From the official press release:
LEVITATION UNVEILS PHASE ONE OF 2019 LINEUP
JOHN CALE, DINOSAUR JR., ANGEL OLSEN, KURT VILE & THE VIOLATORS, HIGH ON FIRE, CHELSEA WOLFE, DEAFHEAVEN, THE BLACK ANGELS, RED FANG, BLACK MOUNTAIN, POWER TRIP,
DEVENDRA BANHART, BLACK MOTH SUPER RAINBOW
PLUS MANY MORE
TAKING PLACE IN AUSTIN, TEXAS NOVEMBER 7-10
AUSTIN, TX (April 24, 2019): LEVITATION returns November 7 - 10 for its 11th edition to downtown Austin, TX. Today, they're thrilled to announce the first round of confirmed shows and phase one of the 2019 lineup:
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 * ACID KING * MONOLORD * HERE LIES MAN * IOANNA 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
LEVITATION 2019 will be held in multiple venues across downtown's Red River Cultural District and in East Austin, TX. This year, LEVITATION will expand 2018's format which previously included more than 30 shows and brought over 60 acts and ten thousand fans from across the globe to Austin's renowned music venues. LEVITATION presents another long weekend of special performances, collaborations and lineups with programming that spans continents and decades. LEVITATION is honored to work with an array of independent labels such as Sargent House who is presenting two special events with 8 of their artists, including Chelsea Wolfe and Deafheaven. Other c0-presenters include Relapse Records, Death By Audio, RidingEasy Records, Margin Walker Presents and more to be announced.
LEVITATION is also proud to work with SIMS Foundation who provide mental health and substance use recovery services for musicians, music industry professionals, and their families to support the well-being of the Austin music community. SIMS' Executive Director Heather Alden adds, "It's remarkable to have a festival elevate the need for affordable access to mental health and help reduce the stigma for seeking help. Building a community of acceptance and understanding is crucial to prevent people from suffering in silence and isolation. SIMS Foundation gives thanks to LEVITATION for making mental health a priority." For more information on SIMS please visit their website here.
Tickets for all shows announced are available now, along with weekend passes. For further ticketing information or to purchase go here. Stay tuned as full details for LEVITATION 2019 unfold and visit levitation-austin.comfor news and updates.
LOVE for LEVITATION:
"celebrates all things noise, goth, metal, experimental, and psychotropic" PITCHFORK
"one of the best boutique festivals in the country...adventurous and well-curated"
THE AUSTIN AMERICAN STATESMAN
"LEVITATION books the best of the underground" NME
"Now in its 11th year, the fest's 2019 edition should prove to be another mind-bending collision of psychedelic culture." PASTE
"It's great to see a festival that can unite everything from a Beach Boy to an iconic metal band to one of 2019's Coachella headliners all under the umbrella of psychedelia"
"The decade-old fest helped catalyze a psychedelic revival" THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE
"Triumphant Return...one of America's most promising rising festivals..." UPROXX
"It's a festival every music lover needs to experience" TIME OUT AUSTIN
"massive four-day talent pile-on" REVOLVER
"impressive lineup" STEREOGUM
"Not only did 2018 see the festival's ten year anniversary, but the clear revival of a community waiting patiently during their respite." DROWNED IN SOUND
"the internationally acclaimed event is burning brighter than ever" KUTX
"psych extravaganza...we were promised a 'once-in-a-lifetime' lineup and that is exactly what we have been given" TINY MIX TAPES
"an experimental paradise" DANCING ASTRONAUT
"the festival left us suspended in euphoria on invisible waves of sound"
LEVITATION was founded in 2008, by members of The Black Angels and friends. Since its emergence, the independent event has sparked a movement, inspiring the creation of similar events across the globe. In addition to the annual flagship event in Austin, the group has curated LEVITATION events in France, Chicago and Vancouver, along with ongoing events in Austin and special events and showcases at Mexico City's NRMAL, The Netherlands' Le Guess Who, and a massive annual LEVITATION showcase at SXSW. LEVITATION France celebrated its 6th year in September 2018, in Angers, FR - the largest event of its kind in Europe. Founders also launched The Reverberation Appreciation Society record label in 2010 which has released records by key bands in the psych and garage rock scene like Night Beats, Holy Wave, Ringo Deathstarr and many more - with new releases on the horizon.