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Fort Worth's Fortress Festival adds surprise headliner and changes layout

Fort Worth's Fortress Festival adds headliner and changes layout

Chromeo will take the stage on April 28. Photo by Tim Saccenti

The second annual Fortress Festival, which released its initial lineup in January, has revealed the final roster of performers, including a headlining show by Canadian electro-funk duo Chromeo.

The festival, taking place on April 28 and 29 in Fort Worth's Cultural District, will now include a reimagined festival footprint and layout, organizers have announced. Rather than having stages in multiple locations, the 2018 event will take place entirely on the lawn adjacent to the Will Rogers Coliseum, featuring two outdoor main stages with non-overlapping sets.

There will also be a series of free performances featuring local music acts from 12-3 pm on April 28 inside the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth's auditorium. Performers will include rapper Juma Spears, Sammy Kidd of Fort Worth-grown garage rockers Mean Motor Scooter, and “ritual-pop” songstress Francine Thirteen.

Space is limited to 250 total spots per show; interested attendees must RSVP in advance through dedicated links that will go live on Sunday, April 1. Fortress ticket-buyers will have the first opportunity to RSVP to these performances.

Previously announced performers include Father John Misty, Courtney Barnett, De La Soul, RZA, The Voidz, and tUnE-yArDs, among others. Chromeo, which will release their fifth studio album, Head Over Heels, this spring, will close out Day 1 of the festival on April 28.

Ticketholders can still use their festival wristband for general access to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth throughout normal festival hours on both days of the festival.