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LEVITATION 2021 : Lineup Announce + On Sale

LEVITATION Austin is thrilled to return for another genre-spanning lineup bringing artists together from across the globe for its 12th edition. Happening in Austin, TX on October 28-31, LEVITATION will continue to take place in multiple venues across the city’s downtown Red River Cultural District and East Side including world renowned venues such as Stubb’s, Mohawk, Empire, Hotel Vegas, Cheer Up Charlies, Central Presbyterian Church and more. The long weekend of special performances featuring lineups with programming that spans continents and decades includes shows co-presented by Night Flight, Death By Audio, Creem, 100% Electronica, Gorilla Vs Bear, The Reverberation Appreciation Society, Space Flight Records, plus shows at Mohawk presented with Austin’s new Resound Presents.


Today LEVITATION has announced the first round of confirmed shows:

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27 KICK OFF
RED FANG • NOTHING • STARCRAWLER • FRANKIE ROSE • HERE LIES MAN • ENUMCLAW

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28
CHICANO BATMAN • CRUMB • FUZZ • BOY HARSHER • DRAB MAJESTY • POST ANIMAL • OCTOPUS PROJECT • THE WELL • NATION OF LANGUAGE • NO JOY • THE VACANT LOTS • PUBLIC PRACTICE • PEARL EARL • ANGELICA GARCIA • NOLAN POTTER'S NIGHTMARE BAND • BEING DEAD

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29
THE BLACK ANGELS • TINARIWEN • BLACK MIDI • CONNAN MOCKASIN • A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS • LA LUZ • GEORGE CLANTON • L.A. WITCH • RINGO DEATHSTARR • THE PARANOYDS • AMI DANG • NEGATIVE GEMINI • MAGDALENA BAY • BLUSHING • DEATH'S DYNAMIC SHROUD • EQUIP • CAROLINE LOVEGLOW

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30
THUNDERCAT • ANDY SHAUF • YVES TUMOR • KIKAGAKU MOYO • SHANNON & THE CLAMS • SHABAZZ PALACES • CLOUD NOTHINGS  • FRANKIE AND THE WITCH FINGERS • AROOJ AFTAB • LEVITATION ROOM • HOLY WAVE • ACID DAD • UNIFORM • PORTRAYAL OF GUILT • SWEEPING PROMISES • GLOVE • HOOVERiii • ANNABELLE CHAIRLEGS • SILVER SYNTHETIC • SUN JUNE • GANSER

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31
JAPANESE BREAKFAST • THE HIVES • GOLDEN DAWN ARKESTRA • SWEET SPIRIT • SASAMI • KALU & THE ELECTRIC JOINT • CALLIOPE MUSICALS • THINK NO THINK • SAILOR POON • BUFFALO HUNT • URBAN HEAT


Final additions and visual artist lineup to be announced.

“We’re excited to see live music coming back, and looking forward to seeing everyone in Austin for another epic weekend of music and art in Austin, Texas. As shows and events come back to our beloved venues and art spaces, safety procedures will continue to evolve and we will work with our venues and health officials to offer clear guidelines for attendees. It’s gonna be Halloween weekend, so masks are encouraged regardless :)

Take care friends, we hope to see you soon!”

- LEVITATION and The Reverberation Appreciation Society


Stay tuned for additional LEVITATION 2021 lineup news + more events in Austin and beyond…For updates please visit our website or official Facebook event page here or follow LEVITATION on Instagram here.

Revisit the last LEVITATION via the 2019 recap video:

ABOUT LEVITATION

Founded in 2008 as Austin Psych Fest, by members of The Black Angels and friends, the independent event sparked a movement, inspiring the creation of similar events across the globe. Austin Psych Fest was renamed LEVITATION in honor of Austin's psychedelic rock pioneers The 13th Floor Elevators, who reunited and performed at LEVITATION 2015 for the band's 50th anniversary.

In 2018, LEVITATION returned to its downtown Austin roots - creating a walkable, intimate and community-focused event that showcases the city's world renowned music venues. Following up two massive weekends of sold-out shows in 2018 and 2019, LEVITATION 2021 will bring another epic 4-day weekend of music and art to Austin's diverse Red River District and east side venues and art spaces.

Over the past decade, in addition to the flagship event in Austin, the group has curated LEVITATION events in France, Chicago and Vancouver, along with ongoing events in Austin and special events in Europe and Latin America, plus a huge, diverse annual LEVITATION showcase at SXSW. LEVITATION FRANCE celebrated its 7th year in September 2019, in Angers, FR  - the largest event of its kind in Europe, and news on the 2021 edition is coming soon. Since 2010, The Reverberation Appreciation Society record label has released records by key bands in the psych and garage rock scene like Frankie & The Witch Fingers, Night Beats, Holy Wave, Ringo Deathstarr and many more - with new releases on the horizon.

Over the last year throughout the pandemic, LEVITATION has been releasing live performance streams and live albums via LEVITATION Sessions, providing a music lifeline for fans and artists, and also raising funds for non-profits and causes like the National Independent Venue Association, Direct Relief and Red River Cultural District. The concept has quickly expanded to include artists like OSEES, Windhand, Ty Segall & Freedom Band, Dead Meadow, Death Valley Girls, Fuzz, Boogarins, Acid Mothers Temple, Ringo Deathstarr and others, with many more Sessions in the works.

Next up is Night Beats live in the Mojave Desert. The Levitation Session debuts on Saturday, July 24. Catch Danny Lee Blackwell and his band play a 13 track set, recorded on reel-to-reel tape, including classic Night Beats tracks and a first chance to hear songs live for the first time from their new album Outlaw R&B. Stream tickets + live album vinyl, exclusive merch and more available HERE.

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