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Culture CHVRCHES among bands added to Fort Worth's Fortress Festival lineup

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Fortress Presents’ third annual Fortress Festival already grabbed some headlines with the announcement that local singer, turned international artist Leon Bridges will be at this year’s event.

Now they have revealed the full music lineup and it would be stellar even without the retro-soul phenom.

Newly announced acts include 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; 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,” and who released their third studio project, SR3MM, this past May which served as a triple album; pop and R&B singer/songwriter/dancer Tinashe, who released her latest album, Joyride, this past April in addition to releasing more new music in recent months with another album rumored to be coming soon; and the London-based electronic-indie-pop collective Superorganism, who released their self-titled debut album this past March after bursting onto the music scene just a couple years ago.

The festival is taking place on Saturday and Sunday, April 27 & 28 in Fort Worth.

In partnership with the 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 year’s main stage is sponsored by Dickies, the Fort Worth-headquartered global workwear brand, with the second stage being sponsored by Seagrams 7 Crown Whiskey.

Additional recently announced performers include a variety of Texas-based acts include music offerings such as psych-funk trio Khruangbin (Houston), who opened on tour this fall for another Fortress Festival 2019 performer, Leon Bridges, after releasing their second album, Con Todo El Mundo, in January to praise from critics and fans alike. Other notable newly added festival performers from Texas include tropical-fusion duo Gio Chamba (Houston); Blackillac (Austin), a brand new rap group that features production led by legend Gary Clark Jr.; Solar Slim (Fort Worth), who is best known as half of the chart-topping rapper/producer collective Otaku Gang; and one of Dallas’ most exciting up-and-coming rappers, Cardiac the Ghost (Dallas).

Previously announced acts include two-time Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter Bridges, whose festival performance will mark the first large concert performance in his current hometown of Fort Worth; 2017 NPR Tiny Desk Contest winners Tank and the Bangas; Dallas’ own acclaimed hip-hop lyricist and recent Def Jam Records signee Bobby Sessions;

Weekend GA and VIP passes are available now for purchase at www.FortressFestival.com.

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