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LEVITATION CHICAGO – first announcement

Austin Psych Fest is proud to announce a partnership with Empty Bottle Presents to create Levitation Chicago, which will be held on March 13th and 14th 2015 at the historic Thalia Hall.

The first round of confirmations has been released:

The Pop Group
Swervedriver
Oren Ambarchi
Viet Cong
Lumerians
Mind Over Mirrors
Heaters
Vision Fortune
Christines

Two day passes will go on sale at 10am Friday, January 16.

Another round of confirmations, daily lineups and tickets per day will be released in the coming weeks – stay tuned for the next announcement.

THALIA HALL

Originally opened in 1892 and modeled after the Prague Opera house, Chicago’s astounding Thalia Hall was re-founded in 2014 thanks to the team behind Chicago’s Empty Bottle and Evanston’s SPACE. The near 1,000 capacity room is quickly becoming a beacon of music and arts in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago, having hosted acts from Ty Segall, Panda Bear, and Isabella Rossellini to Sleep, Andy Stott, Glass Animals and more.

Levitation Chicago will utilize a 2 stage layout within Thalia Hall, showcasing the flexibility of this new venue.

LEVITATION

Levitation, the festival previously known as Austin Psych Fest, was founded in 2008 and established itself as one of the premiere boutique festivals in the US, drawing attendees from all over the world for programming that spans a range of styles and genres as expansive and hard to pin down as the word “psychedelic” itself. Recent years have seen the festival founders taking their creative direction to events in France, The Netherlands, Mexico, Brooklyn and more.

EMPTY BOTTLE PRESENTS

Opened in 1992, the Ukrainian Village dive, Empty Bottle, has become one of the best premier venues in the country, hosting live music 7 nights a week. Empty Bottle Presents expands beyond the brick and mortar establishment to produce and curate festivals and host events in every imaginable setting.