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Fortress Festival announces final festival details from music to parties and more

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Second annual music festival returns to Fort Worth April 28-29

Fortress Festival has unveiled final details for the second annual Fort Worth music festival, set to take place April 28-29 in the Cultural District, including the full performance schedule, vendor lineup and new ancillary events, a news release said.

Two-day and single-day GA and VIP tickets are still available for purchase at

Presented in partnership with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the 2018 festival will include a reimagined layout, and will be entirely housed within lawn adjacent to the Will Rogers Coliseum and will include two outdoor main stages.

The Fortress team also unveiled several new festival events, including a VIP cocktail reception at Artspace 111 and general admission pre-party at Blackhouse, in addition to previously announced events like the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth hosting a series of performances featuring local music acts that will take place from noon to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 28 inside the Museum’s auditorium.

Between sets, guests will be able to peruse priceless modern art in the museum galleries for free with their Fortress Festival wristbands. RSVP’s are now currently being accepted for the Saturday shows in the Modern Auditorium.

From 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, at Artspace111, two-day VIP ticket-holders will have free access to a special VIP-only cocktail reception, featuring complimentary drinks and food and sets from local DJs. Previously purchased GA passes can also be upgraded to include the VIP reception.

Later that night, from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, April 27, Fortress Festival will host an official pre-game party at FW Blackhouse, featuring complimentary beverages and music from Dallas-based DJ Christy Ray, daughter of DJ Spinderella who is the famed DJ of Salt-N-Pepa.

Automatic entry to the pre-game is not included with festival tickets, so those interested need to purchased a separate ticket for $14 in advance or $17 the day-of.

The release included the Fortress Festival 2018 full performance schedule:



10:30–11:30 p.m.: Chromeo

8:30–9:25 p.m.: De la Soul

7–7:45 p.m.: RZA ft. Stone Mecca

5:30–6:15 p.m.: Chicano Batman

4:15–5 p.m.: Rapsody

3–3:45 p.m.: Cure for Paranoia

2 p.m.: Doors Open


9:30–10:30 p.m.: The Voidz

7:45–8:30 p.m.: Shabazz Palaces

6:15–7 p.m.: Hurray for the Riff Raff

5–5:30 p.m.: Waxahatchee

3:45–4:15 p.m.: Jay Som

2:30–3 p.m.: Bedouine

2 p.m.: Doors Open


2:30–3 p.m.: Francine Thirteen

1:45–2:15 p.m.: Juma Spears

1–1:30 p.m.: Sammy Kidd

**Note – These acts are only performing at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s Auditorium on Saturday, April 28. RSVP is required.



9 p.m.–10:15 p.m.: Father John Misty

7–8 p.m.: Courtney Barnett

5:15–6 p.m.: tUnE-yArDs

3:45–4:30 p.m.: Lee Fields & The Expressions

2:30–3 p.m.: Ronnie Heart

1:30–2 p.m.: Midnight Opera

1 p.m.: Doors Open


8–9 p.m.: The Texas Gentleman

6–7 p.m.: Vandoliers

4:30–5:15 p.m.: Henry the Archer

3–3:45 p.m.: Andy Prickett

2–2:30 p.m.: Pearl Earl

1 p.m.: Doors Open

Festival food vendors will include Micklethwait Craft Meats, Salsa Limon, Papa Luke’s Gravy Balls, Doom Street Eats, Avoca, Shawarma Point, Rollin’n’Bowlin and Crazy Burger; while additional vendors include Windfall, Grav/Labs, Holistic Hemp Company, Soulful Gypsy, To the Moon, Eva Lena Hair Extensions Salon, KXT and Arttooth.

Single-day GA passes are still available for $59, and single-day VIP passes cost $149. Additionally, GA weekend passes are still available for $99, and two-day VIP weekend passes are on sale for $265. Both GA and VIP passes offer free access to the Modern’s galleries.

This year, VIP ticket-holders have the option to add exclusive festival-only meals for $19 in advance or $23 day-of. These bites include paella on Saturday from Magdalena’s and a Mexican-inspired pig roast on Sunday by Fort Worth’s Taco Heads. Additional VIP-only meals will be available for purchase onsite for VIP patrons, but have limited availability.

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