FEATURING LEON BRIDGES, CHVRCHES, RAE SREMMURD, KHRUANGBIN, TINASHE,
TANK & THE BANGAS, SUPERORGANISM, BOBBY SESSIONS & MORE
FORT WORTH, TX (February 6, 2019) – Fortress Festival is excited to announce the daily music lineup and single-day ticket sale for the third annual music festival, which is set to take place on Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28 in the internationally renowned Cultural District of Fort Worth, Texas. Single-day GA and VIP passes are available now for purchase at www.FortressFestival.com along with various two-day ticket options.
Day 1, on April 27, will feature sets from headlining Scottish synth-pop trio CHVRCHES, who released their third studio album, Love Is Dead, this past May and whose performance marks the band’s first show in the Dallas/Fort Worth area since 2015; as well as Rae Sremmurd, the chart-topping rap duo behind some of the most popular hip-hop songs of the past decade, including “Black Beatles,” “No Type,” and “Swang”; pop and R&B singer/songwriter/dancer Tinashe; recent Def Jam Records signee and Dallas native Bobby Sessions; with supporting performances from Abhi The Nomad; Gio Chamba; The Cush; Solar Slim; Adrian Stresow; and Cardiac the Ghost. In addition, Dallas’ own futuristic funk/soul duo Medicine Man Revival has just been added to the 2019 lineup as a performer on Day 1.
On Sunday, for Day 2, festival-goers will have the chance to see a festival-closing, headlining performance from two-time Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter Leon Bridges, whose festival performance will mark the first large concert performance in his current hometown of Fort Worth; along with psych-funk trio Khruangbin, who will perform in support of their acclaimed second album, Con Todo El Mundo; 2017 NPR Tiny Desk Contest winners Tank & The Bangas; and London-based electronic-indie-pop collective Superorganism. Performances earlier in the day include Austin-based psych-rock band The Bright Light Social Hour; Red Shahan; Sailor Poon; War Party; Blackillac; Luna Luna; and Meach Pango, who will get to perform on stage on the second day of Fortress Festival 2019 as a result of winning the collaborative Fortress Festival and Do214 music video contest.
Houndmouth at Fortress Festival 2017 | Photo Credit: En La Calle’s Adrian Gandara
SATURDAY, APRIL 27
CHVRCHES • Rae Sremmurd • Tinashe • Bobby Sessions • Abhi The Nomad • Gio Chamba • The Cush • Medicine Man Revival • Solar Slim • Adrian Stresow • Cardiac the Ghost
SUNDAY, APRIL 28
Leon Bridges • Khruangbin • Tank & The Bangas • Superorganism • Red Shahan • The Bright Light Social Hour • Blackillac • Sailor Poon • War Party • Luna Luna • Meach Pango (Do214 contest winner)
Single-day passes cost $69 and $169 for GA and VIP, while two-Day GA passes are still available for $109. A small allotment of regular two-day VIP passes are still remaining for purchase for $229; VIP passes are on pace to sell out in advance! VIP perks include exclusive events, preferred viewing areas, free parking, expedited entry, exclusive food and drink offerings, dedicated lounges and restroom facilities, discounts on Modern merchandise, memberships, programs, and additional amenities that will be announced in the weeks ahead.
Fortress Festival is also excited to unveil a brand new upgraded ticket option—Platinum VIP. Platinum VIP pass-holders will have access to an exclusive elevated side-stage viewing platform at the main stage to ensure the absolute best view of all music performances throughout the festival weekend. Platinum VIP pass-holders will also have access to a dedicated Platinum Lounge on site in the Fortress Festival VIP area. The Platinum Lounge will be a curated space designed to honor the rich artistic history of the Cultural District of Fort Worth with specific on-site amenities and perks being announced closer to the festival date. Complimentary food and beverages are included in the Platinum VIP package.
Run The Jewels (Killer Mike) at Fortress Festival 2017 | Photo Credit: Adrian Gandara
Two-day Platinum VIP passes cost $1,850 per person. Single-day Platinum VIP passes will go on sale closer to the festival date. Current Fortress Festival ticket-holders will have the first opportunity to upgrade to a Platinum VIP pass starting Friday, February 8. Remaining Platinum VIP passes will then go on sale to the general public the following Friday, February 15.
Festival parking passes are also available online for just $17 per day or $30 for a two-day pass.
Continuing the tradition set in the fest’s inaugural year, both the GA and VIP passes also offer free access to the Modern Museum of Fort Worth’s award-winning galleries and exhibits. Specific gallery hours will be announced at a later time.
In partnership with the internationally acclaimed Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fortress Festival 2019 will again offer music lovers from North Texas and across the country a boutique music festival experience celebrating music, art, and culture. Similar to last year, the event will take place in the highly renowned Cultural District of Fort Worth – home to some of the most lauded art museums in the country, including Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and Kimbell Art Museum – and will be entirely housed within the spacious lawn adjacent to the Will Rogers Coliseum, featuring two outdoor main stages with non-overlapping sets to ensure fans are able to catch every minute of each performance on each main stage.
This will mark the third annual Fortress Festival, which cumulatively has played host to over 20,000 total attendees across the event’s first two years. Since inception, Fortress Festival has welcomed to its stages a variety of high-caliber music talent from Texas and around the globe, with previous acts including Father John Misty, Run the Jewels, Courtney Barnett, Purity Ring, Flying Lotus, De La Soul, RZA, Slowdive, The Voidz, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Peter Hook & The Light, tUnE-yArDs, Houndmouth, Chicano Batman, Whitney, Jay Som, SURVIVE, and many others.
SURVIVE at Fortress Festival 2017 | Photo Credit: Adrian Gandara
Stay tuned as additional festival details will be announced in the coming months, including the daily lineup, single-day tickets, and the full performance schedule. For more information, please visit www.FortressFestival.com. Be sure to follow Fortress Fest on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/FortressFestivalTX, as well as on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat at @FortressFest for updates and special promotions. The Festival’s official hashtag is #FortressFestival2019.
ABOUT FORTRESS FESTIVAL:
Founded in 2016, Fortress Festival has become the premier music festival in North Texas. The two-day festival takes place each April in Fort Worth’s Cultural District. The festival is a partnership between Fortress Presents and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. For more information, please visit www.FortressFestival.com.
ABOUT THE MODERN:
Chartered in 1892, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is the oldest art museum in Texas and one of the oldest museums in the western United States. A new home for the museum, designed by the world-renowned architect Tadao Ando, opened in 2002 and features 53,000 square feet of gallery space, a 5,600-square-foot education center, and a state-of-the-art auditorium. The collection is comprised of nearly 3,000 objects, including paintings, sculptures, videos, photographs, and prints. The majority of works in the collection are dated between 1945 and the present. All major, international movements are represented, including Abstract Expressionism; British, German, French, and American Pop; Color Field Painting; Minimalism; Conceptualism; Post-Minimalism; New Image Painting, and Neo-Expressionism. For more information, please visit www.TheModern.org.