The Band Played On

Austin’s Queer Music Festival Reveals Eclectic Lineup

CAZ2Couldn’t snatch a ticket to Coachella this year? Save your dollars and your feathered earrings for the biggest queer music festival in the country.

In the tradition of GayBiGayGay, Austin’s Stargayzer Festival will take place the weekend of September 12-14 in a private, 20-acre ranch on the banks of the Colorado River.

Our Stargayzin’ friends have passed on the official 2014 lineup, which includes today’s hottest LGBT artists like SSION, Cazwell and JD Samson.

Fresh off a Kylie Minogue collaboration, SSION will headline the Stargayzer Fest along with synth pop act Austra, Canadian electro group Trust and avant-garde duo Xiu Xiu. Former LCD Soundsystem member Gavin Russom’s latest venture Crystal Ark will also have the guys and gals busting a move under the Texan stars, while favorites like ChristeeneCakes Da KillaBig Dipper, Double Duchess and Yo Majesty round out the list.

Screen Shot 2014-04-16 at 1.28.51 PMThe DJ lineup is not any less impressive with sets by vogue innovator MikeQ, futuristic hip-hop DJ Kingdom, and the San Francisco-based house collective Honey Soundsystem. All the while, quirky drag stars Peaches Christ and Ambrosia Salad will have to figure out way not to get their wigs all dusty.

Festival-goers can camp out for this three-day extravaganza in a fun-loving campsite complete with a 24-hour café and a private, after-hours lounge tent, accessible only to campers. According to the lineup announcement, campers are “of course encouraged to decorate and personalize their campsites to create a colorful, comfortable, home away from home.”

Tickets go on sale April 17.