LEVITATION, formerly known as the Austin Psych Fest, returns this May 8th-10th to Carson Creek Ranch in Austin, Texas for its eighth annual festival.
Why the rebranding? Well, the festival is putting a renewed focus on the music that inspired the event in the first place, so they borrowed the name from a track by one of the most influential psych rock bands around, The 13th Floor Elevators. Who, it just so happens, will be reuniting at the festival for their first performance in 48 years.
It’s big news, but then again, so is the rest of the lineup. The Flaming Lips, Tame Impala, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Spiritualized, Primal Scream, The Black Angels, Thee Oh Sees, Mac DeMarco, Melody’s Echo Chamber, Lightning Bolt, DIIV, Health, The Sword, METZ, White Fence, and many more will also be down on the Ranch.
Single-day and three-day passes are on sale via the festival’s website, but we know that’s not why you’re really here. We’re giving away one pair of GA three-day passes to the even so you and a friend can get lifted by all the incredible artists on the bill. Just enter using the widget below, and earn bonus entries for completing social actions like sharing, liking on Facebook, following us on Twitter, and more.
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Please note that this contest does not include or involve entry to the kickoff parties being held Thursday, May 7th in downtown Austin. Though, those lineups are pretty great too with the likes of Ariel Pink, The Octopus Project, and Cosmonauts at The Mohawk, and Joel Gion (with members of The Brian Jonestown Massarcre), Les Big Byrd, and Al Lover at Red 7. More info, including tickets, can be found here.