Austin Psych Fest returned to Carson Creek Ranch for its 8th annual festival on May 8 – 10, 2015.
2015 was a big year for LEVITATION. A few of our dreams came true, including having The 13th Floor Elevators on our stage – and for their 50th anniversary no less. The Jesus and Marcy Chain played “Psychocandy”, Primal Scream joined us after having canceled their appearance last year, and Tame Impala finally joined our list of performers. Minds were melted as Spiritualized, Thee Oh Sees, Fuzz, The Soft Moon, Chelsea Wolfe, Föllakzoid and many more performed to the 10,000 fans that had gathered for the weekend.
“This is the coolest festival in America.” – Sean Ono Lennon, Ghost of a Sabertooth Tiger
“Austin’s importance as the breeding ground for psych is finally on people’s radars thanks to Levitation.” – Eve Barlow, The Guardian
“It’s not Bonnaroo. It’s not Lollapalooza. And it’s not trying to be. The clear goal of Levitation is to celebrate psychedelic rock in its full range and history… From the location of the festival on the ranch, to the great people and music, this festival is a joy to be a part of. If you’re into psych rock, do yourself a favor and come out to Austin in May, because Levitation truly does the genre justice.” – Alfred Lentzsch, In Your Speakers.com
“My favorite thing about Austin Psych Fest (excuse me, Levitation) is the ability to wander around the overlapping sets and take in a little bit of everything. The lineup is always a mixture of artists known and unknown to me, so it’s fun to check out the bands who have come in from far-flung places to play.” – Austin360
Friday, May 8
Saturday, May 9
THE JESUS & MARY CHAIN
THEE OH SEES
THE BLANK TAPES
Sunday, May 10
THE FLAMING LIPS
THE 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS
THE BLACK ANGELS
Thursday, May 7 Kick Off Parties