The Gentlemen Thieves, who will be performing tracks from the artist’s time in Love & Rockets and Bauhaus, along with Holy Wave, Wall of Death, Nots, Christian Bland & The Revelators, Magic Wands, Golden Dawn Arkestra, Bayonne, Federale, Klaus Johann Grobe, and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith.

These additions join the previously announced artists performing at the festival:: the legendary Brian Wilson celebrating the 50th anniversary of 1966 masterpiece Pet Sounds, Animal Collective, Caribou, Flying Lotus, Slowdive, Sleep, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Black Angels, Lee Scratch Perry, Super Furry Animals, sunn o))). Ty Segall, Royal Trux, Black Mountain, and Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats.

This year, LEVITATION is bringing the most eclectic and expansive lineup yet with programming
that highlights the festival’s mission to create unique and amazing cultural and musical experiences with music from all over the world. The festival is excited to welcome the international sounds of artists like Taureg desert blues group Imarhan from northern Mali and world-class Afghan-American rubab player Quraishi. Also, bringing their unique styles of psychedelia from beyond the US are artists like Dungen, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Boogarins, Fantasmes, and Blondi’s Salvation. LEVITATION 2016 will bring ample opportunities for musical discovery and an experience unlike any other festival. The daily lineups are as follows:

FRIDAY, APRIL 29
SLOWDIVE • FLYING LOTUS • THE ARCS • THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE • NICOLAS JAAR • DUNGEN • ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER • UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS • SHABAZZ PALACES • BOOGARINS • TWIN PEAKS • LA LUZ • PURSON • HOLY WAVE • MILD HIGH CLUB • IMARHAN • WALL OF DEATH • CHRISTIAN BLAND & THE REVELATORS • THE GOLDEN DAWN ARKESTRA • FANTASMES • KLAUS JOHANN GROBE

SATURDAY, APRIL 30
BRIAN WILSON PERFORMING PET SOUNDS • ANIMAL COLLECTIVE • COURTNEY BARNETT • SLEEP • THE BLACK ANGELS • SUNN O))) • BORIS • THE THURSTON MOORE GROUP • BLACK MOUNTAIN • PARQUET COURTS • WOODS • LEE RANALDO • DAVID J & THE GENTLEMAN THIEVES • HERON OBLIVION • ISRAEL NASH • ASTEROID #4 • NOTS • ULTIMATE PAINTING • BAYONNE • LA MECANICA POPULAR • FEDERALE • KAITLYN AURELIA SMITH • FLAVOR CRYSTALS

SUNDAY, MAY 1
WEEN • CARIBOU • SUPER FURRY ANIMALS • LEE SCRATCH PERRY • TY SEGALL & THE MUGGERS • ROYAL TRUX • MELODY’S ECHO CHAMBER • ALLAH LAS • KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD • CHICANO BATMAN • THE MURLOCS • DELICATE STEVE • QURAISHI • WALL OF DEATH • MAGIC WANDS • PROMISED LAND SOUND • BLONDI’S SALVATION • JJUUJJUU • CELLAR DOORS

Still to come are the lineups for the kick-off parties held in downtown Austin on Thursday, April 28. Those traveling to Austin for the festival are encouraged to come early and start the weekend early at some of the cities best music venues. Lineups, tickets, and info for the kick-off events will be announced in a few weeks.

LEVITATION attracts travelers from all over the world, and it features a lineup that spans the globe and five decades of acclaimed artists. The festival places vintage legends like Brian Wilson and Lee Scratch Perry alongside current artists producing new, cutting edge music, as well as artists carrying the torch of classic 1960s psychedelia and the spirit of Austin’s psychedelic rock godfathers, the 13th Floor Elevators, a heritage the festival was founded on in 2008.

Held on the 58-acre Carson Creek Ranch just minutes from downtown Austin on the banks of the Colorado River, the festival setting is as unique and special as the lineup. At LEVITATION, you have the best of both worlds: the close proximity to the center of the city and the remote feeling of the Texas countryside. Attendees have the option to pitch a tent, stay on site, and enjoy the entire weekend at Carson Creek Ranch. The campgrounds are just a short walk from the main festival grounds and stages, and camping passes and rentals are on sale now.

For more information and to purchase tickets, go to http://levitation-austin.com. Visit the festival’s Twitter page @LEVITATION or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/austinpsychfest/ for the latest festival news and updates.

ABOUT LEVITATION & THE REVERBERATION APPRECIATION SOCIETY

LEVITATION (formerly Austin Psych Fest) is a music festival that was founded in 2008 by The Reverberation Appreciation Society, who continue to organize and curate the festival. Inspired by the creative explosion of the 1960s and the music and art that came out of that period, as well as by festivals such as ATP and Primavera Sound, they set out to create their vision of a music festival, aiming to present innovative and captivating musicians and legends from the past, present and future.

Over the years, this independent festival has grown from a small word-of-mouth event to an internationally acclaimed, full weekend event that attracts attendees from all over the world. The festival was renamed LEVITATION in honor of Austin’s legendary psychedelic rock godfathers The 13th Floor Elevators, who reunited and performed at the festival in 2015.

The Reverberation Appreciation Society is a creative collective comprised of Rob Fitzpatrick, James Oswald, and Christian Bland and Alex Maas of The Black Angels. In addition to the festival in Austin, the group has branched out into other cities beginning in 2013 with LEVITATION France and in 2015 with LEVITATION Vancouver and LEVITATION Chicago. The group also runs a record label and presents events at Austin’s SXSW, The Netherlands’ Le Guess Who, NYC’s CMJ and NRMAL in Mexico City.

PRESS CONTACT:
William Mills / Giant Noise / will@giantnoise.com / 512-382-9017
Corinne Zuleger / Giant Noise / corinne@giantnoise.com / 512-382-9017