Levitation is back! (sort of)

Organizers of Levitation, the psychedelic music festival originally devised by members of the band, Black Angels and their friends, took a big hit last year when severe weather conditions forced them to cancel the 2016 event before gates even opened.  The event had gained a strong reputation as an international destination festival and many travelers from abroad who planned to camp were left stranded in Austin, ticket refunds took much longer to process than anticipated and ultimately, organizers decided it was not feasible to hold the event in Austin in 2017.

Golden Dawn Arkestra plays Cologne. Courtesy of Topaz McGarrigle.

But now Levitation is back, albeit in a very scaled back format.

“While our traditional outdoor Spring festival is not happening in 2017, LEVITATION will continue to present our favorite artists in Austin and beyond. Look out for more events to be announced through 2017,” festival organizers wrote in a post on the official Levitation website announcing a series of “Levitation presents” shows featuring an excellent bill of Austin artists set for the weekend of May 4-6 at Barracuda.

The weekend will feature live projections and visuals by Etherwave & Vision System. Performing artists include Golden Dawn Arkestra, Superfonicos and Annabelle Chairlegs on Friday; Night Beats, Holy Wave and A Giant Dog on Saturday; and Mr. Elevator, L.A. Witch and more on Sunday.

Tickets and more information.

Poster by Trevor Tipton.

Author: Deborah Sengupta Stith

Deborah Sengupta Stith has been hanging out in dimly lit corners of the city soaking in the music scene for almost 20 years. Twitter: @deborific

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