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Homegrown music fest rises from uncertain future with killer 2018 lineup

Homegrown music fest rises from uncertain future with killer lineup

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Levitation will return in 2018 after taking a year off to regroup. Photo by Shelley Neuman

Levitation is back, albeit may look a bit different from years past. The homegrown music festival, which launched as Psych Fest in 2008 before rebranding as Levitation in 2014, will be taking over the Red River Cultural District April 26-29 for four days of festivities. 

The lineup naturally includes the Black Angels (the Austin-based band started Levitation) as well as a slew of other bands including Lowdive, Electric Wizard, Ministry, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Ty Segall, Panda Bear, Dan Deacon, the Oh Sees, Parquet Courts, Om, Survive, and Chelsea Wolfe, among many others. For those who don't see their favorite act on the lineup, don't worry; the festival will announce a second round of bands in early 2018. A preliminary round one schedule can be seen here

After taking a year off to regroup, the embattled Levitation seems to be drawing inspiration from Sound on Sound. Like SOS, Levitation will host smaller shows at venues up and down Red River including Stubb's, The Mohawk, Barracuda, Empire Control Room, and Cheer Up Charlies. Local companies like Margin Walker will also host sponsored showcases throughout the weekend. 

Though the Deluxe Weekend Passes have already sold out, tickets for 15 different shows across 6 different venues have been released and are available here