Austin Psych Fest is back for 2024, and they just announced its extensive lineup. Taking place April 26-28, 2024, in its original single location format and Spring timeframe with an intimate setting and two stage lineup at South Austin’s The Far Out Lounge – an outdoor venue with a 100 year history. Austin Psych Fest brings the old school vibe of the original event back outdoors and under the stars and oak trees in the venue’s sprawling backyard. The lineup offers up an international slate of psych rock, dream pop, and indie rock, with a nod to the 1960s golden era of psychedelia and an eye toward the future. The trees, stage, and venue will be drenched and dripping in the liquid light and visuals of video artists Mad Alchemy, TV Eye, and drip//cuts. Festival founders The Black Angels will be debuting a new visual experience at APF’24 in collaboration with TV Eye.
FRIDAY, APRIL 26 COURTNEY BARNETT • CHICANO BATMAN PSYCHEDELIC PORN CRUMPETS NO VACATION • LIDO PIMIENTA LEVITATION ROOM • TROPA MAGICA BRAINSTORY • ORIONS BELTE
SATURDAY, APRIL 27 THE BLACK ANGELS • ALL THEM WITCHES WITCH • FRANKIE AND THE WITCH FINGERS EARTHLESS • L.A. WITCH • HOOVERiii MINAMI DEUTSCH • GHOSTWOMAN
SUNDAY, APRIL 28 ALVVAYS • KURT VILE & THE VIOLATORS DEHD • YELLOW DAYS • STILL CORNERS BLONDSHELL • MIKAELA DAVIS
Since Austin Psych Fest’s inception, organizers have sought to create a thriving center for the independent music scene locally and internationally, in the home of psychedelic rock: Austin, Texas.
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. The event has stayed true to its original mission – to be a hub for the psych rock scene – while expanding into the worlds of metal, electronic music, punk, and all manner of independent and underground music.
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, good vibes and good times in Austin, Texas. LEVITATION returns for Halloween weekend – October 31- November 3, 2024.
The Reverberation Appreciation Society is the record label and creative collective behind the curation, artwork and aesthetic of Levitation and Austin Psych Fest. Since 2010, the label imprint has been releasing records with key bands in the psych and garage rock scene such as Frankie and the Witch Fingers and Night Beats, and kicked off its Live at Levitation archive series in 2021 with live releases from King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Kikagaku Moyo, The Black Angels, Primal Scream and more. Levitation Sessions, the imprint’s live album + film series, captures bands like Osees, Ty Segall, SLIFT, Goat, Windhand, Dead Meadow, Death Valley Girls and more, performing in unique locations and pressed to limited edition vinyl.