Austin Music Festival Announces First Round of Artists

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Let’s get fucking weird y’all.

Levitation (formerly Austin Psych Fest) is back with a vengeance after its 2016 cancellation due to inclement weather. That same year the folks behind the fest released a statement saying they would be postponing the event until 2018. Holy shit – this lineup is definitely worth the wait.

On Thursday, festival organizers released the first round of artists on the lineup, including iconic industrial act Ministry, shoegazy English band Slowdive, and Chelsea Wolfe, the reigning queen of post-doom metal and my most listened to artist on my Spotify this year. Like I'll probably cry to death watching her play next year.

Also on the bill are local Austinites the Black Angels, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Ty Segall, Panda Bear, Thee Oh Sees, Parquet Courts and Dan Deacon, which we're all pretty excited for.

Possibly to avoid another potential weather disaster, the festival has returned to its original format and will be held at Red River club venues. including Stubb’s, The Mohawk, Barracuda, Empire Control Room, Cheer Up Charlies, Emo’s and more.

Here’s the lineup for phase 1:

SLOWDIVE
THE BLACK ANGELS
ELECTRIC WIZARD
MINISTRY
THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE
TY SEGALL
PANDA BEAR
THEE OH SEES
PARQUET COURTS
OM
S U R V I V E
CHELSEA WOLFE
DAN DEACON
BATHS
DEAD MEADOW
FÖLLAKZOID
WOODEN SHJIPS
WINDHAND
GEOLOGIST
THE GARDEN
LA LUZ
WAXAHATCHEE
HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF
THE MEN
GOLDEN DAWN ARKESTRA
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE
IMARHAN
RUBY THE HATCHET
OMNI
A GIANT DOG
STONEFIELD
MIEN
ANNABELLE CHAIRLEGS
BOTANY
AL LOVER
DALLAS ACID
VUELVETELOCA
PRETTIEST EYES
RISHI DHIR
LAKE OF FIRE

Founded in 2008 and curated by record label and Levitation Festival creator The Reverberation Appreciation Society, the Austin-based music festival has morphed into a worldwide phenomenon, even branching into France and Vancouver.

While the $400 all-access tickets sold out pretty much as soon as the lineup was announced, tickets are available for each show here.

Who’s the acid plug in Austin nowawadays?




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