LEVITATION returns this Halloween weekend, taking over Austin, Texas music venues with an eclectic and expanded menu of music and art OCTOBER 26-29, 2023!
4 Day Passes & Single Show Tickets are available now, here.
For over a decade, LEVITATION has delivered lineups that span psych, dream pop, punk, indie, metal, darkwave and electronic music – helping carry the spirit of 1960’s sonic experimentation into modern times. It’s a beloved record collection manifested into a 4 day weekend, with lineups that span continents and generations: a heady amalgamation of vintage gear, immersive light shows and visuals, buzzing amps, moody synths, leather jackets, and good times in Austin, Texas.
In 2023, LEVITATION expands the sonic spectrum and scope of the event with an eclectic lineup and the addition of two of Austin’s newest independent venues: electronic music destination Concourse Project, and South Austin’s outdoor, multi-stage event center The Far Out Lounge, where Austin Psych Fest was held in April. These new locations are in addition to LEVITATION’s traditional Red River and East Side venues, including the festival’s downtown main stage Stubb’s, and Red River and Eastside staples Mohawk, Empire, Hotel Vegas, Elysium, Parish, Antone’s and 13th Floor.
The multi-venue format encourages fans to choose their own adventure through the weekend – you can buy single show tickets for over 30 different shows, or go all in with a 4 Day Pass and indulge in the entire 4 day Halloween weekend.
Many of the shows are mini-festivals in their own right. Highlights include: a 15-year anniversary celebration of Flying Lotus‘s Brainfeeder label, featuring Fly Lo, Hannibal Buress’s Eshu Tune, Salami Rose Joe Louis and more. A 20-year celebration of revered indie label Numero Group features 90s greats Unwound, Codeine, Karate and Chisel. A psych-rock fever dream featuring The Brian Jonestown Massacre, fest founders The Black Angels, Dandy Warhols, and more across two stages at Far Out. Friday at Far Out brings Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Panda Bear + Sonic Boom, Allah-Las, Tanukichan and more. An epic heavy metal Halloween nightmare topped off with Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats and High On Fire celebrating their 25th anniversary as a band. If you’re not planning out your costume already for this 4 day Halloween music feast – how about a stacked punk bill with Amyl & The Sniffers, Militarie Gun and Die Spitz? Also on the menu: a West Coast psych/garage dream bill with Ty Segall & Freedom Band, Shannon & The Clams, and Ripley Johnson’s twangy trip Rose City Band. More you ask? International stoner metal collective Heavy Psych Sounds presents Dead Meadow, Ecstatic Vision, 1000mods and more. Desert Daze presents Altin Gün, Say She She, Pachyman and more on Sunday evening. LA darkwave destination Substance presents their own showcase with Twin Tribes, Nuovo Testamento, Sacred Skin and Vosh.
The list goes on, including show headliners and lineup highlights BADBADNOTGOOD, Oneohtrix Point Never, Durand Jones, The Church, Blonde Redhead, Mercury Rev’s Clear Light Ensemble performing a live score to the 1932 classic horror / noir film Vampry, Death From Above 1979, the return of Alan Palomo (Neon Indian), Jockstrap, Armand Hammer and many, many more – and with more to come.
Final additions (including entire shows that haven’t been announced yet), light show and video artists plus DJ sets are still on the way!
CULTURE (counter, pop, and otherwise) and the people who shape it.