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Fort Worth's first-ever Fortress Festival releases impressive music lineup

Fort Worth's first-ever Fortress Festival releases impressive lineup

Austin City Limits Festival ACL 2015 Weekend One Day One Run the Jewels
Run the Jewels will be one of the co-headliners at the Fortress Festival, taking place April 29 and 30. Photo by Daniel Cavazos
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats will perform at Fortress Festival. Photo by Brantley Gutierrez
Sam Lao
Dallas rapper Sam Lao will also perform at Fortress Festival. Sam Lao/Facebook
Austin City Limits Festival ACL 2015 Weekend One Day One Run the Jewels
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Sam Lao

The music lineup for the inaugural Fortress Festival in Fort Worth, taking place April 29 and 30 in the Cultural District, is full of critically acclaimed and up-and-coming acts, and compares favorably to other more well-established festivals.

The co-headliners — rap duo Run the Jewels and indie act Purity Ring — will be joined by a mix of 19 other national and local bands, including Flying Lotus, Slowdive, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Peter Hook & the Light, Houndmouth, Wolf Parade, Whitney, Survive, Alvvays, Golden Dawn Arkestra, Dengue Fever, Quaker City Night Hawks, The Burning Hotels, Sam Lao, Sudie, Ronnie Heart, Bobby Sessions, Blue, The Misfit., and Cure for Paranoia.

The festival's official venue will be the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, where a stage will be set up on the reflecting pond. A second stage will be located on the grounds of Will Rogers Memorial Center. 

Both general admission and VIP passes are now on sale at FortressFestival.com/tickets. Two-day general admission tickets are $105, while VIP passes are $275. VIP passes give ticket holders a host of perks, including preferred viewing areas, free parking, dedicated lounges and restroom facilities, and much more.

Both general admission and VIP passes offer free access to the Modern’s galleries during the festival.