Just under three weeks until Austin residents and music lovers escape the city to a ranch alongside the Colorado River for three days of mind-mending psychedelic rock. That ranch is Carson Creek Ranch, where Levitation Festival takes place May 8-10 bringing some of the psych rock world’s best – 13th Floor Elevators, Flaming Lips, Jesus & Mary Chain, Tame Impala… just to name a few. I’ve never been to this festival, but from what I’ve heard it’s a celebration of all the things that make Austin so wonderful, with an emphasis on the weird. Camping festivals always seem to be their own little alternative universes, places where saying things like “meet me by the giant snail” or “let’s go shower in the mushroom fountain” are totally commonplace. For a few days, attendees can let go of all traces of reality, and slip into a strange and beautiful world where you can be anyone you want to be, or an alternate version of yourself. And when it comes to your campsite, the place you’ll call home for these few days, there’s no limit to how creative you can get. We’re not talking about your typical, functional campsite here – you don’t have to be practical at a festival. Let your imagination run wild, and create a space where you can feel comfortable and free. To inspire the festival goers out there, the ladies of the Prism Cult Collective styled this incredible setup in the woods of Carson Creek Ranch – if you’re attending the festival be sure to stop by their retail tent!
Thank you to our models Victoria and Dalt of Three Bones!
Check out the full festival lineup here.
Camping at Levitation is provided by Habitat Camping Rentals.