2019 Blind Presale
After only two years, Fortress Festival has, among other things, been called a "Can't Miss Music Festival" by Harper's Bazaar, an "arbiter of taste" by Texas Monthly, a "defiant outpost for Black music" by the Daily Dot, a "model for what urban festivals can achieve" by Fort Worth Weekly, "one of the best experiences to be had in the North Texas market" by Central Track and "like nothing else in the DFW area" by Free Press Houston.
This praise follows two straight years of world-class lineups that have included the likes of Run the Jewels, Chromeo, Courtney Barnett, Father John Misty, Wolf Parade, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Tune-Yards, RZA, De La Soul, Slowdive, Flying Lotus, Peter Hook and the Light, Rapsody, Shabazz Palaces, The Voidz, and many more.
The third edition of the festival will take place April 27 & 28, 2019. Presented in partnership with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the festival provides attendees not only with world-class music but also with access to world-class art within Fort Worth's iconic Cultural District.
The Fortress Festival VIP Experience includes:
- Expedited & dedicated VIP entrance line
- Unlimited access to the private VIP area
- VIP viewing zones in front of all stages
- Private air-conditioned bathrooms
- Free Parking Pass (show your VIP ticket to the parking attendant)
- Private cash bar with specialty drink menu
- Discounts on the Modern merchandise, memberships and programs
- Bag & coat check
- Additional amenities announced in months ahead
If you wish to submit an application for festival press credentials, please click here.
You can read what we wrote about Fortress Festival here. If you have any more general questions about the festival, feel free to email us at email@example.com. If you have questions about music festivals in general, we suggest going here.
Please see our Attend page for a full list of items that are allowed and not allowed inside festival grounds.
2-day General Admission (G.A.) and V.I.P tickets as well as 1-day General Admission and V.I.P tickets are currently on sale on our Ticketing page. There will be an opportunity to exchange print-at-home tickets for wristbands before the festival at early bird Will Call locations. Stay tuned and be sure to sign up for email updates. If you have any issues or questions during the purchase process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org - All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. Event is rain or shine. Artists and schedule are subject to change. Children under 10 (9 and under) are allowed to attend for free.
Well, you can…but there is a price increase at the gate, so we encourage you to purchase early.
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Yes. There will be early bird Will Call locations and hours that we will publish soon. Please stay tuned and be sure to sign up for email updates.
Yes. Bring your print-at-home ticket(s) either in hard copy form or on your phone and you can redeem it at the festival for your wristband(s).
These will be announced closer to the event. Please stay tuned and be sure to sign up for email updates.
All children under the age of 10 (9 and under) will be admitted to the festival for free. If they are older they need to purchase a pass.
There will be a wide variety of alternatives for transportation to and from festival grounds from all over Fort Worth and D/FW. Parking will be limited so we strongly encourage taking the TRE from Dallas or other points in D/FW (TRE does not operate on Sundays) or taking public transportation within Fort Worth. Bus route 2 travels up to every 15 minutes both days of the festival and stops in the Cultural District. All train and bus schedules can be found at www.FWTA.org. You may also take advantage of the awesome bike share program Fort Worth offers or use a rideshare app such as Lyft. As we get closer to the event we will provide more detailed instructions on how to best take advantage of these awesome alternatives for getting there.
You can park in any of our paid lots for $15/car/car or $25 for the weekend. Parking passes can be purchased online before the festival or at the festival box office. Paid lots will be located at Farrington Field. Click here (same link as last year) to see the location of Farrington Field parking. For Will Rogers parking locations, please reference lots 1,8, & 9 on this map.
Yes, festival attendees may leave and reenter the festival grounds.
For any accessibility-related questions and/or needs, please email our support team at Accessible Festivals, and we will do our best to help you have an amazing experience at Fortress Festival! They can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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