Killer first phase line-up announced for annual psych extravaganza “Levitation:” The Black Angels, Panda Bear, Ty Segall, Ministry, Slowdive, Thee Oh Sees and many more

Killer first phase line-up announced for annual psych extravaganza “Levitation:” The Black Angels, Panda Bear, Ty Segall, Ministry, Slowdive, Thee Oh Sees and many more

Want a better reason to head to Austin in the spring besides the annual hustle-orgy that is SXSW? Created ten years ago by The Black Angels and friends, Levitation (originally “Austin Psych Fest”) returns to where it all started at the end of April. Per the advance press release, we were PRomised a “once-in-a-lifetime” lineup and that is exactly what we have been given. And this is only the first announcement! A second phase roll call is due in the New Year.

The next iteration of Levitation will take place in the Red River District April 26-29, 2018; and this will be A BIG ONE. Key to the fest’s success this year will be the participation of the many legendary venues hosting shows like Stubb’s, The Mohawk, Barracuda, Empire Control Room, Cheer Up Charlies, and Emo’s; showcases and curated events by Margin Walker, Sacred Bones Records, Burger Records, Castle Face Records, BYM Records, Gorilla VS Bear, NRMAL, Desert Daze, and Exploded Drawing; and an assortment of pop-up events!

And, uh, not to diminish the arduous work of helpers outlined above but, seriously: all extraneous info about the festival becomes slightly trivial when you scan the heavy-atmos-psych line-up below. Can you really afford to miss this? Tickets and info can be found here.

Leviation 2018 phase one line-up:

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.

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