LEVITATION will return to Carson Creek Ranch the weekend of April 29 – May 1, 2016.
To preview our 9th annual festival in Austin, TX, weâ€™re releasing 9 names for the 2016 lineup. We are proud to announce the following artists:
BRIAN WILSON PERFORMING PET SOUNDS WITH SPECIAL GUEST AL JARDINE
THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE
LEE SCRATCH PERRY
UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS
+ many more to be announced!
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, donâ€™t forget about the kick-off parties on Thursday, April 28th in downtown Austin. These events are an annual tradition thatâ€™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 2016 LINEUP PREVIEW, TICKETS ON SALE
Artists announced: Brian Wilson performing Pet Sounds, Animal Collective, Flying Lotus, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Sleep, Lee Scratch Perry, Ty Segall, Black Mountain, and Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats
AUSTIN, TX (September 30, 2015) â€“ LEVITATION is excited to announce the first nine artists on the lineup for the ninth annual festival taking place at Carson Creek Ranch 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
The 2016 Levitation lineup includes the legendary Brian Wilson performing his 1966 masterpiece â€œPet Soundsâ€, celebrating the 50th anniversary of this massively influential album with special guest Al Jardine.
Also announced as part of this lineup preview are one of the most acclaimed experimental bands of the past two decades, Animal Collective, along with psychedelic producer and electronic vanguard Flying Lotus, who will bring an incredible multimedia experience to the festival. Festival mainstays The Brian Jonestown Massacre will return for the 3rd year, bringing new material from their upcoming LP.
Lee Scratch Perry, one of the most creative and innovative artists of the past 50 years, will bring the original Black Ark sound to Levitation, joined by stoner-metal titans Sleep and garage rock guitar hero Ty Segall, following his appearance at last yearâ€™s festival with power trio Fuzz. Also on tap are Canadian heavyweights Black Mountain and the UK upstarts Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats, who fittingly, were recently chosen by Black Sabbath as their tour support.
â€œThis lineup preview will give people an idea of the eclectic group of artists weâ€™ll be bringing to to Levitation in 2016. As always weâ€™re checking off our ever expanding wish-list, bringing our favorite artists to Austin. Weâ€™re honored to present Brian Wilson, one of the greatest musicians of all time and the full lineup release will bring more surprises and fan favorites.â€ says Rob Fitzpatrick, co-founder and booker of Levitation. â€œFor our 9th annual festival weâ€™ll once again be working with our production partners at Transmission Events, working to bring the best festival experience yet to Carson Creek Ranch.â€
Stay tuned for the full festival lineup to be released this winter. Travelers should get in town early for the kick-off parties held Thursday, April 28th 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.
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. In 2015 the festival was renamed LEVITATION in honor of Austinâ€™s legendary psychedelic rock godfathers The 13th Floor Elevators.
The Reverberation Appreciation Society is a creative collective comprised of Rob Fitzpatrick, Oswald James, 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 Netherlandsâ€™ Le Guess Who, NYCâ€™s CMJ and NRMAL in Mexico City.