Levitation Fest 2016: What we know


The ninth annual Levitation Fest, scheduled to happen this weekend at Carson Creek Ranch has been cancelled due to severe weather predicted to hit the Austin area this afternoon. Here’s what we know right now.


Refunds will be issued. Unfortunately they might take a few weeks to process.

From the fest: Festival representatives will be issuing refunds through Front Gate Tickets, and contacting all those who purchased tickets by email shortly. All ticket types, including Weekend Passes, Deluxe Passes, Single Day Tickets, Camping Passes, Camping Rentals and RV spots will be refunded. Due to the nature of the refund process, these refunds will not be instant, but will be made within 30 days. We are working to expedite that process and will keep customers updated. We are working with our insurance company to develop a definitive timeline and will be in touch as soon as we have more information.

Festival organizers are trying to book as many shows as possible into local venuesWe expect to start seeing announcements soon. Levitation wristbands will not be honored at any of the club shows. “These shows will be subject to capacity and tickets will need to be purchased separately, pursuant to each individual venue’s ticketing procedures,” the fest’s website says.

So far the only confirmed show announcement is Animal Collective at Emo’s tomorrow night. Ten dollar tickets are on sale now. We are keeping track of all the latest show announcements here.

At least a few of the fest’s big names are in town and hoping to play. 

And it looks like this one might be happening. 

The decision to cancel the festival was made by Travis County officials and not festival organizers. 

Many fans who traveled for the fest are bummed.


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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