Levitate Festival at 1STBANK 4/20: Rusko, DJ Shadow, Paper Diamond and Pictureplane

This year, 4/20 is going to be even doper than usual. The folks at AEG have teamed up with Elm & Oak to present the second edition of Levitate Festival at the 1STBANK Center with DJ Shadow, Rusko, Paper Diamond and Pictureplane.

The venue size is a significant upgrade from last year's version at the Boulder Theater, which featured Paper Diamond, Michael Menert, Break Science, Raw Russ and DJ MLE. Tickets for this joint go on sale at 10 a.m. this Saturday, February 18 via Ticket Horse.

"When we thought of this last year," recalls Paper Diamond mastermind Alex Botwin, "I liked the name, the idea, the feeling of levitation, and how it all goes with my music." Last year, the Levitate Festival sold out, and with the famed 4/20 date falling on Friday this year, it made sense to do it up bigger this year.

With that in mind, Botwin brought on several local companies to help push the event, including Souls In Action, ThisSongIsSick.com and Sub.mission.

"This was a goal of mine -- doing it bigger," he notes, "and with the help of my team and AEG Live, we were able to work our ideas."

DJ Shadow - Scale it Back featuring Little Dragon

Rusko - Hold On featuring Amber Coffman

Paper Diamond - Wildfire featuring Little Dragon (SBTRKT)

Pictureplane - Real is a Feeling

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