Stargayzer -- the largest queer music & performance festival in the United States -- has announced the lineup for its first edition, a 3 day festival in Austin, Texas running September 12-14 that sounds like a whole lot of fun.
Some of the highlights from this first round of artist announcements include: synth pop sensation Austra, experimental Canadian electro group Trust, avant-garde musical duo Xiu Xiu, art-punk group and recent Kylie Minogue collaborator SSION, drag terrorist CHRISTEENE, queer hip-hop icon Cazwell, producer, DJ and MEN lead singer JD Samson, former LCD Soundsystem member Gavin Russom's latest project the Crystal Ark, emerging queer rapper Cakes Da Killa, and from the first season of The Voice, the blues crooner Nakia. The DJ line up includes vogue/ballroom innovator MikeQ, the futuristic hip-hop sounds of Kingdom, and the San Francisco based DJ collective Honey Sound System. As for drag performers, the legendary Peaches Christ joins Mitzy Meyers (aka Junebug) of New Orleans, the girls of Hot Nuts Toronto, Ambrosia Salad of Los Angeles and Austin's most notable dame, Rebecca Havemeyer.
A limited amount of early bird tickets are available now at: www.stargayzerfest.com