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LEVITATION FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES NEW ADDITIONS TO 2023 LINE-UP

August 30, 2023

LEVITATION FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES NEW ADDITIONS TO 2023 LINE-UP

NEW ADDITIONS ANNOUNCED:

DJ SHADOW, KING WOMAN, PELICAN, UNIFORM, THE VELDT, FAT TONY, VIDEO AGE, EL KHAT, SASAMI, BATHS, KALU & THE ELECTRIC JOINT, GIRL RAY, BUCK BILOXI & MANY MORE

THESE ADDITIONS JOIN PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED ARTISTS:

UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA, BADBADNOTGOOD, FLYING LOTUS, UNWOUND, AMYL & THE SNIFFERS, THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE, ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER, PANDA BEAR + SONIC BOOM, DURAND JONES, THE BLACK ANGELS, UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS, TY SEGALL & FREEDOM BAND, BEACH FOSSILS, BLONDE REDHEAD, HANNIBAL BURESS / ESHU TUNE, SHANNON & THE CLAMS, HIGH ON FIRE, ALTIN GÜN, THE DANDY WARHOLS, THE CHURCH, JOCKSTRAP, CODEINE, WATER FROM YOUR EYES & MORE!

LEVITATION returns this Halloween weekend, taking over Austin, Texas music venues with an eclectic and expanded menu of music and art OCTOBER 26-29, 2023

4 Day Passes & Single Show Tickets are available now, here

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, leather jackets, and good times in Austin, Texas.

In 2023, LEVITATION expands the sonic spectrum and scope of the event with an eclectic lineup and the addition of two of Austin’s newest independent venues: electronic music destination The Concourse Project, and South Austin’s outdoor, multi-stage event center The Far Out Lounge, where Austin Psych Fest was held in April. These new locations are in addition to LEVITATION’s traditional Red River and East Side venues, including the festival’s downtown main stage Stubb’s, and Red River and Eastside staples MohawkEmpireHotel VegasElysiumParishAntone’s and 13th Floor

The multi-venue format encourages fans to choose their own adventure through the weekend – you can buy single show tickets for over 30 different shows, or go all in with a 4 Day Pass and indulge in the entire 4 day Halloween weekend. 

Many of the shows are mini-festivals in their own right, showcasing scenes and corners of indie culture across the spectrum. 

New additions bring us BADBADNOTGOOD and DJ Shadow joining forces on the Sunday night, headlining a two stage lineup featuring Armand HammerFat Tony + more. The Saturday lineup at Empire has been announced, with PelicanKing WomanUniformSkeleton and Glassing tearing up two stages presented with Austin heavy and experimental music specialists Oblivion Access

Other highlights include: A 20-year celebration of revered indie label Numero Group features 90s greats Unwound, Codeine, Karate and Chisel. A 15-year anniversary celebration of Flying Lotus‘s Brainfeeder label, featuring Fly LoHannibal Buress’s Eshu TuneSalami Rose Joe Louis and more. A psych-rock fever dream featuring The Brian Jonestown Massacre, fest founders The Black Angels, Dandy Warhols, and more across two stages at Far Out. Friday at Far Out brings Unknown Mortal OrchestraPanda Bear + Sonic BoomAllah-Las, Tanukichan and more. An epic heavy metal Halloween nightmare topped off with Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats and High On Fire celebrating their 25th anniversary as a band. If you’re not planning out your costume already for this 4 day Halloween music feast – how about a stacked punk bill with Amyl & The Sniffers, Militarie Gun and Die Spitz? Also on the menu: a West Coast psych/garage dream bill with Ty Segall & Freedom BandShannon & The Clams, and Ripley Johnson’s twangy trip Rose City Band. More you ask? West Coast psych sister-festival Desert Daze presents Altin Gün, Say She She, Pachyman, JJUUJJUU and more on Sunday evening. International stoner metal collective Heavy Psych Sounds presents Dead Meadow, Ecstatic Vision, 1000mods and more. LA darkwave destination Substance presents their own showcase with Twin Tribes, Nuovo Testamento, Sacred Skin and Vosh

The list goes on, including show headliners and lineup highlights, Oneohtrix Point Never, Durand Jones, The Church, Blonde Redhead, Mercury Rev’s Clear Light Ensemble performing a live score to the 1932 classic horror / noir film VampyrDeath From Above 1979, the return of Alan Palomo (Neon Indian), Jockstrap and many, many more.

LINEUP BY DAY:

THURSDAY,  OCTOBER 26
UNWOUND • ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER
TY SEGALL & FREEDOM BAND • SHANNON AND THE CLAMS
THE CHURCH • CODEINE • JOCKSTRAP • YEULE
DEAD MEADOW • KARATE • CHISEL • SLOW PULP • TWIN TRIBES
ROSE CITY BAND • JONATHAN BREE • WATER FROM YOUR EYES • SASAMI • LSD AND THE SEARCH FOR GOD • NUOVO TESTAMENTO • ECSTATIC VISION • FLAT WORMS • 1000MODS • SACRED SKIN • VOSH • BABEHOVEN • SKULL PRACTITIONERS • ANNABELLE CHAIRLEGS • FCUKERS • MARION RAW • FONT

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27 
UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA • FLYING LOTUS
PANDA BEAR + SONIC BOOM • UNCLE ACID AND THE DEADBEATS
HIGH ON FIRE • BLONDE REDHEAD • ALLAH-LAS • ALAN PALOMO (NEON INDIAN) • ESHU TUNE (HANNIBAL BURESS) • BULLY •  CRACK CLOUD • TEEBS • TANUKICHAN • WARMDUSCHER • CIVIC ULRIKA SPACEK • HOLY WAVE • SALAMI ROSE JOE LOUIS • GANSER • GIRL RAY • THE WELL • BUCK BILOXI • FEARING • BLUSHING • MONEY CHICHA ARIEL & THE CULTURE • COCO MARIA • AMULETS • SAM BURTON • QUEEN SERENE • PORCELAIN • ON BEING AN ANGEL

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28
THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE •  THE BLACK ANGELS
AMYL & THE SNIFFERS • DURAND JONES
THE DANDY WARHOLS • MERCURY REV’S CLEAR LIGHT ENSEMBLE
PELICAN • KING WOMAN • THE VELDT • SPEEDY ORTIZ
DUMBO GETS MAD • SONIDO GALLO NEGRO • UNIFORM • PALEHOUND
MILITARIE GUN • LORELLE MEETS THE OBSOLETE • DIE SPITZ
KALU & THE ELECTRIC JOINT • GHOST FUNK ORCHESTRA • BATHS
 GLASSING•  SKELETON • GIO CHAMBA • EL COMBO OSCURO
BLACK MARACAS • ALEXALONE • COMMUNION • CHIEF CLEOPATRA

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29
BADBADNOTGOOD • BEACH FOSSILS • DJ SHADOW
ALTIN GÜN • TURNOVER • DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979
ARMAND HAMMER • PIGS X7 • SAY SHE SHE • PACHYMAN • EL KHAT JJUUJJUU • MUSTARD SERVICE • VIDEO AGE • FAT TONY • FXXK MONEY 
• RICKSHAW BILLIE’S BURGER PATROL • NOLAN POTTER’S NIGHTMARE BAND • DJUNAH • DEMOB HAPPY • MAGNA CARDA • THEY/LIVE • SITTING ON STACY

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