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Give the gift of music (festivals) with 2015 earlybird tickets

Staff Writer
Austin 360

Yes, we just wrapped up fall music season, but if you’re a music festival lover, now is the time to cash in on discounts for next year’s spring fests. Though no one has a full lineup out several local fests with strong track records for great programming currently have early bird tickets on sale.

Austin’s Urban Music Festival, scheduled to celebrate its tenth anniversary on March 27-28 at Auditorium Shores currently has single-day tickets on sale for $15 a day. The festival features R&B and soul music and generally has at least one headliner with strong nostalgia appeal. Past headliners have included Kool and the Gang, Morris Day, Cameo and Angie Stone. Last year’s full price tickets were $30/day, $50 for 2-day. More information at

Earlybird passes to Euphoria Festival, the electronic music and jam band festival which expands to three days this year, April 10-12 at Carson Creek Ranch, are currently on sale for $99. Three-day tickets with camping are $150. Festival organizers say they are currently on track to sell out of early bird tickets by Thanksgiving. Full price tickets to last year’s Euphoria Festival were $99 for 2-day, $54 daily and the fest was headlined by Lotus and Zed’s Dead.

Old Settler’s Fest, set to celebrate it’s 28th year in Driftwood, TX on April 16-19 has released a partial lineup led by recently reunited country rock band the Mavericks. Three-day earlybird tickets without camping are on sale for $140, with camping the three-day passes will run you $205. Four-day passes with camping are available for $220. In order to make the campground more comfortable, the festival is selling fewer camping passes this year. Organizers warn that camping will sell out. Last year’s festival featured Jeff Bridges & the Abiders, Big Head Todd & the Monsters and Robert Randolph & the Family Band.

Levitation (formerly Austin Psych Fest) put a very limited number of earlybird tickets on sale for next year’s festival scheduled for May 8-10 at Carson Creek Ranch yesterday and they sold out in roughly 24 hours. The festival, which has rebranded itself Levitation in homage to a song by Austin psych rock pioneer Roky Erickson’s 13th Floor Elevators will be co-produced by Transmission Entertainment this year. Last year’s festival boasted a stellar lineup that featured the Dandy Warhols, the Brian Jonestown Massacre, Loop and the War on Drugs alongside the Black Angels, the Austin band that founded the festival in 2008. $165 three day tickets are currently on sale and the full lineup will be released on December 3.