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Shield your eyes as Austin's most vibrant music festival marks its seventh year from May 2nd-4th 2014. With The Zombies, The Horrors and Temples on this unique bill, are we looking at Austin Psych Fest's best year yet?

Founded in 2008, the Austin Psych Fest started off as a tiny event; a one day blast of sensational independent bands at The Red Barn venue. It took just one year for it to expand into three whole days of psychedelic magic and will this year take place at the Carson Creek Ranch playing host to some of the most well respected bands of the genre in the business. We've had six years so far of this inimitable energy and with old lucky number seven comes a line-up that is arguably the festival's most interesting yet.

The Zombies live at The Tivoli Theatre in 2013
The Zombies are among the music legends at this year's Psych Fest

Among some of the well-established psychedelia veterans we have 60s UK band The Zombies, matched similarly in age by San Francisco's Flamin' Groovies who had their latest reunion last year, and joining them is another UK group, Loop, who will also be hitting Primavera Sound this Spring. Heading the bill is 80s legends The Brian Jonestown Massacre alongside Oregon's The Dandy Warhols. Georgia collectives Of Montreal and The Black Lips make some highly anticipated appearances, and then we have Kurt Vile's old band The War On Drugs and UK five-piece The Horrors who are performing ahead of the release of their latest album 'Luminous'.

The Horrors performing in 2009
The Horrors perform ahead of their album release this May

Of course, Psych Fest isn't all about the legends or the pop favourites, it's a time for newcomers to build their fanbase too. More recently established artists playing this year are US/New Zealand group Unknown Mortal Orchestra, England's Temples, Moon Duo from Oregon, Austin locals Holy Wave and La Femme who are all the way from France.

Weekend tickets for this year's event are priced from $157.59 and in the unlikely event that you get bored of the music, there'll be all sorts of vibrant art pieces and yoga classes to keep you occupied and, of course, super relaxed.

Acid Mothers Temple
Aqua Nebula Oscillator
Arrington De Dionyso
Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks
Bardo Pond
Barn Owl
Bo Ningen
Bone, Fur, & Feathers
Charlie Megira
Christian Bland & The Revelators
Circuit Des Yeux
Dahga Bloom
Dead Meadow
Destruction Unit
Doug Tuttle
Eagles Gift
Elephant Stone
Flamin' Groovies
Gap Dream
Golden Dawn Arkestra
Greg Ashley
Guardian Alien
Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band
Hollis Brown
Holy Wave
Indian Jewelry
Jacco Gardner
Joel Gion & The Primary Colours
Kikagaku Moyo
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
La Femme
Lorelle Meets The Obsolete
Mark Mcguire
Mikal Cronin
Mind Over Mirrors
Mirror Travel
Moon Duo
Morgan Delt
New Planet Trampoline
Night Beats
No Silver Bird
Of Montreal
Oneohtrix Point Never
Panda Bear
Peaking Lights
Pink Mountaintops
Pure X
Roger Sellers
Secret Colours
Shannon & The Clams
Sleepy Sun
Slow Motion Rider
Steve Gunn
The Asteroid #4
The Black Angels
The Black Lips
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
The Dandy Warhols
The Fresh & Onlys
The Golden Dawn
The Horrors
The Octopus Project
The War On Drugs
The Warlocks
The Wolf
The Young
The Young Sinclairs
The Zombies
Think No Think
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
White Hills
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan
Zombie Zombie