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10 Best Music Festivals in North America 2019
– USA Today

10 Best Emerging Festivals in North America 2019
– USA Today

Best Concert
– 2018 Fort Worth Weekly Best Of

Best Festival: Editor’s Choice
– 2018 Fort Worth Magazine Best Of

Best Festival
– 2018 Dallas Observer Best Of

Best Festival
– 2018 Dallas Observer Music Awards

“Fortress Festival hasn’t wasted any time in making it’s mark as an arbiter of taste.” – Texas Monthly.

Fortress Festival was launched in 2017 to fill a void in the North Texas market that was without a major, multi-genre music festival. After only three years, the festival, among other things, has been called a “Can’t Miss Music Festival” by Harper’s Bazaar, 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 three straight years of world-class lineups that have included the likes of CHVRCHES, Run the Jewels, Rae Sremmurd, Leon Bridges, Chromeo, Courtney Barnett, Father John Misty, Wolf Parade, Nathaniel Ratliff 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 fourth edition of the festival will take place April 25 & 26, 2020. 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.



Past Lineups

2019 Fortress Festival Lineup Announcement Poster
Lineup Poster for Fortress Festival 2018
Lineup Poster for Fortress Festival 2017

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