Welcome to Levitation, a four-day music festival stretching across downtown Vancouver emphasizing experimental and psychedelic sounds.
“While Levitation is committed to showcasing the talent and culture of Vancouver creatives, the festival’s roots stretch all the way into the heart of Texas.
“A number of people who work at Timbre [Concerts] have been going down to Austin Psych Fest for years,” says Grace McRae-Okine, Social Media Coordinator for Vancouver’s Timbre Concerts. Sitting down with Discorder, McRae-Okine discusses the details of how Levitation Vancouver came about, what it’s trying to accomplish, and how Vancouver can respond to a new festival.
After Austin’s own psychedelic music festival re-branded itself Levitation Festival and sent satellite festivals to both Chicago and France, Vancouver’s loyal following of concert promoters were eager to jump on board to help organize a satellite festival in Vancouver. “Vancouver is just a market that makes a lot of sense,” says McRae-Okine, “mainly because psych music is so prevalent here” (Words by Jasper D. Wrinch for Discorder Magazine).
Festival passes are available here.