Austin's long-running psych rock celebration returns to Austin with four days of music from Nov. 7-10. Expanding on the format organizers developed last year, the festival will return as a series of club shows in the Red River Cultural District and East Austin.
The first round of confirmed performers features an impressive array of experimental artists including John Cale, Kurt Vile & the Violators, Angel Olsen, Devendra Banhart, Dinosaur Jr., Black Moth Super Rainbow and host band, the Black Angels. As they did last year, festival organizers have partnered with independent music labels and promotion houses who will co-present showcases during the festival. Record label Sargent House is bringing eight artists, including Chelsea Wolfe and Deafheaven, to the festival for two events. Other co-presenters include Pennsylvania-based Relapse Records, effects specialists Death By Audio and Austin-based Margin Walker Presents.
More artists will be added, but here's the full roster for phase one:
Thursday, November 7
Angel Olsen • Devendra Banhart • High on Fire • Power Trip • Kikagaku Moyo • Holy Wave • Minami Deutsch • Hoover iii
Friday, November 8
Deafheaven • Black Mountain • Kikagaku Moyo • Russian Circles • Broncho • Brutus • Emma Ruth Rundle • Death Valley Girls • Stonefield • Frankie & the Witch Fingers • Jaye Jayle • Lingua Ignota
Saturday, November 9
John Cale • the Black Angels • Chelsea Wolfe • Allah Las • Red Fang • White Fence • Torche • Windhand • Acid King • Monolord • Here Lies Man • Joanna Gika • Zig Zags • Warish • Blackwater Holylight
Sunday, November 10
Kurt Vile & the Violators • Dinosaur Jr • Black Moth Super Rainbow • A Place to Bury Strangers • the KVB • Dallas Acid • Numb.er
Tickets to these shows are on sale now at levitation-austin.com.