The ninth annual Levitation Fest, scheduled to happen this weekend at Carson Creek Ranch has been cancelled due to severe weather predicted to hit the Austin area this afternoon. Here’s what we know right now.
Refunds will be issued. Unfortunately they might take a few weeks to process.
From the fest: Festival representatives will be issuing refunds through Front Gate Tickets, and contacting all those who purchased tickets by email shortly. All ticket types, including Weekend Passes, Deluxe Passes, Single Day Tickets, Camping Passes, Camping Rentals and RV spots will be refunded. Due to the nature of the refund process, these refunds will not be instant, but will be made within 30 days. We are working to expedite that process and will keep customers updated. We are working with our insurance company to develop a definitive timeline and will be in touch as soon as we have more information.
Festival organizers are trying to book as many shows as possible into local venues. We expect to start seeing announcements soon. Levitation wristbands will not be honored at any of the club shows. “These shows will be subject to capacity and tickets will need to be purchased separately, pursuant to each individual venue’s ticketing procedures,” the fest’s website says.
We’ll be working around the clock to book as many shows as we can at inside venues in downtown Austin this weekend, so stay tuned.
— LEVITATION (@LEVITATION) April 28, 2016
At least a few of the fest’s big names are in town and hoping to play.
We've just arrived in Austin to find @LEVITATION has been sadly cancelled. We hope somewhere suitable is found so we can still play.
— Slowdive (@slowdiveband) April 28, 2016
The decision to cancel the festival was made by Travis County officials and not festival organizers.
Travis Co officials cancelled this weekend's Levitation Festival 2016 due to public safety concerns-forecasted severe weather. #TCAlert
— Travis County E.S. (@TravisCountyES) April 29, 2016
Many fans who traveled for the fest are bummed.
@TravisCountyES clownish. Just flew here from FL and half my flight was here for Levitation. The show must go on.
— Melo @ Levitation (@MELOMANIACK) April 29, 2016