Fortress Festival 2019 Announces Daily Schedule

FORT WORTH, TX (February 6, 2019) – Fortress Festival is excited to announce the daily music lineup and single-day ticket sale for the third annual music festival, which is set to take place on Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28 in the internationally renowned Cultural District of Fort Worth, Texas. Single-day GA and VIP passes are available now for purchase at along with various two-day ticket options.

Since its inception in 2017, Fortress has sought to bring attendees a festival-going experience unlike any other, featuring a highly curated and diverse mix of music performances with no overlapping sets. In an effort to continue the unique format the festival first created, as well as one that festival-goers have grown to love, Fortress will feature more hip-hop, electronic, dance, and high-energy acts to kick off Day 1, followed by a more laid-back and relaxing vibe with mostly rock, indie, and folk performers to close out Day 2, on Sunday.

Day 1, on April 27, will feature sets from headlining 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; as well as 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”; pop and R&B singer/songwriter/dancer Tinashe; recent Def Jam Records signee and Dallas native Bobby Sessions; with supporting performances from Abhi The Nomad; Gio Chamba; The Cush; Solar Slim; Adrian Stresow; and Cardiac the Ghost. In addition, Dallas’ own futuristic funk/soul duo Medicine Man Revival has just been added to the 2019 lineup as a performer on Day 1.

On Sunday, for Day 2, festival-goers will have the chance to see a festival-closing, headlining performance from two-time Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter Leon Bridges, whose festival performance will mark the first large concert performance in his current hometown of Fort Worth; along with psych-funk trio Khruangbin, who will perform in support of their acclaimed second album, Con Todo El Mundo; 2017 NPR Tiny Desk Contest winners Tank & The Bangas; and London-based electronic-indie-pop collective Superorganism. Performances earlier in the day include Austin-based psych-rock band The Bright Light Social Hour; Red Shahan; Sailor Poon; War Party; Blackillac; Luna Luna; and Meach Pango, who will get to perform on stage on the second day of Fortress Festival 2019 as a result of winning the collaborative Fortress Festival and Do214 music video contest. The daily performance lineup for Fortress Festival 2018 can be found below and at


CHVRCHES • Rae Sremmurd • Tinashe • Bobby Sessions • Abhi The Nomad • Gio Chamba • The Cush • Medicine Man Revival • Solar Slim • Adrian Stresow • Cardiac the Ghost


Leon Bridges • Khruangbin • Tank & The Bangas • Superorganism • Red Shahan • The Bright Light Social Hour • Blackillac • Sailor Poon • War Party • Luna Luna • Meach Pango (Do214 contest winner)

Single-day passes cost just $69 and $169 for GA and VIP, respectively; while two-Day GA passes are still available for $109. There are also an extremely small allotment of regular two-day VIP passes still remaining for purchase for $229; VIP passes are on pace to sell out in advance! 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, programs, and additional amenities that will be announced in the weeks ahead.