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Austin festivals on the move

City finds Euphoria on Red River this weekend

Big stage with big semi-abstract art of wolf, maybe, over it, daytime, light-blue sky
Euphoria Festival in 2017 at Carson Creek Ranch
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Finding Euphoria Festival (aka Euphoria), the annual outdoor electronic music that up until this year has taken place about 12 miles east of Downtown at Carson Creek Ranch, will move to a several Downtown clubs this weekend instead of taking place in its customary location.

According to a Monday story in the Austin American-Statesman, sourced from the festival’s website, Euphoria organizers were unable to obtain a permit for this year’s event, which for many attendees includes overnight camping in the relatively rural venue.

The festival remains will now take place Downtown on Saturday, May 12, according to the Euphoria website, at locations in the Red River District including Mohawk, Barracuda, and Empire Control Room & Garage. There will also be a Camping Pre-Party at Empire Garage on Friday, May 11, with festival goers who purchased a camping pass getting first priority for admission.

The Euphoria website has more details about refunds, shows, and camping-pass holders, and other specifics regarding the changes in venues.

The move is the latest in a shuffle of venues for longtime Austin-area festivals. The Levitation multimedia event moved to Austin venues last year after several years at Carson Creek location, while the Sound on Sound festival did the same after its scheduled event at at Sherwood Forest Faire was canceled.

The Statesman report also noted that the 20-year-old Old Settler’s Music Festival moved from Driftwood to site near Lockhart in April and that Utopia Fest, while keeping the namesake Texas town and original location in its brand, will move to a new site near Burnet in November.

Finding Euphoria festival will shift to downtown venues [AAS]