Oblivion Access, the eclectic music festival highlighting hip-hop, electronic, avant-garde, and punk has added tremendous new names to the ever expanding bill. The multi-venue music festival returns to downtown Austin on May 12-15. Tickets to each of the newly announced festival concerts will go on sale tomorrow, Friday, February 11th, 2022 at 10 a.m. CT via the link below, in addition to a limited amount of full festival badges at the link below. Joining the lineup are Danny Brown to help headline the expanded four-day fest in addition to other new performers like Grouper, Andy Morin (of Death Grips), The Microphones, HO99O9, Massacre, Cities Aviv, King Woman, Billy Woods, and KTRK, among others. Over 100+ artists are now set to perform including previously announced acts Blonde Redhead, Carcass, The Body, Windhand, Deaf Club, The Locust, Xiu Xiu, Autopsy, Converge, Full of Hell, Zola Jesus, and Youth of Today.
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For this year’s expanded four-day event, festival organizers have meticulously curated a lineup featuring today’s most in-demand metal, punk, and experimental acts for a weekend celebration of underground music and counterculture. The festival will soon transform downtown Austin into sprawling festival grounds while taking over some of the most popular music venues in downtown Austin, with previously announced performers including Blonde Redhead, Carcass, The Locust, Youth of Today, Xiu Xiu, Autopsy, Converge, William Basinski, Zola Jesus, and Lil Ugly Mane, among others.
The 2022 edition will also mark a further expansion into new genres and sounds as the heavy metal music festival continues its transition of becoming more inclusive and diverse while celebrating other forms of experimental music. Fans can now expect more hip-hop, electronic, avant-garde, and punk music than ever before.
Several newly added acts help to showcase the festival’s evolution such as Detroit-based rapper and media personality Danny Brown, who will help headline the third-year festival while he preps for the highly anticipated release of his sixth album titled ‘Quaranta’ later this year; producer and multi-instrumentalist Andy Morin, who is perhaps best known as a member of the experimental hip-hop trio Death Grips; indie-folk rockers The Microphones, who are performing in Austin for the first time in 20+ years; and punk rap trio Ho99o9 who just released a new single from their forthcoming studio album called “Battery Not Included” that was produced by Blink 192’s Travis Barker.
Other notable new acts include death metal pioneers Massacre, whose Oblivion Access performance will mark a rare Texas reunion for the band; Memphis’s own alt-rapper Cities Aviv; doom metal band King Woman fronted by singer/songwriter Kristina Esfandiari; a special solo set from rapper Billy Woods of Armand Hammer, who is also on the 2022 bill; post-punk rock duo HTRK; and a very rare performance from Full of Hell who will be performing their acclaimed “Trumpeting Ecstacy” album in its entirety.
In total, over 100 music acts from Texas and across the globe are confirmed to perform at this year’s four-day event. The full music lineup is listed below and available online at oblivionaccessfestival.com.
“Our small but mighty team couldn’t be more excited about this year’s lineup which we feel is the most expansive and diverse since the festival’s inception. Whether you like heavy metal, hip-hop, punk, electronic, shoegaze or indie rock, we have a little bit of something for everyone,” said Festival Co-Founder Dusty Brooks. “Get ready too because there are a ton more events on the horizon including a special art gallery, new comedy additions, and some really exciting partnerships that will help take our growing fest to the next level. Buckle up and strap in for a wild ride this spring!”
Beginning this May, the independently-owned heavy metal, extreme rock, and experimental music festival will once again serve as a celebration of underground music and alternative culture while also expanding to four days and tapping more local venues than ever before. Participating venues include returning fan-favorites like Empire Control Room & Garage, Creek and Cave (fka Barracuda), and Mohawk, in addition to new festival stops like Elysium, Hotel Vegas, Valhalla, Native Hostel, and Central Presbyterian Church.
Four-day weekend badges as well as tickets to each of the newly announced concerts will be available for purchase starting this Friday, February 11 at 10 a.m. CT via oblivionaccessfestival.com. Fans are encouraged to act fast as limited supplies remain.
Oblivion Access would like to thank the sponsors and partners responsible for helping bring this year’s event to life including Project M, Revolver Magazine, Brooklyn Vegan, The Hard Times, Inked Mag, Saint Vitus, and A2B2.
The festival would also like to show appreciation to Bulgarian artist Zdravko Zdravkov, who designed and illustrated the official music lineup poster for Oblivion Access 2022. Learn more about his work by visiting his Instagram at @bambashkart.
Stay tuned as more festival announcements are coming soon including a full schedule of music performances and other ancillary events set to take place throughout the four-day festival next May. Visit oblivionaccessfestival.com for more information, and make sure to follow along on Instagram at @OblivionAccessFest for updates and special promotions, while RSVP’ing to the official Facebook Event Page.
ABOUT OBLIVION ACCESS:
Oblivion Access is an independently-owned music festival held each spring in the renowned Red River Cultural District of downtown Austin, Texas that celebrates heavy metal, underground rock, and experimental music culture. As the premier heavy metal and experimental music festival in Texas, the multi-venue weekend event each year offers attendees performances from some of today’s most popular metal, rock, and experimental acts from across the globe. Learn more at oblivionaccessfestival.com.
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See below for the full music lineup for Oblivion Access 2022:
*** denotes new music additions
Danny Brown ***
Youth of Today
Andy Morin (of Death Grips // Solo Set) ***
The Microphones ***
Lil Ugly Mane
Armand Hammer (featuring The Alchemist)
A Place to Bury Strangers
Show me the Body
Cities Aviv ***
King Woman ***
Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe
Uniform & The Body (special collaborative showcase)
Billy Woods ***
Full of Hell ***
The Body ***
Soul Glo ***
Author & Punisher ***
Drew McDowall ***
Fat Tony ***
Spectral Voice ***
Deli Girls ***
Alex Zhang Hungtai ***
Plack Blague ***
Elizabeth Colour Wheel
Portrayal of Guilt
Fed Ash ***
Sex Pill ***
Many Blessings ***
Death Insurance ***