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    HOLY CRAP!

    4/29/16 - 5/1/16



    LEVITATION will return to Carson Creek Ranch April 29 - May 1, 2016! To preview our 9th annual festival in Austin, TX, we’re releasing 9 names for the 2016 lineup. We are proud to announce the following artists:

    Brian Wilson performing PET SOUNDS with special guest Al Jardine • Animal Collective • Flying Lotus
    • The Brian Jonestown Massacre • Sleep • Lee "Scratch" Perry • Ty Segall • Black Mountain • Uncle Acid and the deadbeats
    + many more to be announced!

    Weekend Passes, Deluxe Upgrades, Camping Passes and Rentals are on sale now! Tickets and info : http://www.levitation-austin.com
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    That's pretty incredible.

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    I already knew I was in based on Sleep being there but yeah I'm gonna go ahead and get a 3 day pass early this year.

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    Nice!

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    For those that didn't get the email:

    LEVITATION 2016 LINEUP PREVIEW
    w/ BRIAN WILSON performing PET SOUNDS, ANIMAL COLLECTIVE, FLYING LOTUS, THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE, SLEEP, LEE SCRATCH PERRY, TY SEGALL, BLACK MOUNTAIN and more!
    CARSON CREEK RANCH, AUSTIN, TX
    APRIL 29 - May 1, 2016

    LEVITATION is excited to announce the first nine artists on the lineup for the ninth annual festival taking place at Carson Creek Ranch the weekend of April 29-May 1, 2016. Weekend passes, deluxe passes, camping passes, and camping rentals are now available at LEVITATION-AUSTIN.COM

    The 2016 Levitation lineup includes the legendary Brian Wilson performing his 1966 masterpiece "Pet Sounds", celebrating the 50th anniversary of this massively influential album with special guest Al Jardine.

    Also announced as part of this lineup preview are one of the most acclaimed experimental bands of the past two decades, Animal Collective along with psychedelic producer and electronic vanguard Flying Lotus, who will bring an incredible multimedia experience to the festival. Festival mainstays The Brian Jonestown Massacre will return for the 3rd year, bringing new material from their upcoming LP.

    Lee Scratch Perry, one of the most creative and innovative artists of the past 50 years, will bring the original Black Ark sound to Levitation, joined by stoner-metal titans Sleep and garage rock guitar hero Ty Segall, following his appearance last year with power trio Fuzz. Also on tap are Canadian heavyweights Black Mountain and the UK upstarts Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats, who fittingly, were recently chosen by Black Sabbath as their tour support.

    "This lineup preview will give people an idea of the eclectic group of artists we'll be bringing to Levitation in 2016. As always, we're checking off our ever-expanding wish list, bringing our favorite artists to Austin. We're honored to present Brian Wilson, one of the greatest musicians of all time, and the full lineup release will bring more surprises and fan favorites," says Rob Fitzpatrick, co-founder and booker of Levitation. "For our 9th annual festival we'll once again be working with our production partners at Transmission Events to bring the best festival experience yet to Carson Creek Ranch."

    Stay tuned for the full festival lineup to be released this winter. Travellers should get in town early for the kick-off parties held Thursday, April 28th in downtown Austin. Lineups, tickets and info for those events will be announced closer to the festival.



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    I was going to guess Ray Davies performing Kinks songs, but Brian Wilson performing Pet Sounds works for me!

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    I saw Wilson and Jardine do that show about 10 years ago and it was magical. Brian's voice isn't the clear light it used to be, but he gets other people to help out with tracks, and generally it's just a great time.

    So far they've got one hell of a lineup. I'd be tempted to travel for it, but they're gonna have to add some acts I've not seen.
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    They'll probably be at least 50 more bands on the final line-up. I'm sure there will be something for you!

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    Well, Hellooo Brian Jonestown Massacre!
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    I wonder if I can swing this festival next year. Bizarrely my best friend who doesn't do concerts/festivals texted me flipping out about it.

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    my birthday weekend! Im in. Just have to convince some buddies to join me.
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    God damn this looks amazing.

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    good start

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    Fantastic First 9...I think my girl and I are in for this! Especially since we have a free place to crash in the city for the weekend.
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    Wowwww. I wish the presale were slightly cheaper though. They're pretty much at FFF prices now. The early bird is the same price as the regular tickets last year. Hopefully this means even bigger artists

    I'd be a lot more tempted to jump on it if I knew they'd worked out the traffic problems...
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    I don't see that happening. There's only one road in and out of there unfortunately.

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    Brian Wilson/Al Jardine playing all of Pet Sounds, oof. Y'know they'll do the rest of the Beach Boys' hits for the encore and just destroy it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gribbz View Post
    I don't see that happening. There's only one road in and out of there unfortunately.
    There's no reason it should have taken 2-3 hours to get out of the parking lot. They just didn't have good traffic control until it was too late. They also left several people waiting for shuttles completely stranded.
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    And sadly they bumped up the dates to overlap with Stagecoach. AAGGGHHh I'll be stuck in Indio I had a good 2 year Austin Psych Fest streak though. Fun while it lasted. Maybe 2017.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phantasma Del Mar View Post
    Brian Wilson/Al Jardine playing all of Pet Sounds, oof. Y'know they'll do the rest of the Beach Boys' hits for the encore and just destroy it.
    The way they've traditionally done this show is one set of Beach Boys/Wilson hits, one set of Pet Sounds and an encore (our encore was all Smile focused). So yeah, pretty goddamn great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by purplecow View Post
    There's no reason it should have taken 2-3 hours to get out of the parking lot. They just didn't have good traffic control until it was too late. They also left several people waiting for shuttles completely stranded.
    I've been going since it's been held at the ranch and it's *always* been like that. I just wouldn't get your hopes up...

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    Yeah, if you want a guaranteed shuttle, you gotta leave during the headliner. That and the lack of BBQ really need to be fixed next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phantasma Del Mar View Post
    Brian Wilson/Al Jardine playing all of Pet Sounds, oof. Y'know they'll do the rest of the Beach Boys' hits for the encore and just destroy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplecow View Post
    There's no reason it should have taken 2-3 hours to get out of the parking lot. They just didn't have good traffic control until it was too late. They also left several people waiting for shuttles completely stranded.
    Was it a 2-3 hour wait to get out of parking lot every night or was it just first day kinks?

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    It's always a pain getting out of there. *Maybe* it will be better this year considering the capacity almost tripled in 2015 and they'll be forced to try something different...

    Edit* I think overall things will run better. Usually the fest is a lot smaller capacity-wise, so I think they'll be more prepared.
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    So no Portishead... but holy fuck Animal Collective. I wonder if this will be their first show back together to support the new album.

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    Portishead being booked has always been a long shot, but this is just a small fraction of the lineup.

    I fully expect Deerhunter to be there as well.

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    Good point; I seem to remember The Elevators not being on the initial lineup last year, but I didn't know if that was just a special case or not. I guess it's just hard for me to imagine them leaving a name like Portishead off the initial announcement, although it may make sense considering the first 3 names should sell tickets really well by themselves.

    Thinking about the schedule, logic would tell us that Brian Wilson will be the main headliner Sunday night, at least that's what I would expect. Animal Collective should be another one either Friday or Saturday, leaving one more spot as I don't think any of the other names are quite big enough to close out one of the nights as the main headliner.

    Maybe there is still hope...
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    They've always announced the final headliner on the second or third wave of names (at least since I've been going).

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