Psychedelic Space Rock: The Best of the Fest

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Contributors: Andranick Tanguiane, Fred Lerdahl,


Psychedelic space rock is a genre of music that’s out of this world! The best of the fest brings you the best psychedelic space rock bands from around the globe.


In the 1960s, a new type of music emerged that was characterized by extended jams, obscure lyrics, and a trippy, otherworldly atmosphere. This music was dubbed “psychedelic space rock,” and it soon became the soundtrack to the counterculture movement.

Psychedelic space rock bands like Pink Floyd, Hawkwind, and Yes were at the forefront of this new musical genre, and they quickly gained a devoted following among young people who were looking for something different. These bands pushed the boundaries of what was possible in music, and they created some of the most iconic sounds of the 20th century.

The best psychedelic space rock bands are still making great music today, and their live shows are as popular as ever. If you’re looking for an out-of-this-world musical experience, be sure to check out some of the best psychedelic space rock bands at a festival near you!

What is Psychedelic Space Rock?

Psychedelic space rock is a subgenre of rock music that combines elements of psychedelic rock and space rock. Psychedelic space rock is characterized by a trippy, otherworldly sound that incorporates heavy electronic textures and effects.

The genre developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and was pioneered by bands such as Pink Floyd, Hawkwind, and Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd. Psychedelic space rock continued to be popular in the 1970s and 1980s with bands like Spacemen 3, Ozric Tentacles, and My Bloody Valentine. In the 1990s and 2000s, the genre saw a resurgence with bands like Spiritualized, The Dandy Warhols, and Tame Impala.

Psychedelic space rock is known for its extended jams, atmospheric soundscapes, and mind-bending sonics. If you’re looking to explore this fascinating genre, check out our list of the best psychedelic space rock albums of all time.

The Best of the Fest

Psychedelic space rock is a subgenre of rock music that incorporates elements of psychedelic rock and space rock. It is typically characterized by extended jams, mellotron-heavy keyboard textures, and an overall atmospheric sound.

While psychedelic space rock is most commonly associated with the 1970s, the genre has seen something of a resurgence in recent years with bands like Hawkwind, Elder, Moon Duo, and Spacerock Transmissions. If you’re looking to get your fix of this heady style of music, here are some of the best bands currently making psychedelic space rock.


We had a blast at the Psychedelic Space Rock Fest and we hope you did too! Here are some of our favorite moments from the Fest.

-Walking into the festival grounds and seeing all the amazing art installations
-Checking out all the unique and original vendors
-Dancing our faces off to some of the best psychedelic space rock bands in the world

We hope to see you all again next year!

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