Austin Psych Fest 2024 Adds Metz, Sweeping Promises, Luna Li, Golden Dawn Arkestra, Joy Again, Caramelo Haze, Gouge Away, Jaron Marshall (Black Pumas), and More


Marking two months to the festival, Austin Psych Fest (brought to you by the producers of Levitation Fest) has announced lineup additions + kick off parties! The news follows Levitation winning Best Festival in The Austin Chronicle’s Music Awards, as voted by the Austin public, taking home the top fest award for the 3rd year in a row ahead of music festival juggernauts like SXSW and ACL Fest. The fest has added Metz, Sweeping Promises, Luna Li, Golden Dawn Arkestra, Joy Again, Caramelo Haze, Gouge Away, Jaron Marshall (Black Pumas), along with Courtney Barnett, Alvvays, Kurt Vile & The Violators, The Black Angels, All Them Witches, Chicano Batman, Witch, Dehd, Blondshell, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Frankie And The Witch Fingers, Earthless and many more! Austin Psych Fest takes place April 26-28, 2024 at The Far Out Lounge and other venues in Austin, TX. Passes are available for purchase at the links below.

Levitation follows up their award winning Halloween festival with Austin Psych Fest this Spring, a throwback to the event’s 1960s psychedelic rock inspired beginnings, and showcasing an eclectic and diverse lineup of psychedelic rock, dream pop, and indie rock.

The weekend kicks off with a night stacked high with local legends of Latin psych, Afrobeat, jazz and good vibes: Golden Dawn Arkestra, Caramelo Haze, Jaron Marshall (Of Black Pumas), Cazayoux, The Point taking over two stages at Empire, plus an evening of classic psych / garage with Christian Bland & The Revelators (Of The Black Angels) And Gus Baldwin & The SketcH at 13th Floor. Both shows are free with a Deluxe 3 Day Pass!

Two Friday night shows have been announced – Montreal noise punks METZ return to Austin for an APF night show on April 26 with Gouge Away at Parish, and indie rockers JOY AGAIN and LUNA LI co-headline Empire Control Room.

Sweeping Promises Lead Up A List Of New Lineup Additions For The Lineup On The Festival Grounds At The Far Out Lounge, Along With Local Talent Alex Maas, Thor & Friends, Large Brush Collection And Van Mary.

Thursday, April 25 – Night Shows (On Sale Now)

Golden Dawn Arkestra • Caramelo Haze • Jaron Marshall

Cazayoux • The Point @ Empire

Christian Bland & The Revelators

Gus Baldwin & The Sketch @ 13th Floor

 

Friday, April 26 – Night Shows

Metz • Gouge Away @ Parish

Joy Again • Luna Li @ Empire

Additionally the full lineup of visual artists at Austin Psych Fest has been released, featuring video art and installations from: MAD ALCHEMY • TV EYE • DRIP//CUTS • ASTRAL VISIONS • BILL GAZER • SLIM REAPER • DR MOJO • VISION SYSTEM • VIDEO DREAM LIGHT ALTAR • ATTIC SPACE • SHELUSHY

 

Friday, April 26

Courtney Barnett • Chicano Batman

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets • No Vacation

Lido Pimienta • Levitation Room • Tropa Magica

Brainstory • Orions Belte • Large Brush Collection

 

Saturday, April 27

The Black Angels • All Them Witches

Witch • Frankie And The Witch Fingers

Earthless • L.A. Witch • Hooveriii

Minami Deutsch • Ghostwoman • Thor & Friends

 

Sunday, April 28

Alvvays • Kurt Vile & The Violators

Dehd • Yellow Days • Still Corners • Blondshell

Sweeping Promises • Alex Maas • Mikaela Davis • Van Mary

Austin Psych Fest will be held April 26-28, 2024, in its original single location format and Spring timeframe with an intimate setting and two stage lineup at South Austin’s The Far Out Lounge – an outdoor venue with a 100 year history. Austin Psych Fest brings the old school vibe of the original event back outdoors and under the stars and oak trees in the venue’s sprawling backyard. The lineup offers up an international slate of psych rock, dream pop, and indie rock, with a nod to the 1960s golden era of psychedelia and an eye toward the future. The trees, stage, and venue will be drenched and dripping in the liquid light and visuals of a host of visual artists and video projectionists from Austin and beyond.

3 Day Passes here:

Kick off show passes here:

Austin Psych Fest began in 2008, as a DIY event produced by The Black Angels and friends, and quickly expanded over the years into an international destination for the underground music scene. The event was renamed LEVITATION, in a nod to the Austin’s psychedelic rock godfathers The 13th Floor Elevators, who reunited to play the event in 2015. Austin Psych Fest returned in April 2023 celebrating its 15 year anniversary with a 3 day throwback to the original multi-stage, single venue format – bringing an intimate gathering on the Spring side of the calendar, and Levitation in the Fall. APF is here to stay, taking over The Far Out Lounge the weekend of APRIL 26-28, 2024. APF honors the city’s 1960s psychedelic rock heritage and brings it into the here and now – bringing tripped-out sounds to an appropriately laid-back South Austin setting.

Since Austin Psych Fest’s inception, organizers have sought to create a thriving center for the independent music scene locally and internationally, in the home of psychedelic rock: Austin, Texas.

THE HISTORY OF Levitation & Austin Psych Fest: 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. The event has stayed true to its original mission – to be a hub for the psych rock scene – while expanding into the worlds of metal, electronic music, punk, and all manner of independent and underground music.

For over a decade, Levitation has delivered lineups that span psych, dream pop, punk, indie, metal, darkwave and electronic music – helping carry the spirit of 1960’s sonic experimentation into modern times. It’s a beloved record collection manifested into a 4 day weekend, with lineups that span continents and generations: a heady amalgamation of vintage gear, immersive light shows and visuals, buzzing amps, moody synths, good vibes and good times in Austin, Texas. Levitation returns for Halloween weekend – October 31- November 3, 2024.

The Reverberation Appreciation Society is the record label and creative collective behind the curation, artwork and aesthetic of Levitation and Austin Psych Fest. Since 2010, the label imprint has been releasing records with key bands in the psych and garage rock scene such as Frankie and the Witch Fingers and Night Beats, and kicked off its Live at Levitation archive series in 2021 with live releases from King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Kikagaku Moyo, The Black Angels, Primal Scream and more. Levitation Sessions, the imprint’s live album + film series, captures bands like Osees, Ty Segall, SLIFT, Goat, Windhand, Dead Meadow, Death Valley Girls and more, performing in unique locations and pressed to limited edition vinyl. RVRB’s online shop offers an ever-expanding selection of LEV and APF official merchandise, limited edition vinyl from other labels, guitar pedals, turntables, art prints, one of a kind tie-dyes, and more.

RESOUND PRESENTS: Austin Psych Fest is presented with Austin independent promoters Resound Presents. Composed of the team behind the legendary Fun Fun Fun Festival, Resound books and presents over 1000 shows in Central Texas each year. Resound is a small team of experts working to make live music awesome across the stages of Central Texas, one club at a time. With a primary focus on bringing artists to music venues and other unique locations in Austin and San Antonio, Resound offers booking for live music, comedy, podcasts and more, as well as creative marketing and design services for national and local touring musicians, artists and brands.

 

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