Saturnalia Festival

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Saturnalia is an ancient Roman festival in honor of Saturn and celebration of the coming winter. Sahara Lounge & The Electric Church have joined forces at the closing of a year full of political and social upheaval to bring love & light. Traditionally Saturnalia was celebrated with public banquets, private gift giving, continual partying and a general carnival atmosphere during which social norms were upended; gambling was permitted and masters provided table service for their servants. In honor of this, several bands, performers, and artists will come together to create a diverse and immersive festival experience. The lineup includes some of the best local band as well as a variety of touring acts. 

Saturnalia Line-up:

November 30 - The Electric Church

  • Continental Drift
  • Christian Bland and The Revelators
  • The Nymphs
  • Trance Farmers

December 1 - Hotel Vegas


  • Peyote Coyote
  • Part Time
  • Ringo Deathstarr
  • Octopus Project


  • Count Vaseline
  • Lola Tried
  • Al Lover
  • Teevee
  • Hollow Trees
  • Think No Think
  • Bushwick BIll
  • DJ Slimy Steve

December 2 - Sahara Lounge & Webberville Rd. Baptist Church


  • Croy and the Boys
  • The Halfways
  • Big Bill
  • The Sun Machine
  • American Sharks
  • Cosmonauts
  • Golden Dawn Arkestra


  • Rattlesnake Milk
  • Flower Graves
  • Fogg
  • Lochness Mobsters
  • Vockah Redu
  • Mafaro Marimba
  • Kupira Marimba
  • Crucial Prophet
  • Money Chicha
  • Zoumountchi

December 3 - Sahara Lounge & Webberville Road Church


  • Lasertusk3- The Hermits
  • True Indigo
  • Billy King and the Bad Bad Bad
  • Whit
  • Glaze
  • Acid Carousel
  • The Millbrook Estates
  • ??? ?????
  • Palm Daze
  •  Amplified Heat
  • Hard Proof


  • Crypt Trip
  •  Pearl Earl
  • Sailor Poon
  • Crocodiles
  • Annabelle Chairlegs
  • Morgan Delt
  • Allah-Las

Event Details


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The Sahara Lounge
1413 Webberville Rd.
Austin, TX 78721

Hotel Vegas
1500 E. 6th St.
Austin, TX 78702

The Electric Church
5018 E. Cesar Chavez St.
Austin, TX 78702

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