FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Oblivion Access Brings a Unique Experience to Music Festivals in Texas This Weekend

Oblivion Access, the eclectic music festival metal, hardcore, hip-hop, electronic, avant-garde, and punk music takes palce this weekend around Austin, Texas. The multi-venue music festival returns to downtown Austin on May 12-15. Tickets are on sale now! Over 100+ artists are now set to perform including Blonde Redhead, Carcass, The Body, Windhand, Deaf Club, Xiu Xiu, Autopsy, Converge, Full of Hell, Zola Jesus, Youth of Today, Danny, Coven, Grouper, Andy Morin (of Death Grips), The Microphones, HO99O9, Massacre, Cities Aviv, King Woman, Billy Woods, and KTRK, and many others. There is also a plethora of other experiences, vendors villages, merch, food, and other experiences on tap. Check out our day by day guide of the can’t miss artists, set times, and other happenings at Oblivion Access.


Friday: Our picks for the top artists on Day 1 of the fest include: Coven, Uniform & The Body collab, Andy Morin (Death Grips), Myyki BLanco, Thou, -(16)-, Dorthia Cotrell solo (Windhand) Vile Creatue, Primitive Man, Acid Witch, True Widow, Glassing, Ho99o9, Mizmore, and Full of Hell among others.


Saturday: Highlight worthy bands include – King Woman, HTRK, Blonde Redhead, Youth of Today, Autopsy, The Body, Spectral VOice, Ilsa, Yellow Eyes, Autopsy, Blood Incantation, Fury, Show Me The Body, Judiciary, Outer Heaven, Yautja, Skeleton, Many Blessings (Primitive Man), Vio-lence, Melt Bananna, Kool Keith, Author and Punisher, and Portrayal of Guilt.

Sunday’s can’t miss acts include Converge, Cave In, Liturgy, Grouper, Vermin Womb, Liturgy, MVTANT, Despise You, Private Service, Eartheater, Leya, and more!

Buy tickets https://www.oblivionaccessfestival.com.

For this year’s expanded four-day event, festival organizers have meticulously curated a lineup featuring today’s most in-demand metal, punk, and experimental acts for a weekend celebration of underground music and counterculture. The festival will soon transform downtown Austin into sprawling festival grounds while taking over some of the most popular music venues in downtown.


The 2022 edition will also mark a further expansion into new genres and sounds as the heavy metal music festival continues its transition of becoming more inclusive and diverse while celebrating other forms of experimental music. Fans can now expect more hip-hop, electronic, avant-garde, and punk music than ever before.



In total, over 100 music acts from Texas and across the globe are confirmed to perform at this year’s four-day event. The full music lineup is listed below and available online at oblivionaccessfestival.com.


“Our small but mighty team couldn’t be more excited about this year’s lineup which we feel is the most expansive and diverse since the festival’s inception. Whether you like heavy metal, hip-hop, punk, electronic, shoegaze or indie rock, we have a little bit of something for everyone,” said Festival Co-Founder Dusty Brooks. “Get ready too because there are a ton more events on the horizon including a special art gallery, new comedy additions, and some really exciting partnerships that will help take our growing fest to the next level. Buckle up and strap in for a wild ride this spring!”



Oblivion Access would like to thank the sponsors and partners responsible for helping bring this year’s event to life including Project M, Revolver Magazine, Brooklyn Vegan, The Hard Times, Inked Mag, Saint Vitus, and A2B2.


The festival would also like to show appreciation to Bulgarian artist Zdravko Zdravkov, who designed and illustrated the official music lineup poster for Oblivion Access 2022. Learn more about his work by visiting his Instagram at @bambashkart.


Stay tuned as more festival announcements are coming soon including a full schedule of music performances and other ancillary events set to take place throughout the four-day festival next May. Visit oblivionaccessfestival.com for more information, and make sure to follow along on Instagram at @OblivionAccessFest for updates and special promotions, while RSVP’ing to the official Facebook Event Page.



Oblivion Access is an independently-owned music festival held each spring in the renowned Red River Cultural District of downtown Austin, Texas that celebrates heavy metal, underground rock, and experimental music culture. As the premier heavy metal and experimental music festival in Texas, the multi-venue weekend event each year offers attendees performances from some of today’s most popular metal, rock, and experimental acts from across the globe. Learn more at oblivionaccessfestival.com.


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See below for the full music lineup for Oblivion Access 2022:

*** denotes new music additions


Danny Brown ***


Blonde Redhead




The Locust


Grouper ***


Youth of Today


Andy Morin (of Death Grips // Solo Set) ***


The Microphones ***


Xiu Xiu




HO99O9 ***




William Basinski


Zola Jesus


Lil Ugly Mane


Injury Reserve


Cave In


Armand Hammer (featuring The Alchemist)


Andy Stott




Massacre ***




A Place to Bury Strangers


Wiki ***






Black Dice




Show me the Body


Cities Aviv ***


King Woman ***






Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe


Despise You


Uniform & The Body (special collaborative showcase)


Blood Incantation


Billy Woods ***


HTRK ***


Full of Hell ***




Kool Keith


The Body ***


Akai Solo


Soul Glo ***


Author & Punisher ***






Devil Master


Drew McDowall ***




Acid Witch


True Widow


Fat Tony ***




Primitive Man


Spectral Voice ***




LustSickPuppy ***






Deli Girls ***








Yellow Eyes


Alex Zhang Hungtai ***




Plack Blague ***






Deaf Club


Ilsa ***




Yautja ***




Vermin Womb


Mortiferum ***


Elizabeth Colour Wheel


PLF ***


Outer Heaven


Immortal Bird


Missing ***


Portrayal of Guilt


Skeleton ***




Aaron Dilloway


Fed Ash ***




Vile Creature


Sex Pill ***




Many Blessings ***


Death Insurance ***


Sore Dream


Mvtant ***






Blank Hellscape




Private Service




Wolfie Warship