“LEVITATION VANCOUVER”: Austin Psych Fest Comes To Canada

Photo credit: Cecilia Alejandra Blair
Photo credit: Cecilia Alejandra Blair

It’s one of the many reasons why Austin, TX is known for great music, food, style and culture. Austin Psych Fest has become one of the most iconic music festivals in North America.

Now, for the first time ever, the independent and experimental histories of Austin Psych Fest and Timbre Concerts have teamed up to bring the sound and spirit of this legendary festival to Vancouver, BC.

Levitation Vancouver takes place June 5th to 7th at Malkin Bowl and at select venues along Main Street. All Access Passes are now sold out. Malkin Bowl Weekend Passes and Single Day Passes are still available.

The festival launch party kicks off Friday night at the Rickshaw Theatre with A Place To Bury Strangers, The Warlocks and Drenge. Psychedelic visuals/projections will be provided by The Mustachio Light Show from Austin, TX.

The gates at Malkin Bowl open Saturday morning at 11:30AM and the extended grounds in Stanley Park will be transformed into a living, breathing, international music festival.

Highlights from the lineup include a headlining performance by local legends Black Mountain who are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their debut album. They are joined by friends and contemporaries including The Black Angels, Witch, Beach Fossils, King Tuff and many more.

To heighten the festival experience, The Eastside Flea will be hosting a vibed-out vendor marketplace featuring 20+ local and international artists, clothing designers, jewelry makers, record store pop-up shops and chill-out tents. There will also be food trucks, multiple beer gardens, water stations and a special merch area ran by The Reverberation Appreciation Society.

Biking is encouraged. The Standard Bike is offering festival goers complimentary bike valet service in Stanley Park; where it’s a quick pedal along some of the city’s most incredible bike paths to end up at one of the many night showcases along Main Street. Pass holders will also receive discounts at dozens of local businesses throughout the weekend including bike rentals from Yes Cycle.

Night showcases will be first come first serve, with multiple venues all within the same few blocks of each other.

Buy Passes: http://levitation-vancouver.com/