LEVITATION returns to downtown Austin, TX October 22-25, 2020!
Early Bird 4 Day Passes are on sale now:
Stay tuned for the first round of lineup news + individual show tickets! We’re looking forward to another amazing weekend of music and art!
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2020 marks our 12th year and an expanded partnership with our friends at Margin Walker presents. Full press release below!
LEVITATION 2019 RECAP
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
4 Day Passes are on sale now at levitation-austin.com. These passes include general admission access to all shows across every venue during the 2020 event. Individual show tickets will be released when the lineup is announced.
LEVITATION is held in multiple venues across Austin’s downtown Red River District and east side. Each year the event hosts over 30 shows at venues ranging from intimate clubs to Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater, bringing scores from hundreds of artists and thousands of fans from around the globe to Austin’s world-renowned music venues.
The 2020 edition will further expand the spectrum of LEVITATION, curating another epic weekend for the event’s 12th year. The independent event is famously known for its collaborations with various labels, presenters and co-presenters ranging from record labels, presenters and collectives like Third Man Records, Relapse, Sargent House, Death By Audio, CREEM, Secretly Group, Gorilla Vs Bear, Sacred Bones, NRMAL and many more throughout the years.
This year, LEVITATION will continue these one-of-a-kind showcases and deepen its partnership with Texas’ largest independent promoters, Margin Walker Presents. LEVITATION founders will work closely with Margin Walker Presents to book, produce and market the event. The company is well known for organizing and producing over 800 Texas events annually, and is comprised of the team behind Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest.
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LOVE FOR LEVITATION
“celebration of boundary-pushing psych rock, metal, electronic music and more” AUSTIN-AMERICAN STATESMAN
“An expertly curated lineup featuring psych-rock heavy hitters and songwriters well-versed in other various strains of ’70s rock took to stages across the Texas capitol” FLOOD
“another amazing and deep lineup” GORILLA VS BEAR
“one of the few expertly curated festivals left in the U.S., touching on all things spacey and fuzzed out.” REVOLVER
“Levitation presented a vision of how Austin’s music festival culture can move forward” TEXAS MONTHLY
“…we’re convinced Rob Fitzpatrick and the rest of the LEVITATION crew are some of the nation’s best curators of artists from around the globe.” GLIDE
“setting the standard for future music festivals” THE SAN ANTONIO CURRENT
“There are great festivals out there, but Levitation — the annual psych festival held in Austin — is one of the few musical masses that surprises and delights every year.” TINY MIX TAPES
“celebrates all things noise, goth, metal, experimental, and psychotropic” PITCHFORK
“Triumphant Return…one of America’s most promising rising festivals…” UPROXX
“It’s a festival every music lover needs to experience” TIME OUT AUSTIN
“impressive lineup” STEREOGUM
“the internationally acclaimed event is burning brighter than ever” KUTX
“an experimental paradise” DANCING ASTRONAUT
“the festival left us suspended in euphoria on invisible waves of sound” AUSTIN MONTHLY
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Founded in 2008 as Austin Psych Fest, by members of The Black Angels and friends, the independent event sparked a movement, inspiring the creation of similar events across the globe. Austin Psych Fest was renamed LEVITATION in honor of Austin’s psychedelic rock pioneers The 13th Floor Elevators, who reunited and performed at LEVITATION 2015 for the band’s 50th anniversary.
In 2018, LEVITATION returned to its downtown Austin roots – creating a walkable, intimate and community-focused event that showcases the city’s world renowned music venues. Following up two massive weekends of sold-out shows in 2018 and 2019, LEVITATION 2020 will bring another epic 4-day weekend of music and art to Austin’s diverse Red River District and east side venues and art spaces.
Over the past decade, in addition to the flagship event in Austin, the group has curated LEVITATION events in France, Chicago and Vancouver, along with ongoing events in Austin and special events in Europe and Latin America, plus a huge, diverse annual LEVITATION showcase at SXSW. LEVITATION FRANCE celebrated its 7th year in September 2019, in Angers, FR – the largest event of its kind in Europe, and news on the 2020 edition is coming soon. Since 2010, The Reverberation Appreciation Society record label has released records by key bands in the psych and garage rock scene like Night Beats, Holy Wave, Ringo Deathstarr and many more – with new releases on the horizon.
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ABOUT MARGIN WALKER PRESENTS
Margin Walker Presents is Texas’ largest independent promotions, marketing, and production agency with offices in Austin and Dallas serving clients and venues throughout the state.
Following a decade plus run as Transmission Events and Fun Fun Fun Fest, the team that makes up Margin Walker Presents is a close-knit group of friends and creatives who specialize in expertly curated live music bookings and result-driven, unique marketing campaigns across central Texas, averaging 800+ venue shows and special events a year, ranging from the traveling ¡Eso Es! Latinx Block Party, to booking all the House of Vans activations nationwide. MWP’s bookings stay relevant and current while their eyes are fixed towards the future. Progress and forward-thinking community building are the cornerstones of the company’s ethos, so when you see Enjoy Music, Together, at the bottom of all of their artwork, it’s a sentiment they believe defines them and everything they’re building.
For more information, as well as a full list of shows and events, please visit www.marginwalkerpresents.com.
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PRESS CONTACT: Bailey Sattler – BaileyS@GrandstandHQ.com
PARTNERSHIPS / SPONSORSHIPS: Johnny Sarkis – email@example.com
MARKETING CONTACT: Ian Orth – firstname.lastname@example.org