9th Annual Levitation (CANCELED)
Highlighting its mission to create unique and immersive cultural experiences, Levitation brings sounds from all over the world to an unparalleled Texas destination. This year, the lineup includes the legendary Brian Wilson celebrating the 50th anniversary of 1966 masterpiece Pet Sounds, Animal Collective, Flying Lotus, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Lee Scratch Perry, Sleep, Ty Segall, Black Mountain, and many more. The festival (previously Austin Psych Fest) has grown into an international destination, and the founders have even launched their festival platform elsewhere, including now Levitation France, Levitation Vancouver, and Levitation Chicago.
Levitation Austin's rural setting on the ranch just outside of the city gives guests an immersive experience while they walk between the closely laid out stages ripe for psychedelic musical discovery (from Tuareg desert blues to a world-class Afghan-American rubab player) from around the globe (Sweden, Australia, Brazil, Puerto Rico, France, Mali). And don't forget to check out the Amphitheater Stage, which hides in the shade on the banks of the Colorado River. There are also plenty of unique food and retail vendors as well as art installations and exhibits.