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Fortress Festival unveilthe daily music lineup for Fort Worth event

News Release:

– Fortress Festival is excited to unveil today the daily music

lineup for North Texas’ newest music festival taking place this April 29 & 30 in Fort Worth’s internationally

renowned Cultural District. Single-day GA and VIP passes are now available for purchase at

Single-day general admission passes to the fest are $65, while single-day VIP passes are $145 and give

these lucky ticket-holders a premium festival experience. VIP perks include exclusive events, preferred viewing

areas, an official Fortress Festival t-shirt, free parking, expedited entry, exclusive food and drink offerings,

dedicated lounges and restroom facilities, exclusive guided gallery tours at the Modern, discounts on the

merchandise from the Modern, memberships and programs, and additional amenities that will be announced in

the weeks ahead. Additionally, GA weekend passes are still available for $105 as well as VIP weekend

passes, which are on sale for $275. Both GA and VIP passes offer free access to the Modern’s galleries

during the festival with gallery hours to be announced at a later time.

The inaugural Fortress Festival has an incredible music lineup featuring internationally acclaimed headliners

alongside some of today’s hottest up-and-coming music acts, as well as a variety of local artists and boundarytesting

musical pioneers. Saturday’s headliner Run The Jewels will help close out day 1 as the beloved rap

duo performs in support of Run The Jewels 3, the third album installment that was released last December to

rave reviews from critics and fans alike. Grammy-nominated electronic music producer Flying Lotus will be

accompanied by Houndmouth, Wolf Parade, S U R V I V E, and a range of DFW-based acts like Sam Lao,

Burning Hotels, Blue, The Misfit., Cure of Paranoia, and more to round out the sounds of Saturday. One of

today’s hottest indie acts Purity Ring is set to headline Sunday with their renowned live show that blends

infectious vocals, live electronica, and dazzling light displays. Additional captivating sets by several other

acclaimed music acts are also planned for day 2, including Slowdive, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats,

Peter Hook & The Light, Alvvays, Whitney, Dengue Fever, Quaker City Night Hawks, and more.

The full single-day lineup for the inaugural Fortress Festival can be found below and at


Run the Jewels ~ Flying Lotus ~ Houndmouth ~ Wolf Parade ~ S U R V I V E ~ Sam Lao ~ Ronnie Heart ~

Burning Hotels ~ Bobby Sessions ~ Blue, The Misfit. ~ Cure for Paranoia


Purity Ring ~ Slowdive ~ Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats ~ Peter Hook & The Light ~ Alvvays ~ Whitney

~ Dengue Fever ~ Quaker City Night Hawks ~ Sudie ~ Golden Dawn Arkestra ~ So-So Topic

In partnership with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, which will serve as an official venue and

promotional partner for the first-year event, Fortress Festival will offer both local residents and music-lovers

from across the country a new two-day celebration of music and culture. Taking place in the highly

respected Cultural District of Fort Worth, the festival will also feature two stages—one on the grounds of

the Will Rogers Memorial Center and another on the reflecting pond at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

In addition to music, festival programming will take advantage of the diverse venues available to create a

cultural experience that will include multiple creative disciplines. Fortress Festival will provide North

Texas with a festival comparable to any other major metropolitan area, while pushing the overall festival

experience into new frontiers for festival attendees of all ages. Stay tuned, as additional festival details will be

announced in the weeks preceding the event, including the full event schedule and the full slate of local

vendors, artists, and merchants set to participate in this year’s event.

Fortress Festival also would like to thank their current 2017 partners who have helped to make this event

possible, including the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, KXT-FM (91.7 FM) and Deep Eddy Vodka.

For more information on the event, please visit Make sure to follow Fortress Fest

on Facebook at, as well as on Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat at

@FortressFest for updates and special promotions. The Festival’s official hashtag is #FortressFest.

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Founded in 2016, Fortress Festival is a new premier music festival for North Texas. The inaugural two-day

festival will take place on April 29 & 30, 2017, 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


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


KXT 91.7 FM is one of the public broadcasting stations operated by North Texas Public Broadcasting, a notfor-profit

media network that also includes KERA 90.1 FM, KERA TV, KERA Create and Art&Seek. KXT began

broadcasting in November 2009 and has a Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music format with a mix of

acoustic, alt-country, indie rock, alternative and world music. Listen live to KXT and download the free mobile

app at

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