LEVITATION : 2016 LINEUP, TICKETS ON SALE

LEVITATION will return to Carson Creek Ranch the weekend of April 29 – May 1, 2016.

Weekend Passes, Deluxe Upgrades, Camping Passes and Rentals are on sale now.

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 FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2016 LINEUP, TICKETS ON SALE

Lineup Highlights Include: Brian Wilson performing “Pet Sounds,” Animal Collective, Caribou, Flying Lotus, Slowdive, Sleep, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Black Angels, Nicolas Jaar,
Lee Scratch Perry, Ty Segall, sunn o))), Super Furry Animals and many more

AUSTIN, TX (December 8, 2015) – The Reverberation Appreciation Society is proud to release the lineup for the ninth annual LEVITATION, taking place at Carson Creek Ranch in Austin the weekend of April 29-May 1, 2016. Weekend passes, deluxe passes, camping passes, and camping rentals are now available at http://levitation-austin.com.

Previously announced as part of the early lineup preview, the 2016 LEVITATION lineup includes the legendary Brian Wilson celebrating the 50th anniversary of 1966 masterpiece Pet Sounds, Animal Collective, Flying Lotus, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Lee Scratch Perry, Sleep, Ty Segall, Black Mountain, and Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats.

Newly announced performers include: kaleidoscopic producer Caribou, revered shoe-gaze masters Slowdive, Austin’s hometown psychedelic rock torchbearers, The Black Angels, experimental producer and Darkside member Nicolas Jaar, a rare performance from Seattle drone metal experimentalists sunn o))), recently resurgent Welsh psych pop outfit Super Furry Animals, Japanese experimental metal band Boris, reunited noise duo Royal Trux, post-punk revivalists Parquet Courts, and surf garage quartet Allah-Las. Thurston Moore will play the festival with his new band, as will Sonic Youth co-founder Lee Ranaldo, often considered one of the greatest guitarists of all time. Meanwhile avant-garde electronic producer Oneohtrix Point Never and cosmic hip hop duo Shabazz Palaces further expand the horizons of the festival’s programming.

This upcoming year brings 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 sounds from all over the world. LEVITATION welcomes Taureg desert blues group Imarhan from northern Mali and world-class Afghan-American rubab player Quraishi. Dungen, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Boogarins, Fantasmes, and Blondi’s Salvation will each perform their unique styles of psychedelia from Sweden, Australia, Brazil, Puerto Rico, and France respectively.

The Reverberation Appreciation Society proudly presents:

BRIAN WILSON performing PET SOUNDS • ANIMAL COLLECTIVE • CARIBOU • FLYING LOTUS • SLOWDIVE • SLEEP • NICOLAS JAAR • BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE • THE BLACK ANGELS • TY SEGALL • LEE SCRATCH PERRY • SUNN O))) • SUPER FURRY ANIMALS • ROYAL TRUX • BORIS • THURSTON MOORE BAND • BLACK MOUNTAIN • ALLAH LAS • UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS • PARQUET COURTS • DUNGEN • ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER • SHABAZZ PALACES • WOODS • KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD • LEE RANALDO • TWIN PEAKS • LA LUZ • BOOGARINS • HERON OBLIVION • IMARHAN • PURSON • QURAISHI • MILD HIGH CLUB • ISRAEL NASH • FANTASMES • CHICANO BATMAN • ULTIMATE PAINTING • ASTEROID #4 • BAYONNE • LA MECANICA POPULAR • BLONDI’S SALVATION • THE MURLOCS • FLAVOR CRYSTALS • PROMISED LAND SOUND • JJUUJJUU • CELLAR DOORS

LEVITATION attracts travelers from all over the world, and it features a lineup that spans the globe and five decades of acclaimed artists. With 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.

Weekend passes are available now for $165. The price will increase in early 2016 when the daily lineups, single day tickets and final lineup additions are announced.

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.

Travelers to LEVITATION are suggested to arrive in town early for the kick-off parties held Thursday, April 28 in downtown Austin. Lineups, tickets and info for those events will be announced closer to the festival.

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