Fort Worth’s Fortress Festival 2018

In Art, Music, Music Festivals by Eli

Fortress Festival has just announced their lineup for the second annual event set to return to the internationally-renowned Cultural District of Fort Worth, Texas on April 28 and 29. Founded in 2016, Fortress Festival is a partnership between Fortress Presents and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Fortress Festival aims to play a part in the Dallas/Fort Worth

Houndmouth at Fortress Festival 2017

Fortress Festival returns for year 2 with headlining acts such as Father John Misty and Courtney Barnett, supported by a music lineup that places a strong emphasis on female-led groups including Rapsody, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Waxahatchee, Jay Som, Tune-Yards, and Bedouine; as well as a list of nostalgic 90’s rappers such as RZA and De La Soul. This year’s event will also host the acclaimed funk and soul groups Chicano Batman, Lee Fields & The Expressions and Stone Mecca, the latter of which will be performing on stage with RZA as part of the Wu Tang rapper’s festival appearance; as well as an eclectic mix of local music acts from across the North Texas region.

Fortress Festival 2018 Lineup

Fortress Festival takes pride in not only being a music festival but rather a festival for the culture. Taking place in the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, chartered in 1892 and remodeled in 2002, it serves as the oldest art museum in Texas with 53,000 square feet of gallery space, 5,600 square-foot education center and a state of the art auditorium. For more information on the Modern Art Museum visit

Fortress Festival 2017

A limited supply of early bird two-day GA tickets, and two-day VIP passes are on sale now  at 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, and programs, and additional amenities that will be announced in the weeks ahead.

Continuing the tradition set last year, both GA and VIP passes offer free access to the Modern’s galleries during the festival. Gallery hours will be announced at a later time. Those interested in purchasing two-day passes are encouraged to act fast as these discounted tickets are in short supply, and all ticket prices will continue to rise in tiers as the festival date approaches.

Fortress Festival 2017 Wristbands

This is one of the more unique aspects of Fortress Festival because allowing all festival-goers to explore Fort Worth’s Modern Art Museum, skyrocketing Fortress Festival above all other basic music festivals. We almost want to call it a festival for the culture.

For those in or around the DFW area we at F4L implore you to be a part of this festival and to not sleep on it as we hope it will become one of North Texas’ biggest and longest standing festival in years to come! Let us know on Facebook if you’ll be in attendance!