FORTRESS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FULL SCHEDULE
FOR INAUGURAL TWO-DAY MUSIC EVENT IN FORT WORTH
GA AND VIP TICKETS ON SALE NOW
2017 MUSIC FESTIVAL LINEUP FEATURES HEADLINERS RUN THE JEWELS AND PURITY RING,
IN ADDITION TO FLYING LOTUS, SLOWDIVE, NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS,
PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT, WOLF PARADE, S U R V I V E, WHITNEY & MORE
— New Music Festival Making Debut in Cultural District of Fort Worth, Texas, on April 29 & 30 —
Fortress Festival is proud to unveil the full performance schedule for the inaugural event, slated to make its debut this April 29 & 30 in Fort Worth’s internationally renowned Cultural District. Two-day and single-day GA and VIP tickets are still available for purchase at www.FortressFestival.com.
The inaugural Fortress Festival looks to offer both local residents and music-lovers from across the country 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 boundary-testing musical pioneers. Taking place in the highly respected Cultural District of Fort Worth and in partnership with the Modern Art Museum 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.
The Will Rogers stage will host the festival’s headlining sets by critically acclaimed rap duo Run the Jewels on Saturday night, as well as beloved indie-electro darlings Purity Ring on Sunday night, which happens to mark the band’s only currently scheduled performance worldwide in 2017. The stage will face the clearing within Will Rogers Square, just north of the Memorial Center main entrance and east of the Will Rogers bronze statue. Between sets, audiences will be able to sit in the shade of historic trees or walk among the many retail and food vendors that will be announced next week.
Meanwhile, at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, British post-punk icon Peter Hook, indie legends Wolf Parade, and Stranger Things composers SURVIVE, among others, will perform on an ultra low-profile stage situated on the reflecting pond, which will be adorned with a dazzling light and sound system custom designed and programmed for the space. Between sets, audiences will be able to peruse priceless modern art in the museum galleries for free with their Fortress Festival wristbands. Galleries will stay open to Fortress audiences, after they close to the public, until 9:00 PM.
Additional performers for the two-day event include Grammy-nominated electronic music producer Flying Lotus; the recently reunited English dream-pop band Slowdive; Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats; Houndmouth; Wolf Parade; Alvvays; Whitney; Dengue Fever; and a range of DFW-based acts like Quaker City Night Hawks; Sam Lao; Sudie; Blue, The Misfit.; Cure for Paranoia; and more. The full music performance schedule can be found below and at www.FortressFestival.com.
FORTRESS FESTIVAL 2017 – FULL PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
SATURDAY, APRIL 29
WILL ROGERS STAGE
10:00 PM – End: Run The Jewels
8:30 PM – 9:30 PM: Flying Lotus
6:45 PM – 7:45 PM: Houndmouth
5:30 PM – 6:15 PM: Blue, The Misfit.
4:15 PM – 5:00 PM: Bobby Sessions
3:00 PM – 3:45 PM: Ronnie Heart
2:00 PM: Doors Open*
9:00 PM – End: S U R V I V E
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM: Wolf Parade
6:15 PM – 7:00 PM: Burning Hotels
5:00 PM – 5:45 PM: Sam Lao
3:45 PM – 4:30 PM: Cure for Paranoia
SUNDAY, APRIL 30
WILL ROGERS STAGE
9:30 PM – End: Purity Ring
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Slowdive
6:30 PM – 7:35 PM: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
5:15 PM – 6:00 PM: Quaker City Night Hawks
4:00 PM – 4:45 PM: Dengue Fever
2:00 PM: Doors Open*
8:30 PM – End: Peter Hook & The Light
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Alvvays
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM: Whitney
4:15 PM – 5:00 PM: Golden Dawn Arkestra
3:00 PM – 3:45 PM: Sudie
Fortress Festival will provide North Texas with a festival comparable to any other major metropolitan area, while pushing the overall experience into new frontiers for attendees of all ages. Stay tuned, as additional details will be announced in the weeks preceding the event, including the full slate of local vendors, artists, and merchants set to participate in this year’s event.
Single-day general admission passes to the fest are just $65, while single-day VIP passes cost $145. Additionally, GA weekend passes are still available for $105 as well as two-day 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 extended gallery hours exclusively for Fortress audiences. Perks for VIP ticket-holders 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.
Fortress Festival 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 www.FortressFestival.com. Make sure to follow Fortress Festival 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 #FortressFest.
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ABOUT FORTRESS FESTIVAL:
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 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.
ABOUT KXT 91.7-FM:
KXT 91.7 FM is one of the public broadcasting stations operated by North Texas Public Broadcasting, a not-for-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 kxt.org.